Mark Cuban started his working life as a bartender in Dallas. Then he took a job as a computer salesman.
Then he was fired.
And only then did he start his first company, MicroSolutions. He did well, selling it for $6 million.
He did even better with his next company – about 1,000 times better. He created a company called Broadcast.com, and sold it to Yahoo for almost $6 billion.
Almost immediately, Cuban sold all of his Yahoo stock netting $2 billion in cash for himself. His timing was impeccable. Weeks later, the market crashed.
Since then, Cuban has continued to work and invest. He’s the champion owner of the Dallas Mavericks. He owns HDNet, too. He’s a reality TV regular – appearing on shows like Shark Tank and even Dancing With The Stars.
All the while, Cuban has had a lot to say. Due to his incredibly impressive career, it’s worth listening to him.