Book Review: How to Win at the Sport of Business – by Mark Cuban

How to Win

Anyone in business should read Mark Cuban’s book How to Win at the Sport of Business. Anyone in college should read it. Anyone who wants to be successful.

Anyone should read this book.

It’s a quick read, it’s a very short book. A good solid hour, or maybe two, gets the job done.

How did a young guy in Texas who lived in a friend’s three-bedroom apartment with six people with no education become worth 3 billion dollars?

Here is a rags to riches story that will inspire anyone. The book is a collection of blog posts, edited together into a coherent motivational shot in the arm.

You cannot afford not to read this little book full of nuggets of invaluable advice about business, life and passion. What more can I say than to give you a little excerpt:

When I was growing up I was told over and over again, if you can sell, you can always get a job. Of course, I was told that after a friend of my mom’s told me when I was in high school, that I should also have a trade to fall back on. He tried to teach me how to lay carpet. My first, last and only experience was working for him and watching him shake his head and rip out what I had done…. But I digress. I don’t remember who told me that selling was a job for a lifetime, but they were right. If you can sell, you can find a job in sports. I will take a high school dropout who is caring, involved and can sell over an MBA in sports management almost every time. What makes a good salesperson? Let me be clear that it’s not the person who can talk someone into anything. It’s not the hustler who is a smooth talker. The best salespeople are the ones who put themselves in their customer’s shoes and provide a solution that makes the customer happy.

Do not hesitate another second, go to Amazon and put down $2.99 and start reading and learning.

Rating - Four Stars


One thought on “Book Review: How to Win at the Sport of Business – by Mark Cuban

  1. Singe resting comméntary. Too bad I don’t care for the man as a person.
    I currently reading : Detroit An American Autopsy. Very good, highly recommended.

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