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Summary

Using the greatest material from his popular Blog Maverick, Cuban has collected and updated his postings on business and life to provide a catalog of insider knowledge on what it takes to become a thriving entrepreneur. He tells his own rags-to-riches story of how he went from selling powdered milk and sleeping on friends' couches to owning his own company and becoming a multibillion-dollar success story. His unconventional yet highly effective ideas on how to build a successful business offer entrepreneurs at any stage of their careers a huge edge over their competitors.

©2011 Mark Cuban (P)2015 Audible Inc.

Critic reviews

"Mark Cuban shares his wealth of experience and business savvy in his first published book, How to Win at the Sport of Business. It's New Year's resolution time, and Mark Cuban's new book offers the rationale for a good one." ( Business Insider)
"In short, [ How to Win at the Sport of Business] exceeded...expectations. Short chapters...got right to the point and were not filled with 'stuffing'." ( Huffington Post)

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Pretty odd

There are Better ways to spend your time that listening to this- outdated and scant

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Amazing

Just what I needed. Honestly this (if it classed as bio ) is without without a doubt he best.

Seriously don't mess around just download and listen to mark, it straight to the point and real world words.

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A light book that contains few nuggets of wisdom

A light book that contains few nuggets of wisdom.

This book feels like a bit of a cash grab and comes across like a hobbled together series of blogs that are loosely tired around a light autobiography.

There is very little here other than a few nuggets of wisdom to ‘work hard’ and ‘keep trying’ at business until one good idea takes off.

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Great business audiobook

First part of this audiobook is covering Mark's journey from early days, how he tried different things, went through some failures, and eventually found his way to success.
Second part covers strategies and he shares his own advice of what to do and what to avoid doing in business.

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Good concise book

More comprehensive and to the point than a lot of business books, which often are full of rambling personal stories. A bit dated in parts but worth a listen.

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Interesting perspective from a billionaire

The book is structurally a mess but there are some useful tidbids and motivational messages within the text. Very short, so it's easy to listen to again. Certainly much better business success books out there but helpful in parts.

Side note: Cuban talks about giving the fans what they want (NBA Mavericks owner). A bit hypocritical to then stop playing national anthem at games which nobody wanted apart from himself.

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Wonderful Read

Listened to it in one go! Great story and very well written! This is highly recommended!👍👍👍

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short and sweet

very very good book from mark Cuban really enjoyed reading it and taking away some great lessons

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Well worth the small cost

There's more in this book than you might assume for a shorter length piece of work. I'd suggest setting aside the time it takes to listen and taking a few notes of the key points. I'd say it's aimed at those wanting to start their business and it contains a mix of values-driven advice to make you think about your own behaviour and choices, to some very specific "how to" information, if you take time to really listen. This is set in the story of Mark Cuban's own story of his business experience and was well worth the small cost and time in my opinion.

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Great listen

Really enjoyed this. So much good and practical advice. A short listen and a good reminder of some core principles of success. I would highly recommend listening to it.

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  • 28-04-15

Definetly worth 2 hours of your life

What did you love best about How to Win at the Sport of Business?

I love the fact that Mark was just a normal guy who turned it around to become a billionaire.

Which scene was your favorite?

When he got fired for not being at his place of employment while he was closing on a deal. It's what started his Maverick career.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes...this book is a one sitting multiple listen to book.

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  • 27-04-15

Short and precise.

Motivational words from a man who knows what he's talking about. If you are starting a business or you are developing one, this is worth a listen.

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  • Jennifer
  • 18-04-15

Real talk. Real motivation.

Mark Cuban is disorganized!? There's hope for me! Mark's stories and perspectives give me the renewed hope I need to keep moving forward toward my goals. This is my 2nd time reading and I'll read again next time I'm feeling beat up or discouraged.

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  • 17-04-15

Mark absolutely nailed it

This book is the hack to true performance and productivity. It's a peek into the mind of Cuban and how he views running a lifestyle that deserves his passion and persistence to keep up with his competitiveness.

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  • Brian Ross
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overrated

after listening to this book I came away with basically work hard dedicate yourself and you can to can be successful? so it's pretty much the same as every other how to be successful but out there nothing special here.

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  • 12-04-20

Dated and thin

A handful of dated blog posts sold as an audio book. Not much substance.

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  • Joey
  • 27-04-15

Short and sweet

Well put together and gets to the point. No fluff. A great insight into a down to earth billionaires perspective.

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  • jason strode
  • 26-04-15

Loved it

You only have to win once. You only have to get it right once. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered

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  • Matthew Bukovicky
  • 20-04-15

Short but sweet

Great book but short. Mark gets straight to the point. Hope he writes another one soon and shares more of his wisdom

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  • 18-04-15

great listen!

great audio book on the insight of one of the greatest entrepreneurs of all time!

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