How to Win at the Sport of Business: Summary Review

This is a summary review of How to Win at the Sport of Business containing key details about the book.

What is How to Win at the Sport of Business About?

In How to Win at the Sport of Business, the author 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 multi-billion 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.

Who is the author of How to Win at the Sport of Business?

Mark Cuban is an American billionaire entrepreneur, television personality, and media proprietor.

How long is How to Win at the Sport of Business?

  • Print length: 67 pages

What genre is How to Win at the Sport of Business?

Business, Biography, Nonfiction

What are good quotes from How to Win at the Sport of Business?

“Investors don’t care about your dreams and goals. They love that you have them. They love that you are motivated by them. Investors care about how they are going to get their money back and then some. Family cares about your dreams. Investors care about money.”

“Relaxing is for the other guy. I may be sitting in front of the TV, but I’m not watching it unless I think there is something I can learn from it. I’m thinking about things I can use in my business and the TV is just there.”

“I had taken a few classes in real-world business and got paid for it instead of paying tuition,”

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

“Rule #1: Sweat equity is the best startup capital”

“Effort is measured by setting goals and getting results.”

“It would have been easy to judge effort by how many hours a day passed while I was at work. That’s the worst way to measure effort. Effort is measured by setting goals and getting results.”

“Everyone has got the will to win; it’s only those with the will to prepare that do win.”

“In business, to be a success, you only have to be right once.”

“Never settle. There is no reason to rush.”

“In sports, the only thing a player can truly control is effort. The same applies to business. The only thing any entrepreneur, salesperson or anyone in any position can control is their effort.”

“The sport of business is the ultimate competition. It’s 7 × 24 × 365 × forever.”

― Mark Cuban, How to Win at the Sport of Business

What are the chapters in How to Win at the Sport of Business?

Chapter 1: The Dream
Chapter 2: Lesson Learned: My First Business Rules
Chapter 3: The Sport of Business
Chapter 4: The One Thing in Life You Can Control: Effort
Chapter 5: Scatterbrained and in College - Being Focused at 21 is Overrated
Chapter 6: What Are You Destined to Be?
Chapter 7: You Only Have to Be Right Once!
Chapter 8: What I Learned From Bobby Knight
Chapter 9: Drowning in Opportunity/ Winning the Battles You Are In
Chapter 10: Don't Lie to Yourself
Chapter 11: The Best Equity Is Sweat Equity
Chapter 12: What Will You Remember When You Are 90
Chapter 13: Connecting to YOur Customers
Chapter 14: It's OK to Be A Whiner
Chapter 15: The Path of Least Resistance
Chapter 16: Need a Job?
Chapter 17: Taking No for an Answer and Other Business Mistakes
Chapter 18: Living in a Tense Economy, aka Sometimes YOu Have to Say "WTF"
Chapter 19: Why You Should NEVER Listen to Your Customers
Chapter 20: Twelve Cuban Rules for Startups
Chapter 21: Twelve Cuban Mantras for Success

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Chief Editor

Tal Gur is an impact-driven entrepreneur, author, and investor. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living - 1 Man, 10 Years, 100 Life Goals Around the World, has led him to found Elevate Society.

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