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The Only Entrepreneurship Lesson You Need (with Do/Don’t Reading List)

The Only Entrepreneurship Lesson You Need (with Do/Don’t Reading List) | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

When I was first getting into entrepreneurship, I asked Mark Cuban what he read or studied to learn how to start and build businesses. His response:


“Experience. It’s the only reliable teacher I’ve ever had. No books ever captured what it’s really like. You just gotta do it.”


Mark’s smarter than me on most things, but on this, I think he’s wrong.


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10 Tips Mark Cuban Would Give His Younger Self

10 Tips Mark Cuban Would Give His Younger Self | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
As one of the most well-known sharks on Shark Tank, Mark Cuban didn't get where he is with luck alone. However, just like any other entrepreneur and investor, he had plenty of stumbles along the way. Just imagine how successful Cuban would be had he been able to give his younger self advice.

The next best thing is giving other young entrepreneurs advice. Are you willing to take the advice Cuban has to offer? If so, you can streamline the process and maybe even surpass his success one day. Here are ten tips Cuban would have given to his younger self that you can repurpose for your own goal setting:

1. Tunnel vision

"Stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment," says Cuban. There will always come times when you doubt yourself, but they should be few and far between. Having a bit of tunnel vision can be very helpful to entrepreneurs as long as you're looking down the right tunnel.

2. On preparation

"If you're prepared and you know what it takes, it's not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there." Of course, that doesn't mean there won't be plenty of obstacles. Unfortunately, too many people give up too soon. It's the figuring out how to get there that separates entrepreneurs from wantrepreneurs. Read more: click on title or image above.





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Experience is a good teacher. Mark Cuban may have a few good things to say. This sounds like pretty good business advice to me.

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5 Quotes From Billionaire Mark Cuban That Will Inspire You To Work Your Ass Off

5 Quotes From Billionaire Mark Cuban That Will Inspire You To Work Your Ass Off | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
“Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it away from you.”

Mark Cuban is oddly inspiring, not only due to the amount of money he has been able to accumulate, or the fact that he owns the Dallas Mavericks, but also for his insight.

Each quote below encompasses how the man continues to brilliantly enhance his image and empire while also reminding us that hard work and determination do actually pay off.

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Not your classic inspiring #quotes, but straight to the point.

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Serial Entrepreneurs Chart

Serial Entrepreneurs Chart | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Do most great entrepreneurs focus on one idea or pursue many? A quick look at billionaire entrepreneurs reveals that most of them are serial entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs are known for being able to focus on one thing to the point of making it a reality. Entrepreneurs are also known for their ability to recognize business opportunities when they come. These two qualities can be at odds with each other: focusing on one thing while looking around for more opportunities contradicts itself.

For many new entrepreneurs there is a real dilemma here. Should you start a lot of companies, or should you focus your whole life on one, like Zuckerberg?

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