• How to Win at the Sport of Business

  • If I Can Do It, You Can Do It
  • By: Mark Cuban
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (5,897 ratings)

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How to Win at the Sport of Business

By: Mark Cuban
Narrated by: Charles Constant
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Publisher's 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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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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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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Fantastic

Love everything about this book. So nice to have it in my car. His 12 Mantras are words to live by, not only in business, but in life as well!

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Awesomesauce!

Was a great read for anyone...anyone. Valuable lessons found here that anyone can benefit from. Well done Mr. Cuban.

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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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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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Interesting insight about mark Cuban and business

Mark has an interesting story and some interesting business perspectives. Overall a good listen would recommend.

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Edge plus effort equals success

I got so much out of this and it is deceptively simple. If I need to emulate anybody's recipe for success, it would be Mark Cuban. I can identify with his down to earth shortcomings. We are all human. We all make mistakes. It's how we learn from those mistakes that separates us from our competition. Mark Cuban is the man. I'm starting the book over again. And it may not be the last time I listen to it. Thank you Mark!

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insightful stories, great motivation

Easy to listen to and a nice short one. Everything is clear and to the point with no added fluff to drag it out. Definitely recommend.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-22-20

Pretty odd

There are Better ways to spend your time that listening to this- outdated and scant

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  • Onkar Singh Purewal
  • 05-01-15

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-08-22

Great Listen

Great listen to hear how Mark Cuban got started in business and the early struggles. Lots of great advice and I shall be listening again. Highly recommend.

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  • Social Work Tutor
  • 08-31-21

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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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 08-18-21

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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  • jake the snake
  • 06-07-21

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-15-21

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-19-21

Wonderful Read

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

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  • MR D Shukla
  • 09-26-20

short and sweet

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

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  • Joe
  • 08-29-20

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-20-22

Short, but worth powering through

Nothing extremely impressive here but some gold nuggets and worth smashing through in an hour on 1.5x speed

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  • Nathan
  • 02-17-20

pretty good

This book is quite a good story read. Mark goes over a couple of principles around business and how to succeed. it was good, but it wasn't fantastic. you might learn something from this, and as mark covers, that's what makes the book worth it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-04-17

fantastic.

simple lessons in life that we all forget sometimes. a must if you want to succeed