Season 1, Episode 4: Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban

You may know him as the most aggressive Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank or as the outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks, but did you know that Mark Cuban made his way into the Guinness Book of Records in 1999 by making what was then the largest single e-commerce transaction – a Gulfstream V private jet for $40 million. Did you know the NBA has fined Mark more than $2 million over his tenure, for a variety of different infractions. His largest fine – $500,000 – was the result of a remark he made about an NBA referee, “Ed Rush might have been a great ref, but I wouldn’t hire him to manage a Dairy Queen.” After making that public comment, Cuban accepted the invitation of a local DQ to work behind the counter for a day. Here are several isolated responses from an in-person conversation we had with Mark Cuban, in his bunker office at American Airlines Arena in Dallas, TX – back when I was a co-host of the Hardwood Hustle. We discussed why the intangibles you develop on the court have high utility in every area of your life, how he is always the most prepared person in any room and the benefits of getting paid to learn.




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