I like Mark Cuban, If you listen to him speak you will notice unlike a lot of other of our great billionaires; he is literally self-made. He often speaks about his humbling times as a salesman and some other mundane jobs that gave him the grit and fire. Cuban is the country’s most visible face for the Dallas Mavericks and one of the most iconic personalities due to his television performances in a plethora of commercials, interviews and of course Shark Tank.
Mark Cuban is motivating and transparent. I love individuals like him, I don’t think anything can move him. He tells the truth, he’s emotional and he realizes there is no real formula to his success beside hard work. This idea gives “regular people” the idea that his success can be your success.
“Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it.”
“I still work hard to know my business. I’m continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I’m always selling. Always.”
“What I’ve learned in these 11 years is you just got to stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment.”
“The number-one job of the hedge-fund manager is not to make sure that you can retire with a smile on your face – it’s for him to retire with a smile on his face.”
The dichotomy that I can never understand about the Great Cubes or “Boris”, is his mix views on capitalism and democracy. There is no secret that Cuban is a beast of a capitalist, he wouldn’t be able to amass the wealth without a capitalistic mindset. However, I have often heard him detest certain capitalistic views.
“I would prefer to be a Republican,” Cuban wrote in the post, which was flagged by The Dallas Morning News. “I want smaller government. I want smarter government. Just like most Republicans. Put aside that I disagree with Republicans on most social issues. The Republicans have a much bigger problem that will crush them in every presidential election until this changes.” “The Republican Party requires that all their presidential candidates conform to consensus,” he said. “If you don’t agree with every platform of the party, not only are you called a RINO, a ‘Republican in Name Only.’ You are considered unelectable in primaries and become a source of scorn on Fox News. That’s a problem.”
“And btw, I know a lot of the same can be said about the Democrats, but I don’t want to be a Democrat,” he concluded. “Until things change, I’ll sit in the middle and think for myself. Unlike the Republicans.”
The basis of this article is understanding both sides of the coin. Mark Cuban dictates his love for capitalism but also wants to waiver in his attempt to think outside the box while still being called a Republican. If I were a psychologist, i would make the assessment that because of his background it has allowed him to understand both sides, a capitalist in a democratic environment. At some point before the yacts and private planes he was once a lover of public transportation and Ramen Noodles.
I truly believe that Boris is a difference maker because of this background, and unlike most billionaires who come from a family of money, he gets it. If more billionaires realized the need for this strong alliance of thinking, capitalism wouldn’t be capitalism but capitalistic ideals with traces of communism. In my opinion there is nothing wrong with a little interference of status quo.