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Chapter 6 Game Changer 3: Lead Strong > Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks: Re...

Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks: Relentless Competitors

A very passionate leader who knows how to turn his bad-boy behavior into goodwill and great publicity, Mark Cuban and his leadership are competitive, curious, and passionately entrepreneurial.

Cuban is a serial entrepreneur, whose first step into the business world was at the age of 12, when he sold garbage bags to pay for a pair of expensive basketball shoes. While in school, he held a variety of jobs, including bartender, disco dancing instructor, and party promoter. He paid for college by collecting and selling stamps and once gained almost $1,100 from starting a chain letter. Maybe that was viral marketing before we knew what to call it.

A self-made billionaire entrepreneur today, Cuban sold not one, but two technology start-ups at the height of their profitability and scored big. With a net worth of $2.4 billion and a spot high on Forbes’ World’s Richest People list, today Cuban owns a business empire that spans movie theatres and cable networks to mixed martial arts ventures and investigative journalism.


  

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