Marc Cuban on “Being Poor” and Learning to Learn
Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and a regular investor on Shark Tank, gives advice to young entrepreneurs at the SALT Conference in Las Vegas. He discusses the overwhelming pressure to be successful at a young age and how it is not always a short road to success. He stresses that everyone has their own journey and that it is on them to find their way.
He talks about how his core value of learning how to learn assisted him in building his empire. No one is fully equipped to be successful on day one. Stay coachable and engage in the world around you. If you are unwilling to learn then you will struggle in the ever-changing world of business.
Cuban also discusses the frustration of paying for an education and how it can be eased with finding a job that will pay you to learn while you work. Apprenticeships allow you to learn on the job and can propel you into your career sooner. Cuban spent a long time being poor but he eventually worked his way out of poverty and explains how young people can too.