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Mark Cuban is an American entrepreneur and investor. He is the owner of the National Basketball Association's Dallas Mavericks, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment, and chairman of AXS TV. He is also one of the main "shark" investors on the ABC reality television series, Shark Tank
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That's What She Said
What Men and Women Need To Know About Working Together
Joanne Lipman - Feb 26, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER The world has changed in the wake of the #MeToo movement. What comes next? Going beyond the message of Lean In and The Confidence Code, Joanne Lippman, Gannett’s Chief Content Officer, offers solutions to help professionals solve gender gap issues and achieve parity at work in this inclusive and realistic handbook. Newly updated...
Mark Cuban
Jun 14, 2020
Yes. I learned so much from Joanne’s book . It’s a must read for every male executive who wants to get it right     source
Mr. Putin
Operative in the Kremlin (Geopolitics in the 21st Century)
Fiona Hill - Feb 02, 2015 (first published in 2012)
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From the KGB to the Kremlin: a multidimensional portrait of the man at war with the West. Where do Vladimir Putin's ideas come from? How does he look at the outside world? What does he want, and how far is he willing to go?The great lesson of the outbreak of World War I in 1914 was the danger of misreading the statements, actions, and intentions o...
Mark Cuban
Jul 16, 2018
Her book is a fascinating read     source
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Diedrich Bader
Cashing in on the American Dream
How to Retire at 35
Paul Terhorst - Jul 01, 1988
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A brilliant and practical five year plan for all who dream of retiring while they're young and healthy enough to enjoy it. Provides clear advice on how to overcome the personal, financial and psychological obstacles....
Mark Cuban
Aug 14, 2017
When I was getting started, I used to read this book, How to Retire at 35. The whole premise of the book was that if you could save up $1 million and live like a student, you could retire. But you would have to have the discipline of saving. I believed heavily in that book. It was a big motivator for me.     source
The Sports Gene
Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
David Epstein - Apr 29, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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The New York Times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports.The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sh...
Mark Cuban
Aug 01, 2013
. @SIDavidEpstein has written the ground breaking book on sports , genetics and performance. A must read !     source
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Kelly Starrett
The Master Algorithm
How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World
Pedro Domingos - Feb 13, 2018 (first published in 2015)
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A thought-provoking and wide-ranging exploration of machine learning and the race to build computer intelligences as flexible as our ownIn the world's top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one capable of discovering any knowledge from data, and doing anything we want, before we even ask. In Th...
Mark Cuban
Q: What's a book that changed your mind and why? MC: The Master Algorithm by Pedro Domingos. I hadn’t been convinced that it was prime time for AI. It is.      source
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Vinod Khosla
Principles
Life and Work
Ray Dalio - Sep 19, 2017 (first published in 2011)
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Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, ...
Mark Cuban
The book I wish I had as a young entrepreneur.     source
The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need
Andrew Tobias - Apr 26, 2016 (first published in 1978)
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“The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need . . . actually lives up to its name.” — Los Angeles Times “So full of tips and angles that only a booby or a billionaire could not benefit.” — New York Times For nearly forty years, The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need has been a favorite finance guide, earning the allegiance of more than a million ...
Mark Cuban
This is the only investment book I have read that truly made sense. Bottom line is that you can take a measure of risk on the $5,000 you have to invest in an attempt to earn 10 percent in the stock market, while praying that it all doesn't disappear because someone bought too many yen derivatives. Or you can save 15 percent on the $5,000 a year you spend on replenishables, from toilet paper to cereal to who knows what, and put it in the bank on top of the original $5,000, earn an easy 5 percent, plus accrued interest, on the total and sleep very, very well at night.     source
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Jeffrey Snover
The Innovator's Dilemma
When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
Clayton M. Christensen - Jan 05, 2016 (first published in 1997)
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The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller—one of the most influential business books of all time—innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding com...
Mark Cuban
This helped me make sense of why things worked and didn't work in the technology industry.     source
Rework
Change The Way You Work Forever
Jason Fried - Feb 28, 2010
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From the founders of the trailblazing software company 37signals, here is a different kind of business book - one that explores a new reality. Today, anyone can be in business. Tools that used to be out of reach are now easily accessible. Technology that cost thousands is now just a few pounds or even free. Stuff that was impossible just a few year...
Mark Cuban
If given a choice between investing in someone who has read Rework or has an MBA, I'm investing in Rework every time.     source
Call Me Ted
Ted Turner - Nov 10, 2008
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The great American maverick of our time releases his long-awaited memoir, revealing his lonely childhood, the devastating loss of his father, intimate details of his marriage to Jane Fonda, and his unparalled success as a businessman and philanthropist....
Mark Cuban
I like to read biographies of successful people. Ted Turner's bio was always big for me because he worked hard and played hard.     source
The Fountainhead
Ayn Rand - Apr 26, 2005 (first published in 1943)
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The revolutionary literary vision that sowed the seeds of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's groundbreaking philosophy, and brought her immediate worldwide acclaim.This modern classic is the story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark p...
Mark Cuban
This book was incredibly motivating to me. It encouraged me to think as an individual, take risks to reach my goals, and responsibility for my successes and failures. I loved it.     source
Gospel of Wealth by Andrew Carnegie
Cold Calling Techniques That Really Work! by Stephan Schiffman