I just finished Mark Cuban‘s e-book, How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It. It’s a relatively short book that is really an aggregation and curation of some of his more popular blog posts. While it’s not a Peter Drucker book on executive practices, it’s a helpful, honest book from someone who has made a lot of mistakes but also done many things right and found business success.
I think this book would be especially helpful for college students or young adults who are early in their career. Mark provides some incredibly useful and practical advice and perspective.
Going to college should be about experiencing as much academically as you possibly can, but more importantly, it should be about learning how to learn and recognizing that learning is a lifelong endeavor. School isn’t the end of the learning process, it’s purely a training ground and beginning.
I liked this thought about effort:
In sports, the only thing a player can truly control is effort. The same applies to business. The only thing any entrepreneur, salesperson or anyone in any position can control is their effort.
And finally, perspective on what’s important:
As someone who has been incredibly blessed, let me just tell you that the things at the top of my list are not numbers or dollars. They are my family and the things I had fun doing.