Top 5 - Mark Cuban Favourite Books

Every entrepreneur needs a mentor, and those who can't have one should mirror the actions, mentality and work ethic of their favourite icons. The best way of doing that is to pick up the same books and start learning the things they've mastered.


Mark Cuban is a billionaire American businessman, investor, author, television personality and philanthropist. He is the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, a co-owner in a number of companies and a star of a hit tv show Shark Tank.

FUN FACT: He bought his first jet online with a credit card without even seeing it.  


 "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand



*Paperback: $3.57

*Hardcover: $14.67

Mark Cuban has read this book three times completely, and comes back to it all the time by just reading snippets. He said in an interview on C-SPAN (March 26, 2006). He first red this book in high school, and it taught him that "it doesn't matter what everybody else thinks - its how you see yourself and what your dreams are."

"The Gospel of Wealth" by Andrew Carnegie



*Paperback: $7.95

"This was a reading assignment in an MBA entrepreneurship class that I snuck into at Indiana University. Bottom line is that among the many patriotic things you can do, one is getting rich and pay your taxes."

"Rework" by Jason Fried 



*Hardcover: $15.08

"If I was given a choice between investing in someone who has read Rework or has an MBA, I'm investing in Rework every time. This is a must read for every entrepreneur."


"The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need" by Andrew Tobias



*Paperback: $10.84

*Hardcover: $22.91

"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% in the stock market, while praying that it all doesn't disappear because someone bought too many derivative. Or you can save 15% on the $5,000 a year you send 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%, plus accrued interest, on the total and sleep very well at night."


"Cold Calling Techniques" by Stephan Schiffman



*Paperback: $8.90

"This is a book that every CEO needs to read. If you can't sell, you can't survive. If you can sell - if you can figure out how to open doors and make you customers happy - you not only will always be able to eat and put a roof over your head but also thrive in any corporate or entrepreneurial environment." 


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