Mark Cuban’s 12 Rules for Startups

Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups

In you have not read Mark Cuban’s e-book, “How to Win at the Sport of Business,” I highly recommend it. In the book, Cuban provides his thoughts and advice on business, entrepreneurship and success. In fact, much of the book’s content originated from his posts on Blog Maverick. Below are the rules Cuban outlines for startup success.

Twelve Rules for Startups
01 – Do not start a company unless it is an obsession.
02 – Focus on being great at your core competency.
03 – Have fun and reward people.
04 – Hire people who will love working at the company.
05 – If you have an exit strategy, it is not an obsession (see number one).
06 – Keep the organization flat.
07 – Know how you will make money – sales cure all.
08 – Never buy SWAG unless it is for your employees.
09 – Never hire a PR firm; do it yourself to people you know and to publications you read.
10 – No luxuries; e.g., espresso machines.
11 – No offices; keep the energy up and everyone in-tune.
12 – Use technology you know.

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