I can out work you

Last weekend I read Mark Cuban’s short book How to Win at the Sport of Business, and loved it.

It’s really a collection of his blog posts strung together in a manner that tell the story of how he rose in the world.

The most important message that I took away from that book was to work really really hard. There were plenty of other things too but this one resonated the most with me.

Then this week I came across this interview of Mayor Bloomberg and he pretty much said the same thing.

Here is what he said:

I am not smarter than anybody else but I can out work you – and my key to success for you, or anybody else is make sure you are the first one in there every day and the last one to leave. Don’t ever take a lunch break or go to the bathroom, you keep working. You don’t ever know when that opportunity is going to come along.” He continues, ”every opportunity I ever had, it was I think an awful lot of them was because I was there at the time. And that is the one thing you can control. You can’t control your luck, but the harder you work, the luckier you get.

Here is the video:

Pretty amazing stuff!

3 thoughts on “I can out work you”

  1. Manshu,

    So Mark is come up with a book too, did not know it. I have been following him for long time. He had purchased NBA team Dallas Mavericks a long time ago at throw away price and today has led it to one of the top teams. Great businessman too….


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