Mark Cuban
Book Recommendations

  • The Lean Startup

    The Lean Startup

    The Lean Startup

    Eric Ries
    Business & Economics
    4.11 (269,111)

    Eric ries defines a startup as . this is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a fortune 500 boardroom. what they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business.the lean startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively. inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on "validated learning," rapid scientific experimentation, as well as a number of

    Mark Cuban

    This book is in his favorites.

    Apr 6, 2017 — Source

  • The Only Game in Town

    The Only Game in Town

    The Only Game in Town

    Mohamed A. El-Erian
    Business & Economics
    3.61 (957)

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A roadmap to what lies ahead and the decisions we must make now to stave off the next global economic and financial crisis, from one of the world's most influential economic thinkers and the author of When Markets Collide * With a new introduction by the author "The one economic book you must read now . . . If you want to understand [our] bifurcated world and where it's headed, there is no better interpreter than Mohamed El-Erian."--Time Our current economic path is coming to an end. The signposts are all around us: sluggish growth, rising inequality, stubbornly high pockets of unemployment, and jittery financial markets, to name a few. Soon we will reach a fork in the road: One path leads to renewed growth, prosperity, and financial stability, the other to recession and market disorder. In The Only Game in Town, El-Erian casts his gaze toward the future of the global economy and markets, outlining the choices we face both individually and collectively in an era of economic uncertainty and financial insecurity. Beginning with their response to the 2008 global crisis, El-Erian explains how and why our central banks became the critical policy actors--and, most important, why they cannot continue is this role alone. They saved the financial system from collapse in 2008 and a multiyear economic depression, but lack the tools to enable a return to high inclusive growth and durable financial stability. The time has come for a policy handoff, from a prolonged period of monetary policy experimentation to a strategy that better targets what ails economies and distorts the financial sector--before we stumble into another crisis. The future, critically, is not predestined. It is up to us to decide where we will go from here as households, investors, companies, and governments. Using a mix of insights from economics, finance, and behavioral science, this book gives us the tools we need to properly understand this turning point, prepare for it, and come out of it stronger. A comprehensive, controversial look at the realities of our global economy and markets, The Only Game in Town is required reading for investors, policymakers, and anyone interested in the future.

    Mark Cuban

    This book is in his favorites.

    Apr 6, 2017 — Source

  • The Master Algorithm

    The Master Algorithm

    The Master Algorithm

    Pedro Domingos
    Computers
    3.77 (5,437)

    In 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 the master algorithm, pedro domingos lifts the veil to give us a peek inside the learning machines that power google, amazon, and your smartphone. he assembles a blueprint for the future universal learner--the master algorithm--and discusses what it will mean for business, science, and society. if data-ism is today's philosophy, this book is its

    Mark Cuban

    I hadn't been convinced that it was prime time for AI. It is. [In answer to the question; What's a book that changed your mind and why?]

    Nov 28, 2018 — Source

  • Self-Made Success

    Self-Made Success

    Self-Made Success

    Shaan Patel
    4.11 (44)

    Some people succeed financially. others succeed academically. still others succeed spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. but there are a select few who succeed across all fields—the self-made successes. this book reveals the exact blueprint of how you can achieve success on every level. • universal success strategies — from harnessing parkinson’s law to mastering the powerful pareto principle, learn to get what you want out of life. • wealth success strategies — dream of amassing wealth? it’s easy to capture it all if you remember to never trade your time for

    Mark Cuban

    Is the story of [Patel's] climb to the top.

    Apr 6, 2017 — Source

  • Principles

    Principles

    Principles

    Ray Dalio
    Business & Economics
    4.08 (45,960)

    In 1975, ray dalio founded an investment firm, bridgewater associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in new york city. forty years later, bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the united states, according to fortune magazine. dalio himself has been named to time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. along the way, dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture,

    Mark Cuban

    IS THE BOOK I WISH I HAD AS A YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

     — Source

  • That's What She Said

    That's What She Said

    That's What She Said

    Caroline Slaughter,Joanne Lipman
    Business & Economics
    4.06 (1,034)

    First things first: there will be no man shaming in that’s what she said. a recent harvard study found that corporate “diversity training” has actually made the gender gap worse—in part because it makes men feel demonized. women, meanwhile, have been told closing the gender gap is up to them: they need to speak up, to be more confident, to demand to be paid what they’re worth. they discuss these issues amongst themselves all the time. what they don’t do is talk to men about it. it’s time to end

    Mark Cuban

    I learned so much from Joanne’s book. It's a must read for every male executive who wants to get it right

    Jun 14, 2020 — Source

  • The Innovator's Dilemma

    The Innovator's Dilemma

    The Innovator's Dilemma

    Clayton M. Christensen
    Business & Economics
    4.03 (47,127)

    Harvard professor clayton m. christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership -- or worse, disappear completely. and he not only proves what he says, he tells others how to avoid a similar fate.focusing on "disruptive technology" -- the honda super cub, intel's 8088 processor, or the hydraulic excavator, for example -- christensen shows why most companies miss "the next great wave." whether in electronics or retailing, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know when to abandon traditional

    Mark Cuban

    No business should ever take what they have for granted

    Nov 28, 2018 — Source

  • The Undoing Project

    The Undoing Project

    The Undoing Project

    Michael Lewis
    3.95 (55,692)

    Forty years ago, israeli psychologists daniel kahneman and amos tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. one of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, kahneman and tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in big data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of michael lewis’s own work possible. in the undoing project, lewis shows how their nobel prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.

    Mark Cuban

    This book is in his reading list

    Jun 9, 2018 — Source

  • Our Mathematical Universe

    Our Mathematical Universe

    Our Mathematical Universe

    Max Tegmark
    4.19 (6,058)

    Our mathematical universe is a journey to explore the mysteries uncovered by cosmology and to discover the nature of reality. our big bang, our distant future, parallel worlds, the sub-atomic and intergalactic - none of them are what they seem. but there is a way to understand this immense strangeness - mathematics. seeking an answer to the fundamental puzzle of why our universe seems so mathematical, tegmark proposes a radical idea: that our physical world not only is described by mathematics, but that it is mathematics. this may offer answers

    Mark Cuban

    This book is in his reading list

    Jun 9, 2018 — Source

  • Political Tribes

    Political Tribes

    Political Tribes

    Amy Chua
    Exceptionalism
    4.22 (3,198)

    Humans are tribal. we need to belong to groups. in many parts of the world, the group identities that matter most - the ones that people will kill and die for - are ethnic, religious, sectarian, or clan-based. but because america tends to see the world in terms of nation-states engaged in great ideological battles - capitalism vs. communism, democracy vs. authoritarianism, the "free world" vs. the "axis of evil" - we are often spectacularly blind to the power of tribal politics. time and again this blindness has undermined american

    Mark Cuban

    This book is in his reading list

    Jun 9, 2018 — Source