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March 19, 2012

Response to Mark Cuban on My Personal Blog

Filed under: Industry News — JackSpirko @ 7:04 pm

Mark Cuban put out a post today that stated that “following your passion is bad advice”.  I guess he got a hold of MJ Demarco’s book?  I find this ironic as Mark is a poster child for how following your passion can make you very rich.  Cuban would not be a billionaire today with out following his passion for basketball and that well predates the ownership of the Mavericks!

See that little thing called Broadcast.com all had its roots in basketball games being syndicated on the internet via radio stations.  The full story is on my personal blog.

Mark Cuban Says “Don’t Follow Your Passion” – But Didn’t His Make Him a Billionaire

  • Random Scandinavian

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    I think there’s something to be said for both perspectives. Why does it have to be either or?

    Let’s face it, a lot of the businesses we use on a daily basis are not passion businesses. Your plumber or electrician probably enjoys the craft of his job, but it would be a stretch to say that it is his PASSION.

    I think getting into the Demarcoist headspace of “what does the world want, how can I offer it?” can be a very fruitful way of thinking. I also think the Spirkoist approach of “sell what thou wilt shall be the whole of the business” is a very cool approach.

    When you’re planting stuff in your permaculture garden, some of the stuff is going to be unsexy and just there to support other stuff which is more exciting. It’s the same in business, I think 🙂 We need plumbers AND we need podcasters.

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