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Mark Cuban's Game

What would you say to someone interested in purchasing a team?

Make sure you recognize that the team always belongs to the city and the fans -- you are only the trustee.

I've heard rumors about the Chicago Cubs -- are you considering purchasing them or any other sports team?

I'm always interested in iconic teams or teams from my hometown, but it's a "nice to do," not a "have to do."

In your journey from post-college bartender to billionaire, what has influenced you the most, and to what do you attribute your success?

Learning that I loved the sport of business -- that I loved to compete and if I focused on things I loved to do, whether it was technology, programming, marketing, sports, whatever I really enjoyed, then I never felt like I was working.

It's always something that I wanted to do, not wanted to get away from.

As an Ayn Rand enthusiast, I heard you were inspired by The Fountainhead . ... How has the book influenced your business philosophy?

It's helped me recognize that how others feel about you is irrelevant -- that most people are drawn to the common middle ground, but being the one standing away from the pack is a good thing, not a problem.

Do you feel you were blessed with a mind for business?

I think I have been blessed with the ability to learn and the thirst to learn as much as I can.

Any words on, one of your latest ventures, which has been described as an exercise in making online journalism financially viable?

It's working. We publish based on when we find a story worth publishing.

This approach has allowed us to do the depth of research and analysis that also provides an edge in picking stocks ... the combination has been great.

I still have the same positions as documented on the Web site. I haven't traded a share, which is always a good sign.

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