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Born Thursday 31 July 1958

Occupation: Businessman

Nationality: American

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Being rich is a good thing. Not just in the obvious sense of benefitting you and your family, but in the broader sense. Profits are not a zero sum game. The more you make, the more of a financial impact you can have.

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I'm not against government involvement in times of need. I am for recognizing that big public companies will continue to cut jobs in an effort to prop up stock prices, which in turn stimulates the need for more government involvement.

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I still work hard to know my business. I'm continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I'm always selling. Always.

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It is so much easier to be nice, to be respectful, to put yourself in your customers' shoes and try to understand how you might help them before they ask for help, than it is to try to mend a broken customer relationship.

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I don't care what anyone says. Being rich is a good thing.

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The key is having great players. But there are a lot of teams that have All-Stars and haven't been able to put it together.

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Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don't do it.

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But we have to ask ourselves, what's the purpose of the stock market? It's supposed to be a source of capital for growing business. It's lost that purpose.

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When I got to the Mavericks people were all giving me advice - change this, change that - and one thing that I didn't do was fire anybody.

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I think one of the biggest curses in the U.S. is that we have only two political parties.

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The number-one job of the hedge-fund manager is not to make sure that you can retire with a smile on your face - it's for him to retire with a smile on his face.

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When you've got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?

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In my opinion, right now there's way too much hype on the technologies and not enough attention to the real businesses behind them.

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What I've learned in these 11 years is you just got to stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment.

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I'm not the type to pat myself on the back and all that, but somebody has to be lucky, right? When I got to Dallas, I was struggling - sleeping on the floor with six guys in a three-bedroom apartment. I used to drive around, look at the big houses, and imagine what it would be like to live there and use that as motivation.

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I don't think there's any question that the UFL or any other league that wants to challenge the NFL can have an impact. The demand for professional football is off the charts.

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Wherever I see people doing something the way it's always been done, the way it's 'supposed' to be done, following the same old trends, well, that's just a big red flag to me to go look somewhere else.

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In these times of the 'Great Recession', we shouldn't be trying to shift the benefits of wealth behind some curtain. We should be celebrating and encouraging people to make as much money as they can. Profits equal tax money. While some people might find it distasteful to pay taxes, I don't. I find it patriotic.

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I think that any reporter or columnist will be a little more careful when doing interviews with me.

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Make sure you are the boss. I don't think I would encourage executives that work for me to blog. There can be only 1 public vision for an organization.

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