Mark Cuban is arguably the most dynamic owner in professional sports. His entrepreneurial success is well documented (MicroSolutions to Broadcast.com to AXS TV) and his desire to innovate has never waned. He is a maverick and his passion is unparalleled. You can keep up with Mark by reading his blog (Blog Maverick) or following him on Twitter (@mcuban). You can also access Mark's e-book, "How to Win at the Sport of Business" by clicking here.
Baseball Analytics: What has been the most interesting thing you have learned since becoming the owner of the Mavericks?
Mark Cuban: That I don't really own the team, the community of North Texas owns the team. Sports is unlike any other business. There has never been a parade celebrating a great quarter or year for any other type of company. The connection is far beyond anything I could have expected.
Baseball Analytics: In the 20 years prior to buying the Mavericks their historical winning percentage was 40% - what was the key to bringing an NBA championship to Dallas?
Mark Cuban: Building a culture that expected winning and wouldn't tolerate players who were not interested in winning. Fixing my mistakes as quickly as possible and relying on this big German guy we had.
Baseball Analytics: What could Major League Baseball learn from the NBA and what could the NBA learn from MLB?
Mark Cuban: MLB could learn that the league is not a kingdom and the NBA could learn how to stay relevant to fans for twice as many games.