The One World Theatre is not a typical South by Southwest venue. It sits high on a hill northwest of town, about nine miles from the convention center, with beautiful views and none of the overcrowded messiness of the show itself. On Saturday, Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban spoke to about 300 entrepreneurs here--members and guests of Entrepreneurs Organization's Austin branch. Tagging along were a few lucky members of the media--including me.
But whether you happen to be a billionaire, a millionaire, or even a soggy-jacketed five-figure-aire like myself, anyone can appreciate Cuban's universal advice for living: Be grateful. Keep hustling. Treat everyone with respect. "And don't forget to have fun." I know I did.