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'Shark Tank' judge Mark Cuban shares his favorite books

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Mark Cuban

Ever wanted to know what's on Mark Cuban's bookshelf?

The serial entrepreneur, investor and Dallas Mavericks owner recently posted his favorite reads on Cyber Dust, the private messaging app which Cuban has invested in.

The five books have a common thread: They all focus on how to get ahead in the world of entrepreneurship and business.


1. 'Self-Made Success'

"Self-Made Success" is an eight-step blueprint to success. It's written by Shaan Patel, an SAT whiz who won a $250,000 investment on Shark Tank in 2015.

2. 'The Lean Startup'

"The Lean Startup" tackles the question "Why do most start-ups fail?" It gives the reader ways to test his or her vision throughout the process of creating a business. The book is written by Eric Ries, an entrepreneur and author of the popular blog StartupLessonsLearned.com.

3. 'The Only Game in Town'

"The Only Game in Town," a bestseller, gives readers a look at the world's economic and financial future and offers advice on how to avoid the next global financial crisis. It's written by Mohamed A. El-Erian, chief economic adviser of Allianz and former CEO of PIMCO.

4. 'The Innovator's Dilemma'

"The Innovator's Dilemma" is a business leader's guide to figuring out how to stay relevant amid changing technologies. The book is written by Clayton M. Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and author of several other best-selling books.

5. 'How to Win at the Sport of Business'

Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of Cuban's top picks was penned by the entrepreneur himself.

"How to Win at the Sport of Business" shares in-depth versions of key lessons on business from the entrepreneur's blog Blog Maverick.

Disclosure: CNBC owns the exclusive off-network cable rights to "Shark Tank," of which Mark Cuban is a cast member.