Tech billionaire Mark Cuban says he conducts business almost exclusively via email. To be constantly connected, he carries two phones: one Android, one iPhone.
"With access, I'm always available; I can always communicate," says Cuban. As owner of the Dallas Mavericks, a star on ABC's "Shark Tank" and an investor in countless companies, that's a lot of emails. All the time.
In a recent episode of The Thrive Global Podcast, host Arianna Huffington asked Cuban if the constant flood of unanswered emails ever leaves him feeling overwhelmed.
"I guess I go through so many emails, I've kind of become immune to that," says Cuban.
He checks emails whenever he has an extra minute. "If I'm laying in bed watching a game, if it's halftime of a Mav's game, that's when I'll do my emails," says Cuban. "It allows me to disconnect from whatever other things that have my attention, and it actually works out really well."
Still, Cuban says he is actually less attached to his devices now, at 58, than he used to be.
"I think entrepreneurs go through a process. When I was all in and I was starting companies, I would dream about work. And literally, I'd wake up and I'd have to do things ... it just consumes you," says Cuban. "And I think entrepreneurs go through that process; creative people go through that process.
"As I kind of graduated to a different facet of my life, I really don't have a problem disconnecting because there's nothing that's so pressing," he says.
"Before I go to bed, I can put my phone [down] and not worry about having to pick it up in the middle of the night and [I can] just get a good night's sleep."
Or he can watch NBC's "Law & Order." Cuban says he uses headphones to watch TV, so as to not disturb his wife, and sets the television to turn off automatically so he can just fall asleep.