Mark Sparks and the Ups and Down of Entrepreneurship

Mr Marc A. Sparks is one of those people that have made it to the top against all the odds, relying mainly on instinct and a passion for succeeding. He was born in Texas and graduated from high school in the city of Austin in 1975. The professional career of Mr Marc Sparks began right after finishing high school. He was fourteen years old his average grade was a C+, and most people thought he would not succeed. Today, Mr Marc Sparks has amassed more than three decades of experience and is the owner of a few large companies. He is one of the most influential serial entrepreneurs in the world.

 

 

Timber Creek Capital, LP is the name of his private equity firm. There are hundreds of employees at the company. His colleagues and staff have started referring to the way Mr Sparks operates as ”Sparks Speed”. Mr Marc Sparks has the policy that when there is a problem, there is no use for scheduling conferences and meetings. It is far more rewarding to act swiftly and immediately and work on the task at hand on the stop. The doors of his business office at the company are always open, and every employee is welcome to have a discussion with him. Mr Marc Sparks also prompts business owners to set two types of goals – short term and long term ones. That keeps the momentum going and does not allow for distractions and confusion to get in the way of things.

 

 

Mr Marc Sparks has written and published a book as well. His written work is titled. They Can’t Eat You. He has shared in interviews how difficult the book was to write. He wanted to show the other side of entrepreneurship – the side that is a losing one and is filled with disappointments. His book includes the story of hos he lost a company that was worth millions of dollars and it all disappeared in a matter of three months. Those failures are far harder to share publically then the success no matter how many and how immense they are.

 

 

When he is not working at the company, Mr Sparks does philanthropy work with The Samaritan Inn, which is a shelter in Texas, and Habitat for Humanity which is an organisation that builds homes for those who need it. He has also made generous donations to “Sparky’s Kids” which helps children escape the life of poverty.

 

 

 

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