Marc Sparks is a man who knows success. He is a serial entrepreneur, a venture capitalist, and a motivational business speaker based out of Dallas, Texas. Known as an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur, he has been an active participant in dozens of start-ups, most of which have become amazing successes, and the ones that didn’t, though rare, have taught him valuable lessons that have made him even better at what he does. Learn more: http://thebrotalk.com/bro-recommendations/dallas-entrepreneur-marc-sparks-spills-must-visit-list-wineries-dfw/
Marc was born in Austin, Texas and graduated from Austin High School in 1975. In the thirty-four years that he has been in business, he has helped thousands of people, some directly with hands on guidance, and others through his books and seminars, to achieve the kind of success that he knows everyone can have when they apply themselves to be the best that they can be in everything that they do. He is also driven by a personal philosophy that he has been given his success and the ability to help others by the grace of god, and his personal relationship the god is at the core of almost everything that he does. One of his favorite quotes comes from the Christian Bible book of Luke passage 12:48 and reads, “from everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and to the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.” This guiding idea is not only what he strives to meet in his personal life, but he tries to impart it to those that he works with as well. Learn more: http://sparktankdfw.com/
He runs a private equity firm called Timber Creek Capital, LP, which holds a handful of his most successful endeavors, and also provides venture capital to those projects and organizations that he feels have a strong chance of not only succeeding but also providing something of substance to the world. One of the two things that he takes great satisfaction in are his work with a local homeless charity in Dallas, and bestselling book They Can’t Eat You. In the book, he recounts some painful lessons that he learned on the way up the ladder, and how he, through the support of his friends, family, and business associates found his way back to the top after falling to rock bottom. Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/They-Cant-Eat-Marc-Sparks/dp/0990495000
He is an avid outdoors enthusiast and loves to sail and hike. He is one of the few people in the world to ever undertake the “around the world in eighty days” challenge and completed the journey in only 23 days. He loves to travel and has visited such exotic locales as Easter Island, Machu Picchu, and Tibet. He lives by the mantra of the great Mohandas Ghandi, “there is ore to life than increasing its speed,” and for a man like Marc who lives in the fast lane of success, that’s a great anchor to believe in.