Marc’s passion has always been to build companies stemming from concepts that others think cannot be explored. He maintains numerous portfolio companies within his private equity firm – Timber Creek Capital, LP. Taking any initial idea, he seeks to establish not only business models but company cultures as he develops short-term goals with long-range growth plans. He manages by example, setting patterns for the team to follow. His door is always open; employees meet in “real time”. Everyone calls his instant access Sparks Speed. He figures: By the time he spends setting up a meeting in reserve conference rooms, he could easily resolve a challenge instead.Learn more : http://thebrotalk.com/bro-recommendations/dallas-entrepreneur-marc-sparks-spills-must-visit-list-wineries-dfw/
Marc’s book, “They Can’t Eat You,” was a pain for him to write. Within its pages, he shares absolutely everything — warts and all. He feels as if anyone reading the book may learn more from his unsuccessful ventures than from the later successes. It’s easy for him to say, “Look at me: I began my own software company and sold more than $200 million in products annually”. Yet he humbly states that he is always learning, and that he is – at the end of the day – another human being; such humility dominates his life.
His colleagues convinced him to write his current book, and he wants his written experiences to bless others in turn as he has been blessed with so much in the last 30 years. His book is made for entrepreneurs who lose hope and cannot get across the finish line with their dreams. People often ask Sparks two questions: “Are you not afraid to lose?” and “How do you do this?”Learn more : http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/marcsparks
He humbly replies by stating that the poorest he can ever remember being was when he had to purchase groceries from a gas station using his Texaco credit card. He remembers that, even when he was poor, he was still excited about his life and the journey to come. Call it ignorance or a gift from God: Sparks is simply not afraid to lose it all.
Do not misunderstand his main point: He loves to win but knows that he cannot win them all. This is life we’re talking about, after all. He has never said that he wanted to become a millionaire. Being rich – to him – implies having good health, enjoying a healthy family, spending quality time with friends, building successful business ventures from scratch, working with multiple excited staff members at once and having countless satisfied customers. Now that’s a great day. Sparks believes that God gave him a unique shut-off valve for eliminating fear; he has such minimal fear that he sometimes wonders whether there’s something wrong with him.Learn more : https://www.facebook.com/marc.sparks1