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Dallas Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist Marc Sparks

Marc Spacks graduated high school with a C+ average in 1975 in Austin Texas and never went to college. Despite that, he has over thirty-four years of entrepreneurial experience ranging from the wildly successful investments to some less than ideal ones giving him a taste of success and failure that have helped him grow tremendously not only as a businessman but as a human being. He has strong ties to the telecommunications industry and has been involved with companies such as Splash Media and Cardinal Telecom. With all of his experiences, both success and failures, Marc has painfully written the book They Can’t Eat You where he shares everything. Marc believes that by reading the book, people can learn a lot from his unsuccessful ventures that they can not learn from his successful ones. His colleagues persuaded him to share his experiences in order to help inspire other entrepreneurs who may be on the verge of giving up on their dreams.

Even during the bad times Marc still was willing to push forward, and he is not afraid of losing. Marc understands that even though he may love to win, life is full of loss and that the money he has is not something he believes makes him successful. Instead, he sees being rich as enjoying family, keeping in shape, and making sure your employees and customers are both happy.

Besides his work in business, Marc enjoys building and helping others. He is heavily involved with Habitat for Humanity having helped construct over a dozen homes himself. He has his own foundation called “Sparky’s Kids” where he has donated over a thousand new computers to at-risk kids in an effort to help them break free from the vicious cycle of poverty in this technology-driven age.

In his free time, Marc Sparks relieves stress through various outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, biking, golf and physical exercise. He enjoys traveling and has traveled around the world in under a month. His past visits have included traveling to Easter Island, the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru, the temple complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Morocco, China and India. Learn more: