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The Best Interview I have done in a long, long time

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015 4:18 PM EDT

One of the challenges of doing so many interviews is that inevitably I am asked different versions of the same questions over and over again.  For the first time in a long time I can say I was actually asked unique questions that put a smile on my face. They were short. Simple. To the point.  They were perfect for the reporter's audience.

Shockingly I had never been asked any of them before.

Here it is

​Dear Mr. Cuban,

My name is Mauricio Vazquez. Today you visited Medrano Middle School to talk to over 100 business students (thank you by the way). I’m a reporter for the school newspaper and we would be incredibly thankful if you could answer a few questions for an interview. If you choose to do so, the segment would be featured in the April issue. Please answer the following questions in however many words you feel is enough and send it to Mrs. Hopkins.

What’s the wallpaper on your phone and/or computer?

A picture of my family on my phone, me shooting hoops on my PC.

What’s the one word you are guilty of using too often?


I say it far too often and can not break the habit!

What is the last thing you searched on Google?

A workout schedule at my gym

Who is the last person that called or texted you?

David Falk

What was the last awkward situation you were in and how did you handle it?

Forgot a belt, had to buy one at a store

What TV show should everyone be watching?

Shark Tank !

What’s the first CD you bought?

Dont remember

What is the one food you cannot resist?

Alyssa’s Healthy Cookies

What music are you currently listening to?

Lots of Old School Hip Hop

What movie makes you laugh the most?

Any stupid movie. The dumber the better

What drives you absolutely crazy?

People who eat with their mouth open

 If you do not feel comfortable answering one of the questions above, by all means do not answer it. It was a honor being able to meet you. You are a inspiration to people from all walks of life.

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