Marc Sparks is a man who can remember what it felt like to be so poor that he bought groceries at a gas station, paying with his credit card. Yet, he was full of life and passion with no fear of losing it all.
Now he is a successful serial entrepreneur living in Dallas.
He has held jobs in multiple industries, everything from telecommunications to venture capitalism. He has also been involved in real estate and eventually went on to use these experiences to create a business solutions company.
At his current workplace Timber Creek Capitals, LP he reminds his staff on a regular basis that he leads by example. He also feels that a business should be a place that an employee feels they are valued, where even location affects the employees overall outcome.
This might be hard to believe though when one sees his impressive business portfolio is and then how much he helps around his community when not working. He does projects such as Habitat for Humanity Houses and the Good Samaritan Homeless Shelter. He supports the American Can Academy, which is a local magnet high school. He also has his own foundation, “Spark Kids”, that helps at-risk kids get computers in order to enable themselves have a better life.
For fun, he is involved with sports and travels, stating that traveling is the “entrepreneur’s mecca”. Between his businesses and his volunteer life, one may wonder how he does it all. Marc Sparks recently decided to help out beyond the Dallas area, by writing a book that was difficult to write.
In doing so he is hoping that people learn from his failures as well as his successes. He realizes that failure makes him appreciate his successes and that the reward is not all his own, stating, “God gives us challenges and devastating circumstances so we understand the responsibilities that come with success and to keep us humble.
One never forgets when or where he earned his scars in life” (http://whoismarcsparks.com/about/). It sounds like this one hundred and twenty one page book is well worth the read!