The 90 Test

Wildly successful entrepreneur Mark Cuban offers some pretty good advice: “Before I do any of the many things that I get asked to do, and that I think might be fun, I have one simple question i ask myself. When I hopefully turn 90 and look back at my life , would I regret having done it, or not having done it ?”

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. John Burgess says:

    I was taught a shorter version: “How will it look as the headline on your obituary?”

  2. Gustopher says:

    The Death Panels will get you before you’re 90.