Gary has my gratitude for walking his talk and communicating his message passionately and thoroughly. Whether or not I agree with his conclusions and advice (mostly I do), my hat's off to someone who so embraces their own human experience. Gary is not holding back in any regard and it's just so dang refreshing in our world of sound bites and talking points.
Thanks again, Gary.
Gary Vaynerchuk has hit a home run with his book Crush It! This book uses our passion, that deep resonating passion that we all have for a particular interest, and tells us how best to leverage it.
Gary, of Wine Library, tells us of his humble beginnings working in his parent’s store as a teenager. Even then he saw a need, people couldn’t decide which wine they wanted. So, he studied up on the subject and realized he loved wine, at least understanding it in the beginning.
This book shows you how to:
- Recognize your passion
- Leverage social media to extend or build your brand
- Embrace a customer service model
- Enjoy every aspect of your passion
He has since become a main player in brand management and is a passionate user of social media, provided it fits in with his strategy. This book is not simply a read and never touch again book, but rather a book to reference throughout your journey of “passion” building. I listened to the book, but I will probably pick up an e-book or even the hardback version of this book for my library.
This book was a great look at the latest generation of post-dot-com millionaires. Gary is motivational, and very genuine. He is a bit of an "acquired taste", but he "keeps it real". The audio format was excellent. You get more for the money, as Gary strays off-script to add additional information and emphasis. Those "a.d.d." moments are also entertaining. I recommend highly to any entrepenuer!
Gary's got a lot of energy and he gets you going. The book is a thorough introduction and motivation on why and how to get your brand started on the Internet.
Gary is hyped and super passionate about what he shares and that may excite some and offend others. I loved it. Throughout the book he lays out many solid points that validate the time it takes us to listen and get them all down. Although he???s a fast talker, he takes his time laying down a foundation with practical ways to develop our own personal brand. His personal asides from the printed book???s content is what makes this audiobook really shine.
Gary reads this book in his own unique style. Does a great job and I love when he goes off the script.
He tells it as it is.
Why you shouldn't obsess with reporting.
Why you should 'bleed from your eyeballs.
What is the most important part of running a business.
And so on.
This is real, and it's awesome. It has changed me.
Gary Vay's passion jumps through your speakers during his reading of Crush It! This is a very straight forward current account of Social Media and its power for building your business. I have recommended this book to several people who have loved it as well.
Great book, great listen.
I highly recommend it to anyone planning to use Internet and social media to promote either a product brand or his own brand. Gary touches not only on technicalities (blogs, tumblr, facebook, twitter and video-sharing sites) but also and mainly on the ethics of hard-workers and what it takes to succesfully promote your own brand and connect with customers.
It is narrated by hyper-active, ADHD Gary and his voice is the best medium for this content!