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Crush It! Audiobook

Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

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Crush It! 2.0: The Audiobook: Read by Gary Vaynerchuk, this audiobook version contains additional material not found in the best-selling hardcover edition.

Do you have a hobby you wish you could indulge in all day? An obsession that keeps you up at night? Now is the perfect time to take that passion and make a living doing what you love. In Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses. Gary spent years building his family business from a local wine shop into a national industry leader. Then one day he turned on a video camera, and by using the secrets revealed here, transformed his entire life and earning potential by building his personal brand.

By the end of this book, listeners will have learned how to harness the power of the Internet to make their entrepreneurial dreams come true. Step by step, Crush It! is the ultimate driver's manual for modern business.

©2009 Gary Vaynerchuk; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Bryan Pittsburgh, PA, USA 05-26-10
    Bryan Pittsburgh, PA, USA 05-26-10
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    "AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!"

    This book is AWESOME! Gary gives some Valuable information + also keeps it real in the process. This isn't one of the boring audio CD's that go over the same type of information that is always re-hashed.

    This info is Valuable. He also talks about something for everyone. It doesn't matter if you like to do videos, write, or just talk. There's something for everybody. Everyone can CRUSH IT!

    Thanks Gary for taking the time to put this together!

    I actually bought the book and then had to buy the audio because I couldn't read fast enough. :)

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Charlotte, NC, USA 02-05-10
    Joe Charlotte, NC, USA 02-05-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't drive while listening"

    Admittedly, this book started off like I was listening to a Gary V. podcast. I missed the "actor" sound of the common audiobook orator. But, how else could you listen to "CRUSH IT"? Once I got over my audiobook snobbery, the content of the book smacked up side the head.

    Gary V. delivered only as he could, the simple truth of how to be happy and successful at the same time. Work hard, do what you love. work hard and then work even harder. It definitely gave me a jolt of reality and energy to pursue my passions.

    this book needs to be listened to, rather than read. You can't get the passion from Gary V.'s voice without hearing Gary V. One piece of advice, though, don't drive and listen. His passion may cause you to swerve off the road on a couple of occasions.

    I'd rate this book a 90.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Cecilia Kingston, Ontario, Canada 01-06-10
    Cecilia Kingston, Ontario, Canada 01-06-10
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    "Authentic and Sincere"

    It is excellent and worth every penny. Authenticity is what makes it work. Yes...he knows his stuff and give good practical advice...but he comes across as someone who genuinely cares about his readers/listeners doing well.

    14 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer GRAND BLANC, MICHIGAN, United States 01-14-10
    Amazon Customer GRAND BLANC, MICHIGAN, United States 01-14-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Crush It!"

    Gary brings to you an unbelievable amount of positive energy that you can't help but to get involved and get in gear, or simply get out of the business. He tells it like it is with no sugar coating. When you're done listening you'll want to listen again and again. There's a lot of information, good information, and sometimes you may feel the same information you can read in other books, but this is brought to you in a way that you will want to take action and not just say it was a good read. There's a lot of extras in the audio version that you won't want to miss. It's very personable and it makes you feel he's talking to you in the same room. This book is for everyone who wants more out of life, and not just for business owners who's trying to get ahead. Thanks Gary for sharing your experiences.

    13 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Lorie Troy, MI, USA 05-10-12
    Lorie Troy, MI, USA 05-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A waste of a credit"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the author provided any substance at all it might have been worthwhile.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Gary Vaynerchuk again?

    Never


    What didn’t you like about Gary Vaynerchuk’s performance?

    self-serving worthless information


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Total disappointment - this guy must love to hear himself talk


    14 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    01-12-10
    01-12-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Passion Articulated"

    THIS is how audiobooks should be. Gary frequently breaks away from reading to dive into side topics (which do actually add more value to buying this format) and conveys even more of how to realize your own passion and personal brand.

    The book itself is a concise and effective volume that you will refer to for inspiration and to trigger action for years to come.

    The audiobook has the Gary fairydust sprinkled all over it.
    While perhaps not technically the best reader in the world, his enthusiasm and passion for what he is reading shines throughout.

    If you do not own the book and have no idea who Gary V is, this is a great place to start.

    If you do own the book and/or watch Wine TV, I honestly think there's enough extra in this audiobook to warrant the additional purchase.

    The deviation from simply reading the book appealed the most to me. I hope other audiobook authors follow this example.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Ahmed Pretoria, South Africa 01-22-10
    Ahmed Pretoria, South Africa 01-22-10
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    "Awesome book very fun listening"

    This book is awesome. Anyone who wants to break free from their mundane work routines and get involved in the digital age taking their business or passion online and succeeding should get this.

    Not only is it very informative the way it's read makes you want to listen to it. You know how most audio books are read straight off the script and tend to bore you so gotta rewind to listen to what you missed??? Well not this book

    The Author of the book is the person reading it and I lost count of how many times he went off the script just to give you extra tips on what he is talking about. Very refreshing

    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Sophia United States 09-01-12
    Sophia United States 09-01-12 Member Since 2011

    Senior User Experience Designer for CNN Digital, Health Nut, Moonlight Product Designer and UX Consultant. Trying to live each day better than the las

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    "Love it! So energetic - interesting perspective"

    Love me some @Garyvee! Gary is such an over-the-top and inspiring personality and businessman. This audiobook is filled with "off the script riffs" and "rants" - the passion and belief of what he is talking about is very transparent.

    I gave the story only three stars, because I think that he is a bit scary about working your ass off. He evangelized grueling work and sleeping three hours a night to get what you want out of life. But he is very clear that you should be very sure that you are working toward your true authentic passion and if you are - staying up until three am should be fun.

    This read give a great balance to Four-Hour Workweek, which follows the premise of NOT working too hard, not worrying too much about your work being your passion, and instead automating your cashflow as much as possible.

    Both are books about leveraging the internet to be your own boss and live the dream, but with diametrically opposed strategies on how to do so. I suspect that the best strategy lies somewhere in the middle.

    Definitely recommend this listen. Take his overall advice for life to heart (putting family first and living your passion), take notes on his social networking techniques, but take his "be your own toughest boss" with a grain of salt. We should all work hard, true, and this should be fun if we are doing what we love...but most people we get burnt out following his advice.

    Balance is key!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J 12-19-11
    J 12-19-11
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    "Bad presentation, but with some useful content"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The author/reader is a deeply unagaging character, as filled with a sense of his own


    How could the performance have been better?

    Almost anyone would have been a better presenter than the gentleman chosen. His manic manner of speech was truly annoying and distracting in extremis. Whatever his day-to-day presentational style, when speaking to his regular listeners, I found him absurd, bording on offensive. He delivered every word - from pithy insight to chapter number (yes, literally) - with equal urgency of tone and insistence of volume: all as if denying paedophilia or confronting a war criminal.


    What did you take away from Crush It! that you can apply to your work?

    This book is not the declarative work of genius the author might appear to think. That said, more than six years into running my own business, I did find a couple of interesting ideas at which I shall be looking.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Justin Wahroonga, Australia 02-07-10
    Justin Wahroonga, Australia 02-07-10
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    "Certainly can't fault his passion!"

    Although the tactical actions in the book were not that relative to my current work (Product Manager in Rural sector), I could see some use for the core principles Gary speaks about, including 'Passion'.
    The 'off the script' approach helps the book come to life, even if Gary does get a little too much at times!
    Not a bad listen

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Bardoville
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    6/2/15
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    "An Amazing Book by Gary Vee!"

    Gary maps out how to create your own online business and brand. He breaks it down in a way that only utter morons couldn't follow. This audio book is stuffed with top class info. You will not be disappointed.

    And the icing on the cske is that Gary Vee's passion filled performance is riveting!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Crawley, United Kingdom
    3/6/15
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    "Pumped"

    Cheers Gary,
    You've done a superb job.
    The 3rd time round, you've given me a good kick back in the direction I had been going.
    It motivates and moves me to be more vocal about what I'm passionate about and know a lot about.
    This is the 2nd time I've listened to the audio book. I first read the paper version on my honeymoon (sorry Lindsey).
    Had the video guy over for 3 hours yesterday filming in my Kung Fu School and about to watch the edits.
    More action less research - Hustle - must remind myself that doing is the hustle.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/28/13
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    "Engaging and passionate but not really new."
    Would you try another book written by Gary Vaynerchuk or narrated by Gary Vaynerchuk?

    Gary makes a full engaging and passionate narrator of his audiobook, but most of the content is pretty basic and feels more suitable for a podcast than a packaged audiobook.

    Still, it's worth a listen if you've got a spare credit or if the topics it mentions are new to you then it'll give you a great step up on the subjects.


    What about Gary Vaynerchuk’s performance did you like?

    Believes in what he's talking about and is obviously passionate about his subject.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew
    Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    8/16/10
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    "I pledge to crush it!"

    Crush it! is about the ongoing social media revolution and how best to utilise it for business and life (in the Author's case, the two are very much entwined)...

    Gary Vaynerchuck, it?s fair to say, is an acquired taste, especially for the British audience. Exploding with new yorican spirit and enthusiasm I can see why some people might find him irritating. For me, his enthusiasm was infectious. It was great that he himself was reading the audiobook. He reads it with real passion and also kept veering off script, giving you updates and further insights into what was originally written.

    He?s obviously a bit of a geek (understatement!) and I don?t think I?ll ever be fully sold on the benefits of using social media as a career tool in the same way he uses it (which seems to be 24/7!) simply because I?d rather be doing other things than look at a screen all day and night.

    I?m one of those people who avoid something just because everyone else is doing it. Gary Vaynerchuk has made me see the error of my ways and I now endeavour to embrace all things social media. I found this book a great source of knowledge and inspiration and it has made me feel more decisive about how I?m going to commit to using social media as a tool to help my career and self development

    So to sum it up? A great audiobook, especially the off script stuff. Full of passion, full of enthusiasm which I found impossible not to be caught up in, so much so that from this point on? I pledge to crush it!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Connor
    1/15/17
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    "loved it"

    great book amazing listen will listen again and again. gary vee is the man! keep it up

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marcus
    1/6/17
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    "This dude is the Bruce Lee of Social Media"

    There is no doubt that history will remember Gary Vaynerchuck as being the Bruce Lee of social media. Even though it was written back in 2010, it's still a powerful source of truth in terms of how to execute on your entrepreneurial ambitions in an Internet driven world. More than that... it's a bloody good read by a really good guy with a tremendous amount of passion for what he does. Thanks Gary V… you've re-energised my spark.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fiona Trowbridge
    1/3/17
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    "Sound advice from someone who knows!"

    As Gary says in this book, the internet is changing everything. Since writing this book, it has probably changed more than he could ever have imagined but the advice Gary offers is sound. It's not theory, it's stuff that's worked for him and I'm going to make it work for me. Gary is an inspirational, energetic role model for anyone with a passion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alex
    1/2/17
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    "extra narration from Gary!"

    loved everything you went off script Gary! more than I expected from this book! best audio book I've ever listened to! is there going to be crush it for 2017? and maybe come and see what my company is doing with VR! ?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Koogar
    Wirral/Liverpool
    12/29/16
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    "Very motivational"

    Very motivational and gets you in the mood to CRUSH IT doing what you love...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria
    12/22/16
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    "Love everything about it!"

    Gary you are awesome! Inspirational! Now time to take action!!! Looking forward to your other books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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