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Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion | [Gary Vaynerchuk]

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

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.
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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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    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 18 people found this review helpful
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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. :)

    8 of 11 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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    Matt United Kingdom 06-07-13
    Matt United Kingdom 06-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Too self-promotional"

    There is some useful information in this book - but it is so entangled with the self-promotional material by the author that it actually loses all credibility in my view. I know the author has been successful and I have no doubt that he is very talented but this book becomes very irritating very quickly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Terry Nelson, British Columbia, Canada 03-14-10
    Terry Nelson, British Columbia, Canada 03-14-10 Member Since 2003
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    "If you have a website or Market on the internet"

    This book is a great resource. I loved 4 Hour Workweek and the Wisdom of Crowds. These books bread the mold on how to market and how to run a business.
    The author reads the book and ad libs. Some of the ad libs are self - aggrandizing, though I con't knock success.
    It's well written and interesting to listen to.


    3 of 4 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

    1 of 1 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 13 people found this review helpful
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    Senthil GAINESVILLE, FL, United States 09-25-10
    Senthil GAINESVILLE, FL, United States 09-25-10
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    "Death by obviousness."

    I purchased this book because it had a 4 star in Amazon. One reviewer complained about how he got 76 "not helpful" votes on a single day for his 2 star review of this book. I still went ahed and bought it cause of all the 4 star reviews! I regret deeply the couple hours I spent with it, I did not fully finish the 3rd hour. The book contains no original thought or insights. Just keeps repeating that I should CRUSH IT!

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Dan Doral, FL, USA 03-23-10
    Dan Doral, FL, USA 03-23-10 Member Since 2001
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    "Don't read this one, Let Gary tell you the story!"

    This is a book to listen to rather than read. As Gary admits in the book, he is not a writer. He "wrote" this book by recording it and having a ghost writer write it out. His character and passion come out beautifully in the audio version. Additionally, he has numerous riffs where he expands or updates what he wrote.

    I am not looking to Crush It, but I do want to increase my impact in this world. Gary has motivated me to work harder and to push the envelope more.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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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.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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