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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times bestselling author draws from his popular show #AskGaryVee to offer surprising, often outrageous, and imminently useful and honest answers to everything you’ve ever wanted to know—and more—about navigating the new world.

Gary Vaynerchuk—the inspiring and unconventional entrepreneur who introduced us to the concept of crush it—knows how to get things done, have fun, and be massively successful. A marketing and business genius, Gary had the foresight to go beyond traditional methods and use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to reach an untapped audience that continues to grow.

#AskGaryVee showcases the most useful and interesting questions Gary has addressed on his popular show. Distilling and expanding on the podcast’s most urgent and evergreen themes, Gary presents practical, timely, and timeless advice on marketing, social media, entrepreneurship, and everything else you’ve been afraid to ask but are dying to know. Gary gives you the insights and information you need on everything from effectively using Twitter to launching a small business, hiring superstars to creating a personal brand, launching products effectively to staying healthy—and even buying wine.

Whether you're planning to start your own company, working in digital media, or have landed your first job in a traditional company, #AskGaryVee is your essential guide to making things happen in a big way.

Narrators include: Gary Vaynerchuk, Jack Welch, Dave Ramsey, Seth Godin, Kevin Jonas, Casey Neistat, Draymond Green, Alex De Simone, Adam Braun, Adam Grant, AJ Vaynerchuk, Al Harrington, Alan Belcher, Alexis O'Hanian, Andrew Greif, Andy Dunn, Andy Krainak, Benjamin Lazarus, Beth Comstock, Black Coffee, Brittany Hoffman, Charlie Ebersol, Chase Jarvis, Chef Lizette, Cristie Kerr, Dana Anderson, Dawn Swick-Renshaw, Dennis Crowley, Dustin Keller, Erik Dellenback, Greg Pesci, India Kieser, Jack Haber, Jason Calacanis, Jason Farris, Jason Fried, John Legend, Justin Brooke, Kevin Asp, Leo LaPorte, Leslie Blodgett, Mike Vacanti, Peter Brown, Phil Rosenthal, Phillip Gimmi, Ross Walker, Scott Wyden, Sean Burrows, Shonduras, Soren Azorian, Staphon Lawrence, Steph Ruhle, Steve Sadove, Steve Unwin, Dr. Thiago Moraes, Tim Evans, Tom Ferry, Troy Carter, Warren Weeks, Zak Moy, Matt DeMayo, and Nathan Scherotter.

©2016 Gary Vaynerchuk (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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Did any of the 1 stars actually listen to the book?!?

Audible member since the beginning, pre-Amazon, pre-iPod. #blueplayer

If there's one thing I can't stand in audio books, it's when the narrator is 'literally' reading-from-the-book...yes, I know that's what we're buying, but I want more, I want personality, isn't that why we look for 'read by the author'!

So much whining and complaining, "all he did was answer questions", are you kidding, forget listening to the book, did you even read the title?! This was a great book, TON of content, right blend of anecdotes, minus the obligatory rehashing of the half dozen or so ideas that most authors use to justify wasting 3 to 5 hours of air space in my car. Could've been a blog post and called it a day.

Gary gives relevant, updated answers (from the original book and show). With a world polluted with Internet gurus and social media experts that are trying to push the same tired lines and tactics, Gary is the REAL deal...and the fact that he brought on Leo Laporte (ZD/TechTV) to read questions brought this book full circle!! Loved every minute, smiled the whole time, can't wait for the next one! #questionofthedayanswered

22 of 27 people found this review helpful

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A little narcissistic

More about Gary and little about tips. I guess he is not my style. I understand he is successful but I don't feel I could ever have a one on one conversation with him.

26 of 39 people found this review helpful

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Whats with the great reviews?!?

Would you try another book from Gary Vaynerchuk and/or the narrators?

Absolutely not.

Would you ever listen to anything by Gary Vaynerchuk again?

Absolutely not.

How could the performance have been better?

It was destined to be terrible

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

Annoyance and disappointment

Any additional comments?

What do people know that I do not? I purchased this book strictly because of the raving reviews for this book and boy WAS I DISAPPOINTED. This book is nothing more than 1 giant EGO BOOST to the author. This guy seriously believes he is the greatest thing since sliced bread and is definitely not afraid to show it. This author is egotistical almost to the point of offensiveness. Maybe this book is designed for people who have little to no business acumen but as a seasoned and successful entrepreneur I have nothing good to say about this book or author. I am always looking to increase my knowledge and work on personal development but I found neither possible while listening to how awesome Gary Vaynerchuk is. I have no doubts he is successful in business but can anybody stand him long enough to be with him for extended periods of time? Sorry Gary, maybe its time you learned a lesson in becoming and/or staying humble.

26 of 41 people found this review helpful

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A Compilation of Rants and Not Really a Book

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The only reason I read books is to get long form content not available online for free. This book is a list of Question and answers from his show all compiled in a book and NOT really a book. Each answer is just a rant and nothing is in-depth. What is the point of a book if its not indepth. I literally mean 1 word answers. <br/><br/>The author himself mentions that he has never read a book in his life and does not read. Yet he decides to write a book. Interesting. <br/><br/>I get it he is great at snapchat etc but a book is not supposed to be the same format as a snapchat feed. He probably got inspired by Kim Kardashian's selfie book. <br/><br/>Its a waste of time and money.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Something new and more in-depth than a guy ranting on different topics for 2minutes each. I dont read books for 1 word answers.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

The entire idea was flawed, its not even a book. Its a chain of rants.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from #AskGaryVee?

Instead of doing 100's of questions it would have been better to do pick 12 topics and gone indepth on those. Zero to One was a book of rants as well but atleast it was indepth rants that made you think unlike this book which did nothing.

Any additional comments?

Please Please Please read some books to understand what books mean.

22 of 35 people found this review helpful

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I never thought I would write a bad review for anyone.

It is simply my opinion that Gary's ego is bigger than the value I found in this book. Many may find value and enjoy this audio book if they are fans of Gary. In fairness this is my first full exposure to him and I will most likely not be a fan. I simply did not even want to finish it in fact I did not finish it. I do not have to agree with someone to find value in their words and he does have some good content but if I could get my money back I would.

17 of 27 people found this review helpful

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  • 05-31-16

Low quality rant targeted at teens

Would you try another book from Gary Vaynerchuk and/or the narrators?

Definitely, no! The self-taught author who takes pride in being uneducated and the fact that he does not read, saying he read more books than he wrote (fewer than five), is a terrible writer. The author explicitly confirms that he does not read any other authorities claiming that he learns everything he needs from his social followers. Combine these two facts and try to find any value his writing may bring you.

21 of 34 people found this review helpful

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  • 04-26-16

Don't read your own book, offer something new

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I have been trying to suffer through this book, I just cant take it any longer. Haven't heard anything new or worthwhile. Who is this guy? Another mid level youtube star??? Who cares? Who is this book for? People who know nothing at all about startups or have never heard the word startup? As an entrepreneur making a decent living in LA, I was looking for something to add to my knowledge. Not only is there nothing worth listening to here, the author says in absolute terms to avoid certain things he has never tried. A number of these things have helped me succeed. If I practiced that this book teaches, I would not have a business. I wish I could forget everything I just heard from this this youtube star.

Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

No, never, spare me.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not one, just the "return this book" feature. Thank you audible

Any additional comments?

Read duct tape marketing instead

26 of 43 people found this review helpful

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Whiny and narcissistic

Gary has built a brand and a company that has sadly attracted people with nonexistent self-will. There is no great insight or wisdom found in this book that exceeds that which is found in the phrase of "keep your head up, your eyes open and your heart ready"
Thankfully, I didn't have to pay for this crock.

17 of 29 people found this review helpful

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  • RK
  • 03-17-16

Not for me

too unorganized for me. too casual, more like random rants, when I was looking for a traditional book format with more depth and analysis on specific topics.

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best yet! Gary is the man!

this is his best book yet. read all of his books ..well worth the time spent listing

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  • Rob Moore
  • 06-04-16

Some great hidden tips, but too self focused & notch-potch

Would you try another book written by Gary Vaynerchuk or narrated by the narrators?

Yes, because there is clearly knowledge, experience & passion in there. There are 2 main draw-backs with this book: 1. It is too far, wide and hotch-potch. Gary talks a lot about going 'deep' not 'wide' yet this book is trying to be everything & all over the place. I don't think people other than die hard Gary fans buy books to be everything, IMHO2. It is too self focused. Too much self exaggeration, self interruption, self pre-framing. In a world of distraction & fighting for attention it would have been way more powerful to cut that all out & let the good knowledge speak louder, because Gary does have it but you have to wade through a lot of distraction.

What could Gary Vaynerchuk have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

1. Rambled & preambled a lot less before & during each point2. Made the information more focused on the listener 3. Made it more niched, relevant & focusedAnd therefore...4. Made it about 4-5 hours shorter

How could the performance have been better?

As above. There is passion and gusto & confidence & his fans seem to like it. Naturally therefore some are not going to like it. I was very close to switching it off a few times & that probably dis-services the good stuff that is in-between.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from #AskGaryVee?

As above. Plus the rambles, saying what he is/is going to do before he says it [just say it], jump from topic to topic less, create a more clear concept [perhaps this book would serve better in a different format, or should have waited a decade and become an auto-biography.

Any additional comments?

Good social proof of stars/celebs reading questions but not really an Audible book format. Too long; you have to wade to get to the best bits.I thought long & hard before leaving this review as a fellow author and because there are clearly some great shares in this audio, but I feel the 4.80/5 total reviews must be heavily biased towards American 'fans' of Gary and not more balanced views. For a book to be almost 100% it should in my humble view have a more clear, cohesive & linear concept, be respectful of the listeners time & attention & be edited much better to decide the best 60% & the 40% to edit out. Sometimes in a 14 hour audio, a lot less is a lot more. This review is designed to be helpful so if you are prepared to sit through you will pick up some good tips. If you are a UK listener you may find it a little intense.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Petras
  • 04-23-16

so so so so...

only 5 hours are useful, 8 are useless. Gary with all respect you talk too much bullsht and how awesome you are - it's actually annoying.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • shutterclick
  • 06-22-16

Does not live up to the hype

This was the first audio book that I was tempted to give up on midway. Maybe I needed to be a Gary fan before listening to this. He just comes across as too full of himself with an ego the size of a planet. "How should I pitch to a VC ?" Reply "Just do it". Thanks that was inspirational. Sorry but "your gift" as you put it was not for me. Just my 2 cents.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Rikke Norgaard
  • 08-11-16

Gary Vee you are my hero!!!

I have been following Gary Vee for a while now.. And had enormous expectations.. And yet he always delivers more than expected. His charisma and superhero like energy just make me smile and inspire me! This book does not only give value in terms of business but about life, gratitude and inspires me to get out there and be the best I can be! I love this guy and my biggest dream would be to work for him one day! Would recommend this book to ANYONE, graduates who just finished school like myself, moms and dads who are struggling with work/life balance.. Professionals-anyone!! There's so much we can learn from this superman Gary Vee! THANK YOU, thank you, thank you!! I know I will play the book over and over again.. And every time there will be a new take away, a new piece of gold according to where I am in life! LOVE IT <3

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-16-17

The best

Phenomenal book, phenomenally communicated. A staple for anyone looking for direction, self awareness, serious tactics and a religion to live by.

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  • Erokez
  • 10-13-17

Highly contagious

Q and A style format on serious business with light-hearted tone. And no cursing. Funny, genuine and explosively motivational. prepare to lose hours of sleep or any other routines. Start documenting your growth as pages unfold.

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  • George Oustayiannis
  • 10-13-17

Worth a listen.

To be honest nothing new or over inspirational and at times a bit to narcissistic. But overall, it’s a keeper. I’ll continue to follow Gary Vee with interest.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-20-17

Easily Relatable!

My first Gary Vee endeavour and was instantly hooked. Looking forward to more amazing insights

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-13-17

loved it. recommend it highly for everyone.

a really indepth view on everything an entrepreneur needs to know to be motivated to succeed!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-08-17

Gary just blew my mind in life !!

As a novice to the marketing and business world but long time reader on self development - GaryVee just combined both of these elements with the biggest, most direct, most non BS home run of truth, authenticity and insight I have ever been delivered! What a pleasure this book is and the take homes just keep on coming! Thank you for being you GaryVee. I have immediately bought all your other books and will review @TimmyAdamson

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  • 05-18-17

Inspiring

Gary's energy is inspirational. You literally feed off it. This book is life changing. Highly recommend it makes you think outside the box.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • corey
  • 03-12-17

not for me

should be called ask gary what he likes. many other authors delivering the same content better

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • john
  • 03-02-17

Lot of ranting , very little value

It's my own fault for purchasing this without researching it much . This audiobook has very little value . Every second question Gary "hates" . That's fine if it doesn't go for 11 hours. Repetitive . The answer to everything can't be just to hustle and try more. That's a starting point to build upon. He is clearly an experienced , successful guy but this was just a very extended podcast .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Petar
  • 12-05-16

MUST READ FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Thank you Gary Veeeeee for the inspiration and added fuel to the hustle machine
#cloudsanddirt
@themeatstore

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-12-16

do one thing... listen to this

brilliant loved the areas on self awareness and leadership. this is a book for both people with their own businesses and those that have aspirations of doing so... but be aware this man does not tolerate fools!


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  • Daniel
  • 04-27-16

Entertaining, informative, inspiring

Absolutely love this book. Love that Gary reads it... Engaging, exciting and very informative for an entrepreneur.

Will listen again!!

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  • Joh
  • 04-25-16

Help, Where's the stop button!

What would have made #AskGaryVee better?

Finally pressed the pause button after 4 chapters of excruciating pain. If you like being spoken down to, patronized, and assaulted by the most inane verbosity; then this book is for you. <br/><br/>The trick here seems top be to get otherwise well thought of individuals to ask Gary question he can then answer with a torrent of of the cuff 'Gary Vee' cant.<br/><br/>There is nothing useful to see here. No real insight, nothing useful for anybody wrangling with real business issues, only hyped up 'you can do what I did' self-promotion. <br/><br/>Gary may be a successful entrepreneur, but he has not learnt the art of humility, nor mastered the discipline of collecting his thoughts in a useful manner. The result is a torrent of meaningless garbage, exciting perhaps for Gary wannabe fanboi's and fangirls. <br/><br/>If you are serious about learning something, then consider serious teachers. Gary is not one of them, despite his obvious accomplishments.

What could Gary Vaynerchuk have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Gary has done some amazing things, but he needs to realize that he is an exception, not the rule.<br/>People learn from examples of pain. He obviously had many pain points, setbacks. How he overcame these obstacles, whether by design, or fortune, would provide more valuable lessons to take away. <br/><br/>All I heard was how wonderful he was. It eventually became unbearable.

Any additional comments?

Gary needs to grow up fast. Pretty soon, he will be the old guard, dispensing wisdom to up and coming youngsters. He has real accomplishments that would give him a stable platform to do so credibly. He should let others sing his praises.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Nigel Cooper
  • 04-30-16

Annoying American

Although I did manage to listen right to the end I must admit that he's a very annoying character that is way too full of his own ego. He thinks he's got the charisma of Opera and I think he's deluded. I really admire how far he's come and how hard he works but I do feel sorry for his wife who seems to get very little of his attention. For me becoming wealthy is a way that I can spend more time with family but for him it seems that he is just a workaholic like his father. A bit sad really. Worth a read if you're American and love all that over the top stuff but I wouldn't recommend it to my friends.

7 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Joel
  • 12-05-17

Always a fantastic listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Would definitely recommend this book to anybody who listens or watches Gary Vaynerchuk. Like many people, was skeptical when I first found Vaynerchuk on a podcast that I listened to but he definitely grows on you and has an addictive personality. <br/><br/>I find him refreshingly honest and to the point and most of what he says is spot on.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

An easy listen. Very entertaining

Any additional comments?

Goes off script on a regular basis so there is definite value on getting the Audiobook even if you have a hard copy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-11-17

highly recommended

A big thanks to Gary and his team ! today is a new day !!