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He’s interesting, charismatic, cocky, opinionated and a relentless self-promoter. He’s also smart and extremely successful. In this Q&A format presentation, founder and CEO of Vaynermedia, founding partner of venture capital firm VaynerRSE, wine expert, video blogger and best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk fields questions on a diverse range of topics. He covers launching start-ups, capitalizing on social media, building personal brands, parenting, and enjoying music and sports. Vaynerchuk fans already love his straight-from-the-gut writing style, and newcomers will appreciate his lively hands-on insights and how-to-succeed advice, if they can get past his happily self-congratulatory tone. getAbstract recommends this print version of The #AskGaryVee Show to entrepreneurs, businesspeople and digital media marketers.

About the Author

Video blogger, entrepreneur and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk co-founded the social media agency VaynerMedia in 2009. His books include Crush It! and Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook.



Vision and Work

Your core business beliefs are your “clouds,” the ideals that should guide every personal and professional decision. But you also must dig in the “dirt” – the execution, daily tasks and knowledge gathering that bring you closer to achieving your vision.

Author Gary Vaynerchuk, creator of the YouTube runaway hit Wine Library TV and host of The #AskGaryVee Show, identifies his personal clouds as eight business commandments he lives by:

  1. Provide value.
  2. In any relationship, deliver at least 51% of the energy, heart and talent.
  3. Long-term value always trumps short-term gain.
  4. Hard work is everything; smart work improves the results.
  5. People matter more than anything else.
  6. Patience, as the old saying goes, is a virtue.
  7. Don’t romanticize the reasons you are in business.
  8. Challenge yourself with worst-case scenarios daily.

In between the clouds and the dirt lies the middle, a place populated by average businesspeople, those who make it halfway to their goals and plateau. People get stuck ...

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