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Go Big: Make Your Shot Count in the Connected World

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It began with a free sandwich, a simple camera, and twenty "I can do better than you" shots. From that afternoon of friendly competition, six college guys created Dude Perfect, a YouTube group that specializes in the craziest basketball shots you can imagine. Within months, the guys went from shooting backyard trick shots to starring in GMC truck commercials and standing o ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published August 25th 2011)
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Gavin
Dec 09, 2016 Gavin rated it really liked it
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I greatly admire what Dude Perfect has done in the world of YouTube video creation and brand development. This book was written in 2011 when their channel was still in its relative infancy (they now have 500 times the views they did back then), which makes their "Go Big" message even more noteworthy. The balance of channel anecdotes and relevant lessons was good. There was a lot of YouTube-specific advice, which might be a drawback for some but for me was fantastic, particularly as I look toward ...more
Patricia
Nov 04, 2011 Patricia rated it it was amazing
Check out my Blog for my review of "Go Big: Make Your Shot Count in the Connected World" by Cory Cotton - a great book!!

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Grace Lumley
Dec 04, 2016 Grace Lumley rated it it was amazing
I very much enjoyed the content in this self help type book. Having the book from a student/YouTuber's perspective was very interesting considering those two topics are two very important parts of my life which made the book very understandable and intriguing. Lots of the informational tips and ideas will be taken into consideration as I soon will travel into the years of adulthood. I have learned to look at life from a more positive standpoint and reading this positive info and remembering that ...more
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Jan 18, 2017 cojie76 rated it it was amazing
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Jack
Dec 15, 2015 Jack rated it it was amazing
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‘Dude, Perfect!’ That’s how I would review the book. Cory Cotton, one of 6 members of the Basketball trick shot sensations, Dude Perfect, wrote this book to motivate people with that ‘Go Big’ mindset. Dude Perfect is a huge motivation to me and many else trying to start something fresh, and want to Go Big. Tyler, Cody, Cory, Coby, Garrett and Panda have shot up to one of the top spots on YouTube and talk about it in this book.
Go Big, Make Your Shot Count in the Connected World, has 5 major se
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QueenSlayer
Jan 15, 2017 QueenSlayer rated it it was amazing
Really motivating. Sometimes, Cory sounds intimidating :)

Walther Lindvall
Jan 30, 2012 Walther Lindvall rated it really liked it
Go Big: Make Your Shot Count in the Connected World written by Cory Cotton is a How to, young adult, humor book. Cory Cotton is one of the Dude Perfect guys and shares his story of the team.
Have you ever had a dream or a goal you want to achieve. Do you know how to get their. Those were the same questions I asked myself. Go Big is a book about achieving what you want. Dude Perfect is a group of five guys which loved basketball shots. They bet lunches on if they could make it across the backyard
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Susie
May 04, 2012 Susie rated it really liked it
If ever there were a book meant to incorporate QR codes, this is it. The Dude Perfect guys from Texas A & M became famous through their big basketball videos, and the book takes you through their evolution from back yard shotmakers to nationally-known personalities.

I'm not sure exactly who the best audience would be for this book; I assume teen and twenty-somethings, although I did get some inspiration from it. I really didn't know much about them, and watched many of the videos, even many n
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Sam Robertson
Nov 05, 2015 Sam Robertson rated it liked it
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Go Big
Book Review - Sam Robertson

Right out of the gate I knew this book would be hard to review. I’ll just say it now. It is not a story. There is no plot. It is kind of a success story, but without the story part. The book is Go Big by Cory Cotton. It is a book about starting an online business by the creators of Dude Perfect on YouTube. I read it because it links in perfectly with my GHour project. It was a great book even though there was no story to it.The story was told from a 3rd person f
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Mar'ah
Sep 19, 2011 Mar'ah rated it it was amazing
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Go Big, Make Your Shot Count in the Connected World, by Cory Cotton is a remarkable book! The journey they have taken is full of practical tips that you can apply in your own circumstances if you so desire. If you have the passion and the motivation, you can GO BIG too!

My Thoughts: Basketball. I hate basketball. I never liked it as a kid and I am not fond of it still. So needless to say, I was extremely skeptical of this book when I was given the chance to review it. The cover did not exactly c
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Michael Steward
Apr 12, 2016 Michael Steward rated it it was amazing
I decided to read this book because it was recommended by many of my fellow students, and there were many positive reviews, so I decided to read it. I am also most interested in stories that include sports.

Plot elements:
Protagonist: Cory Cotton, the author of the book is a part of a youtube sensation. He and his friends create trick shot videos that are viewed by millions around the world.

Antagonist: The people in general, in the book they explain how people will try and stop you from being abl
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Katie Tahuahua
Sep 29, 2012 Katie Tahuahua rated it liked it
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This is a great book for young people looking to pursue their passions. Dude Perfect, the trick basketball shot team you've probably seen on YouTube, has an incredibly inspiring story. If they can get a global audience from messing around with a basketball goal, certainly you can follow your dreams!

Cory's writing is smooth, personable, and funny - just like he is in real life. You feel like he's actually sitting there talking to you about his experiences. And this book incorporates the importan
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Cameron Schache
Feb 17, 2015 Cameron Schache marked it as to-read
It all started with a video camera a basketball and hoop and 5 collage room mates from Texas A&M University in Dallas, and 'Dude Perfects' trick shot videos became a world wide sensation.

'Dude Perfect' are 5 guys from Texas who love doing basketball trick shots.

When I heard 'Dude Perfect' were writing a book I just had to read it, and I did.

My favourite person from this book was Tyler Tony.Tyler is the person who made 'Dude Perfect' a possibility when he said "I bet I can make a shot over my
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Daniel
Aug 04, 2016 Daniel added it
This book by Cory Cotton goes into the creation and creative mind behind the Internet sensations, Dude Perfect. It is a success story, both in word and deed. The creator of Dude Perfect, Cotton is a visionary and very motivated speaker, teacher and learned man. The videos he posts with his friends take massive amounts of patience, repetition and practice. Accomp,is he'd athletes all, these guys really are living the dream. They are paid to have fun and do outrageous things. What a life to live, ...more
Charles Henry
Aug 30, 2016 Charles Henry rated it liked it
This book was pretty good and I would recommend it if you like sports and basketball. I rated 3 stars because at times it was boring where other times I didn't want to stop reading it. Like I said this was a good book.
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Cory Cotton, a recent graduate of Texas A&M University, is one of the founders of the five-man trick basketball shot team known as Dude Perfect. Since its appearance two years ago, Dude Perfect has garnered over 45 million views of their online content and has been labeled by Advertising Age as one of You Tube's hottest brands. Cory has spoken in front of millions on television programs such a ...more
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