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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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Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
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
Susy  *MotherLambReads*
Dec 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-audio-books
Kids chose this book as our last audio. They are loyal Dude Perfect fans.

I was interested in hearing how they got started and was really quite impressed with their story. Granted this book was written two years into their success. Now they are multi millionaires.

I liked how the book was geared towards business minded peoeple but also towards so many of their fan base who are kids. They reiterated many times Christian values and principles and hard working ethics to the kids. They give God the g
Nov 04, 2011 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!!
Charles Henry
Aug 30, 2016 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. ...more
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Andrew Fast
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Way to Go [Big] Cory Cotton,
coming up on 1 year as a subscriber to your videos, I recalled mention of this book earlier on but didn't really think to check it out until recently when taking a Sci-Fi break (read- waiting on holds to come in/not committing to 1,000 page monster novels).

I'm impressed at the thought that went into not just a brag-blog chronicling their meteoric rise from backyard to the big leagues in under a year! I'd read/seen some behind the scenes to know it took a lot of hard w
Ryan Garcia
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In this Story "Go Big" gives a message a few books give and that's to dream big and strive to this dream this book should be read by everyone 6th grade and up because of this message. The story Dream Big begins with the start of these people and how they made it to their goal and is still going for even more on their fame. Then, the story takes a turn to giving advice about how to DREAM BIG! Like giving to people what they didn't have, about how to ignore the haters and how these people help and ...more
Feb 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I picked this book up because I needed a book by a youtuber for a reading challenge I'm doing. This is written by one of the guys in Dude Perfect and it's partly the story of the early days of Dude Perfect and partly a self help type book. I enjoyed learning more about Dude Perfect and how they got started and all that. The self help stuff seemed to be mostly of the 'follow your dreams and everything will work out' variety. The author was 24 when he wrote this and part of a hugely successful you ...more
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
An early biography of Dude Perfect and their rise to internet fame. Most of the book talks about their guiding principles, and how those can be applied to your own dreams:
Get Excited
Own It
Blink Later
Inspire Others
Give Back
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this book because it is wanting to make other people make their dreams. This book is also good because the fans that love watching Dude Perfect will also love the book and also will become a big fan of them.
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very nice and entertaining book proud of dude perfect
Davit Hakobyan
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It was a very moving book and was really good. If you like Dude Perfect than this is for you.
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was GREAT. It gives you the steps to accomplish what you want and tells you that if you want to do something, then do it big.
Karen Drake
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My boys are obsessed with Dude Perfect, so when I found out there was a book, I had to check it out from the library. Great positivity!
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
it was a good book to get influenced by
Nate Menia
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
this book changed me because it got through to me. i am currently thinking about making a trick shot channel.
NonFiction 24/7
Dec 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I gave this book 4 stars, it was pretty good. I would like to see them write another book now since it has been about 10 years since this book.
Apr 20, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: christian, sports, audio
Good book, but not exactly what I expected. Much more business and general life advice. Love Dude Perfect, but the book just wasn't what I was expecting. ...more
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I have watched Dude Perfects videos for the longest time and I have always wondered how they got to where they are today! And in this book it explains how they did it and how you can follow your dream to by following a few basic principles.
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 8th-grade
‘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
TBNR [Sparky the Dude]
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
How am I supposed to review this book? It was just — I can’t think of a good enough word. Dude Perfect went through so many struggles, has done so many amazing things, helped tons of people, walked the ESPY’s red carpet, and they give themselves no credit? They’re the most genuine people I know, and the most kind-hearted Jesus believers ever.
Walther Lindvall
Jan 30, 2012 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
May 04, 2012 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 not r
Sam Robertson
Nov 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: the-bookshelf
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
Sep 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews-tyndale
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
Michael Steward
Apr 12, 2016 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
Katie Tahuahua
Sep 29, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Cameron Schache
Feb 17, 2015 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 hea
Aug 04, 2016 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
Noah Perrotti
Go Big was a great book. It was really inspirational for me because Dude Perfect made me create my passion: Trickshotting. I think it was really good because it tells you how to never give up on your dreams and go big on anything that you want to do. Dude Perfect is 5 guys and a Panda that make insane trickshots for 18 million people to subscribe, and more than 3 billion views of their videos. I love these guys. They inspire me so much. Go Dude Perfect! I rate this book at 5 stars and I recommen ...more
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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 as Fo ...more

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