Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too
Four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands.
In his 2009 international bestseller Crush It, Gary insisted that...more
Start with the annoying parts so I can move to the great ones. Gary Vaynerchuk mentions his previous book like half a million times, everybody in the book mention that book as well, and thank Gary, and God for writing this super super awesome book. It goes like this: and then read his book Crush It! and his life changed of course. Brian Wampler even said: “I probably owe my marriage to this idea. " (from the book, yes?).
So now aft ...more
Readers of CRUSH IT! published in 2009 will want to know what is different about CRUSHING IT! In this new book, author Gary Vaynerchuk includes lots of stories of folks successfully using the Crush It! principles. So this book is less of a “lecture,” and more of practical suggestions from others. In contrast to his earlier book, Gary isn’t the only one talking: “I want to introduce you to other entrepreneurs who have ...more
Crushing It was repetitive and a complete bore. I know Gary has a ghostwriter but his books feel like he’s had involvement in it, unlike this one which didn’t even feel like it had any.
The tips on how to use social media platforms well were closest to useful but not deep enough. ‘Create good content and be patient’ is pretty much all you’ll get out of it.
Save yourself the time, read As ...more
Main takeaways ...more
I remember when Twitter first came out being so excited about the potential for the world. Then I lost interest because I started letting social media control my life wasting time and scrolling through feeds is not where the real value is.
Gonna jump back on and start experimenting again.
We have seen a tremendous surge in business, be it of any kind, in the last two decades. With this growth comes the companion-competition. When this is a boon for the economy, it's not the same for a new entrepreneur. The time that a new enterprise takes to reach the break-even point has increased to twice or three the earlier and many quits trying before that.
When it comes to growing your business, nothing would be more beneficial than one's contacts\reach. And that's where this bo ...more
this book is about : ' Personal Branding ' which is the practice of marketing people and their careers as brands
in this digital world we live in , it's time for each one of us to stop treating social media as just a waste of time or just a platform to chat or share fun moments ..... social media now is the n°1 marketing tool .... but same time it is made for those who works h ...more
Considering Gary Vee's level of audience, we can imagine that the marketing of this successful book was huge. But, essentially, is just a collection of short stories collected from entrepreneurs who were lucky enough to find, read and respect a ...more
Even though this is one of his more time-consuming reading/audio materials, the experience is great, good structure, insightful, with real-life experiences.
Each chapter introduces a quick intro, a step by step system, a testimonial from his book “crush it” - real life experience, and final thoughts.
His chapters and success stories feature these platforms:
Musical.ly, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Podca ...more
I appreciated Gary's focus on being authentic and showing your personality. that felt validating; just because I u ...more
Entrepreneurship requires work and hustle, and this is what Gary preaches and preac ...more
The book carries less 'how' and more 'why' and that's the part I like about the book.
Rarely do I come across business authors who do a good job of setting context.
But somehow this book manages to be annoying in parts. I constantly found myself in a skim-skip - pick cycle.
But it's pretty insightful nonetheless. Do follow it up with reading his blogs. They're a good supplement to the matter.
I got a few useful tidbits about online marketing, one being that grinding through ALL DMs and as many AT-mentions as possible on ALL platforms really does pay off. You can get into the 100k follower territory before this becomes hard. Even then, Jack Dorsey claims to read all his DMs (?)
That said, I was bored by a number of the stories, and the constant referrals back to the first book turned me off. Th ...more
Deals with the concept of branding, particularly through the effective use of social media.
Probably a lot of truth in what he says, but I think more relevant in some industries than in others.
Not everyone makes it though. It is more common than rare to flop or float rather than to “hit it big.” Gary Vaynerchuk, a self-made man and entrepreneur who built millions from his family’s wine business, gives an approximate estimate that “1 in 20” actually make it fame and monetary-wise using social media techniques. And they make it because ...more
I still disagree th ...more
Thirty-three years ago, Gary got his start in business by ripping flowers out of ...more