Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur, CEO, investor, author, public speaker, and internet personality. (In turn, they later renamed the store Wine Library.) Gary took advantage of new tools he had learned about, like then-burgeoning Google AdWords (which let him pay for his site to appear against searches for wine”) as well as more traditional print, TV and radio advertising to grow the shop's annual revenues from $3 million to $45 million by 2003.
I used to get pissed when walking through VaynerMedia. If you've ever wanted to crush it in business and life then this episode is for you. Not afraid to tell it like he sees it, Gary Vaynerchuk is an entertaining, thought-provoking business practitioner rooted in the notion of marketing in the year we live in and betting on one's strengths to ensure a path to success and happiness.
My motivation level definitely raised, after this great video. His father gave Gary an ad budget as well as enormous freedom,” says Vaynerchuk. But there is still more to learn beyond this book - alot more and we all yearn for it...someone like Gary should have been able to give us that with a title like this.
And yet most of the insulting tweets you find about Vaynerchuk also begrudgingly give him credit, like @BMilneSLO in 2012: @garyvee you're still annoying… and obnoxious… but you're right,” or @AndersRiis the same year: this bloke is a bit annoying to listen to, but he does have valid points on social media.” Those who believe complain about him tend to overlook the fact that he is already in his third—maybe fourth—successful act in business.
Our next guest on The School of Greatness was a local legend at 12 years old by making thousands on weekends from selling baseball cards at a local mall and later took his fathers company from $3 million to a $45 million business with his online marketing savvy.