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#AskGaryVee Audiobook

#AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur's Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness

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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times bestselling author draws from his popular show #AskGaryVee to offer surprising, often outrageous, and imminently useful and honest answers to everything you’ve ever wanted to know—and more—about navigating the new world.

Gary Vaynerchuk—the inspiring and unconventional entrepreneur who introduced us to the concept of crush it—knows how to get things done, have fun, and be massively successful. A marketing and business genius, Gary had the foresight to go beyond traditional methods and use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to reach an untapped audience that continues to grow.

#AskGaryVee showcases the most useful and interesting questions Gary has addressed on his popular show. Distilling and expanding on the podcast’s most urgent and evergreen themes, Gary presents practical, timely, and timeless advice on marketing, social media, entrepreneurship, and everything else you’ve been afraid to ask but are dying to know. Gary gives you the insights and information you need on everything from effectively using Twitter to launching a small business, hiring superstars to creating a personal brand, launching products effectively to staying healthy—and even buying wine.

Whether you're planning to start your own company, working in digital media, or have landed your first job in a traditional company, #AskGaryVee is your essential guide to making things happen in a big way.

Narrators include: Gary Vaynerchuk, Jack Welch, Dave Ramsey, Seth Godin, Kevin Jonas, Casey Neistat, Draymond Green, Alex De Simone, Adam Braun, Adam Grant, AJ Vaynerchuk, Al Harrington, Alan Belcher, Alexis O'Hanian, Andrew Greif, Andy Dunn, Andy Krainak, Benjamin Lazarus, Beth Comstock, Black Coffee, Brittany Hoffman, Charlie Ebersol, Chase Jarvis, Chef Lizette, Cristie Kerr, Dana Anderson, Dawn Swick-Renshaw, Dennis Crowley, Dustin Keller, Erik Dellenback, Greg Pesci, India Kieser, Jack Haber, Jason Calacanis, Jason Farris, Jason Fried, John Legend, Justin Brooke, Kevin Asp, Leo LaPorte, Leslie Blodgett, Mike Vacanti, Peter Brown, Phil Rosenthal, Phillip Gimmi, Ross Walker, Scott Wyden, Sean Burrows, Shonduras, Soren Azorian, Staphon Lawrence, Steph Ruhle, Steve Sadove, Steve Unwin, Dr. Thiago Moraes, Tim Evans, Tom Ferry, Troy Carter, Warren Weeks, Zak Moy, Matt DeMayo, and Nathan Scherotter.

©2016 Gary Vaynerchuk (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Joh 25/04/2016
    Joh 25/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Help, Where's the stop button!"
    What would have made #AskGaryVee better?

    Finally pressed the pause button after 4 chapters of excruciating pain. If you like being spoken down to, patronized, and assaulted by the most inane verbosity; then this book is for you.

    The trick here seems top be to get otherwise well thought of individuals to ask Gary question he can then answer with a torrent of of the cuff 'Gary Vee' cant.

    There is nothing useful to see here. No real insight, nothing useful for anybody wrangling with real business issues, only hyped up 'you can do what I did' self-promotion.

    Gary may be a successful entrepreneur, but he has not learnt the art of humility, nor mastered the discipline of collecting his thoughts in a useful manner. The result is a torrent of meaningless garbage, exciting perhaps for Gary wannabe fanboi's and fangirls.

    If you are serious about learning something, then consider serious teachers. Gary is not one of them, despite his obvious accomplishments.


    What could Gary Vaynerchuk have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Gary has done some amazing things, but he needs to realize that he is an exception, not the rule.
    People learn from examples of pain. He obviously had many pain points, setbacks. How he overcame these obstacles, whether by design, or fortune, would provide more valuable lessons to take away.

    All I heard was how wonderful he was. It eventually became unbearable.


    Any additional comments?

    Gary needs to grow up fast. Pretty soon, he will be the old guard, dispensing wisdom to up and coming youngsters. He has real accomplishments that would give him a stable platform to do so credibly. He should let others sing his praises.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "do one thing... listen to this"

    brilliant loved the areas on self awareness and leadership. this is a book for both people with their own businesses and those that have aspirations of doing so... but be aware this man does not tolerate fools!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nigel Cooper Australia 30/04/2016
    Nigel Cooper Australia 30/04/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "Annoying American"

    Although I did manage to listen right to the end I must admit that he's a very annoying character that is way too full of his own ego. He thinks he's got the charisma of Opera and I think he's deluded. I really admire how far he's come and how hard he works but I do feel sorry for his wife who seems to get very little of his attention. For me becoming wealthy is a way that I can spend more time with family but for him it seems that he is just a workaholic like his father. A bit sad really. Worth a read if you're American and love all that over the top stuff but I wouldn't recommend it to my friends.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 27/04/2016
    Daniel 27/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining, informative, inspiring"

    Absolutely love this book. Love that Gary reads it... Engaging, exciting and very informative for an entrepreneur.

    Will listen again!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    joshroa 20/09/2016
    joshroa 20/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "awesome"

    thoroughly enjoyed reading / listening audiobook. Gary's insights across a number of topics were great and I've become accustomed to this5 particular style of speaking. highly recommended

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    ettiennevl 24/08/2016
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    "Gary does it yet again"

    Very entertaining/thought provoking and motivational stuff. I appreciate that Gary actually did the audio and not some other guy who doesn't share your intensity nor the passion that Gary has.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11/08/2016
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    "awesome book!"

    loved it! full of value and glad I bought it. Gary has amazing energy and knows his s**t. see you soon mate

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karl 26/07/2016
    Karl 26/07/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Absolutely fantastic read"

    Gary is just so inspirational, his zeal and erive are contagious, he makes me want to start businesses. READ THIS BOOK!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tobias 15/07/2016
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    "unreal!!"

    such an inspiration. i have been running my own business now for 3 years with the idea that everyone needs to win for it to suceed. with many a people proclaiming its a dog eat dog world etc. it is fantastic to hear that someone as successful as Gary is has done it the right way, working for his people.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua 05/07/2016
    Joshua 05/07/2016
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    "I love this audio book!"

    Not only is the content great, Gary did a great job of being original with the delivery.

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  • Eric
    15/07/16
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    "Did any of the 1 stars actually listen to the book?!?"

    Audible member since the beginning, pre-Amazon, pre-iPod. #blueplayer

    If there's one thing I can't stand in audio books, it's when the narrator is 'literally' reading-from-the-book...yes, I know that's what we're buying, but I want more, I want personality, isn't that why we look for 'read by the author'!

    So much whining and complaining, "all he did was answer questions", are you kidding, forget listening to the book, did you even read the title?! This was a great book, TON of content, right blend of anecdotes, minus the obligatory rehashing of the half dozen or so ideas that most authors use to justify wasting 3 to 5 hours of air space in my car. Could've been a blog post and called it a day.

    Gary gives relevant, updated answers (from the original book and show). With a world polluted with Internet gurus and social media experts that are trying to push the same tired lines and tactics, Gary is the REAL deal...and the fact that he brought on Leo Laporte (ZD/TechTV) to read questions brought this book full circle!! Loved every minute, smiled the whole time, can't wait for the next one! #questionofthedayanswered

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Sandi L Sturm
    Wasilla, AK United States
    1/05/16
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    "A little narcissistic"

    More about Gary and little about tips. I guess he is not my style. I understand he is successful but I don't feel I could ever have a one on one conversation with him.

    21 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • A reviewer of all. MY opinion must be heard!
    23/05/16
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    "Whats with the great reviews?!?"
    Would you try another book from Gary Vaynerchuk and/or the narrators?

    Absolutely not.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Gary Vaynerchuk again?

    Absolutely not.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It was destined to be terrible


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Annoyance and disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    What do people know that I do not? I purchased this book strictly because of the raving reviews for this book and boy WAS I DISAPPOINTED. This book is nothing more than 1 giant EGO BOOST to the author. This guy seriously believes he is the greatest thing since sliced bread and is definitely not afraid to show it. This author is egotistical almost to the point of offensiveness. Maybe this book is designed for people who have little to no business acumen but as a seasoned and successful entrepreneur I have nothing good to say about this book or author. I am always looking to increase my knowledge and work on personal development but I found neither possible while listening to how awesome Gary Vaynerchuk is. I have no doubts he is successful in business but can anybody stand him long enough to be with him for extended periods of time? Sorry Gary, maybe its time you learned a lesson in becoming and/or staying humble.

    15 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • SV
    31/05/16
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    "Low quality rant targeted at teens"
    Would you try another book from Gary Vaynerchuk and/or the narrators?

    Definitely, no! The self-taught author who takes pride in being uneducated and the fact that he does not read, saying he read more books than he wrote (fewer than five), is a terrible writer. The author explicitly confirms that he does not read any other authorities claiming that he learns everything he needs from his social followers. Combine these two facts and try to find any value his writing may bring you.


    14 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Albert
    3/06/16
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    "I never thought I would write a bad review for anyone."

    It is simply my opinion that Gary's ego is bigger than the value I found in this book. Many may find value and enjoy this audio book if they are fans of Gary. In fairness this is my first full exposure to him and I will most likely not be a fan. I simply did not even want to finish it in fact I did not finish it. I do not have to agree with someone to find value in their words and he does have some good content but if I could get my money back I would.

    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Mark Turpin
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    27/05/16
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    "Whiny and narcissistic"

    Gary has built a brand and a company that has sadly attracted people with nonexistent self-will. There is no great insight or wisdom found in this book that exceeds that which is found in the phrase of "keep your head up, your eyes open and your heart ready"
    Thankfully, I didn't have to pay for this crock.

    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Agam Berry
    22/05/16
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    "A Compilation of Rants and Not Really a Book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The only reason I read books is to get long form content not available online for free. This book is a list of Question and answers from his show all compiled in a book and NOT really a book. Each answer is just a rant and nothing is in-depth. What is the point of a book if its not indepth. I literally mean 1 word answers.

    The author himself mentions that he has never read a book in his life and does not read. Yet he decides to write a book. Interesting.

    I get it he is great at snapchat etc but a book is not supposed to be the same format as a snapchat feed. He probably got inspired by Kim Kardashian's selfie book.

    Its a waste of time and money.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something new and more in-depth than a guy ranting on different topics for 2minutes each. I dont read books for 1 word answers.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

    The entire idea was flawed, its not even a book. Its a chain of rants.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from #AskGaryVee?

    Instead of doing 100's of questions it would have been better to do pick 12 topics and gone indepth on those. Zero to One was a book of rants as well but atleast it was indepth rants that made you think unlike this book which did nothing.


    Any additional comments?

    Please Please Please read some books to understand what books mean.

    15 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Low
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    26/04/16
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    "Don't read your own book, offer something new"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I have been trying to suffer through this book, I just cant take it any longer. Haven't heard anything new or worthwhile. Who is this guy? Another mid level youtube star??? Who cares? Who is this book for? People who know nothing at all about startups or have never heard the word startup? As an entrepreneur making a decent living in LA, I was looking for something to add to my knowledge. Not only is there nothing worth listening to here, the author says in absolute terms to avoid certain things he has never tried. A number of these things have helped me succeed. If I practiced that this book teaches, I would not have a business. I wish I could forget everything I just heard from this this youtube star.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    No, never, spare me.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not one, just the "return this book" feature. Thank you audible


    Any additional comments?

    Read duct tape marketing instead

    18 of 28 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    18/05/16
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    "This is a self serving, no value added timewaster"
    Would you try another book from Gary Vaynerchuk and/or the narrators?

    No way.


    What was most disappointing about Gary Vaynerchuk’s story?

    No value added, dont understand who enjoyed or learned anythign new from this book. There is no actual substance, just a self promotion.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Annoyance, amusement with the level of narcism and lack of substance, almost comical.


    Any additional comments?

    Please dont waste your time.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Mo. Alqah
    Murfreesboro, TN, United States
    2/05/16
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    "Why i hate this book n why u should NOT buy it"

    Look, i have listened so far to a total of 106 books, im member since 2012!!

    This book is the ONLY book with high rate and i discover there is no MUCH value in it!

    99% of the time, this guy talked about himself, he tries to convince u that he is better than Steve Jobs!

    If u want to but a book with some tangible advice to apply after, this is NOT the right choice. If u want to know about Gary personal life, investments, dogs, then get it.

    I think he lost me from chapter 1 when he said( you can ask me anything! I have an answer for you) that statement by itself tells u how Gary treats u. i.e what the f''k!! U know everything? That's confirmed u didn't know what are talking about!


    14 of 22 people found this review helpful
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  • Rob Moore
    4/06/16
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    "Some great hidden tips, but too self focused & notch-potch"
    Would you try another book written by Gary Vaynerchuk or narrated by the narrators?

    Yes, because there is clearly knowledge, experience & passion in there. There are 2 main draw-backs with this book: 1. It is too far, wide and hotch-potch. Gary talks a lot about going 'deep' not 'wide' yet this book is trying to be everything & all over the place. I don't think people other than die hard Gary fans buy books to be everything, IMHO2. It is too self focused. Too much self exaggeration, self interruption, self pre-framing. In a world of distraction & fighting for attention it would have been way more powerful to cut that all out & let the good knowledge speak louder, because Gary does have it but you have to wade through a lot of distraction.


    What could Gary Vaynerchuk have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    1. Rambled & preambled a lot less before & during each point2. Made the information more focused on the listener 3. Made it more niched, relevant & focusedAnd therefore...4. Made it about 4-5 hours shorter


    How could the performance have been better?

    As above. There is passion and gusto & confidence & his fans seem to like it. Naturally therefore some are not going to like it. I was very close to switching it off a few times & that probably dis-services the good stuff that is in-between.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from #AskGaryVee?

    As above. Plus the rambles, saying what he is/is going to do before he says it [just say it], jump from topic to topic less, create a more clear concept [perhaps this book would serve better in a different format, or should have waited a decade and become an auto-biography.


    Any additional comments?

    Good social proof of stars/celebs reading questions but not really an Audible book format. Too long; you have to wade to get to the best bits.I thought long & hard before leaving this review as a fellow author and because there are clearly some great shares in this audio, but I feel the 4.80/5 total reviews must be heavily biased towards American 'fans' of Gary and not more balanced views. For a book to be almost 100% it should in my humble view have a more clear, cohesive & linear concept, be respectful of the listeners time & attention & be edited much better to decide the best 60% & the 40% to edit out. Sometimes in a 14 hour audio, a lot less is a lot more. This review is designed to be helpful so if you are prepared to sit through you will pick up some good tips. If you are a UK listener you may find it a little intense.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • shutterclick
    22/06/16
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    "Does not live up to the hype"

    This was the first audio book that I was tempted to give up on midway. Maybe I needed to be a Gary fan before listening to this. He just comes across as too full of himself with an ego the size of a planet. "How should I pitch to a VC ?" Reply "Just do it". Thanks that was inspirational. Sorry but "your gift" as you put it was not for me. Just my 2 cents.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Petras
    23/04/16
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    "so so so so..."

    only 5 hours are useful, 8 are useless. Gary with all respect you talk too much bullsht and how awesome you are - it's actually annoying.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • oliver
    13/03/16
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    "WOW BUY BOTH"

    Best audio book in business! So many lessons and actions in this book that will help you have clarity in your business decisions!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Rory
    Dublin, Ireland
    12/03/16
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    "Essential Business Knowledge!"
    What did you like most about #AskGaryVee?

    A real pleasure to listen too, compounds, and even stress tests the #Truth of Gary's Business 'religion'. Excellent Oversight of the actual market we live in right now!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • R G
    10/03/16
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    "Great stuff"

    Exactly why you'd expect from Gary V, a must listen for anybody marketing in 2016 👍🏻

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • simply fate
    10/03/16
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    "Wow - inspirational"

    This is a very powerful audio book and one which I enjoyed immensely!
    For any budding entrepreneurs, a lot of what Gary talks about should 'hit home' and inspire you to become the best of who you can be.

    I have some words which could sum up my thoughts on This one of a kind book.
    Inspiring, funny, instructional, genius, authentic, remarkable, enlightening, informative, enjoyable and overall - bloody fantastic.

    Best money be ever spent and I've listened to it twice already

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen Timson
    30/11/16
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    "Absolutely Brilliant!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of #AskGaryVee to be better than the print version?

    100% YES!!! mainly because it's Narrated by Gary!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of #AskGaryVee?

    The Hustle and sheer work ethic!


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I love the fact that he updates the content of the audio book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I liked the part when he mentioned about the people speaking about him in Russian! lol


    Any additional comments?

    I'm buying all of Gary's books from now on!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kenny Marshall
    Glasgow
    23/11/16
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    "Some really good ideas and philosophies"

    Some really good ideas and philosophies. I didn't really enjoy the Q&A format but it didn't spoil it for me. I still took away plenty of personal development gems.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. G. Kinsella
    Ireland
    18/11/16
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    "Same as other content but that's okay"

    Gary is soothing to listen to in a chaotic way his voice and thoughts have helped me. It's pretty much the same as all his podcasts but sure I bought it anyway.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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