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
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.
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.
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.
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!
Absolutely love this book. Love that Gary reads it... Engaging, exciting and very informative for an entrepreneur.
Will listen again!!
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.
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
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.
"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
"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.
"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.
""Fight for happiness"....my favorite quote"
l read the book and now the audio...and the audio was my favorite! Thanks Gary
"Buy this book now!!"
Gary Vaynerchuk at his best. You'll learn so much about life, parenting, business, wine, sports and yes, social media 😊 One of my top 3 books of 2016 and I've read over 40 this year.
"Had a great time listening to this!"
Gary Vaynerchuk is such an interesting character and I enjoyed listening to his thoughts in this audiobook. His practical mentality gives me a metaphorical kick in the a** when I feel lazy, and his ideas when it comes to social media and branding are very insightful and helpful. Inevitably, he will turn some people off. He has a very strong personality, but if you're looking for a supercharged dose of realism, and not afraid to address your own flaws, then by all means, give this a listen! I loved it! Gary's got no excuses!
If you're not afraid of being in a room with someone who is over the top confident and it doesn't make you feel like your own self confidence in undermined....this is an awesome audio book about life, work, business, entrepreneurship, as well as many other subjects. It was really one of my favorite listens, other being sport of business by mark Cuban. I highly recommend this book if starting or own your own business. Thanks Gary y a hell of a story teller!
"Low quality rant targeted at teens"
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.
"Don't read your own book, offer something new"
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.
No, never, spare me.
Not one, just the "return this book" feature. Thank you audible
Read duct tape marketing instead
"A Compilation of Rants and Not Really a Book"
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.
Something new and more in-depth than a guy ranting on different topics for 2minutes each. I dont read books for 1 word answers.
The entire idea was flawed, its not even a book. Its a chain of rants.
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.
Please Please Please read some books to understand what books mean.
"Some great hidden tips, but too self focused & notch-potch"
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
"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!
"Gary Vee you are my hero!!!"
I have been following Gary Vee for a while now.. And had enormous expectations.. And yet he always delivers more than expected. His charisma and superhero like energy just make me smile and inspire me! This book does not only give value in terms of business but about life, gratitude and inspires me to get out there and be the best I can be! I love this guy and my biggest dream would be to work for him one day! Would recommend this book to ANYONE, graduates who just finished school like myself, moms and dads who are struggling with work/life balance.. Professionals-anyone!! There's so much we can learn from this superman Gary Vee! THANK YOU, thank you, thank you!! I know I will play the book over and over again.. And every time there will be a new take away, a new piece of gold according to where I am in life! LOVE IT <3
"Essential Business Knowledge!"
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!
Exactly why you'd expect from Gary V, a must listen for anybody marketing in 2016 👍🏻
"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
"Gary Vee is truly one of a kind."
A phenomenal, engaging and thoroughly entertaining read. Gary brings his unique personality to all of his work, and it always pays off!
"A great book to listen to, whilst taking stock of your own situation."
My first experience of Gary's work was Crush It, following a friends recommendation. Since then, I've since watched EVERY #AskGaryVee episode and I only purchased the audiobook by means of showing my support and giving thanks to Gary for all does FOR FREE for the business community. I've been pleasantly surprised with the subtle changes and the additional context that has been added to the audiobook, which has been valuable for me, especially during this particular transition that my business is in from the perspective of business direction and purpose.
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