An informative book-length question-and-answer session with a leading American entrepreneur.
What began as a YouTube channel devoted to wine blossomed into a business and media success story for wine guru, angel investor, and Internet personality Vaynerchuk (Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How To Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World, 2013, etc.). From several initial long-running weblog serial programs, the author branched out into a public speaking career lecturing on effective business platforms and strategies and then developed his own digital consulting agency. Recognizing that the Q-and-A portion of his lectures drew the most interest, Vaynerchuk’s first business blog, “#AskGaryVee,” inspired by “entrepreneurs, executives, and dreamers,” debuted in 2014 as a low-key marketing advice program and accompanying podcast, receiving widespread acclaim and an ever expanding audience. Assembling and condensing the most applicable and timeless responses from hundreds of business podcast queries, the author cleverly addresses such matters as prioritizing and maximizing key Internet platforms and how to effectively market a business to attract the most consumer interest and attention through Facebook ads (“the single best advertising digital product for entrepreneurs”) and Twitter searches. Most useful for neophyte entrepreneurs is Vaynerchuk’s list of strategic requirements that promise to fail-safe a business through unforeseen hardships. Similarly enlightening are his reasons for business owners to avoid automation. The book brims with trade secrets and clear-cut action plans and marketing strategies, but the author also frequently shifts his focus to stress the importance of gratitude, motivation, and achieving a beneficial work-life balance. Accessible and empowering chapters addressing self-awareness, public speaking, embracing a long-term vision, and the hallmarks of a good leader show Vaynerchuk to be a shrewd, learned businessman who effectively (and quite lengthily) dispenses “real-world advice that can be adapted and reshaped as the winds of commerce and culture shift.”
Tactical career wisdom essential for both budding and veteran entrepreneurs.