October 19th, 2010
My friend Gary Vaynerchuk, whom I’ve mentioned before, has a brand-new book that is now available for pre-order. It is called The Thank You Economy and it is an excellent follow-up to Crush-It! which made both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal Best-Seller lists.
Here is the description of the book from the website:
“The world of business is coming full circle. The rise of the Internet and the empowerment of the common consumer has created a fundamental shift in how businesses are expected to behave. To take advantage of this opportunity, businesses will need to look backwards and scale the caring their grandparents’ businesses exhibited towards their customers or watch their competition pass them by.”
I think everyone can agree that modern day businesses don’t feel nearly as warm and cozy as the businesses of yesteryear. If anyone can instruct today’s businesses on how to use the social web to “scale caring” – Gary is the man to do it.
August 28th, 2009
My good friend Gary Vaynerchuk‘s new book “Why Now Is A Good Time To Crush It! And Cash In On Your Passion”, also called “CRUSH IT!”, is set to ship on October 13th. The new Web site for the book includes a sample chapter which gives a pretty good glimpse into the style and message of the book itself. In other words, it is dripping with Gary Vee.
His passion and methods have worked wonders for many brands including, but not limited to, his own personal brand, Wine Library TV, his family’s retail and online store Wine Library, Obsessed TV, Viddler, Tumblr, his first book, a cruise, and countless other properties, companies, and campaigns to come. I think he knows what he’s talking about.
I have high hopes for this book and I am looking forward to why Gary thinks now is a good time to cash in on your passion and how he suggests to do it.
July 1st, 2009
Photo: Left to right – A nice guy that worked at AT&T whose name escapes me, Tim Ferris, and I.
Tim Ferriss, who I had the pleasure of sharing some barbecue with in Austin a few years ago, is preparing his second book – with the working title – From Rapid Fat Loss to Strongmen: A Guide to Becoming Superhuman.
I’ve read Tim’s first book, The Four Hour Work Week, and I really enjoyed it. Pouring over my blog’s archives I can’t believe I never mentioned his book or even did a full review. Short review: Worth the read and chocked full of great advice. Read it.
He’s looking for help with doing some research for this book. So if you’re a Ph.D, MD, or an elite athlete (why are you reading this blog?) – give him a shout.
November 5th, 2008
Well, this sucks.
I’ve only written about Michael Crichton, or his work, a few times – but let me be the first to say that I am a huge fan of everything he had done professionally. Â When Kyle linked me to this article I admit that I was immediately saddened by the news.
Michael Crichton was far and away, and for better or worse, my favorite author. I have my reasons. And I’m really quite sad that I will not be able to enjoy more of his work.
Source:Â Family: Michael Crichton dies of cancer.
April 16th, 2008
My friend Gary Vaynerchuk, who you may know as the host of WineLibrary TV, is now a published author and you can pre-order his bookÂ Gary Vaynerchukâ€™s 101 WinesÂ Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight, and Bring Thunder to Your World on Amazon.
Gary’s book is currently hovering at number 101, which will probably change before I even publish this post, on Amazon’s rankings list.
Wondering what wines to choose this year? Â Gary’s book should help, in a unique way.
“Every wine identified in the book represents a lesson in a glass, complete with the technical notes, availability, and the story behind the vintage and flavorsâ€¦ all brought to life as only Gary knows how!”
I’m looking forward to getting my pre-ordered copy so that I can have the man himself sign it for me.
Source: About Gary’s first book.
Buy: Buy now from Amazon!Â