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The Thunder visits Austin – @garyvee’s visit

Today, I had the opportunity to meet and listen to one of the most passionate men out there – and a true Internet celebrity, HA!. Check out his book

Here’s a guy who genuinely loves life, loves what he does and loves to share that with others. It may be too intense for some, but I figure it evens out somewhere.

Building on my post yesterday, about who/how/when will social media change our conversations and identify those truly genuine – Gary Vaynerchuk is that rare example of someone who “get’s it”. Someone who understands how to use social media – how to combine that with business and be succesful – and how to live life in general.

It was inspiring to hear him talk about his past, what he’s learned and what he thinks of the future. Gary is a natural connector (the people’s person) and uses this to his advantage.

Love the following ideas he threw out there:

  • We now live in an era where an individual’s personal brand is super important – a gold mine as he puts it
  • Think Expectation Zero (looking forward to that post from @garyvee)
  • 80/20 approach to life
  • Understand that in giving – you will receive – it just takes patience
  • The Jets = “America’s team”

I’m a total newbie to wine, and I appreciate Gary’s POV on it (which is much less intimidating than my local sommelier). He’s definitely got something here. If wine is a common thread in bringing people together and the Internet is a tool to get that message out – you’re golden.

Looking forward to reading my *signed* copy of the book as well as watch Gary take over the world!


3 Responses

  1. […] Tim Walker’s awesomely extensive recap of the afternoon, as well as video perspective provided by Kristine and […]

  2. […] Kristine Gloria wrote up her take on Gary’s message […]

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