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Crush It! 5 Stars!

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Crush It

by

Gary Vaynerchuk

5 Stars!

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This book was written in 2009 before The Thank You Economy, but I read this one second.  Still great even out of order.

Crush It is about making a living out of doing what you love, which is kind of my thing.

I am SUCH a laid back person compared to the author that I sort of felt like a slacker slouching in bed reading this great book.  In many other ways, we are very similar, and I found myself relating to much of what he said.

My favorite chapter was Chapter 9.

The advice about caring deeply about your subject and people and how to build a business around what you care most about is timeless, but I also enjoyed Gary Vaynerchuk’s take on communicating online in 2009.  The internet is so much different now four years later, but you will be surprised about how almost all of what he said pertaining to the internet is still completely on target.

If you loved The Thank You Economy, you will love Crush It.  If you have not read either, start with one and I guarantee you will want to read the other next.

Read my review of The Thank You Economy here on Riley and James or on Dr. Rebecca Tudor’s blog Catalyst Vets on which it was posted as a guest blog last week.  Same post!  But be sure to check out Dr. Tudor’s excellent blog either way!

Read what Gary Vaynerchuk said after I posted the review of The Thank You Economy here:

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Next Up!
Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook, How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy, Social World by Gary Vaynerchuck
That one comes out at the end of November so I should be able to fit in reading and reviewing a few books from the Veterinary Economics 24 Books to Change Your Life” list before then!

The Thank You Economy

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

The Thank You Economy

by

Gary Vaynerchuk

5 Stars!

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I LOVE this book.  It is the first book I read on my iPad.  My brother Dave recommended it and helped me install it.  Thank you Dave Nelson!

In The Thank You Economy, Gary Vaynerchuk discusses WHY and HOW to use social media to interact with clients and potential clients online.  I already agreed with WHY and loved learning more about HOW and also loved the so-not-me loud, intense, super high energy that the author maintained for the ENTIRE book.  VERY fun.

This is the kind of person I would love listening to for an entire evening as I sat in the back of a party absorbing information and excitement about a subject I love, in this case, online client interactions.  I am pretty sure I would be excited about any subject the author spoke or wrote about, random stuff I wouldn’t otherwise give a second thought, like…wine.  I read it twice.

My very favorite part of the book is near the beginning when Gary Vaynerchuk compares the relatively new realm of online communities to the Real Life communities our great-grandparents enjoyed.  “Social media has transformed our world into one great big small town, dominated, as all vibrant towns used to be, by the strength of relationships, the currency of caring, and the power of word of mouth.”  (The Thank You Economy, page 55)

Awesome.

Thank you sir, for a wonderful book.  Thank you for all the new directions to take my online activity and simultaneously a renewed focus.  Thank you for reminding me why I love social media so much.  I love tweeting and blogging, but even more than the means of communication, I love people.  As different as the author and I probably are, that is one thing we definitely have in common.

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