Posts Tagged ‘Gary Vaynerchuk’

Three things I learned from Gary Vaynerchuk’s new social media book

In March, I wrote a post about starting an entrepreneurial-themed book club in Des Moines. While we’re still trying to figure out some of the logistics, as of last week we wrapped up Des Moines’ Startup Book Club’s first book: “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook” by Gary Vaynerchuk. I’ve never been a big fan of book reviews, but because the point of our Startup Book Club is to learn something new, I decided to share some of the social media lessons I learned along the way. Think of this as a highlight reel of sorts if you happen to be too busy to pick up Vaynerchuk’s book yourself.

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Vaynerchuk presenting at free Sioux City event on Nov. 4

Need a dose of motivation? Have no fear, Gary will be here.

Making a return trip to the Silicon Prairie, Gary Vaynerchuk is scheduled to speak at a free and open to the public event at 1:45 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4 in Sioux City, Iowa. As part of the Siouxland Social Media Conference organized by the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, Vaynerchuk’s presentation will focus on how entrepreneurs …

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Big Omaha Backstage Pass – Gary & AJ Vaynerchuk: Context & happiness

“You know,” Gary Vaynerchuk says, “I’ve always known that context — and I didn’t know how to express it — was the whole game, right? For example, you have a feeling towards me right now that is different than you have towards AJ because we engaged together last year, so we created context, right? And now you have a different feeling towards AJ …

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Big Omaha Video Series: Gary Vaynerchuk of VaynerMedia

Today, we’re pleased to share with the you eleventh video in our Big Omaha 2011 Video Series, brought to you by CoSentry.

This video features the one and only Gary Vaynerchuk of VaynerMedia and Daily Grape.

In his talk, Gary brought a side of business and personality that only he can bring. He opened his presentation with a take on where things are at today in the business and …

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Innovation Chamber: The importance of positivity and determination

I have been to all three Big Omaha events, and they have all been special. However, this one particularly resonated for me on two key themes: positivity and determination. Both of these personal characteristics have been suggested as key components that differentiate entrepreneurs from the general public.


At Big Omaha, we had the opportunity to hear from Marc Eckō, Shervin Pishevar and Ben Huh. These are not irrational people – out …

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Big Omaha – Gary Vaynerchuk: ‘For the first time ever, your ears matter more than your mouth’

The man is a Big Omaha institution — insomuch as a person can be considered an institution at an event that’s less than half a decade old. Making his third appearance at Big Omaha in three years, Gary Vaynerchuk said the conference is a special one for him.

“This event means a lot to me for a lot of reasons,” he said at the start of his talk on May 12. “To watch this event grow has been exciting for me, and I really appreciate coming out here.” He continued …

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Big Omaha 2011: Friday speakers in the spotlight

Haven’t had time to study up on all of this year’s Big Omaha speakers? Not to worry; we can help you cram. We’ve combed the world wide interwebs to come up with a couple of stories, interviews, videos or otherwise noteworthy nuggets on each of our Big Omaha presenters so that you can brush up before you sit down at KANEKO on Friday morning. …

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Big Omaha Video Series: Extended Speaker Q&A

(Photo by Malone & Company) Today, we’re releasing the tenth presentation in our video series from Big Omaha 2010! This video features the “Extended Speaker Q&A” in which we brought back on stage six of our speakers: Jason Fried of 37signals, Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV and VaynerMedia, Scott Belsky of Behance, Dennis Crowley of foursquare, Danae Ringelmann of IndieGoGo, and Robert…

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Big Omaha Video Series: Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV

(Photo by Malone & Company.) Today, we’re excited to release the fifth video in our Big Omaha 2010 video series, that of Gary Vaynerchuk, founder of Wine Library TV, New York Times bestselling author of “Crush It!,” and co-founder of VaynerMedia.

From the very first year that we had the idea for Big Omaha, Gary was the first one to sign on for the event. Not only did he agree to speak, but since then, Gary has been an amazing supporter, friend and asset…

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Tahoe Tech Talk recap and takeaways

(Photo by Adam Copek via Flickr) This past weekend I attended Vaynermedia’s Tahoe Tech Talk event at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

The event kicked off with a reception on Thursday evening for the 150 attendees. On Friday, we heard from the eight speakers: Gary Vaynerchuk (host and moderator), Kevin Rose, Chris Sacca, Dave Morin, Travis Kalanick, Ben Kaufman, Dave McClure and…

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