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#AskGaryVee Episode 65: Breweries, Books, & Super Bowl Predictions

#QOTD: Rank these four platforms in order of YOUR preference: Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram.

#TIMESTAMPS
0:57 – If you were going to crush it by starting a brewery, what would you do?
3:07 – I’m 10 years old. Which one of your books should I read first and when should I read it? I can’t decide!
4:09 – How long do you spend creating a single piece of content? Do you focus on video because it’s more natural for you?
6:34 – Are you f@$#ing happy now, Gary?

#LINKS
http://www.garyvaynerchuk.com
https://medium.com/@garyvee/you-need-to-be-anywhere-but-the-middle-1b220e935a17

Last night, I started using Twitter’s new video reply feature. That platform is playing a lot more with video. When I first started putting out content in 2006, it was video because that felt most natural to me. The best way I could communicate. But it was hard for me to execute on it. In 2007 and 2009, I would carry a Flip Cam around with me and use that as my main medium. The fact that I can now do that straight through the Twitter app is awesome.

So video does seem most natural to me. But I don’t over think my content. Way too many people over think the stuff they are putting out there. We’re living in a culture where kids are growing up scrutinizing every selfie they take. It takes them forty-seven minutes to post because they have to make sure the lighting is right. Then when it doesn’t get enough likes in the first four minutes, they pull it down. I have the reverse of that rigor. I would take the most unflattering selfies, not caring about the lighting (this is actually the first year I’ve started to understand lighting…).

Bottom line: I really don’t care about the angles. The look. The feel. I care about the substance.

P.S. Twitter Video is available now for verified users, so if you’re verified, check it out. 🙂


Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M angel fund.

The #AskGaryVee Show is Gary’s way of providing as much value value as possible by taking your questions about social media, entrepreneurship, startups, and family businesses and giving you his answers based on a lifetime of building successful, multi-million dollar companies.

Gary is also a prolific public speaker, delivering keynotes at events like Le Web, and SXSW, which you can watch right here on this channel.

Find Gary here:

The website: http://garyvaynerchuk.com

Wine Library: http://winelibrary.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/gary

Twitter: http://twitter.com/garyvee

Instagram: http://instagram.com/garyvee

Medium: http://medium.com/@garyvee

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