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Gary Vaynerchuk on jab, jab, jabbing your way to success

Gary Vaynerchuk LeWeb Paris 2013

If you have been following my blog for the past few years, you will know that I am a big fan of Gary Vaynerchuk, so to have the opportunity to experience him speaking live at LeWeb, has been a great experience for me.

At LeWeb Paris 2013, Gary had an awesome Q&A session with Loic Le Meur. This session was excellent, full of Gary’s insights and ideas on what it takes to be successful in social media.

By the way, at the 49:30 mins mark, I had the opportunity to ask Gary a question on how he has managed his company’s impressive growth (from 20 to 300 employees in 24 months), so make sure you stay until the end of the session to find his answer.

Ivan Hernandez and Gary Vaynerchuk at LeWeb 2013


Gary Vaynerchuk – Q&A Session


By the way, I strongly recommend you to get his new book Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World (Amazon affiliate link), in which he shares a blueprint to social media marketing strategies that really works with over 80 social media content case studies. Brilliant stuff!

Photo credit: Ivan Hernandez

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5. Gary Vaynerchuk on transparency, authenticity and why now is the best time to be an entrepreneur


GoPro: A ten-year overnight success

When the media talks about “A consumer phenomenon“, “the world’s hottest camera company” , “the number one best-selling camera in the world” … which company do you think they are talking about?

Sony? …. Canon? …. Kodak? (just kidding) …. no. They are talking about GoPro, the remarkable company founded by Nicholas Woodman, who has created America’s fastest growing imaging company, not by selling cameras, but by selling what he calls “life-capture devices“.


In this video, Nicholas shares his fascinating and very inspiring story of how he went from sleeping out of his 1971 Volkswagen bus, to joining the 2013 Forbes’ World Billionaires List with a net worth of $1.3 billion … in just over 10 years!



If you want to find out more about Nicholas, I suggest you to check out this excellent article from Forbes: The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World’s Hottest Camera Company

And for those of you not familiar with GoPro’s amazing video capabilities … Check out the video below. Enjoy the show!

Quote of the week

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
Nolan Bushnell

Malcom Gladwell on Meaningful Work

Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author of outstanding books such as Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference and Outliers: The Story of Success (Amazon affiliate links), gives in this video two great examples of hard work that later looked like genius.

Bill Gates got up at 02:00 am to program as a teenager, while The Beatles played together 1200 times, far more than most bands, before they ever got famous.

The point is: Success is the result of putting your heart and mind into something to create successful, meaningful work.



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Quote of the week

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Winston Churchill

How to break habits

OK … this is it … no more excuses… And you know what? … It’s Charles Duhigg’s fault. Because in his outstanding book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Amazon affiliate link), he demonstrates that the key to exercising regularly, losing weight, becoming more productive, raising exceptional children, and achieving success is understanding how habits work.

How to break habits


But that’s not all! The book also explores how by harnessing recent scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

Here is a brief introduction to some of his other findings. Fascinating stuff!

Target knows your secrets


How the military uses habits


So … I strongly recommend you to get this book. I have been reading it for the past couple days and I simply cannot put it down. Interesting, provocative, but most important, full of extremely valuable advice.

Quote of the week

In order to get to the next level of whatever you’re doing, you must think and act in a wildly different way than you previously have been
Grant Cardone