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Marketers Ruin Everything

Gary is right about three things:

1. Marketers take tactics and abuse the hell out of them until they’re ruined.
2. The greatest marketers are all storytellers.
3. There are things like Google Glass about which we say, “No WAY am I ever going to wear that,” but we will.

We Might Do a Show Called We Might Swear – Dave Gray, Steve Portigal and Me

Me, Dave Gray and Steve Portigal on a newly created show called We Might Do a Show Called We Might Swear. Blindingly awesome. You just can’t make stuff like this up.

One interesting nugget – in this interview, I discuss my crippling social media addiction. Enjoy!

Bertrand Russell – Love is Wise, Hatred is Foolish

Listen to the man! Love is wise, and hatred is foolish.

“In this world which is getting more and more closely interconnected, we have to learn to tolerate each other. We have to learn to put up with the fact that some people say things that we don’t like. We can only live together in that way.”

Friday Funnies – Brian Williams Raps Warren G’s “Regulate”

Brian Williams NAILS Warren G! Some people have too much time on their hands. And I love it.

What Will You Expend Energy On Today?

Whatever it is, spend your time worrying about important things.


Advertising as Seen Through The Eyes of an 8 Year Old

Well, she’s only 8 and she already thinks the advertisers are lying.

KTCO – My Appearance with Chris Brogan and Joe Sorge

Thanks to Chris Brogan and Joe Sorge for inviting me on the show. This was my third appearance on KTCO, and it was unlike the first two. This one seemed a bit more unstructured, or as I told Bob Burg on Twitter, “happily discombobulated.” They emailed me a show outline beforehand, and we didn’t stick to it at all! For me, that made it a blast.

Thanks again guys.

Link to the show, in case the embedded video above does not work for you.

Occupy Wall Street vs. The iPhone 4S


[ NOTE: video contains two instances of profanity. Do not watch this video if this will upset you. ]

Gary Vaynerchuk In a Seminal Performance at the 2011 Inc 500 Conference

And now a YouTube version for those of you on Apple mobile devices

(WARNING: the above video contains lots of foul language. You should not watch this video if such language offends you)

Apologies in advance, but I’m a brown-nosing Vayniac. I’ll get that out in the open right now. However, I have learned a ton from this guy, have watched dozens of his speeches, was sitting in the front row of this presentation, actually got mentioned in the speech between 33:00 and 33:30, and can tell you that this talk was one of his best ever. Watch this presentation.

I speculate that he really brought his A-Game because he was amongst peers. The room was filled with 1,000 (?) of the best entrepreneurs in the world, and that’s who he is. Even though most of the attendees are not doing social well, or not doing it at all, Gary and these folks still share much of the same DNA. They build businesses. I think Gary felt like he was talking to a different crowd here than one he might address at Big Omaha or SXSW, and that this required something different. All I can say is…. watch the whole thing, including the last question he takes during Q&A. He brought the house down!

And Gary, thanks for the hug afterwards.



Thank you to both Gary Vaynerchuk and Robert Scoble (via Mike Stenger) for rebroadcasting this for me. Needless to say, my blog has seen some traffic in the past few days. By the way, I had a few people say I was lucky to get the attention of these guys. As Harvey Mackay recently said in his Chris Brogan interview, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” Basically, I do stuff. Lots of stuff. Some of it “hits the big time,” whatever that means. So….. Blog. Post. Comment. Reshare. Listen. Interview. Videotape. Write. Sit in the front row. Do stuff!

Inc 500 Conference crowd for Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk Chris Reimer Rizzo Tees Inc 500 Conference