Wine Library's Gary Vaynerchuk vs Robert Parker, Wineries
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Do you have a hobby you wish you could do all day? An obsession that keeps you up at night?Meet Gary Vaynerchuk, a 33-year-old self-trained wine and social media expert who has revolutionized the wine industry. Gary's cult-like following is the result of his unconventional, often irreverent commentary on wine, combined with his business acumen and foresight to use social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to reach an untapped audience.He hosts a daily webcast called "The Thunder Show" on tv.winelibrary.com that attracts over 90,000 viewers each day. Recently, his podcast become the most downloaded show on iTunes in the Food category, beating out venerable names in the industry including Martha Stewart and Jamie Oliver.Called the "king of social media," Gary is one of the first Facebook users to max out his friend limit, with over 17,000 pending friend requests. He is in the top 100 people followed on Twitter and was the keynote speaker at events like the 2009 South of Southwest Interactive conference and the New Media and Web 2.0 expos.With CRUSH IT! he shows how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses. Gary spent years building his family business from a local wine shop into a national industry leader. Then one day he turned on a video camera, and by using the secrets revealed in this book, transformed his entire life and earning potential by building his personal brand.Step-by-step, CRUSH IT! is the ultimate driver's manual for modern business.