Gary Vaynerchuk

Vaynermedia CEO

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Is It Ever Okay to Lie at Work?

I think lying is normal. I'm very comfortable in believing that there can't be a human being that runs around Earth that hasn't lied. So sure, I just think it's real. I think we need…

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What Was the Low Point in Your Career?

First of all I love entrepreneurship. I like bad. I like losing. Let me tell you about my favorite sports teams: the Yankees, the Rangers, the Knicks, and the Jets. These were my favorite teams…

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Have You Ever Cried at Work?

No, I have not cried in the office, but that's because I'm not allowed to cry. And what I mean by that is, I've been in control of my destiny my whole career. I've run…

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What Mistakes Do People Make Over and Over Again?

I think people are pattern-driven and have DNA and actually think most people are repeating their core mistake and their core strength over and over and over again. As a matter of fact, I actually…

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How Do You Fire Someone?

Carefully, slowly, and over the last half decade with more upfrontness. I think one of the flaws of my twenties and building Wine Library was I kept it to myself. I felt bad. I let…

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Are Entrepreneurs Born or Can They Be Made?

I think entrepreneurship is a talent, like singing, like beauty, even. Can you become a better basketball player? Yes you can. Can you be an NBA player? No, most of us cannot. And so, yes…

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What’s the Biggest Mistake When Raising Money?

Right now we're in this place right now, where everybody thinks that they need money, that that's the validation. We celebrate, we celebrate somebody who raises money. I laugh at that, that somebody giving up,…

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What Is Your Corporate Culture?

That's the thing that I'm most proud of. I think my legacy, and I think about my legacy, which gives you a glimpse into my ego, is going to be that I'm going to build…

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What Advice Would You Give a First-Time Manager?

That you work for them, not they work for you. It's been the advice I've given all my managers, and it's really helped them. You work hard your whole life, and now you're a manager…

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What’s Your Power Food?

I don't know if I have the power food. I went my whole first 15 years of my career not eating breakfast or lunch and then just eating one dinner at like, 9:30 at night.…

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What’s the Most Important Skill You Use That School Did Not Teach You?

Well, school taught me nothing. And I'm gonna be very frank about that. Meaning, school probably taught me how to interact with other human beings, I guess, but I don't even necessarily want to give…

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What Is Your Must-Ask Job Interview Question?

I literally start with almost always with like, "Tell me about yourself." I'm a counter puncher by trade. I don't have like a jab to set up, the right hook in interviews. I don't believe…

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How Do You Conduct Performance Reviews?

I think human beings are not capable of reviewing other human beings. Let me explain. If you close your eyes and just listen to a review, and do that 15 times. All you leaders, all…

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What’s Your Biggest Career Mistake?

My biggest career mistake is actually invisible. I've been crippled by opportunity for the last decade. Should've I gone on Top Chef and been the wine guy seven years ago, and then use that vein…

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How Do You Give Critical Feedback?

Poorly, this is probably one of the things that I'm not great at. I'm much better than I was five years ago. I am just naturally optimistic. I'm suffocated by negativity. The truth of why…

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What Is Your Biggest Time-Saving Trick?

Other human beings. I have two assistants. I have somebody who follows me around and films me. I have a full time health coach, which means he's my nutrition and working out, he's 100% on…

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How Do You Come up With Your Best Ideas?

I think I come up with my best ideas in places where I'm not doing something. Like I'm not going to come up with it right now, because I'm focused on this, but mine come…

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"Born in Belarus and immigrated to New York with parents as part of an exchange program"

One of the world’s leading marketing experts, Gary Vaynerchuk has built his career by being exactly where consumer attention is going next.

Just out of college, Gary grew his family wine business 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, Gary became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies including Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Uber and Venmo and co-founding the VaynerRSE fund.

In addition to running digital agency VaynerMedia, Gary also serves as CEO of holding company VaynerX, which houses VaynerMedia and The Gallery, a new publishing company Gary started after acquiring leading women’s lifestyle property PureWow in January 2017, with his business partners at RSE Ventures. Gary also serves as a partner in athlete representation agency VaynerSports and restaurant reservations app Resy.

With more than 3.5 million fans on social media, Gary shares his ongoing journey as an entrepreneur in his daily vlog, #DailyVee. He also hosts The #AskGaryVee Show, on which he answers questions about digital media, entrepreneurship, leadership and more, based on a lifetime of building successful, multi-million dollar companies. The show is also available as a podcast on iTunesStitcher, and SoundCloud. Gary will soon appear with Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and will.i.am on Apple’s original series “Planet of the Apps,” launching in spring 2017.

Gary serves as a board/advisory member of organizations such as the Ad Council and Pencils of Promise, and is a longtime Well Member of Charity:Water. Gary also frequently keynotes at conferences such as Le Web, ANA Masters of Marketing, Web Summit and more.