Gary Vaynerchuk Is Full Of Shit. Too Harsh?
Read on. But, note that I have an updated take on Gary Vaynerchuk – I think he is less full of shit, much less. I think he has become more loving. Read Gary Vaynerchuk Loves You right here.
Let me start with a reader’s comment about this post. If you go to my LinkedIn post, you’ll see that I omitted the word “Shit” from that headline but am including it on my blog. Clearly, Jeff disagrees with that decision.
Peter I agree with you but was disappointed that you took the real word out of the headline and replaced it with “It” 😉
Maybe I omitted Shit because I was using LinkedIn’s platform or because, well, who knows. But here’s a story from my first days in Oregon after I purchased the agency then known as Ralston Group (eventually renamed Citrus). I am a born and raised New Yorker. “Fuck” is in our daily vocabulary. As someone who has lived around the world, I’ve modified the use of Fuck because some cultures are not as upfront as us. So, after I moved I found myself in an early AM meeting in Portland and I hear myself saying Fuck. Being a highly sensitive type, I turn to the woman next to me and ask, “Oh, sorry, is it OK to say Fuck in a Portland meeting?” She says, “It’s OK to say it – but only twice.” I love Portland!!!
OK back to the fact that Gary Vaynerchuck is full of SHIT.
Am I being too harsh? No, I don’t think so. Head over to LinkedIn to see what I wrote about Gary Vaynerchuk and his two minutes of dumping on the world of advertising which ran on an Ad Age Digital Crash Course segment.
Look, I get self-promotion. But, please, do not be so insulting (even if you are a little bit right.)
By the way, I’ve said nice things about Gary in the past.