Instaread Summary of #AskGaryVee One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness by Gary Vaynerchuk
Three out of five stars
One of the latest classes of self-help books to arise are those that dispense advice on how to to leverage social media to advance your business. While social media is free and it is easy to post material online, doing it right is not easy. There are many potential pitfalls and there are a large number of businesses that have arisen that claim to be able to ably advise you or manage your presence on social media. Yaynerchuk is a social media pro that has the credentials to justify his claim to being the “best social media practitioner” and this summary is a distillation of the book that is a distillation of his advice.
There is little in this summary that is not found in other books about playing the social media card in your business. From the summary I see nothing that would make me believe that #AskGaryVee is in any way differentiated from other books.
Key takeaway 2 is flat out wrong. It is “Hard work is the only way to achieve success. Hustle will always trump talent in the making of a winning business.“ This is a contradiction of one of the best items of advice, “Work smarter, not harder.” In fact, working smarter will almost always trump working harder, because it has a much higher multiplier of return.
I was unimpressed by this summary, it is uninspiring.
This book was made available for free for review purposes.