Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passionis the new book by Gary Vaynerchuck,wine Crush It!seller, host of Wine Library TV, and public speaker. Crush It! is a chronicle of Gary’s ascent to successful businessman and a how-to manual to be successful in the same vein as him based on his experiences.
Last week, I chronicled my experience dealing with Sears Automotive over the course of the month of September. I decided to use this as an experiment in social media to see what kind of response I would get from Sears by writing the blog and then seeing what attention I could garner by promoting it online.
This past summer, the light on my dashboard came on letting me know that my brake pads needed to be replaced. Unfortunately, bringing the car in to Sears Automotive for repairs lead to far more problems than I ever expected to need to fix and cost me far more in money and time than I ever expected.
On Thursday, October 1, my friends Joey, Anna and Sara held the first Cupcakes4Charity event in New York City at the Roger Smith Hotel. Through the power of social media, goodwill and cupcakes, they were able to raise $1,100 for the American Cancer Society.
For the last decade, we have been repeating the styles that have come before. Music, movies, fashion and other elements of our popular culture have been co-opting what has been created in previous decades rather than moving forward with new and completely original ideas, leaving us in a place where we are reliving our history through selective lenses of the past.