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Crush it!

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I have just read an entertaining book called Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk. He is one of those internet entrepreneurs that have succeeded, and in his book he explains how it works.

The book is called Crush it! (with the exclamation mark). It is a high-powered book with a lot of energy. The basic idea he is promoting is that if you do want you love (as opposed to just liking what you do), your job stops being a job but a passion, and working stops being work and is fun instead. By using the social medias and working hard, getting started is very cheap and everybody has the possibility of monetizing his or her passions.

I decided reading the book after having seen a link on agile scout, where he discusses “the Thank You Economy”. Have a look, I think he makes a lot of sense. His book has the same intensity that he shows on stage.

One of the things that I considered while reading the book, was that his points were valid. The best “work” is the work that gets done when you are not thinking about it. When I teach, it is obvious to me when I trigger the students. They probably don’t notice it, but suddenly you have a lazy student that suddenly have done 5 hours of extracurricular work just because it happened to be interesting and at the correct difficulty level.

It is all about motivation.

Gary Vaynerchuks version is kind of extreme, but the book definately a good read.


Written by moozing

February 22, 2011 at 09:00

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  1. Glad we helped! Gary is an intense guy. He sure knows how to get things done!

    Agile Scout

    February 22, 2011 at 14:42

    • You’re welcome. It was just a matter of time before I mentioned your blog. I have a couple of agilescout.com articles saved in my zotero repository for later use 🙂

      I am kind of expect Gary to locate my (small and obscure) blog and post a comment himself.


      February 22, 2011 at 15:41

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