Interview by Web Smith.
“I may or may not even buy the Jets from [Robert] “Woody” Johnson.”
Vaynerchuk is a man focused like never before. But did you notice that things were a little different over the past year? Gary has had a quiet, uneventful, seemingly less-accomplished 2012, let’s face it. I mean, right? Gary Vaynerchuk has been known to most as a very-public, acutely-opportunistic, self-promoting, super-entrepreneur. Most that don’t truly know him would even venture to call him ‘ostentatious’.
For his community of nearly one million followers on Twitter, you likely noticed: more personal breaks, more autonomy from his employees, longer family trips, more talk of his wonderful children, less business talking points, and an astounding lack of concern (in comparison to years past) with one particular professional team. He probably tweeted any comments on “Tebow” less that five times in 2012. This is the same guy who once said, Listening to your users is good, but giving a shit about your community is WAY better!”
“You have to care about everything. Look in the mirror and ask yourself what you want to do every day for the rest of your life – then go do it.