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Gary Vaynerchuk delivered this passionate and powerful speech at FOWA London 09 and it rocked the house. If you need a bit of inspiration (and a slight kick in the ass) don’t miss this one. Warning: Strong language
This is great.
refreshing when people who make presentations actually say something. i like this one.
what did he actually say though? the internet is changing the face of business and you need to care about you're customers?
nothing new there.
he did add in a lot of fucks and shits but that doesn't make for good learning.
he runs some wine magazine?? why not make money from doing something useful instead.
7:23 - "customer service is not putting a fucking tab in the left side, that says feedback... that is not costomer service"
*funny and brilliant presentation
The individual means way more less than it ever did in the human history. The $0 that it costs to make something made be great but that also means that for the most part the only one able to survive in the "cost $0 but you also make $0" are big corporations with unlimited pockets. The presentation fails.
i think what he was getting at was the difference between what people do for love can now be as viable of a business as anyone else. hence, his wine. i know that working in design, especially in the web sphere, i meet a lot of people who are always talking about the next google, or how many urls they own, basic posturing b.s. however they see the web as a way to cash in, not necessarily as a way to have a product, build the brand, then make money.
lowimpakt, i do agree with you on one perspective. he definitely didn't say anything new, but i have found that i am overwhelmed by useless new content all the time. in my opinion i found it was really a re-hash and review of fundamentals.
in the info-age very few lectures offer things that are radically groundbreaking or revolutionary.
pointing out the (known) issue and let people be inspired in ways of looking at it, or be reminded of its importance can be valuable to many.
having said that i haven't watched it.. yet.
One of the most naive presentations I've ever seen. What a douche.
1. I like my cable programming that costs millions of dollars and hundreds of unionized workers to produce such as Mad Men and Sopranos. That guy can't pick his "good" programming a la carte because you can't always guarantee "good" shows. There are hundreds of horrible failures on TV for every successful show that you want to download or watch on Boxee or Hulu or whatever.
2. Hey "Fuck Face", we WERE at the brink of a depression. Just because this guy is a completely obliviously to the effects of the recession doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Wow.
3. Customer Service is king? hahaha.
Apple's customer service sucks. Verizon's customer service sucks even more. Google's doesn't even exist.
People who say shit like this as if it were some sort of self-evident business-axiom are usually amateurs.
I don't want to continue wasting my time ranting, but WTF for posting this video here.
janne - I agree but I just didn't find anything inspiring - him, his business or his delivery.
maybe I'm just jaded and old.
randommail - i agree with your point 2. A guy who opens his talk by talking about making millions and then has a go at people worrying about the economic crisis by saying everyone has a massive widescreen tv obviously doesn't understand real people with real problems
stuff like that pisses me off.
randommail, you're a fucking idiot.
1. The Sopranos is what you get when you pay for EXACTLY the content you want. HBO can produce so many of the best series of all times because it's paid-for content. It's not ad supported, it's not populist. It doesn't need a bunch of bullshit reality series to cater to the great unwashed masses. Way to prove yourself wrong, dipwit.
2. We were not at the brink of a great depression. You're a scared loser if you think we were.
3. I don't even feel this needs argued. Service is king. You sound like a designer who can't grasp business-axioms whatsoever, like Lifetime value of customers, retention, repeat rates. You know, the stuff that actually keeps bringing in money. Go fucking kern something.
lowimpakt, mistaking a hike in unemployment and some people losing homes they couldn't afford anyway for the next "Great Depression" is a critical error. It's the type of fear that cripples a nation that's already made up of a bunch of spineless crybabies.
The standard of living in this country has not dropped considerably, not by a long shot. Most people's equity and net worth, combined with social services, can and have floated them through these bad times.
i didn't have a problem with it.
This douchebag would walk up to a homeless guy asking for money and berate the man for being homeless. "Why the FUCK don't you get a job you bum. You disgust me. Look at me. I work hard. I'm successful. Be like me. You worthless lazy bum."
Yes, it is just like that scene from American Psycho.
lowimpakt, to respond to your earlier post: Did you only watch a minute of this video? Or are you just stupid?
His main point is this: The internet can help you become whatever you want to become. Like he said, you don't need to be the nephew of the New York Times editor. You don't need some big break in Hollywood. The idea of being "self-made" is more a reality than ever before.
As designers, we should realize that. QBN plays an important part in that. The EC promotes and gives credibility to people we've never heard of before. It doesn't take money or connections.... just time, work, and talent.
everyone stupid, fuck you all
"lots of people more qualified than you suggested intervention was required to prevent something aking to a "
You are truly clueless. Bankers said they needed money. We gave them money. That's what happened.
Forget your melodrama and fear. Bankers made mistakes, and the taxpayers paid for them. Nothing more, nothing less.
When Lehman Bros. fell, the world kept spinning. Remember that.
nostradamus - yea i'm stupid. i'm sorry. the internet will solve all our problems, help make all our dreams come true, provide a cure for aids and feed the billion people around the world that are starving right now.
I'm still LOL'ing @ lowimpakt.
"B-but the bankers said they needed that money! They're more qualified! Too big too fail! They can't be wrong!"
Oh fuck, dear me, you are a sheep.
"i'm sorry. the internet will solve all our problems, help make all our dreams come true, provide a cure for aids and feed the billion people around the world that are starving right now."
lowimpakt, if you want proof of what he's saying, India's IT & service sectors provide excellent case studies.