Book Review: Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk

After wrapping up Hatching Twitter, which took me a year to complete, I jumped into Gary Vaynerchuk’s first book, Crushing It! Why Now Is The Time To Cash In On Your Passion.

I finished the book in 8 days, a personal record, and that includes 3 days of me traveling that I didn’t read anything.  This was the first book I downloaded via Audible and listened to it mostly in my car on my commute to/from work and here are a few reasons why…

The voice of the audiobook is Gary Vaynerchuk himself which doesn’t really surprise me.  His mantra is that he creates all of his own content so it didn’t surprise me to hear his voice when I first hit play.  The other great thing was on several occasions, in true Gary fashion, he goes off script.  It really felt like he was personally reading the book to me.

Anyone that is interested in developing or investing in their own personal brand should absolutely read this book.  Gary highlights a ton of great points and ideas on how to launch your own personal brand,  and what I love most about it is that he’s not preaching, he’s sharing his experience.  And his experience isn’t just a “one hit wonder” like so many other authors, he has a proven track record of success.

The other area of the book that stood out to me was how right his projections were. Although the book is several years old many of the tactical things he says are still true today and all of the principles are true to this day.

I was happy to hear that several of the things he recommends I have already implemented but I picked up a few new nuggets that I plan to share on is blog soon, so stay tuned…

  • Luke

    Dear Dr. Eric Dosal and Dr. Brian Dosal,
    I also listened to Crush It via audio.
    Great book review.
    Have a good day.

    • Thanks for sharing Luke. Glad you liked the book and the book review.

      • Luke

        Dear Dr. Eric Dosal,
        Thank you for your kindly response.
        I really loved the book and the book review.

        P.S. Please tell Dr. Brian Dosal that I said “Hi”