Business Tips: #AskGaryVee Episode 155: Slack, Serendipity, & YouTube Red

Business Tips: #AskGaryVee Episode 155: Slack, Serendipity, & YouTube Red

Awesome Tip: #AskGaryVee Episode 155: Slack, Serendipity, & YouTube Red

27-16, Pats

1:41 – What do you think of Slack as a productivity environment for startups?
3:24 – You talk a lot about serendipity. Was there one event that made you a believer or a series of occurrences?
5:52 – What’s the best way to start a business in a space that you are unfamiliar with but see massive opportunity in?
7:50 – Why did you go to college?
9:02 – At what age did you decide you wanted to buy the New York Jets?


Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M angel fund.

The #AskGaryVee Show is Gary’s way of providing as much value value as possible by taking your questions about social media, entrepreneurship, startups, and family businesses and giving you his answers based on a lifetime of building successful, multi-million dollar companies.

Gary is also a prolific public speaker, delivering keynotes at events like Le Web, and SXSW, which you can watch right here on this channel.

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43 Replies to “Business Tips: #AskGaryVee Episode 155: Slack, Serendipity, & YouTube Red”

  1. I'm so glad about the parenting comment by Gary Vee. I totally agree and have been advocating early learning. Not just traditional school but deep learning. I'm at the beginning stages on that but it's looking very promising.

  2. its sad but funny how grown ppl still have that high school mentality … my moms told me what would i tell my friends if u dont continue on going to college and i told her "im not living for your friends" i really wanted to say FUCK YOUR FRIENDS but i did not wanted to disrespectful lol

  3. You're so inspirational. The more you watch the more you begin to like this man more haha
    I see you remember your Jewish roots with wisdom from Proverbs eh haha
    "Train up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual gift or bent], and when he is old he will not depart from it." – Proverbs 22:6

  4. I studied and worked in graphic design for 4 years. My closest friends were graphic designers and it was obvious how naturally talented they were compared to me, so I left the industry and moved to sales and marketing. Best decision of my life!

  5. I love the fact that you admit that you were peer pressured into school by your parents, but didn't let that change you or guide your life. I am just getting out now and am completely in limbo. Looking for myself and finding my passion is now my one and only goal. Thanks so much for doing this show! It's really awesome 🙂

  6. I just sent Gary a question about how to guide my teen sis in the right direction before seeing this episode (these shows are coming out so fast). That probably kills my chances of getting an answer.

    I do have to disagree with Gary's comment about telling my kid he can't play baseball because his parents are 5'4". Have you ever heard of Dustin Pedroia?? He's a batting champ/MVP/World Series champion and is the size of a mouse. Yes I would make sure my kid explores other avenues of the sport he loves but doesn't mean I am not putting him on teams/baseball camp. He can be the jock who's educated.

  7. On You Tube Red, what if they charged just .99ct per user for a year subscription unlimited views? Even if half the users did it they would have a crap load of money. And a different price point for unlimited uploads. What do you like about that Gary V??

  8. One my kids isn't very good at sports. He's 7, none of them are good. I encourage him to have fun. One of the other parents told me that they push their kids to be good at sports, because until they are good at something they can't really find it fun. I think it's the other way around; if they enjoy it they will become good at it (or not). Yeah, maybe they won't be the next Kobe, LeBron, or whatever because they stop growing at 5' tall or break a leg. But maybe they become the first "them", and that would be much better…genuine. Have Fun, Live Hard

  9. Great show Gary. Teaching our kids to be realistic without crushing their dreams is tough but necessary. We've left it too long to the schools to direct their future; parents need to get involved early and recognise their strengths/weaknesses/passions and pave the way.

  10. Hey Gary,
    Young Hinawi from Abu Dhabi, UAE here.
    I recently joined the software company that my father founded, it's called Hinawi Software. I told myself that I should spend the first couple of months learning and absorbing the company practices and culture before suggesting changes. I barely completed 1 month and I have already improved so many things in the company (numerous fights and arguments to get them done). Here is the question: I really want to propel the company to making millions, but how can I strike a balance between accommodating my father's old school business practice and instilling new ideas without driving myself crazy?
    Thanks Vee!

  11. My kid James has wanted to draw from such an early age. He is alsways drawing and we have encouraged him. He now is going full time in to tattoos. I am so proud that he is doing what he enjoys doing. Love your show Gary but your rant about college. I would love to apply for a job but know I wont get past your spec. Your jobs have no way for some one who does not have certifications. It seems a mismatch to what you say. Your an ideal with no qualifications. How many staff do you have with no certs?

  12. Love your ending comments about reverse engineering with kids. I have been doing that with my private students for years and it's so rewarding to see them finding new paths of passion. Just as you spoke about parents not have the genetic physique for their child to be a football player, so many natural and learned elements go into being a singer/songwriter. To compete in the pop world takes an equal amount of business acumen and mastery of the art and craft. Even with all of that you still need luck and timing. Several students have transitioned successfully and willingly from their original dreams of being a star to becoming therapists, audio engineers, directors, stage managers and teachers. A select few have the cojones to stick out the competitive chaos of today's music business. It's incredibly inspirational to help all of them on theirs journeys.

    Rock on, Gary. This old broad is still learning from you!

  13. hahaha I live gary's response: "great question"…question was what age were you when you decided to buy the New York jets… don't get me wrong no such thing as a dumb question just so inventive to get to the deep meaning of a top level data:)

  14. Is there a formula for grand slam organic reach and follower growth? I'm a social media intern for a university library right now managing content for their Facebook and Twitter pages as well as developing strategies for growing their media presence (Insta is handled by another intern and I've yet to convince the higher ups on Snap). Everything we do is organic, I have no boosting budget, and so far my best accomplishment has been a post that I created that reached 4300% more people than our average post (330% more than like the page on Facebook) simply because it was a "Transformation Tuesday" of an iconic reading room of ours (everything else we post is lucky if it peaks over 200 people). What would you recommend for not only creating more grand slam organic content such as that but also sustaining that kind of massive leap in reach and followers?

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