Today is the big day for my friend Gary Vaynerchuk from Wine Library TV, or GaryVee as many of you know him on Twitter, as he published his first business book Crush It: Why NOW Is The Time To Cash In On Your Passion. This is Gary's second book overall, as his first book was about wine. I look forward to reading it. While Gary was writing it I sent him examples to use for various sections and feedback so I am interested to see how it turned out. Congrats and best of luck to Gary, I hope he sells lots of books! I bought it today.
It's great to see Gary come so far so quickly. I first met Gary via email when he wanted to send wine and sponsor our first TECH cocktail DC event, which we are very thankful for. Then we spoke together on a panel discussing social media at the New New Internet Conference in DC. We shared good times and joy by pulling together a flash mob wine party at SXSW in a matter of minutes. I even had Gary visit my hometown to speak in Woodstock, Illinois at the historic Opera House last year. There are many additional memories over the last few years but I don't want to bore you. All I can say is, It's been fun.
To coincide with the release of the book there my DC-based friend Mark Fitzpatrick created and released a music video theme song for the new book called Crush It by Clabo. The music video features Gary and lots of his video footage. I even made a cameo with Mark Bebawy which was filmed at the last TECH cocktail DC event. Congrats to Mark Fitzpatrick on pulling this video together. You can buy the music and proceeds go to charity to feed the hungry. That's right, buying the music will feed 6 mouths. Here are the music downloads: Crush It on iTunes and Crush It on Amazon. I just bought both versions, feeding 12 mouths. Feels good. :)