Watch the whole keynote here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lvur6cUJGs
It’s amazing how differently two people can see the same thing 😉
Back when AOL ruled the web and you had to pay 13 dollars a minute to have an internet connection, most guys’ excitement around their first internet connection and the rise of the world wide web was around getting chicks and online dating. Gary’s was business.
As he explains “I was finishing up a game of madden, by the way I won that madden game. I run into my dorm room and my friend is sitting in front of this “thing” and he clicks some buttons and I hear “cooo cku chu” remember that shit! I hear this noise and then my friend signs in and he goes into this chat room he types in A/S/L (another classic), and he looks at me and he was in front of his computer and I’ll never forget this look for the rest of my life…He tells me “we can get chicks on this shit!” and as long as I let that pause just happen while you were laughing (it makes me feel really good by the way thank you). That is how long I paused before my brain said I can sell shit on this thing! That was it, my life changed again right there. Where internet and business came together for me, right after I saw internet connection for the first time.
Gary Vaynerchuk is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author, self-taught wine expert, and innovative entrepreneur. Find more at http://garyvaynerchuk.com
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