"People who build family businesses are not classically trained. They have to deal with an enormous amount of politics. You think corporate politics are tough? Go work for your dad or your mom."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Gary Vaynerchuk on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Gary Vaynerchuk on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Gary Vaynerchuk on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Gary Vaynerchuk on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Gary Vaynerchuk on Joseph Stalin
"From age 16, I lived and breathed wine. I read every magazine and book about wine."
"IQ is a commodity, data is a commodity. I'm far more interested in watching people interact at a restaurant with their smartphone. We can all read 'Tech Crunch,' 'Ad Age.' I would rather be living in the trenches. I would rather be going to Whole Foods in Columbus Circle to watch people shop with their smartphones."
"I'm a big fan of Mashable and TechCrunch and other outlets like that, but TechMeme obviously does an amazing job of aggregating."
"Okay, let's talk about cartoon labels for half a second - some people think anything with a dog or a car or a colorful alien is garbage, which is not true. Look at Big Moose Red. It's, like, a $6 wine with a cheesy label, and it's actually a solid wine."
"I am surprised by how not-adopted the video reply has been. What keeps other people from doing it, I think, is that they think a video comes across as 'I'm cool, look at how many e-mails I get.' That perception doesn't scare me, because I know who I am."