Thursday, September 18, 2008

California Wine: @ Web 2.0

The world and the future is in the promise of our creative efforts, dedication to hard work and passion for what we do. Obviously, but the reminder can re-invigorate and rejuvenate the business psyche as much or better than a massage. So went Gary Veynerchuk's message yesterday at Web 2.0...the Wine Guy from Wine Library TV found a convergence of passions that works for him...I mean REALLY works. He said he grossed "$50 million last year..." but essentially it means nothing if you don't love what you do.

That's why we're here at Web 2.0. Integrated into our DNA is an understanding that the e-movement is changing not just the way we do business, marketing & advertising; but it also is changing the way we live. Social Media, the internet & technology is in the throws of changing everything in every person's life from social connection, communication & interaction to the way we move, work ,shop, vacation, learn, play & engage in the world around us. Words fall short on how integrated & how thoroughly our world is being impacted. Maybe this is already obvious to the majority..., but the intellectual understanding vs. the understanding embedded in the fabric of who we are and how we operate are 2 very different things. It could mean the difference between success & failure.

Share some wine with a friend & talk about it. Ask the questions...the world is getting smaller, moving faster & e-volving now. You gotta be ready. Re-position yourselves, engage, and hang will be one hell of a ride.

3 comments: said...

This was a great post from Web 2.0 conference.

Things are changing and people think the economy is suffering. My question is - would you be suffering if you had a global business that could be done anywhere in the world? Think web 2.0 & the internet

Gary V Grossed how much?! 50 million!! Hellooooo, did you hear that?

What if you only made an extra $1 million or $500k or what the heck an extra $50k!!

Things are cranking right now. You can listen to the news or go out and make it happen RIGHT NOW!

WineDiverGirl said...

And following your passion is perhaps cliche, but ESSENTIAL to making it all work...that and as Gary V put it...Hustle! said...

Yes the "Hustle" part is so key! Most don't hustle. Most give up at the first sign of resistance. Most don't want to sacrifice their favorite reality show on TV to win big in life.

I saw that Gary V was written up in the Wired article about Julia Allison and it showed his schedule. Only about 3 people in the world would do what he does. You, Mo and Me!