Guest Bio: Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur, CEO, investor, author, public speaker, and internet personality.
Topics Discussed: Gary didn’t want to be a motivational speaker; what his speeches are like; building businesses gives him confidence to speak; finding who is real; negative people are a waste of energy; communication today is interesting; social networks have exposed us; Gary has always been a hustler; Gary started by selling wine online; people who are into wine are douchebags; Gary wanted to help young people get into wine; Brooklyn; Gary loves the action and noise of Manhattan; Gary can’t stand silence; gambling in Las Vegas; Joe talks about betting on UFC fights; Khabib Nurmagomedov; nationalism; signatures; pool/billiards; darts; pattern recognition; Gary thinks the primary device will switch from the TV to the cell phone; Joe says he gets 95 million downloads per month; podcasts are way better than radio; podcasts allow people to be themselves and talent to rise to the top; we don’t realize the impact of the internet on our lives; Gary thinks voice activation (like Amazon Echo) is the next big thing; every device will talk to each other in the future; virtual reality porn; what’s bizarre gets redefined quickly; dating and the internet; dating above/below your level; people are scared of technology; big jumps in technology; Kylie Jenner’s plastic surgery; young girls are getting plastic surgery today; what plastic surgery guys are okay with a girl having; guys only want giant cocks; Tumblr got popular because of porn; MySpace wasn’t run well which is why it disappeared; nostalgia and defunct websites; Gary wants to buy the New York Jets; bulletproof skin made from spider silk and human skin cells; Peter Thiel injecting young people’s blood; Joe says Hugh Jackman is on steroids; Gary travels with a trainer to stay in shape; why young people shouldn’t do steroids; testosterone replacement therapy; you still need to do hard work when taking steroids; a balanced diet is more important than steroids; Gary won’t let his kid score on him when they play basketball; Joe says don’t be competitive with people who aren’t competitive with you; Joe lets his kids leg kick him full blast; Joe talks about doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with people who aren’t as good as him; Gary is addicted to competition; (1:00:00) Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Pay-Per-View talk; Joe thinks there’s a 70% chance that McGregor vs. Mayweather, Jr. will happen; speculation about McGregor’s potential future fights in the UFC; Joe says Conor could beat Tyron Woodley; Joe says Conor will be way bigger (physically) than Floyd; how Joe got into martial arts; Gary talks about giving his speeches and what his objective is; how to make money on Instagram; Gary gets $100,000 for giving a speech; Gary says lots of money can be made flipping things like clothes on eBay and Craigslist; Joe won’t invest in businesses because he doesn’t want to think about them; Joe talks about his obsession with archery; self-awareness; problem solving and overcoming obstacles teaches you about yourself; bet on your strengths; martial arts specialists; Gary is a boxing fan; fighting and pattern chunking; Snapchat talk; Gary says Snapchat is like a fashion brand; Snapchat is more Los Angeles than Silicon Valley; Twitter is the water cooler of our society; Gary thinks Facebook should be a television company and make TVs; Joe makes fun of Jamie’s Yeezys; Gary hates Michael Jordan because he’s a Knicks fan; Joe is a fan of performance rather than athletes; boxing and Mike Tyson talk; Ronda Rousey’s downfall; losing in boxing compared to MMA; how Conor handled his loss to Nate Diaz; Gary gave a speech to 15,000 people; Joe’s biggest show was to 5,700 people; Gary has never smoked a cigarette or weed; gratitude; perspective; we’re lucky to be alive; complaining is pointless because no one cares; Gary is addicted to the journey; Gary wants to build a good company with happy employees; Steve Jobs was a dick; how Steve Jobs turned a generation of tech nerds into assholes; fake entrepreneurship; Gary hears a lot of shitty ideas; Gary passed on investing in Airbnb and Warby Parker; people thought the internet was a fad; people need to stop complaining; figure out what you’re good at and do it; talk to the people who are holding you back; do what you want to do so you don’t have to live with regrets.
My Thoughts: They cover a lot of topics in this sub-two-hour episode.
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