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Aleksey Vayner, Whose Tale the Internet Mocked, Has Died at 29

Aleksey Vayner, the Yale graduate who garnered the Internet’s mistrust for a video résumé he made called “Impossible is Nothing,” died on Saturday at the age of 29. According to IvyGate, the website that first reported on his fabrications in 2006, a spokesman for the New York Medical Examiner’s office said the cause of death was pending investigation. A Facebook posting by a family member indicated that he passed away on January 19 at a hospital in New York.

Aleksey, a driven athlete, coach, and entrepreneur, had become synonymous with the perils of unintended Internet fame. Born Aleksey Garber, he had emigrated from Uzbekistan and settled in New York City at a young age with his mother, attended The Dwight School and then Yale, where he was known for his weight-lifting and martial arts, and for telling outlandish, heroic stories. Even as a pre-freshman, he was mocked in a 2002 issue of the Rumpus, the campus humor magazine, for tales of studying in Tibet under the Dalai Lama and participating in a “Blood Sport”-type tournament in Thailand. He said he never made those claims, but a reptuation had been established.

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A major announcement from Gary

Gary has a very important announcement to make today.Please respect Gary’s wishes of no emails during this very tough time…………………………………….please also Gary’s having a little fun. I was never employed by Yahoo! Though I would love to be, I am a shareholder and a big believer that people are not understanding how big the brand is and how many good people will still go to the big Y and that there is still scary big potential over there!

xborntrippyx asked:

I love your blog 💖

It loves you, you are its glory because you are its lifeblood and it’s sunrise!

What could we add that would make you even happier? A giveaway or possibly change our design or post more things on more topics?

You guys run this blog and its your success because it’s for entertainment but my vintage spirit means rebirth and in the sprit of it all we are here to be reborn as many times as the people who made us. I’m taking about you😄

Thank you!
Robert Vayner (founder)
http://myvintagespirit.com

#AskGaryVee Show Reaches 100-Episode Milestone | AdWeek

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Roughly 200 members of the so-called “Vayner Nation,” packed the rooftop bar of the Gansevoort Park Avenue Monday evening for the 100th episode of #AskGaryVee.

Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of digital agency VaynerMedia, invited his fans via various forms of social media to the event. With 1.1 million Twitter followers, nearly 80,000 YouTube subscribers, 206,000 Facebook likes and a massive Meerkat presence, Vaynerchuk had no problem filling the venue.

The hipster-looking group of twenty-somethings mostly identified themselves as “founder,” “CEO” or “president” of random apps and start-ups, like a scene from HBO’s Silicon Valley with an audience eager to be inspired by their idol.

“The show is predicated on answering people’s questions, and bringing them value. Instead of pushing what I want, it’s me giving them what they want,” Vaynerchuk told Adweek after the show. “I also think that utilizing a lot of different social networks to bring exposure to it has been very effective. Whether it’s Meerkat or Facebook native video, it’s all been very tactful, and that has pushed the show to have a much larger audience." 

Vaynerchuk is brutal and honest with his answers. At one point, a 20-year-old fan, in town from Poland on business, explained how venture capitalists are hesitant to do business with him because of his "baby face.”

Gary Vaynerchuk hosts the 100th episode of #AskGaryVee at the Gansevoort Park Avenue May 18. Photo: India Kieser

Vaynerchuk was quick to shoot him down, “I think that’s what you want to think. A lot of people are bad at giving critical advice. I know every VC in the game and they’re pumped to give a 20 year old money, they just want to give it to something they believe in.”

Another millennial wannabe Vodka entrepreneur mentioned his target audience is of the club-going, EDM (electronic dance music) crowd. Vaynerchuk hated the concept. Still, he gave heartfelt, meaningful advice on conference keynote speaking – which he does a ton of – working with family and staying humble despite success.  

“There is an outrageous number of people who have bigger audiences than me. But for me, putting out this content that has a very specific niche audience hits the spot. It has organically grown because of that. Although, I do have to admit that I have been putting a lot more energy into growing out my Facebook video views than my YouTube views,” he said.

Vaynerchuk’s quick talking, in-your-face style is similar to a social media guru version of CNBC’s Jim Cramer, but don’t expect him to appear on linear TV anytime soon.

“Ultimately, TV deals, as a businessman, aren’t that exciting. That is what is fundamentally holding me back,” Vaynerchuk said, while leaving the window cracked open. “If the TV contracts change, and there is some kicker involved, I’m certainly not unaware or naïve to TV’s exposure and brand positioning. It’s never a closed book. It’s just that the deal that gets it done doesn’t seem obvious to me right now.”

Now that 100 episodes are a wrap, Vaynerchuk isn’t sure what his next project will be but says, “as long as I love doing the show, I’ll keep doing it.”






#AskGaryVee Show Reaches 100-Episode Milestone

Roughly 200 members of the so-called “Vayner Nation,” packed the rooftop bar of the Gansevoort Park Avenue Monday evening for the 100th episode of #AskGaryVee.

Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of digital agency VaynerMedia, invited his fans via various forms of social media to the event. With 1.1 million Twitter followers, nearly 80,000 YouTube subscribers, 206,000 Facebook likes and a massive Meerkat presence, Vaynerchuk had no problem filling the venue.

The hipster-looking group of twenty-somethings mostly identified themselves as “founder,” “CEO” or “president” of random aps and start-ups, like a scene from HBO’s Silicon Valley with an audience eager to be inspired by their idol.

“The show is predicated on answering people’s questions, and bringing them value. Instead of pushing what I want, it’s me giving them what they want,” Vaynerchuk told us after the show. “I also think that utilizing a lot of different social networks to bring exposure to it has been very effective. Whether it’s Meerkat or Facebook native video, it’s all been very tactful, and that has pushed the show to have a much larger audience.”

Vaynerchuk is brutal and honest with his answers. At one point, a 20-year-old fan, in town from Poland on business, explained how venture capitalists are hesitant to do business with him because of his “baby face.”

Vaynerchuk was quick to shoot him down, “I think that’s what you want to think. A lot of people are bad at giving critical advice. I know every VC in the game and they’re pumped to give a 20 year old money, they just want to give it to something they believe in.”

Another millennial wanna-be Vodka entrepreneur mentioned his target audience is of the club-going, EDM (electronic dance music) crowd. Vaynerchuk hated the concept. Still, he gave heartfelt, meaningful advice on conference keynote speaking – which he does a ton of – working with family and staying humble despite success.  

“There is an outrageous number of people who have bigger audiences than me. But for me, putting out this content that has a very specific niche audience hits the spot. It has organically grown because of that. Although, I do have to admit that I have been putting a lot more energy into growing out my Facebook video views than my YouTube views,” Vaynerchuk admits.

Gary Vee’s quick talking, in-your-face style is similar to a social media guru version of CNBC’s Jim Cramer, but don’t expect Gary Vee to appear on linear TV anytime soon.

“Ultimately, TV deals, as a businessman, aren’t that exciting. That is what is fundamentally holding me back,” Vaynerchuk said, while leaving the window cracked open. “If the TV contracts change, and there is some kicker involved, I’m certainly not unaware or naïve to TV’s exposure and brand positioning. It’s never a closed book. It’s just that the deal that gets it done doesn’t seem obvious to me right now.”

Now that 100 episodes are a wrap, Vaynerchuk isn’t sure what his next project will be but says, “as long as I love doing the show, I’ll keep doing it.”








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