Long working hours can be tough during the holidays, and nobody knows that better than Gary Vaynerchuk, who comes from a retail background himself. In this episode, Gary V. discusses the stresses of the holiday season and how a company’s culture can help keep employees motivated during this crucial time. By creating a culture where everybody feels appreciated, Gary explains, happiness, care and holiday spirit will shine through during holiday time. This is fostered, though, by establishing that culture not just during the pinch of the holiday season, but all year long. According to Gary Vaynerchuk, when an organization’s logo becomes a symbol for employees to rally around, that organization is empowering its employees, rather than making them feel resentful for any extra work during the holidays.
About Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world's hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M angel fund.
Gary also currently hosts The #AskGaryVee Show, a way of providing as much value as possible by taking questions about social media, entrepreneurship, startups and family businesses, and giving his answers based on a lifetime of building successful, multimillion dollar companies. The show is also available as a podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud.
Gary is also a prolific public speaker, delivering keynotes at events like Le Web and SXSW, which you can watch on his YouTube channel. He was named to both Fortune and Crain's 40 under 40 lists in consecutive years, and has been profiled in the New York Times, Fortune and Inc.
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