April 15, 2010

in review: ‘Crush It!’ by @garyvee

If you’re already on top of social media, using LinkedIn, twitter, Flickr, blogging, etc., and if you already have a terrific work ethic and do what you love, this book has absolutely nothing to offer you. Well, Gary is an engaging speaker, so maybe it will keep you awake during rush hour if you get the audio book, but I’m sure you could spend your money on something more engaging for the price.

Gary is a bit rough around the edges, I can’t see value in this as a print book as compared to the audio book which is read by him, and his strength is clearly as a speaker and not as a writer. I would recommend this book to those of my friends who I know don’t quite understand the social media scene or who might need a little motivation. If you watch some of the free videos online of Gary speaking you will get a pretty good idea what this book is about and what it has to offer – its not much different from his keynote speeches.

Fuad Kamal

With a background in biotechnology, Fuad began his career developing assays and cutting edge technologies around HIV research. From there he shifted into the bioinformatics arena, where he developed innovative information systems in Perl. He started playing with the Flash platform around the time Flash 4 was released, and later developed the flash interface for the Flight Information Display System (FIDS) that you see at pretty much every major airport around the world today. Fuad loves delving into new technologies and pushing technologies in novel directions. Currently he is focused on providing mobile strategy & development for the Health & Fitness markets. He is an iOS developer, teaches an Android & Kotlin college course, and is currently writing The Kotlin Book http://thekotlinbook.com. Fuad has often applied principals he learned from his study of the martial arts to mentoring others as well as taking a unique approach to problem solving. He has found that quite often, the barriers we set before us are more mental than anything else, and the key to overcoming them lies in understanding this concept.

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