#QOTD: What do you like most about San Francisco?
00:36 What is your opinion on the sites and publications of listicle?
02:57 In the era of social networks, Twitter, vine and instagram length. How would this affect a starter in choosing a name?
04:52 When you left the Wine Library to start Vaynermedia, was it a conscious decision not to have someone take control of Wine Library TV
Make the decision to put myself there –
For me, a name is made. I have some friends who sit and go wayyyyy too long trying to figure out the name of their start. What does "Google" or "Facebook" mean to someone outside their inner communities when they were not the familiar names we know today? None of these words mean NOTHING until they are SOMETHING.
Some people write to me saying they do not like their own last name. My answer? You are sending an email to Gary VAYNERCHUK. Let's call it what it is, Vaynerchuk SUCKS. And yes, they will be the ones who tell me it's unique and a little cool, and it gives me that – BUT, it's only good because I did something outside of it.
And what does a name mean? To me? NOTHING.
I actually think that a new trend in this short lived world in which we live will be that most of the names of companies will start to be abbreviated. People used to call me "V-Chuk" because they did not want to call me "Vaynerchuk", and that became my slang name. We will evolve our name to our convenience whenever it brings VALUE. And so, stop worrying about the name and start to worry about the product.
#ProTip: If your full name is available for a dotcom, go ahead and buy it. Highly recommend.
Gary Vaynerchuk is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal, best selling author, self-taught wine expert and innovative entrepreneur. Find more at
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