Shawn Finch is a Mom and veterinarian at Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital in Omaha Nebraska. Her family includes her husband, their two daughters, Noodle the Poodle, Joy the Puppy, and Max the Cat. Dr. Finch serves on the Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board and has her own veterinary blog, Riley and James (rileyandjames.com.) She can be reached via twitter at @Finch93.
The Thank You Economy
by: Gary Vaynerchuk
I LOVE this book. It is the first book I read on my iPad. My brother Dave recommended it and helped me install it. Thank you Dave Nelson!
In The Thank You Economy, Gary Vaynerchuk discusses WHY and HOW to use social media to interact with clients and potential clients online. I already agreed with WHY and loved learning more about HOW and also loved the so-not-me loud, intense, super high energy that the author maintained for the ENTIRE book. VERY fun.
This is the kind of person I would love listening to for an entire evening as I sat in the back of a party absorbing information and excitement about a subject I love, in this case, online client interactions. I am pretty sure I would be excited about any subject the author spoke or wrote about, random stuff I wouldn’t otherwise give a second thought, like…wine. I read it twice.
My very favorite part of the book is near the beginning when Gary Vaynerchuk compares the relatively new realm of online communities to the Real Life communities our great-grandparents enjoyed. “Social media has transformed our world into one great big small town, dominated, as all vibrant towns used to be, by the strength of relationships, the currency of caring, and the power of word of mouth.” (The Thank You Economy, page 55)
Thank you sir, for a wonderful book. Thank you for all the new directions to take my online activity and simultaneously a renewed focus. Thank you for reminding me why I love social media so much. I love tweeting and blogging, but even more than the means of communication, I love people. As different as the author and I probably are, that is one thing we definitely have in common.
We would love to hear hear your thoughts regarding the rise of social media, so if you leave a comment on this blog, your name will be put into a drawing for your own copy of The Thank You Economy, which I will mail to you. All comments must be received by Sept 21, 2013. Be sure to include your email address so I can let you know on September 22, if you were the winner! – Rebecca