A guy who’s promoting a book called An Effort to Understand needs to avoid a truculent tone, in general.
But for when my Mister Nice Guy phase is over, I’m keeping a list of folks who I think I already do understand pretty well.
And at the top of this list are some LinkedIn know-it-alls (unabashed even by a global pandemic, a social justice meltdown and a political explosion racking the culture) who habitually post glib bullshit like this, that’s supposed to pass for encouragement.
Hey, everybody, serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk took his first shit at age 30! Text him!
Of these such vapid motivational types, a speechwriter friend once said, “They’ve written more books than they’ve read.”
In fact, Vaynerchuk posted a video yesterday in which he said, “I am a terrible writer. Which is funny for a [bleeps self] New York Times best seller. … But I’m tremendous in talking for 27 straight hours about all my ideas and then working with my team to frame it up into something that is not a run-on sentence in perpetuity, structured so it’s consumable.” (22,877 views and counting.)
I can’t wait until I have time to dig deeper into this and other piles of LinkedIn content that so many eat, and call sustenance.