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Twelve and a Half

Gary Vaynerchuk explores how the “soft” skills of emotional intelligence are often overlooked, yet integral to success.

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<club-desc-paragraph>In his sixth business book, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and investor Gary Vaynerchuk (popularly known as “GaryVee”) explores 12 emotional skills that have been integral to both his personal and professional success. He also shares his “half”—the weakest link in his emotional approach to leadership.<club-desc-paragraph>

<club-desc-paragraph>In the business world, Gary argues, too many people emphasize the importance of “hard” skills—ambition, toughness, grit—while overlooking “soft” skills like humility, empathy, kindness, and curiosity. Although these aren’t as quantifiable, they can accelerate business success when implemented in the right situations. Twelve and a Half offers real-life examples, tools, and exercises for readers to strengthen their own emotional intelligence, identify their own “halves” (or weaknesses), and redefine what it means to succeed.<club-desc-paragraph>

<club-desc-paragraph>Join author GaryVee and host Barbara Corcoran for lively conversations about everything from parenting and entrepreneurship to some of the more surprising drivers of success.<club-desc-paragraph>

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<club-landing-h3>Meet GaryVee<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Barbara asks why Gary wrote Twelve and a Half. The two discuss cultural trends, as well as the importance of kindness and optimism.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>Kind Candor<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Gary shares why and how “kind candor” has been challenging for him. He also explores balance, competitiveness, and patience.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>Perfectly Parented<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Drawing from his own upbringing, Gary talks about how affirmation and accountability shape us and how education, in many ways, fails us.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>“Every Single Thing...Is My Fault”<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Gary observes that people love to blame others for their own mistakes, including leaders who need to hold themselves accountable.<club-landing-paragraph>

<club-landing-h3>Pain & Gratitude<club-landing-h3>

<club-landing-paragraph>Gary and Barbara reflect on drivers of success, including pain and gratitude. Gary explains how optimism can transform our perspectives.<club-landing-paragraph>

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