2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit union leaders need to stop making excuses, “put on their big boy pants,” and embrace innovation, Gary Vaynerchuk says.That was just some of the tough love the best-selling author and serial entrepreneur dispensed during an entertaining “fireside chat” at CO-OP Financial Services’ THINK 16 Conference.Vaynerchuk fielded a wide variety of questions from the audience and conference co-hosts Sara Critchfield, founding editorial director of Upworthy, and digital strategist Scott Bales.Some of Vaynerchuk’s insights:On innovation: “I try to replicate the behavior that would put me out of business. Too many people use compliance as an excuse for not doing what they should be doing. At the end of the day, you need to put on your big boy pants and try to make it happen.”On being a CEO: “It’s lonely. Hard. Being an entrepreneur, if I stink we go out of business. I say that everything that is wrong with my company is my fault because I empower it. I love the action—it’s my oxygen. It’s in my DNA but it’s not easy.” continue reading »
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