The Humility Imperative - Essays by Dave Balter

5 Minute Humility Interviews

Brian Halligan (CEO, Hubspot) discuss the purchase of Wolf, Jerry Garcia's Guitar

Steve Cagnetta (Company Counsel) discuss what happens when an employee spends $400 on a Corporate Card...at a Strip Club...........

Tony Conrad (Partner, True Ventures) talk about paying your debts and doing the "right" thing.

Dave Marcus (CPA, Samet), discusses startup equity and QSBS. Get yourself a good accountant, it's worth it.

Part II of Conversation with Tony Conrad; a discussion on Executive Gaps, Option Distribution - and Jack White

A discussion with artist Seth B Minkin about corporate culture and what happens when you paint nude people doing drugs...


The Humility Imperative

by Dave Balter

Inspired by original essays, which have been edited, updated and adapted - then rewritten, rehabilitated and improved.  

Table of Contents

Chapter

1

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Brussel Sprouts (a Love Story)

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Chapter

2

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The Humility Imperative

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Chapter

3

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Are You the OCD EA?

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Chapter

4

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Your Many Many Gaps — And How You Fill Them In

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Chapter

5

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All VCs Are Dicks

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Chapter

6

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Know Thy Enemy, Befriend Rivals

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Chapter

7

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Wanted: The Perfectly Perfect Analyst

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Chapter

8

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10 Ways to Step Up Your Leadership Today

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Chapter

9

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I'm Tired of Hearing About Your Startup Depression

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Chapter

10

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How to Break Up with Employees

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Chapter

11

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Going Big, Going Home and a $1.9M Guitar

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Chapter

12

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You Can Be An Entrepreneur And Not Get Divorced

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Chapter

13

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I Sold My Google-Backed Startup for $75M Yesterday — And I'm Scared to Death

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Chapter

14

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Wanted: Creodont (non Corpusculus) Corp Dev Director

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Chapter

15

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7 Hard-Earned Tips for Raising Startup Capital

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Chapter

16

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33 Boston-Area CEOs and Their Differences

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Chapter

17

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You are A Cat-Mauling Product Manager

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Chapter

18

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Hire a Head of Product in 11 Steps

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Chapter

19

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The 8-Week Dance to an Acquisition

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Chapter

20

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The 5 steps of dealmaking you can’t ignore when buying a company

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Chapter

21

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The Friday Before Memorial Day Sucks

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Chapter

22

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On Truth and True Ventures

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Chapter

23

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Men's Ski Trip Grocery List

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Chapter

24

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How Well Are You Ruddering?

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Chapter

25

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The Ability to Flex

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Chapter

26

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Our Team is Fucked and So is Yours

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Chapter

27

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Wanted: Engineer Who Jams the Fizz in Your Buzz

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Chapter

28

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It Can't Get Any Worse Than Sucking

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Chapter

29

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17 Things a CEO Does — When Not MicroDosing

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Chapter

30

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Failing, To Succeed

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Chapter

31

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The 20 Slides That Raised $7 Million

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Chapter

32

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My Way — or the Highway

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Chapter

33

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Two Tales of Transmoral Leadership

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Chapter

34

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Notes on Nutting Up

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Chapter

35

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Shorter Flights At Lower Heights: The Right Way to Angel Invest

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Chapter

36

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To Be a Great Leader: Don't Be a Genius, Be a Sponge and a Stone

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Chapter

37

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6 Moments to Marriage

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