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...

A discussion with Nicole Stata, Partner at Boston Seed Capital, about how the investment in Draft Kings went down

Dave Balter (CEO Flipside Crypto) & Sarah Hodges (Partner, Pillar VC) Discuss the complexities of building a company together while being in a relationship.


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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