The Humility Imperative: Effective Leadership in an Era of Arrogance
The Humility Imperative begs the question: can one be confident and have humility at the same time?
In order to explore that, this book emphasizes the very personal nature of leadership. It delivers authentic, raw evidence that building anything requires constant attentiveness to interpersonal dynamics.
The Humility Imperative follows entrepreneur and investor Dave Balter’s journey from the sale of his fourth startup, BzzAgent, through the launch of three additional startups—Smarterer, Mylestone, and Flipside Crypto—as well as his time as both a corporate executive and as a partner in a venture capital fund.
The experiences highlight the fact that while humility may be intended in one’s heart, it only becomes genuine if it is reflected through the thoughts of others.
The lessons are a reminder that every interaction—both professional and personal—is the lens by which your own intentions become clear. Humility is an imperative. And it lives in the eye of the beholder.
Press & Praise
"Raw, sometimes useful, always interesting, Dave Balter has delivered a personal account of what it means to be a tech entrepreneur. Books like this are rare indeed, and you won't soon forget it."
"The Humility Imperative is chock full of lessons about entrepreneurial leadership: the sleepless nights, the complex relationships, and the incredible importance of not being suckered into thinking you are the greatest thing since Steve Jobs. And it reflects the Balter I've known for decades: witty, direct, insightful, and often just plain off his rocker."
"If you read only one darkly entertaining and oddly insightful book about startups, leadership, and love, it should be this one. Also, you should read more books."