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The Humility Imperative

My friend David Balter wrote an excellent piece for Inc Magazine about his leadership at BzzAgent and how his hubris nearly sunk the company. It’s an awesome piece that’s worth reading.

To continue to spur on the discussion that came out of his article, he launched the Humility Imperative which is a fun, crowdsourced blog and art project around stories of humility and arrogance.  It’s a lot of fun, and it’s just getting started, so definitely contribute something!

The cool part is that each week, two stories are chosen that are turned into small pieces of original art by Seth Minkin.  I was really pleased to find that my stories were actually selected this week!  The art pieces kind of speak for themselves, but check out www.humilityimperative.com to see more and read the stories behind them.  Yes, that is supposed to be me below, but I was not wearing a suit (but I was sitting next to vomit).

Rob Go

Thanks for reading! Here’s a quick background on who I am: 1. My name is Rob, I live in Lexington, MA 2. I’m married and have two young daughters. My wife and I met in college at Duke University - Go Blue Devils! 3. We really love our church in Arlington, MA. It’s called Highrock and it’s a wonderful and vibrant community.  Email me if you want to visit! 4. I grew up in the Philippines (ages 0-9) and Hong Kong (ages 9-17). 5. I am a cofounder of NextView Ventures, a seed stage investment firm focused on internet enabled innovation. I try to spend as much time as possible working with entrepreneurs and investing in businesses that are trying to solve important problems for everyday people.   6. The best way to reach me is by email: rob at nextviewventures dot com