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Humility - Virendra Vase, Angel Investor, Technology Advisor and Executive Coach
18th June 2021 • Engineering Leadership • Doug Haugh
00:00:00 00:40:34

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Virendra Vase is an Angel Investor, Technology Advisor and Executive Coach. He has previously worked as an executive with Salesforce, Yahoo and Life 360. Virendra is a Computer Engineer, and he chose the topic of Humility.

3-Bullet Summary

  1. Humility sets a good leader apart from the rest.
  2. Vulnerability is the greatest measure of courage.
  3. Great leaders use humility to inspire shared vision. Humility is not a sign of weakness. Humility is the greatest sign of strength.


  • “I've seen so many leaders that make it about themselves. Here, in Silicon Valley, where I spent my entire professional career, there's a lot of ego and pride. And I can tell you the leaders that have impressed me the most are the ones with the smallest ego and did not make it about themselves.”
  • “What sort of legacy do I want to build? Do I want to have people say ‘he makes it all about himself’, or ‘it's awesome, because he makes it about me’.”
  • “The leaders are all about the team. It's not really about me. How can I inspire shared vision? And you do that by shining the light on somebody else.”