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  • Carolyn Sams

    LA is such an extraordinary city, and I am really excited about the growing number of entrepreneurs creating some of the smartest new projects today right here. But all this good stuff aside, I feel like our voracious desire to connect, to fill every power breakfast, lunch, and evenings with interesting people starting up new projects...well, it leaves me exhausted and (honestly) lonely. LA isn't a city of followers. In fact, this city frowns upon the people who are behind the curtain, even though all entrepreneurs need a community that's got their back. I hope more collaborative, cross-disciplinary and tight-knit local communities like The Hub will fill that hole... and I also think the GOOD community is one of the first platforms to provide that connection on a larger scale!

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I think being humble is also key for entrepreneurs. There's something so important about taking a step back and realizing that you're not always right - and it's good to listen to the team behind you. Yes, it's important to believe in yourself- and sometimes overly so- but that's more like having a little bit of delusion vs. narcissism.

    • Sarah McKinney

      I totally agree w/your point about the importance of humility, and knowing you're not always right. I think it's about constantly staying tapped into how what you're creating is being received so you can balance staying true to yourself with offering something that's going to be of value to others. Thanks for reading, and your comment! :)

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        Good point about always being tapped into your work. Sometimes it's also important to see how your work applies to others. Making connections with people in your field is key to getting the word out about your work.