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  • Sierra Smith

    The Mistake: Early on, I had a hard time filtering advice—and knowing that advice is just that, it’s advice. It’s not a command, it’s not a "you must...

  • Mike Brown

    The Mistake: I hired somebody that wasn’t skilled for the job. They flamed out and I had to let them go. When I first became a manager at a finance...

  • Amanda Brinkman

    The Mistake: Growing up, I always knew I wanted to get into the marketing or advertising space. I was very attracted to film and storytelling and...

  • Brad Leavitt

    The Mistake: When I first started A Finer Touch Construction, I chased every lead that came my way.  No matter the size or scope of the project, I...

  • Ted Farnsworth

    The Mistake: Overplaying my hand. Back in the late ‘90s, I had a company in the internet space called Farmbid.com Which was all about agriculture. We...

  • Eden Sunshine

    The Mistake: Believing that I needed to micromanage people in order to get optimal results. I had grown cynical of my people and their capabilities,...

  • Maneet Chauhan

    The Mistake: I make mistakes all the time. I think they are very important because you learn from them, whether they are small or big errors. I don't...

  • Lisa Hamilton

    The Mistake: My mistake was leaving a position that I enjoyed to accept another, less satisfying position that would advance my career. I had worked...