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  • David DelZotto

    The Mistake: Before 2008, I was buying land in other markets and titling it because we could sell it to homebuilders before we even mapped the lots....

  • Bob Sikora

    The Mistake: Starting in 1971, I began growing a chain of 24 Bobby McGee’s across the U.S. and Australia, but I grew too fast. I was trying to get...

  • Jeff Sibbach

    The Mistake: Instead of sticking with what was working, I continued to search for new ideas. Years ago, I spent a lot of time doing research on...

  • Kim Owens

    The Mistake: Treating the internship as just an internship. In the 1990s, I was interning at the San Diego Convention Center. I was a journalism...

  • Ross Weisman

    The Mistake: I had allowed the brand to be overly influenced by experts. About two years ago, we set out to create this concept. From the beginning,...

  • Susan Anable

    The Mistake: The biggest mistake that I made early in my career was not prioritizing community engagement and being more involved. I had my career...

  • Jeff Sinelli

    The Mistake: Anytime you start franchises, you’ll have your share of slick businessmen approaching you waving a lot of money. [In our case,] the...