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  • 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...

  • Kimbal Musk

    The Mistake: I convinced myself that my business couldn’t scale. Back in the 90s, I was working in the internet business with my brother. I wasn’t...

  • Koel Thomae

    The Mistake: Rob and I were complete strangers going into business together. We never wrote a business plan, we never really talked about strategy....

  • Drew Westervelt

    The Mistake: One of the mistakes I’ve made was not being a leader. Instead of making my own decisions, I was looking at what other brands in the...

  • Dan Santy

    The Mistake: My company is 26 years old and the critical mistake that I made during its formation was not having women in lead, operational and ...