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  • Eric Allais

    The Mistake: A couple of years ago, it was becoming apparent to me that one of our departments wasn’t functioning as well as it could have. Some of...

  • 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...

  • Chris Fanning

    The Mistake: Early in my managerial career at the Boston Consulting Group I equated asking for help with weakness, an admission that I really wasn’t...

  • 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...

  • Seth Goldman

    The Mistake: For Honest Tea the mistake was pretty clearly our decision to become a part owner of a bottling plant. We’d been building the Honest...

  • Jesse Moeinifar

    The Mistake: People get into entrepreneurship because they want to solve a problem, innovate, and make a difference in the world. The thought of...

  • Michael Fox

    The Mistake: Defining success in the wrong terms. After reviewing a 32-year career, I’ve realized we all make a lot of mistakes. One mistake early in...