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  • Tim Seneff

    The Mistake: Following the money versus following my passion. I grew up in an entrepreneurial family. I was a college athlete, a competitive, A-type...

  • Rachel Sapoznik

    The Mistake: For the last 10 years of my 28-year marriage, my then-husband worked for me, which really put a strain on the business. [Spouses] have...

  • 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...

  • Susie Ellis

    The Mistake: For a long time, I did not manage my time well and made the mistake of overworking. One day about 12 years ago, my ear suddenly started...

  • Brian Rouff

    The Mistake: I thought management was micromanaging. When I got out of school [in 1977] with my freshly minted communications degree, the job that I...

  • 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...

  • Kevin Cundiff

    The Mistake: Early in my career, I was too focused on moving bottom performers in the business. I’d always rationalized that approach with the...

  • 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...

  • Ernie Garcia

    The Mistake: Before launching Carvana, I founded a startup several years ago called Looterang. This was the heyday of deal sites like Groupon and...