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  • Jim Patterson

    The Mistake: Trying to build too big, too fast. Earlier in my career, a lot of times we would conceive of something really cool. Then we would go off...

  • 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...

  • PROMOTED

    BeneSys Inc. names new chief executive officer

    Wolyniec brings 25 years of experience with Xerox and Mercer, growing businesses and leveraging technology, and will now focus on building an already strong market position,... Read More


  • Tim McGraw

    The Mistake: My mistake was in believing or putting too much weight upon what we thought [lawmakers] would do, as opposed to what they actually did...

  • 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...

  • Ash Munshi

    The Mistake In 1995, I was an executive at Silicon Graphics and had taken the summer to do an executive program at the Stanford Graduate School 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...