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  • S.A. Ibrahim

    The Mistake: Dismissing people. Years ago, I was working for a large bank as a product manager, where, aside from mortgages and credit cards, I was...

  • 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


  • Scott Mercer

    The Mistake: A common thread throughout the early days of Volta was [the struggle to find] that balance of self-reliance versus asking for help. We...

  • Kimberly Baker

    The Mistake: The mistake I made involved who to seek professional guidance from. Early in my career I was working for AT&T. As a young woman in...

  • 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...

  • Jeff Tangney

    The Mistake: The mistake I made at my last company was thinking that an IPO was really this endpoint, this light at the end of a tunnel. The reality...

  • 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...