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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 names president of Western operations

    BeneSys Administrators is pleased to announce the promotion of Bonnie Maraia to president of Western operations. Bonnie’s 35-plus years of experience in Taft-Hartley Benefit... 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...