Mistakes

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Zainab Salbi

Zainab Salbi/Mistakes

Founder, Women for Women International

A: I learned early on in life that misfortune leads to fortune. Every mistake I have had or challenging time I went through has led me to become stronger and opened a ...

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Jennifer Hyman

Jennifer Hyman/Mistakes

CEO & Co-founder, Rent the Runway

A: I could not agree more with that statement. As an entrepreneur, I am constantly learning by doing every day. You cannot be afraid of failure or of hearing the word ...

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Alle Fister/Mistakes

Principal, Bollare Communications

A: So…would you like these alphabetically or chronologically…! YES, no doubt about it, a mistake learned first-hand with your own dollars, emotion, and time sticks with you! Attention to detail in a ...

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Jeannine Shao Collins

Jeannine Shao Collins/Mistakes

Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, Meredith Corporation

A: My boss and mentor of many years retired. I was devastated and reluctant to accept my new supervisor. I was slow to understand what I could learn from someone else. ...

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Tanya Becker/Mistakes

Co-Founder , Physique 57

A: Unfortunately, I have had more than my share of “mistakes” to single one out. I like to think every one I have made has helped bring me to a deeper ...

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Jane Wurwand/Mistakes

Founder and Owner, Dermalogica

A: We’ve been lucky as a company—there have not been disastrous mistakes. This is because we have resisted the urge to diversify. We didn’t expand into an array of hair-care, we ...

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