Mistakes

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Tammie Umbel

Tammie Umbel/Mistakes

Founder, Shea Terra Organics

A: I cannot say that I am really proud of anything. My many failures have humbled me far too much to be proud of anything. I always say that I am ...

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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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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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Susanna Harwood Rubin

Susanna Harwood Rubin/Mistakes

Visual Artist, Writer & Certified Yoga Teacher, Susanna Harwood Rubin

A: Early on I auditioned for a couple of yoga jobs. At one the guy had us in a group interview and immediately took a dislike to me, which was strange ...

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Elizabeth Gore

Elizabeth Gore/Mistakes

Resident Entrepreneur, UN Foundation

A: I used to move way too fast on things. Our biggest asset is time! Everything can calm down or be thought through for a day! Also, it is vital to ...

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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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