Mistakes

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Julia Hartz

Julia Hartz/Mistakes

President & Co-founder, Eventbrite

A: The biggest mistake I’ve made to-date in growing Eventbrite is ignoring my gut. That intuitive feeling is so powerful and can so easily be overlooked or drowned out by ...

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Diana Verde Nieto/Mistakes

Founder & CEO, Positive Luxury

A: I set up a company in Singapore with a business partner and it didn’t work out. I then returned to the UK and explored social enterprise, but it just didn’t ...

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Katia Beauchamp/Mistakes

Co-founder, Birchbox

A: Mistakes are definitely a regular part of this experience, but I try not to frame them as mistakes. While cliché, framing mistakes as opportunities is an important mechanism to not ...

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Rachel P. Goldstein

Rachel Goldstein/Mistakes

President, Agent of Change

A: At one particular event our step and repeat didn’t arrive from UPS. My client was furious, and on top of that I had to go on stage, act like nothing ...

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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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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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