Mistakes

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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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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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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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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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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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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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