Mistakes

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Rachel P. Goldstein

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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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Susanna Harwood Rubin

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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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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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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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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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Tina Aldatz/Mistakes

Founder, Foot Petals

A: Good question. Because of the success of Foot Petals, I entertained the idea of doing a men’s line as well.  Then I realized that men buy about one pair of ...

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