Mistakes

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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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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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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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Marla Malcolm Beck/Mistakes

CEO and co-founder , Bluemercury

A: I really believe you can have anything you want as long as you are focused on a specific goal and develop a plan to get there.  I was actually waitlisted ...

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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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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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