Mistakes

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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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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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Tanya Becker/Mistakes

Co-Founder , Physique 57

A: Unfortunately, I have had more than my share of “mistakes” to single one out. I like to think every one I have made has helped bring me to a deeper ...

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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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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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KatiaBeauchamp

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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