Mistakes

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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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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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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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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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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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