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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Tammie Umbel

Tammie Umbel/Mistakes

Founder, Shea Terra Organics

A: I cannot say that I am really proud of anything. My many failures have humbled me far too much to be proud of anything. I always say that I am ...

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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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Alle Fister/Mistakes

Principal, Bollare Communications

A: So…would you like these alphabetically or chronologically…! YES, no doubt about it, a mistake learned first-hand with your own dollars, emotion, and time sticks with you! Attention to detail in 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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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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