Mistakes

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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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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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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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Gabrielle Bernstein/Mistakes

Author, Founder, Public Speaker , Gabrielle Bernstein Communications

A: The people who have the most success with transformation are those who are willing to forgive themselves quickly. Forgiveness is the key to personal growth. Each moment of the day ...

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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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