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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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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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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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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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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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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