Mistakes

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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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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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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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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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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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