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  • Bryan Sapot

    The Mistake: Not understanding the sales process as a company founder. I started my first business at 23. It was a custom software company and I got...

  • Steve Sommers

    The Mistake: Staying on a road that was comfortable just because it was comfortable. I was educated as an engineer and did sales in that field. I was...

  • Seth Goldman

    The Mistake: For Honest Tea the mistake was pretty clearly our decision to become a part owner of a bottling plant. We’d been building the Honest...

  • Tom Twellman Sr.

    The Mistake: Being unprepared for expansion opportunities. I've been an entrepreneur my whole working life. Back in 1979, I developed an indoor...

  • Michael Fox

    The Mistake: Defining success in the wrong terms. After reviewing a 32-year career, I’ve realized we all make a lot of mistakes. One mistake early in...

  • Gary Jaffe

    The Mistake: Trying to emulate my father. My dad is extremely good at working externally. People love him. He's knowledgeable about what they're...

  • Ernie Garcia

    The Mistake: Before launching Carvana, I founded a startup several years ago called Looterang. This was the heyday of deal sites like Groupon and...