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  • Susanne Evens

    The Mistake: Trying to do it all as a startup founder. When I started my company, I did everything myself, from marketing to accounting. It's hard...

  • Bob Elfanbaum

    The Mistake: Not having a leadership plan in place that accounted for rapid growth. Our company really started in 1999 as a dot-com when rapid growth...

  • Daniel Levitt

    The Mistake: I learned from direct experience that raising money is a very difficult thing for some entrepreneurs. They come up with an idea and go...

  • Michael Callahan

    The Mistake: Years ago, when I worked at McAfee, I launched a totally different type of advertising campaign for a new product. Instead of spreading...

  • Holly Aguirre

    The Mistake: I did not ask for help in a situation that was really bigger than me and bigger than my pay grade. I was an account director working on...

  • Ray Sedey

    The Mistake: I grew up in the construction business, and it’s always been my passion. Early in my career, I was ambitious and eager to learn, which...

  • George Moore

    The Mistake I spent the first part of my career at startups, and then the company I was with was acquired by Thomson Reuters. I was excited to find...