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  • Gloria Larson

    The Mistake: In 1993 I was a member of Governor Bill Weld's cabinet—I was his secretary of consumer affairs and business regulation—and he called me...

  • Jeff Sinelli

    The Mistake: Anytime you start franchises, you’ll have your share of slick businessmen approaching you waving a lot of money. [In our case,] the...

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    Ken Munkacy leads newly launched Kingbird Properties

    Kenneth A. Munkacy will lead newly launched real estate investment firm Kingbird Properties as senior managing director. He joins from GID Investment Advisors and brings more... Read More


  • Kimbal Musk

    The Mistake: I convinced myself that my business couldn’t scale. Back in the 90s, I was working in the internet business with my brother. I wasn’t...

  • Koel Thomae

    The Mistake: Rob and I were complete strangers going into business together. We never wrote a business plan, we never really talked about strategy....

  • Jaime Paris Boisvert

    The Mistake: I assumed that if I did a good job, then someone would ask me to apply for a higher-up job. I was lucky in that I ultimately didn't miss...

  • Ash Ashutosh

    The Mistake: We were so delighted to see so many customers wanting to buy our stuff that we forgot to pay attention to the other metrics. About five...

  • Glenn Barrett

    The Mistake: I'm currently running my third startup business. It was the middle one where I successfully lost money, but learned some lessons—and it...

  • Drew Westervelt

    The Mistake: One of the mistakes I’ve made was not being a leader. Instead of making my own decisions, I was looking at what other brands in the...