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  • Paul D’Arcy

    The Mistake: I became a CEO before I was ready to lead. I was very lucky in my early career to have the opportunity to start a company when I was 28...

  • Kevin Lamar

    The Mistake: We didn’t do enough market research. When SoftScience started up, we were targeting the podiatric market, people with plantar fasciitis...

  • PROMOTED

    Michael Gragnani hired as principal at Diversified Trust

    Diversified Trust, an independent comprehensive wealth management firm with offices throughout the southeast and over $6.5 billion of assets under management, recently... Read More


  • Jennifer Breithaupt

    The Mistake: I believed if you worked hard and had a great attitude, things would just happen for you. Early on, things worked out that way, so I...

  • Tim Angelillo

    The Mistake: Not having a north star. I actually started out working at publicly traded media companies, eventually leading Yahoo Sports globally....

  • Landy Labadie

    The Mistake: I wish I had known [at the beginning of my career] that yes, the guest is important, but your team is more important. I’ve noticed times...

  • Michael Traub

    The Mistake: The mistake we made was that we totally ignored the culture of a company we took over. When I look back at my career, I had the...

  • Charles Watson

    The Mistake: When I was working with our CEO around 2012, I was the vice president of franchise development for Tropical Smoothie. This was when we...

  • Steen Knigge

    The Mistake: Wearing myself out. When I started my career with Procter & Gamble in 1989, I often heard two things: Lunch is for losers, and you...