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  • David Fraschetti

    The Mistake: Not knowing who our customers were. My wife and I had been going to wine festivals for years when we started noticing a trend: The...

  • PROMOTED

    Chris Zingrebe Promoted to President of TrumpCard

    TrumpCard, the expedited air freight wing of the Magnate Worldwide Family, announced that Chris Zingrebe will take over as President. One of TrumpCard’s original employees,... Read More


  • Ty Pennington

    The Mistake: The biggest mistake I’ve made is taking off my comfortable hat. What I mean is, I’ve sort of made a career out of being myself. That’s...

  • Denise White

    The Mistake: Being too trusting. More than 10 years ago, I hired a woman who had no experience; I wanted to promote and elevate women in the business...

  • Roxanne Rapske

    The Mistake: Trying to fix a problem before I understood the problem. I spent 20 years in corporate America before leaving to become an independent...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jean Walcher

    The Mistake: Not standing up for myself. Earlier on in my career, I had a boss who was a bully. I wouldn’t say he was abusive, but he was difficult...