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  • 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...

  • Nancy Klock Corey

    The Mistake I remember reaching into my pocket one time during a very important meeting and finding [my son’s] tiny G.I. Joe toy there. I...

  • PROMOTED

    Gaea hires new sales exec

    Gaea, the leading international manufacturer of Greek olive oil, appointed Susan Fuqua as vice president of sales. She will be working out of the Hollywood, Fla., office.... Read More


  • Maria Harrison

    The Mistake: I didn’t really understand core values and how they can set up a team for success or failure, so [our company] didn’t have identified...

  • Dan Khabie

    The Mistake: My mistake was holding on too long. Back in 1999 when the business first started out, one of the things I didn’t realize was happening...

  • Scott Mercer

    The Mistake: A common thread throughout the early days of Volta was [the struggle to find] that balance of self-reliance versus asking for help. We...

  • Rob Reynolds

    The Mistake: In the early days, we didn’t value virtue over talent. Avesta started in 2010, but we got into real estate in 2005 and started buying...

  • Olivier Grinda

    The Mistake: My perspective in 2008 when I went to Brazil was that I was going to become this kind of superhero entrepreneur. I was going to be extra...