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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...

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    Samantha Hoare appointed to Florida Commission on Human Relations

    Samantha Hoare was appointed to the Florida Commission on Human Relations. As executive director of Teach For America- Miami-Dade, Hoare leads efforts to end educational... 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...

  • 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...

  • Career Path: From scion to standout

    When he started in the hospitality industry, Jared Galbut expected people would assume he simply leaned on his family’s reputation to acquire his...

  • 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...

  • Faith Xenos

    The Mistake: In the early years, I wasn’t more forceful or clear with people when their goals were unrealistic, when their market assumptions about...

  • 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...