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  • Susan Cook

    The Mistake: One of the biggest mistakes I made was leaving a company based upon one manager. Anybody who is in business long enough will come across...

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    Assurance grows D.C. team with hiring of Eric Wolfrey

    Eric will provide business insurance and risk management solutions to a variety of industries with a concentration on the construction industry in the Washington, D.C., and... Read More


  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Thomas Keech

    The Mistake: I failed to recognize how critical it is to share problems through person-to-person contact. Years ago I was a legal aid attorney...

  • Matt Calkins

    The Mistake:  When I started Appian, I felt obliged to hire qualified people when I first hired a circle of executives—people to run critical...

  • Seth Goldman

    The Mistake: For Honest Tea the mistake was pretty clearly our decision to become a part owner of a bottling plant. We’d been building the Honest...