If I Knew Then...
Even born leaders have learning curves. In this feature, local insiders share their wisdom and talk about mistakes that shaped their business philosophy.
Seth GoldmanCo-founder and TeaEO Emeritus
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...
Global Vice President of Product Management
The Mistake: Defining success in the wrong terms. After reviewing a 32-year career, I’ve realized we all make a lot of mistakes. One mistake early in...
Administrative shareholder for the D.C. office
The Mistake: I failed to realize early on in my career how important it is to work hard to develop and nurture your contacts, and really build a...
managing partner and healthcare sector leader
The Mistake: I didn't believe I could lead a project. Early on in my architectural career, I was given a monumental assignment that was outside...
EVP for amateur baseball and growth
The Mistake: There’s a theme at this job and at previous jobs I’ve had, which is figuring out the right balance between being aggressive with new...
Senior Vice President for The Americas
The Mistake Before joining ICLP, I headed up the highly agile loyalty team at Virgin America, and I recall the time we sought out an agency partner...