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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...

  • 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...

  • Jonathan Coon

    The Mistake: I was starting with a complicated product and trying to scale too fast. When we first launched a few years ago, we started with a...

  • 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...

  • Jeff Sinelli

    The Mistake: Anytime you start franchises, you’ll have your share of slick businessmen approaching you waving a lot of money. [In our case,] the...

  • Kimbal Musk

    The Mistake: I convinced myself that my business couldn’t scale. Back in the 90s, I was working in the internet business with my brother. I wasn’t...

  • 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...

  • 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...