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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Betsy Mikesell

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Carl Schuster

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Nate Quigley

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Chris Cramer

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Emmitt Smith

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Conn.-made cosmetics cash in on Kardashian connection

Brenda Mierzejewski's Mizzi Cosmetics business took off after a member of the celebrity Kardashian family endorsed the Portland, Conn.-made products in a People magazine interview and YouTube video. | Photo courtesy of via MPHStudios/Melissa Hanson

July 20, 2016 - 4:48pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Adam Zilberbaum

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Scott Elliott

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Paul Vaden

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