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Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso: 'Wisdom is Earned Through Experience, Particularly Mistakes.'

Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso: 'Wisdom is Earned Through Experience, Particularly Mistakes.'

The fashion-retail founder explains why entrepreneurs shouldn't be afraid to veer off of the prescribed track, why it is okay for them to make mistakes and how founders should strive to be like Indiana Jones.
James Dyson: 'Never Be Afraid to Fail'

James Dyson: 'Never Be Afraid to Fail'

James Dyson isn't just about vacuums. The inventor is also a pioneer in wearable gadgets and green technology. Through his experiences, the entrepreneur learned the one person he needed to believe in his technology was himself.
TOMS Founder: 'Focus on Your Passion. Nothing Else Matters.'

TOMS Founder: 'Focus on Your Passion. Nothing Else Matters.'

After failing at launching a cable network, Blake Mycoskie found his passion in social entrepreneurship. Here is how he turned TOMS into a global force for good.
The Entrepreneur Behind Flickr Opens Up About Past Mistakes, Lessons Learned and Her Latest Venture

The Entrepreneur Behind Flickr Opens Up About Past Mistakes, Lessons Learned and Her Latest Venture

Caterina Fake, the serial entrepreneur behind Flickr, Hunch and Findery talks about the pain of hiring the wrong people, being surrounded by others smarter than you and always needing to be on your toes.
How Warby Parker Used the Element of Surprise to Win Over Customers

How Warby Parker Used the Element of Surprise to Win Over Customers

Warby Parker Co-CEO and founder Neil Blumenthal explains how inspiration can come from the most unlikely sources.
How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

The founders of hugely successful beauty-subscription service Birchbox find strength in not having all the answers. For our series If I Knew Then, here are a few lessons and pieces of advice from Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp.
If I Knew Then: Indiegogo Co-Founder Makes His Mark Helping Others Follow Their Passion

If I Knew Then: Indiegogo Co-Founder Makes His Mark Helping Others Follow Their Passion

While Indiegogo CEO and co-founder Slava Rubin has made a successful business out of giving his fellow entrepreneurs the opportunity to share their work, he has had his fair share of missteps in achieving that mission.
If I Knew Then: Tech Entrepreneur's Challenging Upbringing Led to Passion for Solving Problems

If I Knew Then: Tech Entrepreneur's Challenging Upbringing Led to Passion for Solving Problems

Serial entrepreneur Naveen Jain learned the importance of team building from the last crisis he expected to handle on his own.
If I Knew Then: Co-Founder of Natural Beauty Products Company on Staying Positive and Being Patient

If I Knew Then: Co-Founder of Natural Beauty Products Company on Staying Positive and Being Patient

Ido Leffler, co-founder of Yes To Inc., has accomplished a lot in the last seven years, and he's learned that good things come to those who wait.
If I Knew Then: Serial Entrepreneur Reveals Why Second Place Isn't Good Enough

If I Knew Then: Serial Entrepreneur Reveals Why Second Place Isn't Good Enough

For our series 'If I knew then,' co-founder of HotelTonight Sam Shank opens up about what he learned during his entrepreneurial journey and offers up advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.

If I Knew Then: CEO of Kid-App Maker Toca Boca on Finding Intrapreneurial Success

Bjorn Jeffery delves into why serendipity led to his success in innovation.

If I Knew Then: CEO of KIND Healthy Snacks Dishes on Lessons Learned During His First Years as an Entrepreneur

If Daniel Lubetzky had a time machine, he would have realized the importance of sticking to his brandÂ’s promise of quality.

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