Lessons

Business Lessons

5 Steps to Turning Experience (and Failure) Into Wisdom

Make better decisions by learning from your mistakes and successes.

To Survive Rapid Success, Remember to Slow Down

My sunglasses brand was blowing up. I tried to keep up, and moved too fast. It almost sunk us.

10 Top Executives at 10 Household-Name Companies Share the Things They Wish They Knew From the Start

"If you get knocked down, keep pushing forward," says this one exec. "It's all about the process."

6 Tips for Excelling in Life and Business No Matter What Challenges Life Throws at You, According to Fitness Entrepreneur Sam Bakhtiar

'To be truly successful, you must make yourself a priority,' says the entrepreneur and champion bodybuilder.

8 Women Entrepreneurs on What They Wish They'd Done Differently

Everything is clearer in hindsight. Here's what these leading founders would change if they could go back in time.

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By Supporting Its Franchisees, Kona Ice Enables Them To Better Serve Local Communities

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After A Family Tragedy, I Finally Learned How To Balance My Work Life

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Why Listening Is One of the Most Important Skills You Can Have in Business

This CEO keeps an open mind when deciding how best to serve her clients.