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.
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...
Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research
The Mistake: We like to say that controlling faculty members is like herding cats. You don't have a lot of leverage to control them. Now, some might...
Director of Management Services
Newmark Knight Frank
The Mistake: I failed in helping a great property manager in becoming as successful as she could have been. Years ago, I worked to bring this awesome...
Partner and part-time author
The Mistake: I thought management was micromanaging. When I got out of school [in 1977] with my freshly minted communications degree, the job that I...
Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada
The Mistake: I was very naive. When I first came onto Rebuilding Together I was actually hired as a consultant. They wanted to see how I worked with...
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...