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  • Landy Labadie

    The Mistake: I wish I had known [at the beginning of my career] that yes, the guest is important, but your team is more important. I’ve noticed times...

  • David Schmitt

    The Mistake: Underestimating how much people don’t understand about hemp. Years ago, I was asked by the North Carolina Hemp Association to help...

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    Ducker Worldwide appoints Brian Davis managing director

    Ducker formally announced that Brian Davis has joined the firm as managing director of advisory & private equity coverage. Davis will represent Ducker’s key service... Read More


  • 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...

  • Daniel Levitt

    The Mistake: I learned from direct experience that raising money is a very difficult thing for some entrepreneurs. They come up with an idea and go...

  • Dave Whitehead

    The Mistake: Thinking that change is easy. I’m an engineer by education, so maybe I don’t have those soft skills that other folks have. I’m good at...

  • Sandesh Joshi

    The Mistake: Not taking the chance to grow early on. As I look back, the one thing I can think of that we, as a company, did wrong was not going...

  • Ray Sedey

    The Mistake: I grew up in the construction business, and it’s always been my passion. Early in my career, I was ambitious and eager to learn, which...