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  • Bob Wiedower

     Mistake: I think the biggest mistake I made was believing that a leader needs to be in total control, and therefore make all the decisions all the...

  • Sean Lilly Wilson

    The Mistake: Hiring based on need rather than culture and not establishing culture quickly enough. I think when people think of a mistake, it’s often...

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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


  • Jeff Sinelli

    The Mistake: Anytime you start franchises, you’ll have your share of slick businessmen approaching you waving a lot of money. [In our case,] the...

  • Mark Cramer

    The Mistake: Not pursuing additional formal academic training. I currently run the Greater Gaston Development Corporation, though I am attorney by...

  • Natalie English

    The Mistake: The biggest mistake I made was jumping too soon from one position to the next level. I was working at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce...

  • Kimbal Musk

    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...

  • Koel Thomae

    The Mistake: Rob and I were complete strangers going into business together. We never wrote a business plan, we never really talked about strategy....