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  • Margie Mauldin

    The Mistake: I focused too much on short-term success. There was a period of time in the early and mid-2000s where I feel like I took my eye off of...

  • Scott Tibbitts

    The Mistake: I got hooked on growth. When I was working in the space business, the company I was with, Starsys, was ridiculously successful. It was...

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    Cate Lochead Named Chief Marketing Officer of DataStax

    As Chief Marketing Officer, Cate leads DataStax’s worldwide marketing efforts. Cate brings more than 20 years of experience building marketing programs for enterprise... Read More


  • Ty Pennington

    The Mistake: The biggest mistake I’ve made is taking off my comfortable hat. What I mean is, I’ve sort of made a career out of being myself. That’s...

  • Denise White

    The Mistake: Being too trusting. More than 10 years ago, I hired a woman who had no experience; I wanted to promote and elevate women in the business...

  • Paul D’Arcy

    The Mistake: I became a CEO before I was ready to lead. I was very lucky in my early career to have the opportunity to start a company when I was 28...

  • Kevin Lamar

    The Mistake: We didn’t do enough market research. When SoftScience started up, we were targeting the podiatric market, people with plantar fasciitis...

  • Jennifer Breithaupt

    The Mistake: I believed if you worked hard and had a great attitude, things would just happen for you. Early on, things worked out that way, so I...

  • 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...