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  • Sierra Smith

    The Mistake: Early on, I had a hard time filtering advice—and knowing that advice is just that, it’s advice. It’s not a command, it’s not a "you must...

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    Lewis Ranieri joins SolomonEdwards’ board

    Lewis S. Ranieri has been appointed to the board of directors at SolomonEdwards, where his guidance will substantially enhance its leadership role as a professional services... Read More


  • Dan DiZio

    The Mistake: My mistake was not thinking ahead. We didn’t have any sort of business plan when we first started Philly Pretzel Factory. We were so...

  • Amanda Brinkman

    The Mistake: Growing up, I always knew I wanted to get into the marketing or advertising space. I was very attracted to film and storytelling and...

  • Jacob Hurwitz

    The Mistake: I was starting business without getting a clear statement of work that held everyone accountable. I needed something that said, “I’m...

  • Ted Farnsworth

    The Mistake: Overplaying my hand. Back in the late ‘90s, I had a company in the internet space called Farmbid.com Which was all about agriculture. We...

  • Randy Swart

    The Mistake: My mistake was not mentoring people enough. At one point, we had not properly prepared people in our company for front-line leadership...

  • Joe Briggs

    The Mistake: The mistake was moving on too quickly and failing to maintain professional contacts. Architecture is a project-focused effort. You work...