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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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    Knoll Names Christopher M. Baldwin COO and President of Knoll Office

    Christopher M. Baldwin has been named COO and President of design industry leader Knoll Office, based in East Greenville, PA. Baldwin joins Knoll from Kohler Company where... 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...