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  • Terri Havens

    The Mistake: Abandoning a project too early. When we first bought the spa 18 years ago, men weren’t going to spas, and I thought they needed to be...

  • Rob Reynolds

    The Mistake: In the early days, we didn’t value virtue over talent. Avesta started in 2010, but we got into real estate in 2005 and started buying...

  • PROMOTED

    Stewart Morris Jr. joins Texan Bank Board of Directors

    Texan Bank is pleased to announce that Stewart Morris Jr. has been elected to its Board of Directors. Stewart brings vast business experience, as well as a very unique and... Read More


  • Graham Gemoets

    The Mistake: Freaking out. Once we blew the transformer in a big Memorial [neighborhood in Houston] mansion an hour before a big Christmas party...

  • Anderson Smith

    The Mistake: I had the expectation that I would go to college, get good grades and then get a career job, following the American dream. I thought I...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • David Hamilton

    The Mistake: Saying yes to too many things. You want to listen to the customer. You want to make the customer happy, so you chase ideas. Maybe we...