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Today's top business leaders reveal how to make even the biggest mistakes work for you

Forbes Best Business Mistakes reveals practical lessons from some of today's most successful business leaders to show you how to turn a bad business situation into a success.

Based on exclusive sit-down interviews with some of today's most successful men and women, author Bob Sellers shares their stories to provide valuable insights and lessons that can help you can learn from their mistakes. Those profiled in Forbes Best Business Mistakes include the likes of Wall Street guru Peter Lynch, larger-than-life media personalities Jim Cramer and Suze Orman, legendary CEO Jack Welch, and newcomer Jason Kilar, CEO of Hulu, who is poised to change the movie and TV industry landscape as we know it forever. Other names include PIMCO's Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian and Home Depot Founder Arthur Blank.

  • Reveal how top business and financial leaders turned their biggest mistakes into success stories

  • Based on exclusive interviews with some of today's most successful professionals, from Jason Kilar of Hulu to Suze Orman

  • Contains practical lessons on how you can turn a bad business situation around

As Malcolm Forbes put it, "Failure is success if we learn from it." Forbes Best Business Mistakes shares the missteps of others so you can learn from them, be inspired by them, and succeed where you may not have seen opportunity before.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. About the Author
  4. Introduction
    1. "Best" Mistakes
    2. Parts of the Book
    3. First the Pain, Then the Lesson
    4. Who Would Appreciate This Book
    5. Inspirational Profiles
  5. I. Legends and Gurus
    1. 1. JACK WELCH
      1. 1.1. Jack Welch's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 1.2. About Jack Welch
    2. 2. JOHN C. BOGLE
      1. 2.1. Jack Bogle's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 2.2. About John C. Bogle
    3. 3. PETER LYNCH
      1. 3.1. Peter Lynch's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 3.2. About Peter Lynch
    4. 4. BILL GROSS
      1. 4.1. Bill Gross's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 4.2. About Bill Gross
    5. 5. WILLIAM O'NEIL
      1. 5.1.
        1. 5.1.1. IBD's 10 Secrets to Success
      2. 5.2. William O'Neil's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      3. 5.3. About William O'Neil
    6. 6. JIM ROGERS
      1. 6.1. Jim Rogers's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 6.2. About Jim Rogers
    7. 7. MOHAMED EL-ERIAN
      1. 7.1. Mohamed El-Erian's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 7.2. About Mohamed El-Erian
    8. 8. ROBERT PRECHTER
      1. 8.1. Bob Prechter's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 8.2. About Robert Prechter
  6. II. Chief Executives
    1. 9. ARTHUR BLANK
      1. 9.1. Arthur Blank's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 9.2. About Arthur Blank
    2. 10. DAVID NOVAK
      1. 10.1. David Novak's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 10.2. About David Novak
    3. 11. DR. BILL FRIST
      1. 11.1. Dr. Bill Frist's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 11.2. About William H. Frist, MD
    4. 12. BARBARA CORCORAN
      1. 12.1. Barbara Corcoran's Best Mistake, in Her Own Words
      2. 12.2. About Barbara Corcoran
    5. 13. STEVE FORBES
      1. 13.1. Steve Forbes's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 13.2. About Steve Forbes
    6. 14. DANNY WEGMAN
      1. 14.1. Danny Wegman's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 14.2. About Danny Wegman
    7. 15. GARY GOLDBERG
      1. 15.1. Gary Goldberg's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 15.2. About Gary Goldberg
    8. 16. JERRY LEVIN
      1. 16.1.
        1. 16.1.1. Culture Problems
        2. 16.1.2. The Bubble
        3. 16.1.3. Best Mistakes
      2. 16.2. Jerry Levin's Best Mistake(s), in His Own Words
      3. 16.3. About Jerry Levin
    9. 17. R. J. KIRK
      1. 17.1. R. J. Kirk's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 17.2. About R. J. Kirk
  7. III. The Next Generation
    1. 18. MEREDITH WHITNEY
      1. 18.1. Meredith Whitney's Best Mistake, in Her Own Words
      2. 18.2. About Meredith Whitney
    2. 19. JASON KILAR
      1. 19.1. Jason Kilar's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 19.2. About Jason Kilar
    3. 20. IAN BREMMER
      1. 20.1. Ian Bremmer's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 20.2. About Ian Bremmer
    4. 21. JIM BUCKMASTER
      1. 21.1. Jim Buckmaster's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 21.2. About Jim Buckmaster
    5. 22. JOHN CAPPELLETTI
      1. 22.1. John Cappelletti's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 22.2. About John Cappelletti
        1. 22.2.1. Professional Career
  8. IV. Personalities
    1. 23. SUZE ORMAN
      1. 23.1. Suze Orman's Best Mistake, in Her Own Words
      2. 23.2. About Suze Orman
    2. 24. JIM CRAMER
      1. 24.1. Jim Cramer's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 24.2. About Jim Cramer
    3. 25. MARK CUBAN
      1. 25.1. Mark Cuban's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 25.2. About Mark Cuban
    4. 26. BEN STEIN
      1. 26.1. Ben Stein's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 26.2. About Ben Stein
    5. 27. ARIANNA HUFFINGTON
      1. 27.1. Arianna Huffington's Best Mistake, in Her Own Words
      2. 27.2. About Arianna Huffington
    6. 28. HERB GREENBERG
      1. 28.1. Herb Greenberg's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 28.2. About Herb Greenberg
    7. 29. ARTHUR LAFFER
      1. 29.1. Arthur Laffer's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 29.2. About Arthur Laffer
    8. 30. DAVE RAMSEY
      1. 30.1. Dave Ramsey's Best Mistake, in His Own Words
      2. 30.2. About Dave Ramsey
  9. Conclusion