Paula Paine – Founder of Paula Paine Interiors

As an entrepreneur, I must consistently keep up with the paperwork. Combining beauty and functionality can be a difficult task, but that is just what Paula Paine has mastered. Paula is an Interior Designer in Houston, Texas with an innate sense of balance and what works well together. It’s Paula’s …

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Pepper Rutland – Founder and CEO of MMR Group

I believe that there are two words you must eliminate in your culture to get people behind you in order to grow. Those two words are “Ego” and “Greed.” Pepper Rutland is an entrepreneurial philanthropist first and an entrepreneurial businessman second. He founded his company, MMR Group, in 1991 and …

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Phillip Cohen – Founder and CEO of Cohen Architectural Woodworking

Instead of stepping on the gas and operating at a frenzied pace, as many do, it is best to slow down in order to maintain discipline, quality and control. Phillip Cohen started working with wood in 1975 in a neighbor’s barn, building porch swings from walnut, cherry, and cedar. In …

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Amanda Archambault – Founder of Pocket Living

Whatever you choose to do, do it to the best of your ability. Amanda Archambault is founder of Pocket Living, a Tiny Space design and construction company. Alongside her two co-founders, Azad Rahman and Juan Castellanos, they are the first Tiny Space company in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. By …

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Mark Siffin – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Maefield Development

The advice I’d give to my younger self is that one should always be empathetic, thoughtful Mark Siffin is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Maefield Development Platform family of companies, privately owned and founded in 1991. With his extensive experience in all aspects of the value creation …

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Vincent Du – General Manager at Vincentaa Sculpture Company Ltd

No matter how busy we are, we should aside some time to think, summarize and analyze every day. Since 2001, this incredibly creative designer with an eye for the unusual, has taken a promising sculpture market by storm with his distinctive idea and must-have statue pieces. Vincent Du is an …

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Hussain Sajwani – Founder and Chairman of DAMAC Properties

I consider every moment, success and failure a part of who I have become today. Hussain Sajwani is the founder and Chairman of global property development company DAMAC Properties. He is a graduate from the University of Washington, having studied Economics and Industrial Engineering. He started his catering venture in …

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Rene Pabon – President and CEO of The Childs Dreyfus Group

Have thick skin and don’t be easily swayed by what others say. Rene Pabon is President and CEO of The Childs Dreyfus Group – where he continues to foster an award winning culture driven to exceed expectations in interior architecture, merchandising and design. Rene has a deep understanding of what makes an …

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Taylor Spellman – Founder of TAYLOR SPELLMAN New York

FINISH – complete the tasks you start. It sounds commonsensical, but a lot of people don’t finish. It makes all the difference to finish the task at hand. Venturing to New York just shy of her 18th birthday, Taylor Spellman arrived to dance with the prestigious Alvin Ailey American Dance …

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Lloyd Claycomb – Founder of United Builders Service

The more aggressive one attacks a problem, the sooner the problem goes away. Lloyd Claycomb founded United Builders Service, Inc. (UBS) in 1978. Claycomb accepted a small loan from his father to start UBS and immediately hit the ground running. He began assembling an excellent crew, developing business opportunities and …

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