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Thursday, December 02, 2010

saw this and wanted to post about it

i happen to be one of the fans of tweezerman products. they're EXPENSIVE but VERY well made. there's also a lifetime guarantee on sharpening (if whatever you have needs sharpening that is). on top of everything, the company has a soul

Dal LaMagna: A Serial Entrepreneur Parlays Tweezerman Business Success into Social Activism

The following is an excerpt from Dal LaMagna's new book, "Raising Eyebrows: A Failed Entrepreneur Finally Gets It Right," (Wiley, 2010).

When I started Tweezerman, I had not imagined the company it would eventually become. At the time, I had no grand vision for a grooming implement empire; all I was hoping for was a modest business that could support me.

That hadn’t always been the case.

After 16 years of failing at dozens of businesses, I was simply trying to be realistic, to scale back my schemes, and to take one small step at a time.

It was that sense of caution and focus that put me on the right track. Even today, I’m not sure what would have become of me or Tweezerman had I not experienced those early failures.......

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