Dave Dawson
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January 3, 2019
One of the most important lessons I’ve learned thus far—in life, but particularly in business—is that it is OK to say, "I'm not sure.” In fact, it is one of the most powerful phrases in a leader’s vocabulary, and saying it aloud without fear or reservation is often the key to building a community that will support an entrepreneur in invaluable and unexpected ways.
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June 8, 2018
Like a lot of American craft companies, we are a people-centric business—not just because payroll is by far our largest expense and investment—but also because our success and sustainability relies almost exclusively on the passion and creativity of our team. Our care for this strategic resource is mission-critical.
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April 13, 2018
My wife and I started our lighting company in a tiny workshop in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. As a former attorney without previous design or manufacturing experience, I had almost no idea what I was doing and, perhaps worse,  I had no idea what I wasn’t doing. Fifteen years later, I've learned a lot of lessons—most of them the hard way, whether through trial and error or just plain failure.  
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