We’ve been fortunate to connect with so many brilliant, thoughtful entrepreneurs and creatives and we regularly ask them about the most important lessons they’ve learned over the course of their careers. We’ve shared some highlights below.

Delara Tehranchi | Co-founder Coco’s Angels Nonprofit Foundation

The most important lesson I have learned from starting an organization is the importance of gaining a holistic education on the issues and background of the problems your business seeks to solve. For Coco’s Angels, this meant not only knowing that over 22,000 children in Los Angeles were in foster care, or that more than 400,000 children nationwide lack permanent homes; it meant searching deeper into the problem before trying to provide a solution. Read more>>

Dilpreet Shah | Photographer

The most important lesson would be the importance of personal branding. Personal branding is the practice of an individual marketing themselves and their career as brands. It is the ongoing process of establishing a prescribed image in the mind of others about an individual, group, or organization. Read more>>

Rong Deng | Game Designer

Some people know what they want to do from a young age. There is another group. They don’t know what they want till they finally find it. The most important lesson I learned from my career is taking every job seriously and following your heart. You’ll find what you want. Read more>>