'My biggest mistake'

The folks on Fortune's 40 under 40 list may be rising stars, but they're not perfect. Here are the decisions they most regret in their careers.

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Steve Stoute, Translation Advertising Founder
Steve Stoute, Translation Advertising Founder
40 under 40 rank: 16

My biggest mistake was when I was a record executive I didn't sign Alicia Keys as an artist. ([In my defense], she didn't perform for me with a piano; I didn't know she was a complete musician.) --Mina Kimes

NEXT: Wendy Clark, Coca-Cola SVP
Last updated October 28 2009: 10:08 PM ET
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