8 successful entrepreneurs share the worst advice they ever received
Devan Joseph Mark Cuban speaks at Business Insider Ignition 2014.
Bad advice is easy to ignore. But sometimes the worst advice can stick with you, as a reminder of what matters most to your personal and professional fulfillment.
Entrepreneurs by definition have to go against the grain, and so conventional, albeit terrible, advice can be used as a motivational tool.
We've collected the worst advice successful entrepreneurs like Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran ever received.
Here's what it taught them.
'Shark Tank' star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is firmly against the idea of following your passion.
Nearly everyone tried to convince New York real estate agent Ryan Serhant not to join 'Million Dollar Listing.'
'Shark Tank' star Barbara Corcoran was told she could never succeed on her own.
'4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss learned a valuable lesson after his guidance counselor told him to not apply to his dream school.
Birchbox cofounder Hayley Barna was advised to fundamentally change her company.
Bestselling personal finance writer Ramit Sethi finds it hilarious that tossing out business cards can lead to success.
Harry's cofounder and co-CEO Jeff Raider was advised to stick to a traditional career path.
Lumo Bodytech cofounder and CEO Monisha Perkash was told she needed to hide the fact that she was a mom to be taken seriously.