16 Most Inspiring Famous Failures
To be successful in business or life, I realized that we must take corrective action continuously. Endangering me day after day can be extremely tiring, especially when things do not go the way I wanted to. Therefore, every time I face a disappointing event or an undesirable result, I WILL NEVER FORGET these famous failures:
1. Bill Gates founder and president of Microsoft, has literally changed the world's labor culture in the 21st century by simplifying the way the computer is used. He turns out to be the richest man in the world during the last decade. However, in the 70s before starting, he was a deserter from Harvard University. The most ironic part is that he started a software company (which would soon become Microsoft) by buying software technology from "someone" for only $ US50 at the time.
2. Abraham Lincoln received no more than 5 years of formal education throughout his life. When he grew up, he joined politics and had 12 major faults before being elected the sixteenth president of the United States of America.
3. Isaac Newton was the greatest English mathematician of his generation. His work in optics and gravitation made him one of the best scientists the world has ever known. Many thought that Isaac was born as a genius, but he was not! When he was young, he did very poorly in elementary school, so poor that his teachers had no idea of improving his grades.
4. Ludwig van Beethoven a German composer of classical music, is widely regarded as one of the supreme composers in history. His reputation has inspired, and in many cases intimidated, composers, musicians and audiences that would come after him. Before the beginning of his career, Beethoven's music teacher once said of him "as a composer, he has no hope". And during his career, he lost his hearing but managed to produce good music: a deaf man composing music, ironic is not!
5. Thomas Edison who developed many devices that greatly influenced life in the 20th century. Edison is considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, and has 1,093 US patents in his name. UU As a child, his teacher told him he was too stupid to learn anything. When he established himself alone, he tried more than 9,000 experiments before creating the first successful light bulb.
6. The Woolworth Company was a retail company that was one of the original five and ten cents stores. The first Woolworth store was founded in by Frank Winfield Woolworth and soon became one of the largest retail chains in the world in the 20th century. Before starting his own business, Woolworth got a job at a dry goods store when he was 21 years old. But his employer did not allow him to serve any client because he concluded that Frank "did not have enough common sense to serve the clients." 19659002] 7. By acclamation, Michael Jordon is the best basketball player of all time. A phenomenal athlete with a unique combination of grace, speed, power, art, ability to improvise and an insatiable competitive desire. Jordan redefined the NBA superstar by himself. Before joining the NBA, Jordan was a normal person, so common that she was eliminated from the high school basketball team because of her "lack of ability".
8. Walter Disney was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor and animator. One of the world's best-known film producers, Disney founded a production company. The corporation, now known as The Walt Disney Company, earns an average income of US $ 30 billion annually. Disney started his own business from the garage of his house and his first cartoon production went bankrupt. During his first press conference, a newspaper editor ridiculed Walt Disney because he did not have good ideas in film production.
9. Winston Churchill failed the 6th grade. However, that never stopped him to work harder. He worked hard and eventually became the prime minister of the United Kingdom during World War II. Churchill is generally considered one of the most important leaders in Britain and world history. In a survey conducted by the BBC in 2002 to identify the "100 best British", participants voted Churchill the most important of all.
10. Steven Spielberg is an American film director. He has won 3 Academy Awards and is among the most successful filmmakers in history. More than anything, Steven was recognized as the most financially successful film director of all time. During his childhood, Spielberg dropped out of high school. They persuaded him to return and placed him in a class with learning disabilities. It only lasted a month and then he left school forever.
11. Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist widely regarded as the most important scientist of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics of 1921 for his explanation of the photoelectric effect in 1905 and "for his services to Theoretical Physics". However, when Einstein was young, his parents thought he was mentally retarded. His grades at school were so bad that a teacher asked him to leave, saying: "Einstein, you'll never get anywhere!"
12. In 1947, one year after his contract, Marilyn Monroe was abandoned by 20th Century-Fox because his producer thought he was unattractive and could not act. That did not deter her at all! He went ahead and, finally, was recognized by the public as the movie star, sex symbol and pop icon of the twentieth century.
13. The first novel by John Grisham was rejected by sixteen agents and twelve publishers. He continued writing and writing until he became better known as a novelist and author of his works of modern legal drama. The media has coined it as one of the best novel authors even alive in the 21st century.
14. The first two automotive companies of Henry Ford failed. That did not stop him from joining Ford Motor Company and being the first to apply the manufacture of assembly lines for the production of affordable automobiles in the world. Not only did it revolutionize industrial production in the United States and Europe, but it also had such an influence on the economy and society of the 20th century. Its combination of mass production, high wages and low prices for consumers has initiated a management school known as "Fordism". He became one of the three most famous and wealthiest men in the world during his time.
15. Soichiro Honda was rejected by Toyota Motor Corporation during a job interview as an "engineer" after World War II. He continued without work until his neighbors began to buy their "homemade scooters". Subsequently, he set up on his own to start his own company. Sling. Today, the company has grown to become the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer and one of the most profitable carmakers, overtaking giant automakers such as GM and Chrysler. With a global network of 437 subsidiaries, Honda develops, manufactures and markets a wide variety of products ranging from small general-purpose engines and scooters to special sports cars.
16. Akio Morita founder of giant home electrical products, Sony Corporation, the first product was an electric rice cooker, only sold 100 kitchens (because it burned rice instead of cooking). Today, Sony is generating revenues of US $ 66 billion and ranks as the sixth largest electronic and electrical company in the world.