The Beatles: "At their first audition for Mike Smith and Dick Rowe, head of Decca in London, on January 1, 1962, they performed almost their entire club act of some twenty songs. They were turned down, a few days later, with Rowe delivering one of the most wrongheaded statements in recording history: "Guitar groups are on the way out, Mr. Epstein."
Our continent was "discovered" by Christopher Columbus, who was looking for India.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. ~Thomas Edison
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. ~Henry Ford
What do Bill Gates, Harry Truman, and Walt Disney all have in common? Their first business venture was a flop, but they didn't let it defeat them.