Thursday, January 1, 2009

RADical failures in History

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.

Get it?


Lisa said...

Got it!!!!

FaerieMama said...

Brenda! Thank you! What a PERFECTLY inspiring way for me to start the new year! I LOVE this post!!!!

J said...

Boy we made a big oops. Didn't realize until you sent your comment she had posted on my site. I've copied it over to hers now and will give her the question tomorrow. GREAT QUESTION!!!!!

Brenda said...

I love talking with her!