Overnight Success: Dyson Vacuum Cleaners

Remember the by now trite saying that Thomas Edison supposedly tried 10,000 different approaches to the light bulb before he arrived at one design that worked. Edison is attributed with saying that he didn’t fail 10,000 times. He found 10,000 ways that didn’t work.

Did you know that James Dyson failed in 5,126 prototypes before perfecting his revolutionary vacuum cleaner?

Now you can go to Costco and see his vacuums and wonder why you didn’t think of this. Who would have thought you could perfect something as basic as a vacuum cleaner?

Did you ever see his revolutionary design of fans? No blades? You can stick your hand through one of these while it’s running.

How does it work?

Overnight success? Iron will and perseverance, rather.


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