“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly,” politician Robert F. Kennedy once said. He wasn’t speaking to the people at Google, Apple or Coca-Cola — but he might as well have been. These manufacturing giants are just a few of the many who’ve experienced huge failures. Yes, even the wealthiest, most successful companies in the world have had their share of product flops.
If you see failure as a stepping stone to success, you’re more likely to achieve your goals. Just look at Thomas A. Edison and his relentless quest to create a light bulb. “I have not failed,” he said. “I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
So for any budding entrepreneurs out there, these 35 product flops may be reassuring. You might be familiar with some of them, while others may have passed you by. They all have one thing in common: proof that nobody gets it right, all the time.