Museum of Failure: A place to 'place' your failures to success!
Lucknow: There is always a success story to inspire us. World has always witnessed the history creators and bowed down to the great works. Out there, everyone will tell you what they have achieved but did you know that 'Winston Churchill' has once said, "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."
Where innovations have created bang-on products, the great innovators have also failed their way to success. The shotguns of business industry given their flop shows as well and to let the world know what went wrong 'Museum of Failures' has collected all the products that did not gel well with the audience.
Here we have compiled some of the top innovations that horribly went wrong.
Here are the products:
Apple 's product Newton was capable of taking notes and sending faxes but but its poor handwriting capabilities made it impractical and also the high price led to its debacle in the market.
Apple founder Steve Jobs directed the company to call off the production of devices in 1998.
'Colgate Beef Lasagna'
The famous toothpaste brand 'Colgate' launched its first and only Beef Lasagna dinner meal but it was not really liked by the audience.
'BiC for Her pens'
BiC For Her was a pen specially designed for women but the internet reacted to it with fury and laughs. The product was trolled for its shimmering colours which ultimately put the company in the state to call off its productions.
'Google Glass es'
Google's glasses were all the rave but privacy issues and its hefty price put these glasses back on the shelf.
The gaming device was released in October 2003. Its major concern was the 'poor gaming library' and thus the N-Gage was discontinued two years later in 2005.
'Kodak Digital Camera'
Kodak DC40 was only the second digital camera to hit the consumer market when it was introduced in 1995. Though, the device was technically impressive and reviewers also did lauded its picture quality, its flaws included— no LCD screen, so you couldn’t see the photos until you downloaded them onto your computer with a cable, and camera’s internal memory could only store 48 pictures.
The flaws led $1000 camera lower its price to just 99 cents and thus became a massive failure.
The motorcycle giant tried to appeal to its die-hard fans with 'perfume' but it didn't exactly jibe with the toughness fans associate with the Harley-Davidson brand.
About Museum of failures:
The concept originated in Sweden by psychologist and innovation researcher Dr. Samuel West, and was created to 'celebrate the debacles', to let the world know the never ending risks of innovation industry. One of a kind international collection of more than 100 innovation failures, it tells us that for every successful product corporations put on the market, there are many failures behind it.
The museum is a 'display of creativity' and the mistakes that led to the failures. The Museum of Failure has recently opened a permanent museum in Hollywood also.
So, now you know that failures are not the end... Keep innovating..!