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Museum of Failure

FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,380
edited June 2017 in The cake stop
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We know that 80 to 90 percent of all projects fail and we never hear from them again, they simply disappear from the picture, and what we can do is learn from failure.
Green ketchup, Coca Cola Blak and Harley Davidson perfume are some of the well-intentioned products that ended up in the Museum of Failure.

More than 60 marketing ideas can be viewed here in the Swedish-based exhibition.

Museum founder Samuel West says: “We know that 80 to 90 percent of all projects fail and we never hear from them again, they simply disappear from the picture, and what we can do is learn from failure.”
http://www.euronews.com/2017/06/07/the- ... heyre-good

I would put the C5 in too and robot lawn mowers.

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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,150
    I've seen a few robot lawn mowers and vacuum cleaners in Italy
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,380
    I would put the C5 in there, but not robot mowers.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,122 Lives Here
    The C5 a failure? Have you tried one? They are more than just a failure, almost everything about them is a design fault. I bought one very cheap for a laugh many moons ago. I managed to ride it to work once, what should have taken about 40 minutes took over 2 hours, the battery died 3 miles into a 6 mile trip. I ended up getting the bus home and borrowing my Mum's car to get it home the next day. Sold it for what I paid for it some time later, having laughed a lot when using it.
    Having said that is was in many ways way ahead of it's time. With better battery and motor technology and not being too low, dangerously unstable and having no brakes it could have been mediocre.
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,380
    Ha, yes a long time on though. A colleague bought a couple into work as we were joking about them. Yep, great concept but in reality.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,491
    Some additions for today:

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    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 15,969
    Isn't there someone missing?
  • Isn't there someone missing?

    There's something for everyone today - Add Salmond and May to the rogues' gallery.
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,380
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Pics

    Ha! Brilliant.

    Googles Salmond...
  • joe2008joe2008 Posts: 1,531
    Veronese68 wrote:
    The C5...

    I know someone who brought a small fleet of these for day hire, in one of the hilliest parts of the country, didn't last long.

    Later, he stood as an Independent Communist at a couple of elections.
  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,483
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,122 Lives Here
    mrfpb wrote:
    That did make me chuckle.
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Some additions for today:

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    Christ someone's deluded.
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,531
    Beefless Bovril? They thought it would increase their market share abroad if they left the beef out, but no-one here wanted it. It was soon scrapped and the original came back.

    Kodak's instant camera. There were taken to court by Polaroid and had to buy back all the cameras they'd sold. Ouch!


    The older I get, the better I was.

  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,491
    Fenix wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Some additions for today:

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    Christ someone's deluded.
    I thought it was fair comment given that none of them are in Number 10 the day after the GE :wink:
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Samsung Galaxy S7. Ended up a reluctant IPhone owner instead.
  • Labour are now +29 seats
    The tories are -12 seats and went from a healthy majority to a hung parliament.

    So how is Corbyn a failure?
    "The Prince of Wales is now the King of France" - Calton Kirby
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    So how is Corbyn a failure?

    Well, I know he thinks he won but he seems to have been taking maths lessons from Abbott.
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • Meanredspider, did May look happy with the results? Were the Tory MPs who were interviewed sound happy with the results? See if you can watch the interview with Anna Soubry somewhere like on YouTube, she looked absolutely livid. Soubry and Amber Rudd were very very lucky not to loose their seats last night.
    It was the DUP who have saved the tories and therefore now hold the tories to ransom.

    edit - I've found the interview for you... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0lJwuUpQ24
    "The Prince of Wales is now the King of France" - Calton Kirby
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 4,092
    total fail

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    “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring”

    Desmond Tutu
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,532
    well, as no one else has linked it in from b3ta, i may as well...

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    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,380
    Ha! Nice work. Ah the shoes, not the distance from the ground:-/
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