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Dealing with “failure” the James Dyson way

Recommended reading for anyone who decides to start a business is James Dyson’s autobiography entitled Against the Odds which Jason Fried of 37 Signals calls “one of the best books about design, business, invention, and entrepreneurship I’ve ever read.” Click here to read Jason’s post.

Dyson is the inventor of the Dyson vacuum cleaner. He calls the inventor’s life one of “failure” but adds that often you learn more when an experiment does not work out.

An excerpt from an interview with Dyson:

We’re taught to do things the right way. But if you want to discover something that other people haven’t, you need to do things the wrong way. Initiate a failure by doing something that’s very silly, unthinkable, naughty, dangerous.

[Via 37 Signals]

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Author of "The Secret of Angat", a novel set in the Philippines during World War II. Founder, MuniWireless.com; Founder (Mapplr.com - travel) and Shopplr.com (beauty, style).

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