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September 12, 2017

Segway

First shown in December 2001 and made available to the public at the beginning the following year, the Segway, first called “The Human Transporter” had a dream: replacing cars in today’s world.  Dean Kamen, the inventor, as been reported to have said: “[The Segway] will be to the car what the car was to the […]

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September 7, 2017

DeLorean

In 1981, The DeLorean motor company launched the now iconic DeLorean (DMC-12). The car was futuristic in its look and built; therefore, five years separated its design and the start of production.   Many people will remember the stainless steel car with its doors opening upwards, as if the car had wings and was about […]

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September 5, 2017

Apple Newton

In the early 1990’s Apple launched a new hand held device that promised to revolutionize the world of e-assistant.  It had everything, or so it seemed: it was touchscreen, had handwriting recognition, could fit in you hand, and so on.  Unfortunately, the product did not live up to the expectations went it launched and, although […]

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June 22, 2017

Tetris World Champion

“When I was coming out of college I took a high profile financial exam in a giant, student-filled auditorium and suffered through my first panic attack. After failing that test miserably, I noticed that large rooms filled with people gave me anxiety. Jonas Neubauer: 6 times Tetris World Champion I kept going on plane rides […]

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June 8, 2017

Video Game Designer

“Failures led me down the path to what has become a 23-year career in video game development. The first was dropping out of University. I was struggling in an environment that was more of a distraction than a motivation. I remember feeling as though I wasn’t smart or capable enough to finish what I started. […]

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June 6, 2017

Hey! VINA CEO

“Launching Hey! VINA was simultaneously a huge success and enormous failure. I tried to raise money to fund the company before we launched, but was only able to get $10,000 from a friend in the industry.   We were down to our last $2,000, and like 2 weeks of savings before it was time to […]

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October 10, 2016

Iconoclast innovator

“I returned to Canada from the US in 2002 to co-found the first global business accelerator with the objective of helping young technology companies achieve faster and more sustainable success in the global market. We built a network of more than 30 top-notch industry experts in the top 30 cities of the world and proceeded […]

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September 18, 2016

Harvard Researcher

“Shortly after completing my PhD I was invited to join an IT firm. I politely refused since I did not see any future for the company. It since became one of the leaders in the industry: a friend of mine, who accepted the offer, recently retired with a fortune bigger than most firms’ capitalization. He […]

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September 8, 2016

30 years-old millionaire

“Failure is the only real teacher in life. It is a feedback mechanism for what does not work. If we fail early and often, we avoid the potential disastrous detours caused by big failures. The challenge is in determining early mistakes, and for this, one needs to wisely establish measurable and/or objective goals to signal […]

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