Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Failing 5,126 Times : James Dyson

Story below is a memory that I always cherished and been awhile that I wanted to share with the tribes.James Dyson vision inspired me and his message whispers whenever I'm getting exhausted to go on.

I leave you this evening with inspiring story of James Dyson.

Failing 5,126 Times

Inventors are, by definition, failures. They fail far more often than they succeed. British inventor James Dyson was passionate about engineering, design, and vacuum cleaners. Yes, vacuums (there’s a passion for everything). In 1978, he became frustrated with the performance of the vacuum cleaners on the market that lost suction as they picked up dirt. The problem was in the bag: it got clogged as it sucked up dirt and, as a result, would lose suction. Supported by his wife’s salary as an art teacher, Dyson spent five years toiling on his idea, and on his 5,127th attempt, a working version of a dual-cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner emerged.

“I wanted to give up almost every day,” Dyson said. “But one of the things I did when I was young was long distance running, from a mile up to ten miles. I was quite good at it, not because I was physically good, but because I had more determination. I learned that the moment you want to slow down is the moment you should accelerate.

In long distance running, you go through a pain barrier. The same thing happens in research and development projects, or in starting any business. There’s a terrible moment when failure is staring you in the face. And actually if you persevere a bit longer you’ll start to climb out of it.”3
Most people would have given up after the first few fits and starts, but Dyson plugged away. He reveled in failure, because that’s what engineers do—they tinker, they test, they try out new ideas. They get a kick out of it. If you don’t get a kick out of something, then do something else, because the odds of breakthrough success are against you. “I don’t mind failure.

I’ve always thought that schoolchildren should be marked by the number of failures they’ve had. The child who tries strange things and experiences lots of failures to get there is probably more creative,” Dyson said.

Dyson is so proud of his 5,126 failures that he memorialized his tribulations in a small brochure that comes with every vacuum cleaner his company sells—the Dyson Story. Although it took five years to build the product, that step was just the beginning.

Dyson would face multiple rejections from established global companies such as Hoover, whose shortsighted executives saw only the immediate profits they were making from the sales of bags for vacuum cleaners. Hoover executives passed on Dyson’s invention, even though they admitted that it worked nicely.

Dyson has said that anger and frustration are prime motivators—as is necessity. Since no company would buy his invention, Dyson sold it directly to consumers, and not in the United Kingdom but Japan.

The Japanese became enamored of the Dyson’s styling and functionality. The Dyson did eventually become a hit in the inventor’s home market and reached the rank of bestselling vacuum cleaner in the United Kingdom, outpacing the cleaners offered by manufacturers that had once rejected the idea. Hoover would later make a blunt admission: an executive said the company should have bought Dyson’s idea and crushed it so it would never see the light of day.

That way Hoover’s dominance would remain intact. For many leaders, innovation—new ideas that improve people’s lives—is not and will never be part of their company’s DNA.

A Forbes reporter once asked Dyson why a lot of companies say they want to hire innovators but end up hiring “company men,” people who had been doing the same function at other companies for years. According to Dyson:

The trouble is you have human resource departments and headhunters, and you have to fill out forms, and then they try to recruit people that match what’s said on the forms. I fight against it all the time, this idea that when you take someone on, you take someone on who’s had experience in your field. There’s a horrible expression, “hit the ground running.” I hate that idea. In some cases, they might be perfect for you, but in most cases, the person’s probably had the wrong sort of experience, and you’ve got to retrain them. So I much prefer to hire people straight from university, or people who have been working in another field but did some interesting work. It’s very difficult to get recruiters to think that way.

Monday, July 30, 2012


Moishe the Carpenter, returning home with his week’s wages, was accosted by an armed robber on a deserted street.

“Take my money” said Moishe, “but do me a favour.. Shoot a bullet through my hat otherwise my wife won’t believe I was robbed.

The robber obliged. He threw Moishe’s hat into the air and put a bullet through it.

“Let’s make it look as if I ran into a gang of robbers” said Moishe, “otherwise my wife will call me a coward! Please shoot a number of holes through my coat.”

So the robber shot a number of holes through the carpenter’s coat.

“And now…” continued Moishe. “Sorry..” interrupted the robber.

“No more holes. I’m out of bullets.”

“That’s all I wanted to know!” said Moishe.

“Now hand me back my money and some more for the hat and coat that you’ve ruined or I’ll beat you black and blue…”

The robber threw down the money and ran away.

Moral: It’s never too late to use our brains to get out of a difficult situation.

Rethink...Never give up

"A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. Never leave that till tomorrow, he said, which you can do today. This is the man who discovered electricity. You think more people would listen to what he had to say. I don't know why we put things off, but if I had to guess, I'd have to say it has a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, sometimes the fear is just of making a decision, because what if you're wrong? What if you're making a mistake you can't undo? The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can't pretend we hadn't been told. We've all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day. Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today's possibility under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore. Until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin really meant. That knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure, even the worst, beat the hell out of never trying." -Meredith Grey

Monday, July 23, 2012

Direct your passion wisely

Most people don't realize how much passion they put into what they don't want.

When you speak to a friend and you tell them all about an "awful" situation, you are putting passion into what you don't want.

When you react to an event negatively, with the response that it is "terrible", you are putting passion into what you don't want.

You are a beautiful passionate being, so make sure you direct your passion wisely.

From The Secret

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Be aware of the big difference between inspired action and activity.

Activity comes from the brain-mind and is rooted in disbelief and lack of faith - you are taking action to "make" your desire happen.

Inspired action is allowing the law to work through you and to move you.

Activity feels hard. Inspired action feels wonderful.

May the joy be with you,

Rhonda Byrne
From The Secret and The Power...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Blaze with the fire that is never extinguished.

Few days back I had a conversation with my friend.And the topic revolved around doing what you live.I'm reluctantly but forcibly reminded that
the saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there's nothing to make it last.It's well informed by most of us but completely ignored.

We shall bestow a little attention upon what Steve Jobs had said.Steve summarised the importance of this creative and passion period in his life to a group of hopeful Stanford graduates in 2005:

"I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

Passion is not a topic taught in M.B.A. classes, because it’s not quantifiable—it doesn’t fit easily into an Excel grid. Yet, Steve Jobs has repeatedly told us the secret to his success: do what you love.

And thus we are led on then to further question.How many of us live up to our strength, to our passion and to what we love. Do we decide our life.

As Dale Carnegie taught so many years ago, refrain from the three Cs: complaining, criticizing, and condemning. They rob our time and also drag us down into a spiral of negativity. The messages they send to the subconscious mind inhibit our success. By eliminating complaining, criticizing, and condemning, we become more positive. On the mental level, positive attracts positive, and negative attracts negative. Positive thoughts help attract more positive experiences into our lives. This begins an upward spiral. As we begin to see things in a more positive way, we become more positive. As we become more positive, we increase our potential for success.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Don’t Settle

Don’t Settle

If you were lucky enough to have a rare conversation with Steve Jobs and you asked him what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, what do you think Steve would say?

You don’t have to guess. He answered the question in 1995, in a rare interview with the Smithsonian Oral History Project:

"I think you should go get a job as a busboy or something until you find something you’re really passionate about because it’s a lot of work. I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the nonsuccessful ones is pure perseverance. It is so hard. You put so much of your life into this thing. There are such rough moments in time that I think most people give up. I don’t blame them. It’s really tough and it consumes your life. If you’ve got a family and you’re in the early days of a company, I can’t imagine how one could do it. I’m sure it’s been done, but it’s rough. It’s pretty much an eighteen hour day job, seven days a week for awhile. Unless you have a lot of passion about this, you’re not going to survive. You’re going to give it up. So you’ve got to have an idea, or a problem or a wrong that you want to right that you’re passionate about, otherwise you’re not going to have the perseverance to stick it through. I think that’s half the battle right there."

Jobs says he was lucky, because he discovered what he loved to do early in life. At thirty years of age, however, he got fired. Following a power struggle, then Apple CEO John Sculley if you study the life and words of Steve Jobs, the world’s most exciting innovator, you find that innovation starts with something we all have: PASSION.

Capturing that passion and using it to transform ideas into products and services is where most world-changing innovations find their start. Passion is not a topic taught in M.B.A. classes, because it’s not quantifiable—it doesn’t fit easily into an Excel grid. Yet, Steve Jobs has repeatedly told us the secret to his success: do what you love.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Follow your passion

Innovation is often confused with invention. The two notions are complementary but different. The act of inventing means to design, create, and build new products or processes.

Innovation starts with creative ideas that ultimately are translated into inventions, services, processes, and methods. Not everyone can be an inventor, but anyone can be an innovator.

The Baron Way

Ron Baron heads a popular mutual fund company in New York City called the Baron Capital Group. The fund family has seven hundred thousand investors and $16 billion under management. Baron is an interesting guy. He’s superwealthy (Baron purchased a home estimated at more than $100 million), and his annual investment conferences feature performers such asJohn and Rod Stewart. Baron grew up in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and he has something else in common with another Asbury success story by the name of Bruce Springsteen: both have a grueling work ethic. Baron was able to turn $1,000 from shoveling snow and scooping ice cream into $4,000 by investing in the stock market.
Baron says his mantra is to invest in people, not buildings. “I recently read a commencement address that Steve Jobs made to Stanford’s 2005 graduating class,” Baron told the four thousand investors attending his annual conference on October 23, 2009. “I found it especially touching and on point regarding the sort of people in whom we invest,” he said.4 Baron recounted the story that Jobs told regarding the period of time when he resigned from Apple after a falling-out with the board, an event that left Jobs devastated. “The only thing that kept me going,” Jobs said, “was that I loved what I did. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

Baron closed with this thought: “It is our experience that the very best executives are the ones who are the most passionate about what they do . . . like Steve.”

Over the last decade, Baron mutual funds have consistently outperformed the overall stock market, an accomplishment that very few funds can match. Baron’s “gift” has been an uncanny ability to judge executives. That gift really comes down to character evaluation, judgments largely based on whether an executive and his or her management team have the passion to make their vision come true. That’s “the Baron Way.”< from the book of The innovation secrets of Steve jobs>

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. © Michael Jordan

Sunday, July 15, 2012

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“There are no limits to what you can create for you, because your ability to think is unlimited! But you cannot create other people's lives for them. You cannot think for them, and if you try to force your opinions on others you will only attract like forces to you. So let all others create the life they want.”   ― Rhonda Byrne, The Secret

“Your imagination is an extremely powerful tool.”

“If people believe they can be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and they have no control over outside circumstances, those thoughts of fear, separation, and powerlessness, if persistent, can attract them to being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Rhonda Byrne, The Secret