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Subject:  'How it took me 5,126 failures before I crea Date:  8/15/2021  10:49 AM
Author:  desertdaveataol Number:  15032 of 15032

'How it took me 5,126 failures before I created the ultimate vacuum cleaner': Inventor JAMES DYSON insists it wasn't genius but sheer bloody-mindedness backed by the love and faith of his wife


Day after day I had crossed the yard at my home to a small workshop to continue my quest to develop a cyclonic system for separating dust without the need for an easily clogged vacuum-cleaner bag.

I was usually covered in dust, getting deeper and deeper into debt, yet I was happy and absorbed. And the failures began to excite me.

'Wait a minute, that should have worked. Now why didn't it?' I would scratch my head, mystified, then have another idea for an experiment that might lead to solving the problem.

When you've set yourself an objective that might pioneer a better solution to existing technologies and products, you become engaged, hooked, even one-track-minded.


I am also someone who is prepared to slog through prototype after prototype, searching for the breakthrough. If a slow starter like me can succeed, surely this might encourage others.

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