10 failures in history

10 failures in history

1. Rejected by Joan C. RowlingYoung girls read J.K.Rowling's Sydney's Central Station on June 24, 2003 after it was released in Australia. After all, there have been a lot of fans around the world. REUTERS / David Gray PP03060060 DG / FA - RTRPLFP
12 publishers rejected the Harry Potter manuscript before Bloomsbury finally agreed to publish an immortal story about a boy who survived. It turned out such magic thanks to the advice of the eight-year-old daughter of the head of the publishing house Alice. The books were eventually translated into 60 languages, and Rowling earned about $ 1 billion.

2. Discarded Bitcoin Securities Folder51
James Howells bought 7,500 bitcoins in 2009, when their value was almost zero. By 2013, one Bitcoin began to be valued at £ 613. Thus, Howells securities were worth 4.5 million pounds. The problem was that Howels left his hard drive with the data in the drawer and forgot about it, and then threw it away with unnecessary papers. After realizing the terrible, he tried to find the disk, but he was told that he was already at a common landfill and could be anywhere.

3. Lost Google purchase for $ 1 million52
Google owners Larry Page and Sergey Brin entered into negotiations with Excite founder George Bell in 1999 because they wanted to sell the search engine for $ 1 million. Bell was willing to pay no more than $ 750,000.Well, today Google is estimated at 365 billion dollars. Oops.

4. The profane murder of Hitler53
In 1914, the British soldier Henry Tandi, who was marked by the largest number of medals during the First World War among the privates, passed by the unarmed and wounded Adolf Hitler lying in a ditch, but decided not to finish him off.

5. Sale of 610,000 shares instead of one54
In 2005, a Japanese employee of the exchange valued his company at £ 190 million after an exchange trading error, in which he sold 610,000 shares at a cost of 1 yen (50 pence) instead of selling one share for 610,000 yen, as he have told. The exchange rejected the company's requests to cancel the sale, so the company was forced to buy out its own shares.

6. Angry Genghis Khan55
The first great Khan of the Mongolian empire, Genghis Khan, tried to establish diplomatic and trade relations with Ala ad-Din Mohammed, the shah of the neighboring State of Khorezmshah (the territory of modern Iraq and Iran) in the XIII century. However, after all the proposals of Genghis Khan were rejected, and the Mongolian diplomat was beheaded, Genghis Khan violently reacted to this form of refusal and sent 200,000 soldiers to destroy the state.

7. Refusal to work for Brian Acton and Jan Kum56
Facebook didn’t hire programmers Brian Acton and Jan Kuma when they were interviewed in 2009. A few years later, Facebook bought their rejected programmers WhatsApp project for $ 19 billion.

8. Order too wide trains57
The French State Railway has spent $ 16 billion on a new set of trains. Unfortunately, the trains were too wide for more than 1,300 platforms at stations throughout the country. Solving the problem costs 50 million euros. It’s almost like buying a car and not checking if it fits in your garage.

9. Contract with Brian Poole and The Tremeloes58
In 1962, the Decca recording studio was looking for new bands and new artists. They auditioned two bands at their studios in London and signed a contract with Brian Poole and the band The Tremeloes. Do you know which group they refused? A quartet from Liverpool, which will later become famous as The Beatles.

10. Error in the company name59
The British government was sued for damages of 9 million pounds due to a bureaucratic mistake, which resulted in an extra letter in the name of the company and the company was liquidated. More than 250 people lost their jobs when Taylor and Son was mistaken for Taylor and Sons, which went bankrupt in 2009.

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