Chrystal Ann Kaminski (surrealkiller) wrote,
Chrystal Ann Kaminski

Failures...but not quite

After Fred Astaire's first screen test, a 1933 memo from the MGM testing director said "Can't act. Slightly bald. Can dance a little." Astaire kept that memo over the fireplace in his Beverly Hills home. That was great... heh heh

A relatively unsuccessful marketer of restaurant equipment, he did'nt sell his first hamburger until age 52. At a time when many people prepare for retirement, Ray Kroc built McDonald's from a handfull of hamburger stands into the worlds largest food chain.

Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper for lacking ideas. He also went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland.

Now there's some inspiration for ya..

Credit: Ken Dooley - editor, Progressive Business Publications, 2002 Good Stuff.
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