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In 1919, Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star. The
reason for his firing according to his editor: "lacked imagination
and had no good ideas." He went on to win 26 Oscars and
created a business which raked in $48 billion in 2014.
Michael Bloomberg

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In 1981, 39 year old Michael Bloomberg was fired from his job where he had worked f
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last day at work, went home and drank champagne that night. He started his business
Thomas Edison

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As a 20 year old, Thomas Edison would burn the midnight oil at office experimenting o
One night, he spilt acid which burnt through the entire floor. He was sacked the next m
file 1,093 patents and invent a whole lot of devices including the practical electric light
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The Shark Tank star and owner of NBA team Dallas Mavericks was a salesman at a c
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himself). That was his last job. Today, he worth almost $3 billion.
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Iacocca rose to the top of Ford Motor Company but fell out with Henry Ford Jr, who fir
wooed by Chrysler which was in a world of trouble. He took ideas which were spurned
bounced back making Iacocca a business legend.

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