Craziest idea that worked

Growing entrepreneurial skills can mean flexing your creativity and finding unique solutions to current problems. 

So tell us, what is the craziest idea you had or that someone else had that actually worked? Or an idea that seemed crazy at first, but was actually very good?

  • What was the idea?
  • What happened to bring the idea about?
  • If it was another's idea, why do you like it/remember it?

Please share below and have a good chuckle at some of the craziest ideas in our lives and in the world that ACTUALLY worked! 

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  • The craziest ideas are the ones that require an endless amount perseverance to be successful. For 2,000 years electricity (static electricity specifically) was nothing more than a parlor trick to move feathers around and make the hair stand up on your arm using a piece of amber. It was the tinkerers of the late 1700's and early 1800's who found more utilitarian uses for it  It is claimed that it took 10,000 failures before Edison found the perfect filament for a lightbulb. It took  years for Goodyear to develop the right mixture to make rubber useful. The cleaner Formula 409 is named after how many variations they went through before finding the one that worked. That means 408 failures. Our history is filled with accidental discoveries that were discovered because a person that was perceived as "crazy" or "eccentric"  had an idea and was using trial and error to prove it, only to accidentally make another groundbreaking discovery.

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  • The craziest ideas are the ones that require an endless amount perseverance to be successful. For 2,000 years electricity (static electricity specifically) was nothing more than a parlor trick to move feathers around and make the hair stand up on your arm using a piece of amber. It was the tinkerers of the late 1700's and early 1800's who found more utilitarian uses for it  It is claimed that it took 10,000 failures before Edison found the perfect filament for a lightbulb. It took  years for Goodyear to develop the right mixture to make rubber useful. The cleaner Formula 409 is named after how many variations they went through before finding the one that worked. That means 408 failures. Our history is filled with accidental discoveries that were discovered because a person that was perceived as "crazy" or "eccentric"  had an idea and was using trial and error to prove it, only to accidentally make another groundbreaking discovery.

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