James Dyson

When I was flying to Build conference at the start of the month I picked up the in flight magazine read an interesting interview with James Dyson.

The article focused on how he built his empire and the struggles he faced. One quote in particular stuck out and I thought that it was so apt that I decided to take note of it to share it with you.

I made 5,127 prototypes of my vacuum before I got it right. There were 5,126 failures. But I learned from each one. That’s how I came up with a solution. So I don’t mind failure. I’ve always thought that schoolchildren should be marked by the number of failures they’ve had. The child who tries strange things and experiences lots of failures to get there is probably more creative.

James Dyson

I love this.