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Failogue: Pinocchio Opened with a Flop and Some Naked Dwarfs

Walt Disney’s Pinocchio is considered to be one of the best animated films of all time. However, in its initial release, the film was a financial failure. Production costs for Pinocchio were more than double of its Disney predecessor, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Pinocchio…

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Failogue: Ella Fitzgerald Forgot the Words

“Mack the Knife” is a jazz classic that was introduced to the world by Louis Armstrong. Bobby Darin’s recording of the song earned him a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. With that legacy to live up to, Ella Fitzgerald took the song to…

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Failogue: Post-its were Invented by Accident

Post-its are littered all over my house in 27 different sizes. I have the signature yellow Post-It notes, Post-it page markers in the shape of sea creatures on all my battered books, and some cat-shaped ones stuck to the wall behind my desk. It’s hard to imagine…

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Failogue: Steve Jobs was Fired from Apple

Steve Jobs is a household name, known to everyone as the co-founder and CEO of Apple, Inc. until his death in 2011. But in 1985, Steve Jobs was fired from Apple and regarded as a public failure. He considered running away from Silicon Valley, ashamed…