Do you like visiting curious museums? Well, you should be very attentive to what we are going to tell you today! And then we are going to talk about the first Failure Museum of the world, which has just opened its doors in Helsingborg, a city in the province of Skåne, Sweden. As you could have imagined by the name, it displays products and services that turned out to be a failure.
As they explain on the museum's website, “they provide a unique vision of the risky business of innovation«. Would you like to discover more details about this new Swedish center? Well, all you have to do is join us!
A collection of 70 items
The founder of this curious museum is the clinical psychologist Samuel West, who is very clear that "learning is the only way to turn failure into success". For this reason, he wanted to pay tribute to some of the most interesting fiascos in contemporary history, being able to find a collection of 70 products and services.
We have much more to learn from failure than from success
Although some of the objects in the collection should never have existed, the truth is that others served as the companies responsible for their creation will improve. As West explains, we tend to demonize failure when we have much more to learn from it than from success.
Most curious objects
Among the most curious objects, we can find a kind of Monopoly launched by Donald Trump; pink and lilac pens for women from Bic; a bicycle made of 100% plastic; the Google Glass; or the Apple newton, which paved the way for iPhones and iPads. Curiously, on the day of the museum's opening, the cash register failed, so the tickets could not be printed. At least, that's what Radio Sweden reports.
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Musuem of Failure has opened its doors to the public (December 2020)
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