With this story begins the movie "The Social Network", which tells about the creation of the main web project the beginning of XXI century - Facebook. Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg, angry at the world, breaks into a database University, pumping out all the photos of students and makes Facemash - a site that offers all choose what kind of girl "hot". The toy is the bomb, which was already known in a few hours all the inhabitants of the campus. Offended girls cry, feminists have come out with the protests. Hacker makes a bully to bring colleagues to the university a public apology.
In the film, say prototypes of the main characters, not all true, but the story really took place Facemash in life. The site The Harvard Crimson preserved the text of the apology itself Zuckerberg. "I'm sorry that I did not think twice whether it was appropriate to submit such a project at Harvard community," - writes a student, Mark.
Apologies apologies but hardly insulting girls joke ever be forgotten. At least, now I remember it every time when a young billionaire does something controversial - saying that he had had to take.
In founder of Apple fans so much, and his figure is so charismatic that discuss his failures as something embarrassing - and I want pririsovat halo over his head.
Nevertheless, a cult figure generation of geeks managed to bloat cases. For example, Jobs had not spoken for years with own daughter, as later regretted. Another of his mistake, he admitted - the involvement of Apple's John Sculley, who in 1985 forced Jobs to leave the company. Apple has had the opportunity to buy a promising service for mobile advertising AdMob, but thoughts were delayed, and the company was removed from under the noses of Google.
In 2010, one of the iPhone Jobs complained that when he holds the device in his left hand, he can not speak - can not hear anything. "Just try not to keep it so" - said Jobs. It turned out that the owner of the gadget - a southpaw.
In general, how much that halo!
Relationship with Hitler and Nazi ideas of support - is that the creator of the automotive empire, and businessmen number 1 XX century, the public will never forgive. He is accused of large-scale propaganda of anti-Semitism in the U.S., mostly from the pages of the newspapers owned by his Dearborn Independent.
Ford supported the German National Socialist Party during World War II, his factory in France produced cars and aircraft engines that were sold to the Army of Wehrmacht.
In the book, Neil Baldwin, "Henry Ford and the Jews: the conveyor hatred," published in 2001, noted that excerpts from the Dearborn Independent articles found in the book of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf".
Russian showman, businessman and writer, always liked the public. And not just because of its interesting fate, entrepreneurial skills and success in business activity and imposing appearance, but also for talent tough, bright and sometimes obscene to speak on a variety of subjects, provoking debate and even conflict.
Not so long ago, however, Tinkoff crossed the line, starting to use social networks as a platform and clashing with all indiscriminately. Over the last three months of the entrepreneur had to quarrel with the designer Art Lebedev (also with a sharp tongue), writer and TV presenter Sergei Minaev, blame the creator of "VKontakte" Paul Durova all mortal sins.
And all this with the mat, a ton of smileys and other features of virtual conflicts that are the very users who "VKontakte" under 17 years old, but no serious business owners. Reading sentences like "Artemije Tatyanych stars yet, but the lion has become loose tooth ..." (about Lebedev) or "yes, no, I was just trying to trick him into a program to lure and there crap as a pirate and porn kontenschika" (about Durova), anyone will bad to think not only of businessmen, but also for humanity as a whole.
Once the founder of Microsoft spoke to the students and made a cult became the "11 errors that do not tell the school curriculum." In the vault of wisdom, in particular, states that "Life is not divided into semesters," that "you will too strict for you teachers, when they themselves become the chief," and that "we need to get used to the injustices of life" - in short, a set of inspirational platitudes .
As for the Gates Foundation, in 2008 he formulated his home and his corporation mistake. In his opinion, Microsoft has lost, not having realized the need for timely development in the field of Internet advertising. Frankly, with the Internet Corporation for all until recently, it was bad. The company has developed not find (a couple of years ago to rehabilitate the opening Bing.com) - Google and get ahead. The company believed that the included Windows Internet Explorer suits everyone - as long as browsers are not competitive oteli the lion's share of the market. However, there is every chance to reform - even though the Gates Foundation and the retired.
In 2004, a Russian businessman commits an act, after which his name had learned all British football fans and visitors to pubs - buys legendary football club "Chelsea". Coach of the club have appointed a young and talented coach Jose Mourinho. During the three years of Mourinho "Chelsea" England won the championship in football, Carling Cup, FA Cup.
In 2008, the trainer and owner of the club there is disagreement - and Mourinho sent his way. True, he is not back home and coach at Milan "Inter" - and in his first season his team won the championship of Italy. One of the most talented (if not most) of our football coaches, a public figure, which are constantly told - the loss of such rights for Abramovich was perhaps a mistake.
The creator of the world's largest retailer Wal-Mart began his entrepreneurial path with a mistake that could ruin his entire business.
At the age of 27 he rented a shop (overpaying for it) and by trial and error began to build a corporate culture, which subsequently formed the basis of Wal-Mart. Shop successfully developed - after 5 years the number of sales increased by 4 times.
What was his mistake? Within 5 years he rented the shop, not thinking about what makes sense to make the contract clause of the extension of the lease term. When the contract expired, the landlord took it from Walton, in spite of all persuasions - and, in fact, gave a successful business to his son. Another suitable venue for trade in the city was not found.
And there would be time to despair, but instead Walton packed up and went to seek his fortune in the entrepreneurial elsewhere. After touring several cities, he stopped at the Bentonville (Arkansas) - a city where history started Wal-Mart. And here will be a mistake to Wal-Mart hiring a top manager of Russia's Lev Khasis, we do not know.
"In 1971 I made one of the major mistakes in my life. I was 19 and I sold the plates to mailing lists. Then I learned that the records for export, are not taxed. I bought the record I needed at a discounted price and then sold in Britain - because no one will check what I'm doing with them, I thought.
Of course, they caught me, and I had to pay for everything and pay a lot of penalties. Such an event could well kill me in the entrepreneurial spirit, and well, that did not happen. But since then I have learned once and for all: under no circumstances should drag in to the amoral and illegal business stuff. " - Branson writes on his blog
For the illicit trade in export goods Branson was arrested. He had to pay hefty fines, and his mother - to sell the house to help her son with the money.
A favorite of several generations of American TV viewers, the goddess of talk show host Oprah Winfrey as no one else understands human error and she will teach anyone good sense. Nevertheless, and in her life has a story, which she remembers with a shudder.
According to Oprah, her worst mistake was exemplary of express losing weight for the show in 1989. The winner of the impressive form, the TV presenter lost 30 kg in four months - starving and denying himself everything. At one of the esters, she appeared in Calvin Klein jeans, size 10 - and it was a triumph! Within two hours after the show Winfrey celebrated their victory by eating only fast in a row, and after two days in jeans not climbed. TV anchorwoman was depressed and has since tried to lose weight is not.
Entrepreneur and investor Sergei Polonsky, known for his outrageous antics: is he going into space, then deletes all the faxes in your company, because "people should not use backward technologies." But his most famous statement was made in October 2008: Polonsky promised that would eat his tie if the prices for elite housing Mirax in six months will not grow at 25%.
Forecast Polonsky not come true. Only after 2.5 years, in May 2011, the businessman had to fulfill his promise - he ate a piece of a tie on the air program's web Minaev LIVE.
Source: www.forbes.ru --
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