, Inspiration

5 Instances of Massive Success from Non-original Ideas

5 instances of massic success with non original ideas

There have been many startup success stories over the last years, and all of them have implanted this perception in our minds that one should have an original idea with the right implementation for his venture to be a success.

However, one look at the below 5 companies and we see that this notion goes for a toss in many cases. Interested to check out which companies built incredible fortunes from non-original ideas? Then read on and find out!

1. Google

Everyone who doesn’t live under a rock knows about Google and how it’s the biggest tech company and the most used search engine in the world. But, what most people don’t realize is that Google wasn’t the first search engine when it started out. Surprised? It was Ask.com that started the first search engine, before Google’s inception. But, what Google did right was that it provided a more organized way of searching the net, which made it better than any search engine at that time, and Google continues to be the best even today.

2.  Amazon

Amazon is one of the largest e-commerce websites in existence today and sells almost every product a person may need. However, before Jeff Bezos even started Amazon, there were many websites which were already into e-commerce, and doing well at the time.

However, most of those sites concentrated on only one particular market like baby products or toys, which was their mistake. Amazon started off selling books and quickly expanded to selling each and everything a consumer may want or need, making them one of the biggest e-commerce sites today.

3.  Facebook

The largest social networking site today, Facebook, was not an original idea. Before Facebok was started by Mark Zuckerberg, there were social media platforms were already in place. Six Degrees and MySpace are some examples of social media sites that existed before Facebook.

The main reason the other sites did not work is because they started out too early, when a majority of people were new to the internet. Facebook capitalized on the opportunity and established itself as a better platform for social media networking.

4. Pepsi

Pepsi is perhaps one of the most recognized beverage brands in the world. But Pepsi came into the market as a competitor. Pepsi and Coke have always been serious competitors ever since Pepsi entered the market in late 1800’s.
Pepsi was not the first cola company to be founded, and Coke had monopolized the market fully and was maintaining control. However, the quality Pepsi provided, was enough to hold ground against Coke, which made Pepsi the brand it is today.

5.  FreshDirect

FreshDirect is an online grocery delivery website that has established itself as one of the best in recent years. This company was, however, not the first to start their venture in this area. The first website dedicated to supplying groceries by taking orders over the internet was a site called Webvan. It was founded in the late 1900’s but it failed in achieving targets by a long shot, which led to bankruptcy. The main reason was that it started out way too early, as the internet was new to the people. FreshDirect has since established its brand as the best in online grocery delivery services.

What we can evidently take away from this article is that your idea need not be genuine to be successful. But it should have a better quality of offerings and be at the right place and right time to be a success.

There are 6 comments

  1. I added a new list. As you’ll see it’s bigger than most of them. I hope you all have had a great week!

  2. I just wanted to let you all know that I added a new list. It has taken me awhile to let everyone know due to server issues. Everything should be back on track now.

  3. I’ve been having issues with my Windows hosting. It has set me back quite a bit while making the next list. This is the current list that I have. I should add another list in less than a week. I’ll let you all know when the next list is ready. Thank you for your patience.

  4. 大部份曾經生育或經歷更年期的女性都會面臨私密深處及外觀鬆弛問題,不單會影響自信心和伴侶的親密體驗,更有機會造成容易積菌及尿滲等健康問題。全港首部 Venus Fiore閨密儀 RF射頻 私密緊緻療程 專門針對私密各處包括陰道、陰唇及陰阜的專用治療頭,全面改善鬆弛問題;每個治療頭均採用一次性即棄治療蓋,確保衛生。還有ATC自動控溫綜合系統,讓療程的治療溫度被有效監控,療程自然更安全、更有效達至預期效果。全港首部 Venus Fiore閨密儀 RF射頻 私密緊緻療程Venus Fiore集中為女性私密之處提供最到位的呵護,專注重整陰道健康、收緊鬆弛陰唇和改善陰阜肥大問題。關鍵在於Venus Concept的王牌─糅合多極射頻與磁力脈衝的(MP)2磁頻專利技術,發揮提升細胞活躍度、重塑同時增加膠原蛋白、刺激毛細血管新生等作用,達至調整陰道濕潤度、pH值的效果,更重要的是顯著改善陰道彈性,使其回復年輕狀態。

Post Your Thoughts


Book a Tour

Would you like to see our space before joining? Come and visit our coworking space. Please fill out the form and our manager will get back asap.