Why you should care
Because changing gears often speeds things along.
If you’re aiming to succeed in Silicon Valley — or in one of its many variations around the globe — without really trying, you may enjoy the musical but not reap many rewards. The notion of valley success is aligned with dreaming big, startup culture and going viral. Many firms fail to shift as needed to suit demand. But in The Global Silicon Valley Handbook by Michael Moe, co-founder of GSV Asset Management and an investor in OZY, we find an intriguing list of brands that shot to fame … only after giving up on their original plan.
We challenge you to figure out where these brands began: