S1E11 – Rejecting James Dyson

Show Notes

The Dyson vacuum is the number one best-selling vacuum cleaner in the United Kingdom. Making its inventor, James Dyson, a billionaire. But back when he first designed his revolutionary cyclone technology, Dyson was rejected by every single vacuum company and every single investor he approached.

This week we tell James Dyson’s amazing story. From building 5127 prototypes in his backyard to leaving his competition in the dust.

The major sources for this episode include:

1. James Dyson: Against The Odds
2. The New Yorker: How To Make It
3. Forbes: Inside Billionaire James Dyson’s Reinvention Factory: From Vacuums to Hair Dryers and Now Batteries
4. Inc: How I Did It: James Dyson
5. BBC: Sir James Dyson: From Ballbarrows to Billions
6. How I Built This with Guy Raz: James Dyson
7. Forbes: Nature Loves This Vacuum

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Researcher: Allison Pinches
Engineer: Keith Ohman
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

The Dyson vacuum is the number one best-selling vacuum cleaner in the United Kingdom. Making its inventor, James Dyson, a billionaire. But back when he first designed his revolutionary cyclone technology, Dyson was rejected by every single vacuum company and every single investor he approached.

This week we tell James Dyson’s amazing story. From building 5127 prototypes in his backyard to leaving his competition in the dust.

The major sources for this episode include:

1. James Dyson: Against The Odds
2. The New Yorker: How To Make It
3. Forbes: Inside Billionaire James Dyson’s Reinvention Factory: From Vacuums to Hair Dryers and Now Batteries
4. Inc: How I Did It: James Dyson
5. BBC: Sir James Dyson: From Ballbarrows to Billions
6. How I Built This with Guy Raz: James Dyson
7. Forbes: Nature Loves This Vacuum

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Researcher: Allison Pinches
Engineer: Keith Ohman
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

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