So bad they're good: Museum showcases innovation flops
Don't let the name fool you — Samuel West's "Museum of Failure" is an act of celebration that commemorates the product disasters that drive the success of later innovations. On June 7, West, a collector and innovation researcher, will debut 51 failed products in a museum exhibition in the Swedish city of Helsingborg, all in the name of honoring the creative process.
"Even the biggest baddest most competent companies fail," West tells Business Insider. "The trick is to create an organizational culture that accepts failure so that you can fail small ... rather than failing big."
Visitors will get reacquainted with familiar names like Betamax and Blockbuster, and perhaps meet lesser-known flops — like Twitter Peek — all of which West has been collecting for the past year.
Here's just a taste of the products that are getting a second life on display.