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Why Didn’t I Think of That?® Success Stories

Million Dollar Ideas and the Entrepreneurs Behind Them

362 Pins

Why Didn’t I Think of That?® Success Stories

  • 362 Pins

It started as a joke between brothers, but it grew into a new kind of airline – a membership-based, charter service for hassle-free, on-demand flying - The story of Surf Air, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

From seamstress to millionaire. Hear how one woman grew her sewing hobby into the largest company doing business on Facebook. The story of Lolly Wolly Doodle. - The story of Lolly Wolly Doodle, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

This entrepreneur helps airlines un-LOAD un-claimed baggage -- and makes millions doing it! His Unclaimed Baggage business has become a major tourist attraction. - The story of Unclaimed Baggage, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

They make $10 million a year with virtual products that behave like the real thing. Learn how two siblings struck it rich with digital invitations. - The story of Paperless Post, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

A happy accident led to the world’s most famous breakfast cereal. Learn how a clumsy health clinician invented Wheaties “The Breakfast of Champions.” - The story of Wheaties, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

Learn how a welder turned a coast guard buoy into the world’s most famous barbecue grill. That’s right – those big round Weber grills were originally designed to float. - The story of Weber Grill, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

This woman combined business smarts and mountain climbing skills … to create a unique consulting company. One that teaches Fortune 500 executives how to take risks. - The story of Daredevil Strategies, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

It’s a whole new concept in theme parks – a place where kids drive cars, have jobs, and earn & spend money. Hear the story of KidZania -- adult role-playing theme parks -- for kids! - The story of Kidzania, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

Talk about crazy ideas! These college dropouts built a $15 million company on …worm poop! (And guess what? they’re not dirt poor anymore.) Hear the story of Terra Cycle plant fertilizer. - The story of TerraCycle, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

A dog with a sensitive stomach inspired this $5 million business. By making special treats for him, his owners discovered an untapped market. Hear the story of Cloud Star pet foods. - The story of Cloud Star, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

An airport security line inspired this woman’s success story. Learn how she combined fashion – and function – to create Bootights -- a million dollar product. - The story of Bootights, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

Did you know that one of the world’s greatest airlines began … as a crop dusting experiment? It’s true! Hear how the Bo Weevil gave the world Delta Airlines. - The story of Delta Airlines, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

He was an out-of-work senior citizen who wanted to be an entrepreneur. Fortunately, he had one thing going for him -- a great chicken recipe. Hear the story behind Colonel Sanders and Kentucky Fried Chicken. - The story of KFC, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

A love of travel & adventure led this couple to start an exotic-destination travel service. Soon their Expedition Trips were bringing in $6 Million in sales. Hear the story of Expedition Trips. - The story of Expedition Trips, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

Learn how a stockbroker brought the warm & fuzzy feel of footie pajamas to adults – and the warm & fuzzy feel of money to himself. His Big Feet Pajamas made $2 million. - The story of Big Feet Pajamas, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

Not many inventions were born in a wind tunnel -- but this one was. Hear how scientists doing jet engine research accidentally invented Artificial Snow. - The story of Artificial Snow, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

When his poor worshipers refused charity, this entrepreneurial pastor invented a way to give them jobs - a non-profit organization whose business model pays for itself. Hear the story of Goodwill Industries. - The story of Good Will Industries, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

Their invention turned skating into an extreme sport. Learn how two guys pursued their passion to $5 million in sales. Hear the story of Freeline Skates. - The story of Freeline Skates, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

This ex-college basketball star doesn’t have to jump thru hoops to find fashionable size 11 shoes anymore. She makes her own! Hear why tall women everywhere are asking for Kathryn Kerrigan Shoes. - The story of Kathryn Kerrigan, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

This inventor’s chain of high-tech workshops is helping OTHER inventors make their dreams come true. Learn why tinkers are flocking to Tech Shops across the country. - The story of Tech Shop, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

Today she makes millions. But she had to give away her first products -- for free! Learn how a 20-year old entrepreneur created Mrs. Fields Cookies. One of America’s favorite treats. - The story of Mrs. Fields, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

This new mother’s million-dollar idea combines fitness regimes with baby stroller walks. Learn the inspiration behind the phenomenon known as Stroller Strides. - The story of Stroller Strides, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

Their software unleashed a creative revolution. Learn how two entrepreneurs ditched a business plan to start Adobe -- a company that became a desktop publishing power house. - The story of Adobe, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

Learn how a sick secretary and a Supreme Court case inspired two lawyers to launch the world’s most famous temporary help firm. You know it as Manpower. - The story of Manpower, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...

Once he owned a fitness club. Now he profits from overindulgence. Hear about a controversial new theme restaurant called …the Heart Attack Grill. - The story of Heart Attack Grill, today on Why Didn't I Think of That? - thinkofthat.net/...