Failed School, Succeeded Life
November 15, 2007 3:22 PM Subscribe
Who in history (or in your life) has flunked/failed in school or university, but has gone on to great success?
posted by divabat to Grab Bag (46 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
They don't always have to be dropouts, just those that failed in school assessments (so not people like Bill Gates who dropped out because of a clash with his fledgling business). Bonus points if their failure is the same thing that led to their success - for instance, yesterday I read about an Australian music photographer whose photo won a music magazine competition and earned him a job as staff photographer, but the same photo got him a fail at TAFE. Or a graphic designer who failed in Arts at school.
By "success" it doesn't have to be "million dollars" - any definition (respect, happiness, sustainability) will do.