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uyouthe
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3M used to make sticky notes. Now they make composite helicopter armor as well.

When you need to pivot your startup, do it. There is nothing to be ashamed of.

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    @kamen that's exactly what popped up in my head when I read it :D
  • 1
    @kamen I knew what that video would be before I opened it. 😂
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    I still buy their sticky notes.
    Someday I’ll buy their helicopter armor, too.
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    They also invented the N95 mask, apparently.
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    Yeah, if you start out as a mining venture and do bunch of other stuff for 70 years before the post-its
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    @electrineer Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing. My mother worked there, once upon a time.
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    "Pivoting" is a meaningless corporate buzzword that needs to die.

    Companies like 3M "expanded" into other areas, sure. But they didn't just wake up one day, stop making sticky notes and start making armour instead.
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    @AlmondSauce stop blaming tokens for your personal reasons probably emerged from the experience of dealing with toxic corporate personalities.
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    @kamen I expected something from Silicon Valley, but I'm even more satisfied with this one.
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