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CBSMoneyWatch: 10 Reasons Why Ideas Fail

It Doesn't Solve a Big Problem

We're always hearing about accidental ideas that become huge successes, like Facebook (FB) and 3M's (MMM) Post-It notes, but the overwhelming majority of concepts flop because nobody needs them. Inventors may come up with great ideas, but the trick is to turn them into products people can use. That's called innovation. It's also called good marketing.

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