36 Businesses and Products That Pivoted Hard Enough to Break Their Entire Industries’ Ankles

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36 Businesses and Products That Pivoted Hard Enough to Break Their Entire Industries’ Ankles

Just because you start out selling dried noodles doesn’t mean you can’t become one of the largest purveyors of personal tech devices on the planet.

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