They created an empire that no human on earth today is supposed to ignore. And yet, these large companies started from nothing, and initially offered products that were often far removed from what we know them to be.
For example, did you know that the Desigual brand originally marketed canned ratatouille? Well that’s wrong but it deserves to be true.
1. Sony first designed a rice cooker
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If like me you have an inordinate passion for rice cookers, this mind-blowing information should make your mouth water. Rice cooker water.
2. The Nintendo Card Game
In the 19th century, Nintendo did not look like Nintendo at all since its creator Fusajiro Yamauchi was then manufacturing card games. And by the way, did you know that Nintendo means “Let’s leave luck in heaven”? Well if you had read this top of the origins of brand names you would know it.
3. The first Lego game: a wooden duck
When Ole Kirk Christiansen created his first toys in 1932, he first opted for wood. But the wood he uses is completely rotten, the war limits its supply and the fire at the factory definitely pushes him to start using plastic. It’s ugly. And did you know that Lego comes from “leg godt” in Danish which means “play well”? Well yeah I warned you that you would grow out of this top.
4. The very first Apple I microcomputer
This is the first computer to be marketed to individuals. We are then in 76, it costs 666.66 dollars (6 was Steve Jobs’ favorite number), a hell of a sum at the time. And here was Apple paving its way to the success of computers, headphones and phones that people are super happy to buy way too expensive.
5. Toyota looms
” NO ? you are certainly saying to yourself. What I will answer you “but if”. Toyota started out with automatic looms before becoming one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers.
6. Samsung Grocery
In 1938 there were still few cell phones (some would say there were none at all). On the other hand, there is a Korean gentleman, Lee Byung-chu, who has a small import-export SME in the grocery store. It was not until the 1960s that the company turned to electronics and became the empire we know today.
7. The very first Starbucks mobile truck
Imagine a world where Starbucks is just a traveling truck delivering coffee in the city of Seattle. It was in the early 70s and we can say that we have come a long way to get to the Iced Caramel Macchiato.
8. Zombie, the first game marketed by UbiSoft
Before Far Cry, Assassin’s Creed, Prince of Persia, or Just Dance, we had to start with something. And that something is the Zombie game. Very first game published by the French company in 1986, adapted from Romero’s film.
9. Alice Comedies: The very first Disney
Before becoming Disney, Disney made other Disney. In 1923 he created the Alice Comedies, animated shorts whose main character is Alice. She is often found accompanied by Julius, a cat whose features strangely resemble those of Felix the cat created by Otto Messmer. And guess what, a famous mouse will later have a lot in common with this forgotten cat.
10. Ikea’s first matches
Ok, we’re not really talking about the first object marketed here, but legend has it that the founder of the Swedish company, Ingvar Kamprad, who came from a modest family, was first a small match dealer that he sold in bulk. to his neighbours. Barely a few years old and already a keen sense of marketing.
And if not, you can also read Topito’s very first top, it was super avant-garde these reasons for creating Topito, you’ll see it’s very moving.