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The biggest moneymakers and major flops of top companies

GOBankingRates Logo By Dan Ketchum of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 15: In the world of big business, success can depend on innovation. From the Model T to the iPhone, it’s often aggressive, mold-breaking new ideas that not only skyrocket companies to the top of the financial heap, but also actively change consumers’ lives.Sometimes, bold innovation pays off in spades. Other times, a new idea results in failure so spectacular that it makes even the world’s biggest companies blush. And many popular companies have experienced both.Click through to see these companies’ big successes — plus the ones that totally flopped.

These companies had the best business ideas — and some duds

In the world of big business, success can depend on innovation. From the Model T to the iPhone, it’s often aggressive, mold-breaking new ideas that not only skyrocket companies to the top of the financial heap, but also actively change consumers’ lives.

Sometimes, bold innovation pays off in spades. Other times, a new idea results in failure so spectacular that it makes even the world’s biggest companies blush. And many popular companies have experienced both.

Click through to see these companies’ big successes — plus the ones that totally flopped.

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