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The Biggest Moneymakers and Major Flops of Top Companies

GOBankingRates Logo By Dan Ketchum of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 13: <p>In the world of big business, success often depends 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 actively change consumers' lives.</p><p>Sometimes, <a href="https://www.gobankingrates.com/making-money/favorite-brands-reinvented-themselves-made-big-money/">bold innovation pays off in spades</a>. Other times, it results in failure so spectacular, it makes even the world's biggest companies blush. Take a look at both sides of the coin to see if these company's big successes were worth the ones that totally flopped.</p>

In the world of big business, success often depends 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 actively change consumers' lives.

Sometimes, bold innovation pays off in spades. Other times, it results in failure so spectacular, it makes even the world's biggest companies blush. Take a look at both sides of the coin to see if these companies' big successes were worth the ones that totally flopped.

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