James Dyson: ‘Failures Are Interesting’

17:04 minutes

Inventor James Dyson built 5,127 prototypes before completing his first bagless vacuum. “My life and my day are full of failures,” he says. “Failures are interesting.” Dyson stopped by our studios to discuss innovation, global competitiveness, and his philosophy of engineering and design.


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James Dyson

James Dyson is an inventor, and founder and chief engineer at Dyson in the United Kingdom.

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About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata was Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.