In 1997, Yahoo turned down the offer to buy Google for $1 million.


Apple’s iPad retina display is actually manufactured by Samsung.


Starbucks’ round tables were created specifically so customers would feel less alone.


Wal-Mart averages a profit of $1.8 million every hour.

If Bill Gates were a country, he would be the 37th richest country on earth.

Ronald Wayne, the third founder of Apple, sold his 10% stock in the company for $800 in 1976, just two weeks after writing Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and his own original partnership agreement. In February 2015, Apple was valued at over $700 billion, meaning Wayne’s 10% stake would have been worth over $60 billion.

The Christmas period in 2012 saw Amazon sell approximately 306 items globally every second. This eventually led to the sale of 26.5 million products over the holidays.


Ed Reeves, director of Moneypenny, was asked what his biggest business mistake was: "Hiring people on experience rather than attitude, and then, once we realised we were wrong, not resolving the situation quickly enough."

Yahoo is an acronym for ‘Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle'

Frederick W. Smith, the founder of FedEx, once saved the company by taking its last $5,000 and turning it into $32,000 by gambling in Las Vegas.

Ikea is the world's largest and richest registered non-profit charity. This has saved them billions in tax.  

Facebook is blue because Mark Zuckerberg is colour blind. In an interview, he said “blue is the richest colour for me.”

Apple reported a net profit of $18 billion in its first fiscal quarter of 2015, the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company. 

The Rubik’s cube, which has never been remodelled since its original design in 1974, has remained a constant in the top-10 best-sold products of all time, outselling sales of PlayStations and iPad.

The majority of Sony's profits actually comes from selling insurance. In Japan, they sell auto, life and medical insurance. 

When google launched in 1998, users were making 500,000 searches per day. Now, there are more than 2 million Google searches per second.  

according to Bufferapp only 19% of businesses tweet on the weekend. 

Ralph Lauren, Michael Dell and Mark Zuckerberg all dropped out of education. combined they are worth $60bn.

Google takes a fraction of a second in considering over 200 factors before delivering the best results to any query.

Starbucks is the number one coffee specialist in the world with over 87,000 drinks combinations.

Steve Jobs refused to conduct market research because he believed the consumer does not know what they want until you make it for them.