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#4. The Dyson Vacuum Cleaner and Making Progress Visible

Listen to this episode from Frontiers of Psychotherapist Development Podcast by Daryl Chow, Ph.D. on Spotify. No manufacturing company in the US and UK was initially willing to license his vacuum cleaner. James Dyson was laughed at for designing a transparent vacuum cleaner that showed all the filth it sucked up.

No manufacturing company in the US and UK was initially willing to license his vacuum cleaner. 

James Dyson was laughed at for designing a transparent vacuum cleaner that showed all the filth it sucked up. 

Today, Dyson the company returns over $500 million in annual profits and employs nearly seven thousand people worldwide. Had the founder given up on the “bagless” vacuum cleaner idea, Dyson would be just another name.

Turns out, therapists have one critical thing to learn from James Dyson’s innovation: Making progress visible.



Also, listen at the end for a really important question from one of our listeners.

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