If you've ever suffered a career misstep, you're in good company
Walt Disney is fired from his newspaper job for "lacking imagination."
Lucille Ball is told by her acting coach that she’s “wasting her time and ours.”
John F. Kennedy runs for president of the freshman class at Harvard—and loses.
Steven Spielberg is rejected by the film school at the University of Southern California.
The Beatles are turned down by Decca Records.
Vera Wang doesn't make the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team.
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Hillary Clinton fails the D.C. bar exam.
Anna Wintour is fired from Harper's Bazaar because her shoots are too edgy.
Oprah Winfrey is fired from her news-hosting job for getting too emotionally invested in her stories.
Bill Clinton loses re-election as governor of Arkansas.
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Michael Bloomberg is fired by investment bank Salomon Brothers.
Steve Jobs is fired from the Macintosh division of Apple.
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J.K. Rowling is turned down 12 times for her Harry Potter manuscript.
Sara Blakely (future founder of Spanx) bombs her LSATs—twice.
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