Growing up poor in the Bahamas, Sidney Poitier had one dream which was to become an actor. He began his career with the American Negro Theatre in Harlem but wanted more. Even with that under his belt, he still hit resistance on his road to fame.
If you ask someone who their favorite United States President is, a good portion will probably tell you that it’s Abraham Lincoln. His many successes are widely known but the failures dotted along his path to success are just as important.
Many of us grew up listening to Madonna on the radio and many remember when she first blew onto the scene. She’s a trailblazer, a pop icon, and she was also a failure.
If you haven’t watched the Food Network or seen Iron Chef America, then you may not know who Michael Symon is. In the world of cooking, though, he’s a pretty big deal.
We all know about Darwin’s theory of evolution. It’s drilled into almost every young kid’s brain at some point in their schooling. It may surprise you to find out that people didn’t really think very highly of him, though.