This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
Play-Doh - the failed cleaning product that became a successful toy - the Awesome World of Things
Before being found ground into
the rugs of child-rearing homes everywhere, Play-Doh was ironically
created to be a cleaning product. The paste was first marketed as a
treatment for filthy wallpaper—before the company that produced it
began to go down the tubes. The discovery that saved Kutol
Products—headed for bankruptcy—wasn't that their wall cleaner worked
particularly well, but that schoolchildren were beginning to use it to
create Christmas ornaments as arts and crafts projects. By removing the
compound's cleanser and adding colours and a fresh scent, Kutol spun
their wallpaper saver into one of the most iconic toys of all time—and
brought mega-success to a company headed for destruction. Sometimes, you
don't even know how brilliant you are until someone notices for you.
Find out more about this toy over at LinkedIn here.