Chart: Nintendo is Awesome at Pivoting

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We've heard stories about how Nintendo started as a playing card company, and dabbled in other things. This handy graphic lets us see when their transformation took place, along with other popular companies.

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What were Nintendo, YouTube and PayPal doing before they transformed themselves from humble beginnings into what we know today? Check out the full graphic below.



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Infographic: 7 Companies Who Made Major Pivots in Strategy [Read Write Web]

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I don't consider things that I've never heard of a "success", so I'd count out tagged and gowalla (besides, it sounds like gowalla got their turnaround by copying foursquare, which is totally against the spirit of the other companies).

And I think people are beginning to see how little value groupon offers as a service and hopefully it'll drop out of the surface of the earth soon. I don't need 20 bajillion sites offering me spa treatments and obscure restaurant deals. I just don't care.