You shop at IKEA for desk decorations, drink Starbucks when you’re in desperate need of energy, and browse Google for almost every question you have. And if not, we can bet you’re very familiar with these companies. There’s a simple reason for that—they’re incredibly successful.
So, for the fun of it, we’ve brought you this infographic to explain how some of the most successful companies ended up with their (now) famous names. After all, there are some weird ones out there. Who knew WD-40 got it names from its failures?
Infographic courtesy of Business Insider. Photo of Starbucks cup courtesy of Kritchanut/Shutterstock.
A UNC-Wilmington grad born and raised in North Carolina, Kaitlyn always knew she would end up in NYC to pursue writing. As a summer editorial intern, she contributes career advice to The Muse. In addition, she also writes for other publications, such as USA TODAY College, Her Campus, and The Huffington Post. You can find her searching the city for the best eats, binge-watching Netflix, or catching up with friends at dinner. Say hi on Twitter @KaitlynRussell_More from this Author