Bette Graham’s Stuck Moment as a Tunnel Visionary

October 18, 2011

Her stuck moment: As a bank secretary in the 1940s, Graham was frustrated by how hard it was to erase electric typewriter errors. 

She strays from the usual: Graham gained fresh perspective at her second job, painting holiday windows at the bank. Painters paint over their mistakes, so she tried it on her typing errors. 

Unstuck result: In 1956, Graham put the fluid on the market as “Mistake Out,” later changing it to “Liquid Paper.” In 1979, she sold her company for $47.5 million.

(All information comes from public sources and does not imply endorsement of Unstuck.)

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