Sir Clive Sinclair was a computer whizz and business mogul to rival Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. He was a visionary who could do no wrong... until he tried to launch an electric vehicle.
The C5 “electrically assisted pedal cycle" doesn't seem so outlandish to us now... but 1985 just wasn't ready for the "aerodynamic bathtub" on wheels. Sir Clive was ridiculed and his business ruined. How did it all go so wrong?
For a full list of sources go to timharford.com
If you’d like to keep up with the most recent news from this and other Pushkin podcasts be sure to sign up for our email list at manage.com/subscribe?u=ec28005461416f0b42178894f&id=1694c40f69">Pushkin.fm.
Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This episode could use a review! Have anything to say about it? Share your thoughts using the button below.Submit Review