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A Guy Just Totally Ruined McDonald's Holiday Cups With a Simple Drawing It's your latest reminder to consider all of the possibilities.

By Stephen J. Bronner Edited by Dan Bova

McD's Savannah

Whatever it is you're presenting to the world, whether it's the name of a business (or school), a new product or new design, you must first look at it from every possible angle. Then, have people you know look at it from every possible angle.

Our latest real-world example of what happens when things go wrong comes from McDonald's, which introduced this rather innocuous holiday cup a couple of weeks ago:

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Seems harmless, right? Well, nothing pure can stay that way once it hits the internet:

If you're like me, now you can't see the cup how it was originally designed.

It's a great reminder that we shouldn't be so quick to bury the child in all of us -- or well, maybe have a 14 year old on speed dial as a consultant.

Stephen J. Bronner

Entrepreneur Staff

News Director

Stephen J. Bronner writes mostly about packaged foods. His weekly column is The Digest. He is very much on top of his email.

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