From the folks who brought you the Pivot Conference and Hasai Marketing comes an infographic that tells the story of 7 companies that, you guessed it, made significant pivots in strategy to successful ends. Included are gaming companies, social networking sites and group buying pioneers.

From instagram's departure from a check-in model (ala Foursquare), to YouTube's online video dating histories, this infographic should remind you that no matter what you are building, be ready to change directions if necessary.