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Behind every successful business is a story. It starts with a vision and a leap of faith. Along the way, leaders make bold decisions, ride booms and busts, and sometimes, they reach new heights. From Wondery, the makers of the hit series Business Wars, and Lindsay Graham, the host of American History Tellers and American Scandal, comes a weekly podcast that brings you the true stories of the brilliant but all-too-human businesspeople who risked it all. From Walt Disney’s creation of a theme park in Orlando, to the colossal failure of New Coke, Business Movers will explore the triumphs, failures and ideas that transformed our lives.

Behind every successful business is a story. It starts with a vision and a leap of faith. Along the way, leaders make bold decisions, ride booms and busts, and sometimes, they reach new heights. From Wondery, the makers of the hit series Business Wars, and Lindsay Graham, the host of American History Tellers and American Scandal, comes a weekly podcast that brings you the true stories of the brilliant but all-too-human businesspeople who risked it all. From Walt Disney’s creation of a theme park in Orlando, to the colossal failure of New Coke, Business Movers will explore the triumphs, failures and ideas that transformed our lives.

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United States

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Wondery

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Behind every successful business is a story. It starts with a vision and a leap of faith. Along the way, leaders make bold decisions, ride booms and busts, and sometimes, they reach new heights. From Wondery, the makers of the hit series Business Wars, and Lindsay Graham, the host of American History Tellers and American Scandal, comes a weekly podcast that brings you the true stories of the brilliant but all-too-human businesspeople who risked it all. From Walt Disney’s creation of a theme park in Orlando, to the colossal failure of New Coke, Business Movers will explore the triumphs, failures and ideas that transformed our lives.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Rise and Fall of Uber | Get Super Pumped About Meeting Mike Isaac | 5

4/15/2021
Mike Isaac, the author of Super Pumped: the Battle for Uber, is more than a technology writer for the New York Times. He’s a character in the Uber story. Mike sits down with host Lindsay Graham to tell the behind the scenes story of how he broke some of Uber’s darkest secrets. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Babbel - When you purchase a...

Duration:00:43:14

Wondery Presents: Secret Sauce

4/13/2021
In Wondery’s newest series, Secret Sauce, hosts John Frye and Sam Donner explore the stories and successes behind some of the most inspiring businesses, creative innovators and intrepid entrepreneurs. First up, we’re diving into the company that revolutionized how we vacation, travel, and even how we trust other people...we’re talking about Airbnb. In 2008, Air Bed and Breakfast launched at SXSW with high hopes of becoming an alternative to overbooked hotels...but they ended up with just...

Duration:00:05:52

The Rise and Fall of Uber | Principled Confrontation | 4

4/8/2021
Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler battles threats from all directions as Travis Kalanick grapples with the aftermath of a personal tragedy that brings him to his knees. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers Support us by supporting our sponsors! Talkspace - Go to talkspace.com and use the code MOVERS to get $100 off of your first month. ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at...

Duration:00:42:50

The Rise and Fall of Uber | Greyball | 3

4/1/2021
New York Times journalist Mike Issac’s story about a secret spying program at Uber puts Travis in the crosshairs of Uber’s board of directors and threatens to deprive the infamous leader of the company he helped create. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Babbel - Right now, when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an...

Duration:00:41:29

Wondery Presents: Spy Affair

3/29/2021
A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, everyone has secrets and almost nothing is what it seems. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes SPY AFFAIR a story...

Duration:00:05:36

The Rise and Fall of Uber | A Very Strange Year | 2

3/25/2021
Susan Fowler’s blistering story reveals a systemic problem at Uber, and it’s the first of a series of scandals that damages Uber’s already rocky reputation, and places CEO Travis Kalanick under the microscope of public scrutiny. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Babbel - When you purchase of a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an...

Duration:00:42:15

The Rise and Fall of Uber | #Winning | 1

3/18/2021
Uber's spectacular rise wasn’t the smoothest ride. The world-changing ride sharing app broke more than a few rules--and laws--on it’s way to the top, and its controversial co-founder Travis Kalanick fostered a toxic corporate culture that eventually caught up to him. This is the first in our four-episode series on the rise and fall of Uber. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app:...

Duration:00:44:17

Coca-Cola’s Greatest Mistake | Who Killed New Coke? | 5

3/11/2021
Tim Murphy, a senior reporter at Mother Jones, normally writes about national politics, not soda. In this interview episode on Coca-Cola’s Greatest Mistake, Tim will explain how New Coke is a story about both. According to Tim, New Coke didn’t fail. It was murdered in a culture war that has many parallels to today. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers. Support us by supporting our...

Duration:00:39:34

Coca-Cola’s Greatest Mistake | Strategic Retreat | 4

3/4/2021
n the aftermath of the New Coke rollout, Coca-Cola chairman Roberto Goizueta deals with an onslaught of bad press, angry phone calls and nasty letters from Coke fans who want their old soft drink back. In this moment of crisis, Roberto sees opportunity in adversity and uses data as a weapon to fight back. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers. Support us by supporting our...

Duration:00:41:56

Coca-Cola’s Greatest Mistake | Don't Blink | 3

2/25/2021
As Roberto and the Project Kansas team work in secret to launch New Coke, PepsiCo’s CEO Roger Enrico gets ready to fight back. In the aftermath of New Coke’s launch, Enrico launches a counter attack in the media that he hopes will put an end to the Cola Wars and make PepsiCo the victor. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers. Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try...

Duration:00:41:35

Coca-Cola’s Greatest Mistake | Agent of Change | 2

2/18/2021
Newly appointed Coca-Cola chairman Roberto Goizueta gains lost ground in the Cola Wars with several bold maneuvers, including the launch of a brand new diet soft drink. As he strives to beat Pepsi, Roberto fights to remake the culture of Coca-Cola and take the company in a bold new direction by putting an emphasis on taste and quality over image and brand. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app:...

Duration:00:44:44

Coca-Cola’s Greatest Mistake | Out With The Old | 1

2/11/2021
In 1985, when Coca-Cola eliminated its signature soft drink, “Coke”, and replaced it with a new and improved version called “New Coke”, the American people revolted. In this series premiere, we go back to the beginning of the story and meet the man responsible for Coca-Cola’s biggest blunder: Roberto Goizueta, a brilliant Cuban immigrant who started from the bottom and rose to the highest rung of Coca-Cola’s corporate ladder. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the...

Duration:00:47:03

Walt Disney: Building a Better Theme Park | Author Chad Denver Emerson on the Success, or Failure, of “Project Future” | 5

2/4/2021
For Disney World expert Chad Denver Emerson, the Walt Disney World Resort is more than entertainment. It’s one of his greatest passions. Chad is the author of multiple books on Disney World, including Project Future: The Inside Story Behind the Creation of Disney World. He’s also an expert on city and urban planning, which makes him uniquely qualified to answer the question: Does the Walt Disney World Resort live up to the highest ideals of Walt’s vision for a City of Tomorrow? To listen to...

Duration:00:40:31

Walt Disney: Building a Better Theme Park | End of the Line | 4

1/28/2021
On the next episode of Business Movers: In the aftermath of Walt’s death, Roy Disney fights to fulfil his brother’s legacy and carry Project Future over the finish line. To get the job done, Roy will have to run the gauntlet of Florida politics, labor troubles, and his own declining health. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers Support us by supporting our sponsors! Canva - Get a FREE...

Duration:00:38:11

Walt Disney: Building a Better Theme Park | The Genius and his Brother | 3

1/21/2021
As Walt Disney fights to overcome his failing body, he and his brother Roy battle over the future of Walt’s latest obsession, and his biggest idea yet: an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow; or as Walt calls it, EPCOT. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/movers. Best Fiends...

Duration:00:37:41

Walt Disney: Building a Better Theme Park | Secrets and Spies | 2

1/14/2021
With the help of a former World War Two spy named Paul Helliwell, Walt Disney fights to keep Project Future out of the papers as he navigates a local labyrinth of closed door deals, nosy politicians and intrepid reporters. But Walt’s biggest secret isn’t Project Future—it’s a private battle he’s fighting with his own body. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers Support us by supporting...

Duration:00:37:09

Walt Disney: Building a Better Theme Park | Project Future | 1

1/14/2021
As Walt Disney sets out to build a second theme park in Florida, he quietly works to keep the top secret project out of the public eye. To make his dream a reality, and to keep Project Future under wraps, Walt will rely on a close-knit team of lawyers, executives, and former World War Two spies. This is the first in our four-episode series on Walt’s efforts to create a second theme park that would correct the errors of his first. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the...

Duration:00:36:20

Introducing Business Movers

12/18/2020
Behind every successful business is a story. It starts with a vision and a leap of faith. Along the way, leaders make bold decisions, ride booms and busts, and sometimes, they reach new heights. From Wondery, the makers of the hit series Business Wars, and Lindsay Graham, the host of American History Tellers and American Scandal, comes a weekly podcast that brings you the true stories of the brilliant but all-too-human businesspeople who risked it all. From Walt Disney’s creation of a theme...

Duration:00:01:49