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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 AmericanRead more

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General Motors: Back from the Dead | Electric Destiny | 4

Jul 22 • 39:18

As Mary Barra races toward an electric future against the likes of Tesla, she will have to reckon with tough decisions involving GM’s workforce. ...

General Motors: Back from the Dead | Winds of Change | 3

Jul 15 • 36:09

In the face of disruptive changes in the automobile industry, Mary Barra throws out the old GM playbook and writes a new one for making the cars of tomorrow....

Wondery Presents Business Wars: Bacardi vs. Pernod Ricard

Jul 13 • 06:59

In a very consolidated spirits industry, Bacardi and Pernod Ricard own nearly all of the biggest brands from Grey Goose to Patron -- Absolut to Jameson. They're the two titans of the booze business, and they started the world’s biggest, longest, and still ongoing bar fight. In an all new season of the Business Wars podcast, Bacardi vs. Pernod Ricard looks at how both compa...

General Motors: Back from the Dead | Fatal Flaws | 2

Jul 8 • 37:04

General Motors’ brand new CEO Mary Barra navigates a crisis unlike any other as General Motors recalls thousands of vehicles after investigations reveal they caused the deaths of dozens of drivers....

General Motors: Back from the Dead | In With the New | 1

Jul 1 • 40:46

General Motors is America’s carmaker, an empire that helped build Detroit Motor City. Since 1908, General Motors has been a key driver of the workforce, the economy and American culture. But in 2008, the once-thriving car business came to a screeching halt. In the wake of the Great Recession, an engineer turned human resources executive named Mary Barra [BAR-uh] rises to p...

The Enlightenment of Steve Jobs | Becoming Steve Jobs | 5

Jun 24 • 45:51

In this interview episode, Rick Tetzeli, co-author of the New York Times Bestseller Becoming Steve Jobs provides an inside look at what drove Steve, what stood in his way, and how he was able to mature as a leader....

Introducing: One Hundred Percent with Marcus Lemonis

Jun 23 • 05:21

One Hundred Percent with Marcus Lemonis is a little bit of a masterclass, a cocktail party and a Sunday drive all wrapped up into 30 minutes with an audience invited to listen in. Marcus values family, community, character and ethics and helps small business owners who need his guidance and investment. His process is very personal and provides valuable insight through his ...

The Enlightenment of Steve Jobs | Staring Off into the Future | 4

Jun 17 • 45:49

In the wake of his cancer diagnosis, Steve Jobs seeks to secure Pixar’s future, reward those who have stayed loyal to him, and transform Apple with the launch of the iPhone....

The Enlightenment of Steve Jobs | Metamorphosis | 3

Jun 10 • 42:35

Steve Jobs returns to Apple and revolutionizes the company by applying lessons from the past, looking beyond computers and introducing a new product that will forever change the way people consume music: the iPod. ...

The Enlightenment of Steve Jobs | The Other Side of the Table | 2

Jun 3 • 41:40

As Steve’s company NeXT fails to make waves in the computer industry, Steve refocuses his time and energy on Pixar. While many people think his star has faded, Steve bides his time and makes a triumphant return that nobody sees coming....

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