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October 14, 2019
Sometimes, all you have to do to avoid the brink of disaster is to pivot and turn your mistakes into opportunities. This episode is dedicated to three such stories. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
October 7, 2019
Where else can you go when you need a desk that doubles as a Ping Pong table? No where! You go to SkyMall Magazine, and you like it! But what sent the once omnipresent magazine of the skies into a free fall? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
September 30, 2019
We're going back to the days of colorful Trapper Keepers for this one! Lisa Frank is a person and a company, known mostly for colorful designs on school supplies. But for every shiny rainbow, there's a dark cloud. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
September 23, 2019
Formed in the wake of a tornado, the story behind Best Buy has plenty of twist(er)s. How did this retail chain survive the digital age when so many other box stores went under? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
September 16, 2019
It once dominated the communications and broadcasting industries in the United States, but by 1986 it would be reduced to a name brand. What the heck happened with RCA? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
September 9, 2019
Normally, the US government swoops in to bust up monopolies. But after World War I, it did the opposite. How did RCA come to be? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
September 2, 2019
A side hustle for a creamery turned into a major business, but after climbing the top of the pickle heap Vlasic found itself in trouble. What happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
August 26, 2019
In the wake of banishing founder Gary Gygax, TSR found itself in trouble. How did an upstart gaming company called Wizards of the Coast swoop in to rescue the proverbial damsel in distress? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
August 22, 2019
Let’s talk about money — but not *boring* money. Entrepreneur editor-in-chief Jason Feifer and money expert Nicole Lapin go straight at the most taboo, awkward situations where money impacts our lives, relationships, and careers. In each episode they debate the trickiest questions, offering genuine financial advice about typically hush-hush issues. Then they bring in a celebrity judge to decide who’s right.Episode 1 of Hush Money is available. Listen here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
August 19, 2019
In the 1970s, a company called TSR, formed by wargaming enthusiasts, published a genre-defining game called Dungeons and Dragons. But the story of the company might be more legendary than any fantasy quest. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
August 12, 2019
We all know her as an iconic television host, actor and producer, but Oprah Winfrey came from a difficult background and overcame many hardships to achieve success. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
August 5, 2019
A group of filmmakers joined together to create the United Artists studio at the dawn of the age of cinema. How did an ambitious film lead to the studio's downfall? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
July 29, 2019
A Kickstarter campaign with a $50,000 goal to fund a beverage cooler with lots of bonus features topped 13 million, so why does the Coolest Cooler end up on so many crowdfunding failure lists? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
July 22, 2019
Where do you go when you want a steak dinner for an affordable price without all the fancy restaurant trappings? It used to be a place called Steak and Ale. Whatever happened to that chain? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
July 15, 2019
Once upon a time, the Borders bookstore chain was the biggest story in the industry. But in 2011, the company would go out of business and that's all she wrote. We look at what happened. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
July 8, 2019
It began as a shop catering to hobbyists and grew into an enormous chain of electronics stores. But despite numerous efforts to stay relevant (including a ridiculed rebranding), RadioShack found itself on the brink of disaster. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
July 1, 2019
Dave Thomas took a small fortune he earned working with KFC restaurants to found his own hamburger chain, growing it to compete against the likes of McDonald's and Burger King. Ariel and Jonathan ask the immortal question, "Where's the beef?" Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
June 24, 2019
It was once a powerful video game company that many thought would challenge Nintendo for dominance. So what happened to Sega to make it fall so far? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
June 17, 2019
After establishing an animation studio, Walt Disney faced a new challenge: how to stay relevant in a world where short-form animation was getting less profitable? His solution was to do something his contemporaries said would be impossible -- make the world's first feature-length animated film. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
June 10, 2019
The Brink looks at how Walt Disney, through inspiration, determination and just plain stubbornness was able to found an animation studio despite numerous challenges. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
June 3, 2019
The ride hailing service was on the verge of heading to the scrap heap in the wake of some seriously questionable decisions and toxic corporate culture. This is the story of how things got so bad and how new corporate leadership is working on a major course correction. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 28, 2019
Between soda pop and sparkling water, there was Clearly Canadian, a collection of fruit-flavored drinks that created a new market. But it's one thing to invent a new category and another entirely to hold onto market share. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 20, 2019
Kodak was the leader in consumer photography for decades, but the rise of digital cameras would shake the company to its core. This is the story of how the company that invented digital cameras was almost destroyed by them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 13, 2019
As the popularity of comic books waned, Marvel was in trouble. The company might have gone out of business entirely. But the efforts of some dedicated employees along with a big boost from Disney would change things forever. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 6, 2019
Today, Marvel is known for breaking global box office records with blockbuster films. But this multibillion dollar company first got its start from much more humble beginnings. How did Marvel establish itself? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
April 29, 2019
In 2003, a Stanford drop-out named Elizabeth Holmes started a company with a grand vision of disrupting the clinical diagnostic industry. She sold the idea of democratized healthcare results to investors. Now she just had to make the tech work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
April 22, 2019
What started out as a company that made playing cards grew into a global powerhouse in video games. But along the way, this same company made a lot of mistakes, from taxi services to "love hotels." This is Nintendo! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
April 15, 2019
Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton hotels, took a lot of risks while building his empire. Despite numerous setbacks and challenges, he was able to forge a powerful company and establish hundreds of hotels across the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
April 8, 2019
In the 1990s, CBS was on a roller coaster. The TV network went from first to worst, leading to a buyout and a big change in programming. How did CBS navigate the difficult transition and emerge as America's most watched network? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
April 1, 2019
There's probably a location within an easy walk of where you are, but how did Starbucks become the omnipresent coffee shop? We look at the history of this famous chain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
March 25, 2019
The clothing brand associated with preppy kids established itself early on in the 1980s but found itself floundering after focusing on more high-priced products. This is the story of how a brand nearly priced itself out of the market. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
March 18, 2019
Did the Pabst Blue Ribbon beer really win a blue ribbon prize at the Chicago World's Fair? And how did this award-winning brew become associated with cheap beer? How did hipsters revive and then abandon PBR? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
March 11, 2019
Those pesky Millennials are at it again. From mayo to diamonds, they're just killing off industries left and right. Where did that idea come from and is it valid? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
March 4, 2019
After a move to Durango, Colorado, Frank Crail had a tough decision ahead of him. Should he open up a chocolate factory, or a car wash? Lucky for chocaholics, he picked the sweeter route. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
February 25, 2019
It started off as a galoshes company and evolved into a brand that for many years was an integral component of basketball in the US. We look at the lay ups and smack downs Converse has experienced since 1908. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
February 18, 2019
Once it was the king of social media platforms but these days MySpace is nearly forgotten. How did the company go from being on top of the world to a punchline? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
February 11, 2019
This venerable company, whose trademarked name became the generic term for photocopiers, has been through a lot. We look at how some recent major changes have reshaped Xerox. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
February 4, 2019
The Old Spice brand was in danger of forever being associated with the idea of smelling like your grandpa. So how did an innovative ad campaign turn things around? I'm on a horse! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
January 28, 2019
The hospitality industry hasn't exactly been hospitable toward the upstart AirBnB, which aims to disrupt the hotel industry. This is the story of how the business went from concept to worldwide phenomenon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
January 21, 2019
Before there were motion pictures, video games and countless licensed minifigs populating shelves across the world, there was a little toy company and a little wooden duck. We explore how Lego built a business brick by brick. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
January 14, 2019
Oracle was founded by three people but most of us only know about Larry Ellison. How did this college dropout become a billionaire while taking aim at the largest software company in the world? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
January 7, 2019
When Jeff Bezos launched Amazon, one thing was certain: there was no way that business was going to make it. Now he's the richest man on Earth. How did that happen? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
December 31, 2018
From crop dusting to first class, we look at how a little company out of Macon, Georgia became one of the largest airlines in the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
December 24, 2018
Macy's and Christmas go together like Santa and the end of the Thanksgiving Day Parade. But about 20 years ago, the company was in danger of falling apart. How did Macy's recover? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
December 17, 2018
We don't want to grow up, but when Toys R Us declared bankruptcy we matured really quickly. How did this company synonymous with toy stores lose its way? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
December 10, 2018
A geeky smart watch company launched three of the five most successful Kickstarter campaigns in crowdfunding history. So how did Pebble lose its way to go out of business? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
December 3, 2018
In a controversial decision, the CEO of Apple forced Steve Jobs out of the company he founded. Then everything fell apart. How did Jobs make a triumphant return to the company that had pushed him away? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
November 26, 2018
How did a refugee build up a condiment empire? We explore the spicy story behind one of the most popular sauces on tabletops across the US. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
November 19, 2018
For many companies, there’s a definitive moment that could determine success or failure. What do you do when you find yourself at The Brink? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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