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Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles shapes what we buy and how we live. 
Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights -- or to ruin. Hosted by David Brown, former anchor of Marketplace. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John and American History Tellers.

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    • Business
    • 4.6 • 932 Ratings

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New episodes come out Wednesdays for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers.
Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles shapes what we buy and how we live. 
Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights -- or to ruin. Hosted by David Brown, former anchor of Marketplace. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John and American History Tellers.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Sponsored: The Art of Disruption (Dell Podference)

    Sponsored: The Art of Disruption (Dell Podference)

    Startups search for pain points in the customer experience and design their product to solve these problems. There’s an art to knowing how to find that one thing the market needs and running with it. On the flip side, established businesses need to constantly reassess their products to avoid being disrupted and left behind.




    On this episode, Wharton School marketing professor Jonah Berger joins Business Wars host David Brown for a conversation about the art of disruption – how small businesses can gain the advantage and how legacy businesses can stay one step ahead.

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    • 32 min
    Sponsored: Welcome to the Future of Work (Dell Podference)

    Sponsored: Welcome to the Future of Work (Dell Podference)

    Since the pandemic began, many of us have traded our blazers for t-shirts and loafers for slippers as remote work has become the new normal. There’s been a fundamental shift in what employees expect from their workplace — and spoiler alert, going in five days a week isn’t it. So how can business owners adapt to this changing landscape without losing employees in this hot labor market?




    Stanford Economics Professor Nick Bloom has studied productivity and remote work for two decades. On this episode, Nick joins Business Wars host David Brown to explore the future of work, and the role technology will play in helping businesses keep up.




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    • 32 min
    Häagen-Dazs vs Ben & Jerry's | Big Chunks O'Love

    Häagen-Dazs vs Ben & Jerry's | Big Chunks O'Love

    It's the '70s and best buddies Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are about to open an ice cream parlor. These hungry hippies only want to have fun making ice cream. But as their business grows, they're going to find themselves on a collision course with the heavyweight champ of gourmet ice cream: Häagen-Dazs.

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    • 27 min
    Häagen-Dazs vs Ben & Jerry's | Ice Cream Castle

    Häagen-Dazs vs Ben & Jerry's | Ice Cream Castle

    It's 1958 and in New York City, Reuben Mattus is under fire. The big dairies are crushing his family's ice cream business and shutting him out of supermarkets. Desperate, he imagines a new, luxury ice cream with an eye-popping price tag. He calls it Häagen-Dazs and it's going to give his foes the chills.




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    • 28 min
    Häagen-Dazs vs Ben & Jerry's | Doughboys and Dead Heads

    Häagen-Dazs vs Ben & Jerry's | Doughboys and Dead Heads

    It's 1984 and Ben & Jerry's is fighting for its life. Häagen-Dazs is pressuring distributors to stop carrying the Vermont ice cream brand and the deadline for distributors to comply is closing in fast. But with help from a lawyer with a hole in his shoe and a spate of publicity stunts, Ben & Jerry's hopes to pull off an unlikely victory.

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    • 29 min
    Häagen-Dazs vs Ben & Jerry's | Trading Licks

    Häagen-Dazs vs Ben & Jerry's | Trading Licks

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    It's the dawn of the 1990s and with America under its spell, Häagen-Dazs is eyeing the millions to be made in Europe and Asia. But back in the USA, Ben & Jerry's is about to undergo a major growth spurt thanks to its latest flavor sensation. And with Ben & Jerry's scooping up customers fast, a war for supremacy in the supermarket freezer aisles is about to erupt.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
932 Ratings

932 Ratings

darkblob15 ,

Very good

I like this podcast because it is interesting but I wish there will be a Minecraft vs fortnight

dgekf62yj ,

Great

Too good to write more about

Chaoswithabeard ,

Good show, well presented. A bit woke.

It’s a good show, with a great narrator, music and writing. It’s very gripping to hear. Often, they will cover diversity as a strategic advantage of a company. Competency is a strategic advantage, diversity is only an advantage to the extent that you get good ideas and the media doesn’t get angry at you.

Also I dislike their coverage of Elon Musk, where they try to avoid complimenting him because they don’t want controversy and he is disliked by the radical left.

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