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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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    • Management
    • 4.8, 109 Bewertungen

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.

    Diamond Wars | Diamond Dogfight | 3

    Diamond Wars | Diamond Dogfight | 3

    It’s 1940, and the world is at war. The Allies and Axis powers are scrambling to lock down supplies of the industrial diamonds needed to mass produce their tanks, planes and submarines.

    But when the White House demands De Beers hands over a year’s supply of industrial diamonds, it soon learns the cartel is as hard to break as the diamonds it sells. 

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    • 26 Min.
    Diamond Wars | The Puppet Master | 2

    Diamond Wars | The Puppet Master | 2

    It’s 1914 and De Beers’s monopoly is under threat. Diamonds have been discovered on the desolate coast of the German colony of South West Africa.

    So it hired an ambitious diamond expert named Ernest Oppenheimer and gave him his orders: head to the beach and assess the threat.

    But then World War One disrupts De Beers chance to do a deal with the German diamond miners. Now, Oppenheimer sees his chance to scramble to the very top of the diamond industry.

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    • 24 Min.
    Diamond Wars | The Diamond Rush | 1

    Diamond Wars | The Diamond Rush | 1

    It’s 1869 and diamonds have been found in Cape Colony. 

    Now, diamond hunters from across the world are heading to this remote British outpost in southern Africa, seeking a glittering fortune.

    And among them are two wide-eyed hopefuls: streetwise Barney Barnato, who hails from the London slums, and Cecil Rhodes, a vicar’s son with a head full of imperialist daydreams.

    When the diamond rush turns to bust, Barnato and Rhodes embark on a quest to conquer the mines. But only one man can win.

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    • 30 Min.
    Uber vs Lyft | Examining Toxic Company Culture in the Rideshare Industry | 7

    Uber vs Lyft | Examining Toxic Company Culture in the Rideshare Industry | 7

    Uber and Lyft have made their mark as very different brands.

    Lyft was born out of a need for more environmentally friendly rideshare options. And is also seen as the “friendlier” of the two companies. While Uber’s former CEO, Travis Kalanick built a reputation for ruthlessness, sexual harassment and “bro culture.”

    Still, both companies have seen protests from their drivers, who’ve demanded benefits and better pay for countless hours spent on the road. So how much has Uber and Lyft’s company culture affected their business up until now? And what will the future hold for these tech giants?

    For some answers, we hear from New York Times Technology Reporter Mike Isaac. Isaac is also the author of the book, “Super PUMPED: The Battle for Uber.” He’ll talk about his reporting on Kalanick, Uber and how company culture at Uber and Lyft matters, now more than ever, to consumers. 




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    • 23 Min.
    Uber vs Lyft | Evolve or Die | 6

    Uber vs Lyft | Evolve or Die | 6

    New CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is cleaning house after the departure of Travis Kalanick. But after a disappointing IPO, Khosrowshahi has to boost the company’s ailing financials and fight against lawmakers who are siding with aggrieved drivers.

    Then COVID-19 hits. Uber and Lyft are faced with a crisis that could alter ridesharing forever. Khosrowshahi leans into Uber Eats, while John Zimmer and Logan Green struggle to keep their dream alive.

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    • 24 Min.
    Uber vs Lyft | Damage Control | 5

    Uber vs Lyft | Damage Control | 5

    February 2017, Super Bowl Sunday. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is taking a black car home when he gets in an altercation with the driver. LIttle does he know, the entire exchange has been captured on a dashcam recording. And when it goes viral, Kalanick will have to fight for his reputation — and his job. 

    Lyft, meanwhile, spies an opening. As sexual harassment scandals plague their rival and users move to #DeleteUber, John Zimmer and Logan Green finally have a chance to really capitalize on their “good guy” reputation.

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    • 25 Min.

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4.8 von 5
109 Bewertungen

109 Bewertungen

xisirkekifkfk ,

Excellent

Proper research, excellent storytelling, interesting cases. Love it! Wish we had this in business classes.

lasc0008 ,

One of the best podcasts

I’ve heard in years. Pleasant and calm voice, great narrative style. Great work, thank you Wondery 😊

Christian S - 19500 ,

My new binging treat of the week

I love biographies and business history. I was so happy to have found this podcast who caters to my hobby. Yeah, it’s a tad flashy and dramatically written, but it gives you the overarching story each time...and it’s really entertaining :)

Thanks guys!

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