15 episodes

How do certain companies succeed where others have failed? What’s their “secret sauce”...and how can we get our hands on their recipes? From Wondery, the makers of the hit podcasts Business Wars and WeCrashed, comes SECRET SAUCE. Co-hosts Samuel Donner and John Frye take you behind the scenes of the most innovative leaders, trailblazing companies, and thriving cultures to learn what they have done to become a success. From how design guru Jony Ive worked with Steve Jobs to create some of Apple’s most iconic products, to how Warren Buffett invests better than just about anyone else. These are the unique recipes for what it takes to get to the top and stay there.
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Secret Sauce Wondery

    • Business
    • 4.3 • 243 Ratings

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How do certain companies succeed where others have failed? What’s their “secret sauce”...and how can we get our hands on their recipes? From Wondery, the makers of the hit podcasts Business Wars and WeCrashed, comes SECRET SAUCE. Co-hosts Samuel Donner and John Frye take you behind the scenes of the most innovative leaders, trailblazing companies, and thriving cultures to learn what they have done to become a success. From how design guru Jony Ive worked with Steve Jobs to create some of Apple’s most iconic products, to how Warren Buffett invests better than just about anyone else. These are the unique recipes for what it takes to get to the top and stay there.
Available ad-free on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Secret Sauce of Warren Buffett | Ingredient #1: Trusting Your Inner Scorecard

    The Secret Sauce of Warren Buffett | Ingredient #1: Trusting Your Inner Scorecard

    Warren Buffett, like most hyper-successful business people, wasn't born a billionaire. Buffett was born during the Great Depression and watched his country suffer financially. At an early age, the business magnate begins studying financial trends and pinches pennies on his way to becoming one of the world’s wealthiest people. But his interest in the stock market doesn’t cement his success. Warren isn’t the best student, and he most certainly isn’t winning any popularity contest. To grow his own money, he must first find a way to get people to trust him and view him as a long-term investment.

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    • 40 min
    The Secret Sauce of Warren Buffett | Ingredient #2: Build Your Arsenal

    The Secret Sauce of Warren Buffett | Ingredient #2: Build Your Arsenal

    Warren Buffett’s hit the jackpot. He’s a millionaire at the ripe old age of 32. Warren’s built a name for himself through his honesty, and he’s learning how to bring his business values into his activism and vice versa. And although he’s become an altruistic and trustworthy money-handler, he’s still prone to spurts of anger and rash decisions. A business relationship gone awry leads to Warren making his biggest mistake yet - buying a failing textile company. To make the company profitable, Warren will need to create a business model no one has ever seen before.

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    • 41 min
    The Secret Sauce of Warren Buffett | Ingredient #3: Risk Everything

    The Secret Sauce of Warren Buffett | Ingredient #3: Risk Everything

    By 1991, Warren Buffett’s the second richest man in America. In the years to follow, his wealth will continue to grow and affect the global economy. Warren has everything a person needs, but his relationship with his wife, the person he values the most, is fraught after years of neglect. His business has always come first. Warren will have to learn how to put other people’s needs first. As Warren works on his selflessness, he unlocks a key characteristic that has the power to change his legacy: a knack for generosity.

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    • 41 min
    The Secret Sauce of Jony Ive | Ingredient #1: Fragile Ideas

    The Secret Sauce of Jony Ive | Ingredient #1: Fragile Ideas

    There might be no other product in the world more ubiquitous than one designed by Apple. Known for products with sleek features, classic design elements, and of course, their signature logo, Apple has a cult of fans that brandish their beloved purchases with a great deal of pride. The tech company's product line has evolved from computers to mobile devices to wearable technology and continues to set trends. Apple's success is undeniable. However, that wasn't always the case. In the 90s, Steve Jobs was ousted, sales were plummeting, and products weren't sexy. Luckily, there was a little-known design genius from across the pond ready to make his mark on the world and forever change the landscape of how people interact with products: enter Jony Ive, the creative genius who revolutionized modern design and functionality.

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    • 40 min
    The Secret Sauce of Jony Ive | Ingredient #2: Believe in Your F'ing Self

    The Secret Sauce of Jony Ive | Ingredient #2: Believe in Your F'ing Self

    There might be no other product in the world more ubiquitous than one designed by Apple. Known for products with sleek features, classic design elements, and of course, their signature logo, Apple has a cult of fans that brandish their beloved purchases with a great deal of pride. The tech company's product line has evolved from computers to mobile devices to wearable technology and continues to set trends. Apple's success is undeniable. However, that wasn't always the case. In the 90s, Steve Jobs was ousted, sales were plummeting, and products weren't sexy. Luckily, there was a little-known design genius from across the pond ready to make his mark on the world and forever change the landscape of how people interact with products: enter Jony Ive, the creative genius who revolutionized modern design and functionality.

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    • 44 min
    The Secret Sauce of Jony Ive | Ingredient #3: Legacy

    The Secret Sauce of Jony Ive | Ingredient #3: Legacy

    Apple has become a product goldmine with the success of the iMac and iPod, but Jony and Steve refuse to stop there. Jony Ive believes that he can do for phones what the iMac did for computers. And if he does that, it’ll secure the legacy of his collaboration with his best friend, Steve Jobs. The only problem is Jony's design requires materials that aren't on the marketplace, and Steve's health is declining rapidly. In his final act, Jony will have to find a way to honor Apple's vision — a vision that has changed how the world interacts with technology and that he helped design.

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
243 Ratings

243 Ratings

Bflogirl1 ,

Informative and fun

I just finished the Warren Buffett series. I enjoyed it. Loved that they sprinkled in some personal fun facts along with pertinent information. The hosts keep you wanting for more.
Look forward to the next one! Keep em coming. 👏👏😊😊

Jerdpaul ,

Too contrived

Way too contrived, too scripted, too forced. The hosts try way too hard to be funny and just are not. This one was painful to listen to

Stevenjcampbell ,

So um… like? You know? Right?

Why do they have these horrible terrible generation z people doing these terrible sounding voiceovers.

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