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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.

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    • Business
    • 4.4 • 178 Ratings

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All episodes are available for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers.
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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    Introducing: 9/12

    Introducing: 9/12

    How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start. A Pakistani business owner finds hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors are disappearing. Joke-writers at The Onion must figure out just how soon is “too soon”? 9/12 asks what it all means. We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever? 

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    All seven episodes of 9/12 are available to stream now on Amazon Music or Wondery+. Episodes will release weekly everywhere starting September 8th.

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    • 6 min
    Wondery Presents - Dr. Death: Miracle Man

    Wondery Presents - Dr. Death: Miracle Man

    Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients’ lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he’ll transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As Benita crosses professional lines to be with him, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. And halfway around the world, four doctors at a prestigious medical institute make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything into question. From Wondery comes Season Three of the hit podcast, Dr. Death. MIRACLE MAN tells the story of a globe-trotting surgeon who seduces the medical world, and sweeps one woman off her feet. Hosted by Laura Beil. 

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    • 5 min
    The Secret Sauce of Warren Buffet | Ingredient #3: Risk Everything

    The Secret Sauce of Warren Buffet | 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.

    CREDITS:
    Hosts: Samuel Donner and John Frye
    Writer: Carmiel Banasky
    Associate Producer: Bryan White
    Additional audio assistance: Matt Fernandez and Adrian Tapia
    Audio engineer: Sergio Enriquez
    Sound designer: Rob Speight
    Senior Producers: Jeanine Cornillot and Xochitl Dorsey
    Executive Producers: Stephanie Jenz and Marshall Lewy

    • 46 min
    The Secret Sauce of Warren Buffet | Ingredient #2: Build Your Arsenal

    The Secret Sauce of Warren Buffet | 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.

    • 43 min
    Secret Sauce of Warren Buffett | Ingredient #1 Trusting Your Inner Scorecard

    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.

    • 44 min
    The Secret Sauce of Jony Ive | Interview with Steven Levy

    The Secret Sauce of Jony Ive | Interview with Steven Levy

    When Steve Jobs returned to Apple as Interim CEO in 1997, the company was in need of a big win. Over the next decade, Apple and Jobs would launch some of the most innovative and successful products to have ever come out of Silicon Valley. But Jobs couldn’t have pulled off the iMac, iPod and iPhone without his young superstar designer Jony Ive. Few journalists have more insight into the legendary creative partnership of Ive and Jobs than WIRED Magazine’s Editor at Large, Steven Levy. Levy has covered technology for more than 30 years and got to know Ive and Jobs over several interviews spanning decades. He joins Secret Sauce to discuss what made the pair so successful, Ive’s legacy, and perhaps Ive’s last great gift to Apple: the design of its new headquarters, Apple Park.

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
178 Ratings

178 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. 👏👏😊😊

Bizmax ,

Great Podcast

I like the speakers, the music, and the words they choose to use.

paulfmcd ,

One thumb up

The information is certainly interesting and it is entertaining. My only real issue is with the delivery, the main speaker does a good job. But his rather goofy side kick asks questions in a kind of goofy teenage girl kind away. So I’ll keep listening I just wish the delivery was a bit more polished. Paul Milton

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