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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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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.

    The Secret Sauce of The NBA Bubble | Ingredient #3: Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast | 3

    The Secret Sauce of The NBA Bubble | Ingredient #3: Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast | 3

    The NBA Bubble is on the brink of collapse as playoffs are set to begin. The NBA can no longer ignore the Black Lives Matter movement, and the players refuse to bench the conversation. Teams across the country are ready to take a stand and end the season early. Will players call it quits and walk off the court, or can the league come together to create a national stage for the movement?

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    The Secret Sauce of The NBA Bubble | Ingredient #2: Continuous Improvement | 2

    The Secret Sauce of The NBA Bubble | Ingredient #2: Continuous Improvement | 2

    The NBA is packing up their bags, jerseys in tow, and heading to the happiest place on Earth: Disney World. The NBA Bubble is about to commence with strict health protocols, but Lebron and the entire league are starting to feel the effects of isolation. There are no longer fans and family around to support and cheer the players on. Even worse, America’s long-overdue awakening on racism threatens to burst the bubble. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, and his team of seasoned professionals, must find a way to boost morale and address the country's wounds if they want the season to continue. 

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    The Secret Sauce of The NBA Bubble | Ingredient #1: Authenticity | 1

    The Secret Sauce of The NBA Bubble | Ingredient #1: Authenticity | 1

    An NBA game is canceled just moments before tip-off. As the thousands of fans file out of the stadium, It’s the first moment for many of the impact the global pandemic will have on the sports world. Enter NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, superstar LeBron James, and a group of problem solvers determined to keep the season alive safely. Will they succeed -- or will the coronavirus and massive social justice protests burst the NBA Bubble? The first of our three part series. 

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    The Secret Sauce of Airbnb | Interview with Katrina Brooker | 4

    The Secret Sauce of Airbnb | Interview with Katrina Brooker | 4

    Airbnb has changed the way people live and travel. And yet, CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky is a highly unusual figure in Silicon Valley. He is a designer turned entrepreneur running a billion-dollar company. Business journalist Katrina Brooker has spent years covering Brian Chesky and his secret sauce. Katrina talks to hosts Samuel Donner and John Frye about Chesky’s “nice guy” persona, his connection to Walt Disney, and the challenges that lie ahead for his company. 

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    • 44 min
    The Secret Sauce of Airbnb | Ingredient #3: Transparency | 3

    The Secret Sauce of Airbnb | Ingredient #3: Transparency | 3

    Brian Chesky has become a superstar in Silicon Valley. Airbnb's cult of fans continues to book trips, but guests start to realize that their opportunity at landing a place to stay isn't necessarily created equally. As the team begins to deliver on their promise of an inclusive experience, a global disaster threatens their company's future. Airbnb must use what they've learned if they are going to survive a global crisis.

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    • 49 min
    The Secret Sauce of Airbnb | Ingredient #2: Trust | 2

    The Secret Sauce of Airbnb | Ingredient #2: Trust | 2

    Airbnb's website is live. People are just getting comfortable with the notion of booking lodgings from strangers when guests trash an AirBnB home. Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia face their biggest crisis yet. If the business is going to grow, the experience must be safe and satisfying for everyone. Turns out their secret sauce is missing a few key ingredients. 

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    • 44 min

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