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Behind every successful business is a story. It starts with a vision and a leap of faith. Along the way, leaders make bold decisions, ride booms and busts, and sometimes, they reach new heights. From Wondery, the makers of the hit series Business Wars, and Lindsay Graham, the host of American History Tellers and American Scandal, comes a weekly podcast that brings you the true stories of the brilliant but all-too-human businesspeople who risked it all. From Walt Disney’s creation of a theme park in Orlando, to the colossal failure of New Coke, Business Movers will explore the triumphs, failures and ideas that transformed our lives.
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    • Business
    • 4.8 • 1.1K Ratings

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Behind every successful business is a story. It starts with a vision and a leap of faith. Along the way, leaders make bold decisions, ride booms and busts, and sometimes, they reach new heights. From Wondery, the makers of the hit series Business Wars, and Lindsay Graham, the host of American History Tellers and American Scandal, comes a weekly podcast that brings you the true stories of the brilliant but all-too-human businesspeople who risked it all. From Walt Disney’s creation of a theme park in Orlando, to the colossal failure of New Coke, Business Movers will explore the triumphs, failures and ideas that transformed our lives.
Wondery+ subscribers get 1-week early access to new episodes. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

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    Exxon in Crisis | The Accident

    Exxon in Crisis | The Accident

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    In 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground off the coast of Alaska. More than ten million gallons of crude oil gushed out of its shattered holds into the pristine waters of Prince William Sound. It was an environmental disaster which caused the death of thousands of wild animals and scarred the beautiful landscape for years. The damage was equally deep to the reputation of the tanker’s owner and operator, the oil giant Exxon.

    Animating Pixar | The Benefactor

    Animating Pixar | The Benefactor

    Ed Catmull’s dream is to make the first ever computer-animated movie. But in 1986, Ed’s world is turned upside down when tech icon Steve Jobs purchases the animation studio he helped create. As co-founder of Pixar, Ed must fight to protect the integrity of his work, and keep his dream alive.




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    • 36 min
    Animating Pixar | The Unmade Future

    Animating Pixar | The Unmade Future

    Pixar prepares to make history with the world’s first computer-animated movie. But the project quickly heads south as external interests and internal tensions turn Ed’s dream project into a nightmare.




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    • 34 min
    Animating Pixar | Second Product Syndrome

    Animating Pixar | Second Product Syndrome

    Pixar struggles to recreate the success of Toy Story as problems plague their new productions and throw the company into turmoil. 




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    • 36 min
    Animating Pixar | Selling or Selling Out

    Animating Pixar | Selling or Selling Out

    Ed fights to preserve Pixar’s autonomy and revitalize Disney Animation after a merger between the studios.




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    • 40 min
    Animating Pixar | Pixar’s Secret Sauce

    Animating Pixar | Pixar’s Secret Sauce

    Author, Professor, and organizational psychologist Bob Sutton shares his personal experience with Ed Catmull, and the trials and tribulations Ed faced throughout his career as a creative business leader.

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Honeybee_MG ,

Truly great story-telling and behind the scenes of famous businesses

I have been so impressed with this podcast. Already a fan of American Scandal, History Tellers, and History Daily…I heard Lindsay encourage this one but didn’t do it until recently…this is a really great listen!

AMB1217 ,

Love the stories

I think wondery does a great job on multiple different podcasts, but- it is pretty cheesy and a little annoying with the different voices one person will use. Just makes it sound corny. When they talk to a woman and it’s a man’s voice or a child and it’s a man’s voice it just makes it hard to follow at time. Then to do impersonation voices for board room meetings etc is again a little cheesy. Especially when credits say women are a part of the story to produce- just use them

caiseej ,

A bit biased

Most of them I listened to today are good, but it does get a bit biased and defends the greedy, corrupt Rothschilds (on the Rockefeller season) of all people!

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