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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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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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    Leveling Up Nintendo | Jumpman

    Leveling Up Nintendo | Jumpman

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    Nintendo launches an American subsidiary, but the company struggles until it releases an innovative platform game that introduces the world to an iconic new hero.

    Steering Cunard Off the Rocks | Full Head of Steam

    Steering Cunard Off the Rocks | Full Head of Steam

    In the 19th Century, Samuel Cunard wins a contract to deliver mail from Britain to North America by steamship - a new technology that will make transatlantic travel faster than ever before. His company goes on to become the Cunard Line. It will carry millions of immigrants to the new world, serve in two world wars, and dominate the transatlantic passenger business - until another new technology emerges to threaten the illustrious company’s future.

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    Steering Cunard Off the Rocks | Containing the Comet

    Steering Cunard Off the Rocks | Containing the Comet

    Cunard’s business is devastated by the advent of the passenger jet airliner. The company’s unlikely savior is Basil Smallpeice, a senior airline accountant who moves to Cunard in the hopes of rescuing the ship he helped hole beneath the waterline.

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    Steering Cunard Off the Rocks | The New Queen

    Steering Cunard Off the Rocks | The New Queen

    Basil Smallpeice navigates Cunard through a costly strike, while trying to ensure that the company’s new liner is completed on time. On the cargo side of the business, Basil looks for opportunities to expand - and finds them on the other side of the world.

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    • 35 min
    Steering Cunard Off the Rocks | Bon Voyage

    Steering Cunard Off the Rocks | Bon Voyage

    Cunard’s new luxury liner takes to the seas, but her debut is marred by mechanical troubles. And after working tirelessly to restore Cunard’s profits, Basil Smallpeice is left helpless as a new threat emerges to end Cunard’s independence once and for all.

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    Steering Cunard Off the Rocks | Filmmaker and author David Ellery on the Golden Age of Ocean Liners

    Steering Cunard Off the Rocks | Filmmaker and author David Ellery on the Golden Age of Ocean Liners

    Filmmaker and author David Ellery discusses the Golden Age of the Ocean Liners and how the passenger shipping industry has continued to evolve in the years since Basil Smallpeice.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

USA Mknitter ,

Pepsi: Doing Good (Season 34)

Thanks so much for the history of Pepsi, especially in the 1940s through 1960s, part of which time period I grew up in on the West Coast.I wasn’t allowed to drink much cola in my youth so I was not aware of the cola wars, especially this Special Section of Pepsi. This Season 34 opened my mind more to what was happening in the South and the racial prejudices there—at that time in my life, the Southern part of our country “seemed so far away”. I have really appreciated learning “the history I didn’t know” through all of these Business Movers seasons!

Philadelphia12321 ,

Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh2030

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jsasaki ,

Inspired and changed

Just listened to the Pepsi episodes. I’m not only moved but in awe of the Pepsi company and the leaders who pushed against the times. I’ve been of fan of this podcast for years (thank you for all the great content!) but this series - in particular - was the most inspirational thus far. Thank you so much for working so hard to put this series together!

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