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For many companies, there’s a definitive moment that could determine success or failure. What do you do when you find yourself at The Brink? The Brink is a business-oriented podcast that tells the stories behind not only the biggest success stories but also the precipitous drops in corporate history. Looking back, which factors secured success or ensured failure?

For many companies, there’s a definitive moment that could determine success or failure. What do you do when you find yourself at The Brink? The Brink is a business-oriented podcast that tells the stories behind not only the biggest success stories but also the precipitous drops in corporate history. Looking back, which factors secured success or ensured failure?
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For many companies, there’s a definitive moment that could determine success or failure. What do you do when you find yourself at The Brink? The Brink is a business-oriented podcast that tells the stories behind not only the biggest success stories but also the precipitous drops in corporate history. Looking back, which factors secured success or ensured failure?

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English


Episodes

How to Win: Consulting the Oracle

1/14/2019
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Oracle was founded by three people but most of us only know about Larry Ellison. How did this college dropout become a billionaire while taking aim at the largest software company in the world? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:37:22

Amazon: From Bookseller to Billionaire

1/7/2019
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When Jeff Bezos launched Amazon, one thing was certain: there was no way that business was going to make it. Now he's the richest man on Earth. How did that happen? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:33:03

Delta Pulls Out of a Dive

12/31/2018
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From crop dusting to first class, we look at how a little company out of Macon, Georgia became one of the largest airlines in the world. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:39:07

Miracle at Macy's

12/24/2018
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Macy's and Christmas go together like Santa and the end of the Thanksgiving Day Parade. But about 20 years ago, the company was in danger of falling apart. How did Macy's recover? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:35:20

Wrapping Up Toys R Us

12/17/2018
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We don't want to grow up, but when Toys R Us declared bankruptcy we matured really quickly. How did this company synonymous with toy stores lose its way? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:37:51

Pebble Hits a Boulder

12/10/2018
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A geeky smart watch company launched three of the five most successful Kickstarter campaigns in crowdfunding history. So how did Pebble lose its way to go out of business? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:39:16

The Brink Takes a Bite Out of Apple

12/3/2018
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In a controversial decision, the CEO of Apple forced Steve Jobs out of the company he founded. Then everything fell apart. How did Jobs make a triumphant return to the company that had pushed him away? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:32:22

Harley Davidson Rides to War

11/26/2018
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In the early 1900s, a dozen or so motorcycle companies popped up in the United States. By the end of World War II, only two remained. How did Harley Davidson survive? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:37:40

Sriracha Adds the Spice to Success

11/26/2018
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How did a refugee build up a condiment empire? We explore the spicy story behind one of the most popular sauces on tabletops across the US. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:36:15

Welcome to The Brink

11/19/2018
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For many companies, there’s a definitive moment that could determine success or failure. What do you do when you find yourself at The Brink? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:01:20