Business Wars

Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles shapes what we buy and how we live. Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights -- or to ruin. Hosted by David Brown, former anchor of Marketplace. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John and American History Tellers.

https://www.wondery.com/shows/business-wars/?utm_source=rss

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 26m. Bisher sind 283 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 2 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts
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episode 1: The North Face vs Patagonia - Dirtbags


It’s the 1960s, and two climbing buddies are about to lay the foundations for a new industry. The older of the two is an outdoorsman and part-time blacksmith Yvon Chouinard. His younger buddy is Doug Tompkins, who abandoned his Connecticut rich-kid life to find his kicks in the wilderness. Niether dreams of riches. They just want enough money to keep climbing...


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 2020-03-25  24m
 
 

episode 2: The North Face vs Patagonia - Blazing Trails


It’s 1970 and The North Face’s new owner Hap Klopp is on a mission to turn the dirtbag outdoor store he bought into an industry trailblazer. But with outdoor activity still a niche pastime, he’s going to have to do more than create gear – he’s going to have to create a market too. But Klopp’s not the only one tapping into new opportunities. Climbing equipment maker Yvon Chouinard is about to make a chance discovery in Scotland...


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 2020-03-30  27m
 
 

episode 3: The North Face vs Patagonia - Patagucci


It’s the late 1970s and Patagonia’s living hand to mouth and looking for a way to stoke sales. But when founder Yvon Chouinard suggests making a jersey from an unusual fabric, Patagonia creates a mountain staple and finds its products becoming a favorite of the catwalk crowd. Meanwhile, The North Face faces tough terrain as Asian imports undercut its American-made gear and the growth in backpacking sales flatlines...


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 2020-04-01  28m
 
 

episode 4: The North Face vs Patagonia - Zen and the Art of Business


It’s the dawn of the 1990s and Yvon Chouinard is struggling to come to terms with his new status as a successful entrepreneur. He cannot decide what to do with the fast-growing monster he’s created.   Meanwhile, The North Face’s new owner Odyssey International is pushing the limits as it scrambles to become the king of the mountain. But when economic headwinds roll in and bring recession, both companies find themselves battling unforgiving conditions...


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 2020-04-06  27m
 
 

episode 5: The North Face vs Patagonia - Rescue Mission


It’s the late 1990s and The North Face is seeking to attract mainstream customers by opening hundreds of Summit Shops within the nation’s stores. But when the expected avalanche of sales fails to materialize, the company finds itself slipping over the edge. Meanwhile, Patagonia steps up its mission to become a responsible company by tapping into the latest in textile tech.  Support us by supporting our sponsors! Fiverr - Check out FIVERR...


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 2020-04-08  27m
 
 

episode 6: The North Face vs Patagonia - Eco-Samurai


It’s 2010 and Yvon Chouinard is about to give Patagonia’s executives their toughest challenge yet: telling people to buy less Patagonia gear. Meanwhile, The North Face is playing catch up on environmental responsibility with a spate on new initiatives. But soon, the two rivals will find themselves coming together to battle a common foe. Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - ziprecruiter.com/worktogether


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 2020-04-13  26m
 
 

episode 7: An Inside Look at The North Face with Former CEO Hap Klopp.


One of the key players in the story of The North Face is Hap Klopp, who in 1968, bought the then-burgeoning outdoor sports equipment store. He bought the company for the bargain price of $60,000. Klopp was CEO of The North Face for the next 20 years, and turned the small chain of Bay Area stores into a multi-million dollar business. Today, The North Face is a global brand that can be found in 5,000 locations across 50 countries...


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 2020-04-15  24m
 
 
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