Business Wars

New episodes come out every Monday and Wednesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers.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://wondery.com/shows/Business-Wars/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 24m. Bisher sind 437 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 47 minutes

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episode 1: Food Delivery Wars | Hot Ticket


It's December 2011 in San Francisco. Bastian Lehmann is getting ready to launch his courier app, Postmates. But when he and his co-founders discover people want food delivered, not objects, they pivot to a business already cornered by Grubhub.  Meanwhile, 30 miles away in Palo Alto, a business school student called Tony Xu is trying to figure out how to help a small macaroon shop fulfill delivery orders. His solution? DoorDash...


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 2021-06-07  27m
 
 

episode 2: Food Delivery Wars | Who's The Boss?


It's 1990 in Champaign, Illinois, and 15-year-old Tony Xu is washing dishes in the Chinese restaurant his mother manages. He wants to help people like his Mom, but it'll be many years before he hits on his solution for small businesses.  Across the Atlantic, Bastian Lehmann forgets his snowboard while moving house. He can't find a way to get it shipped to him cheaply, and the idea for Postmates is born...


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 2021-06-09  24m
 
 

episode 3: Food Delivery Wars | Deliver or Die


It's December 2014, and Grubhub's Matt Maloney is feeling the heat. Competitors are eating away at his market share, so he decides to change direction. Grubhub finally starts delivering food with its own drivers. But will it be enough to outpace the other fast-growing upstarts? DoorDash, meanwhile, struggles to raise funds at a steep valuation. And the company comes under fire for some less than savory business practises...


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 2021-06-14  29m
 
 

episode 4: Food Delivery Wars | Just Deserts


It's July 2019. DoorDash is finally bigger than Grubhub, but it's coming under fire for pocketing tips from its drivers. Now DoorDash needs to rehab its image, or risk losing customers to its competitors.  When a California proposition threatens to alter how food delivery companies classify their drivers, DoorDash and Uber join forces to fight it...


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 2021-06-16  29m
 
 

episode 5: Food Delivery Wars | Can Food Apps Ever Deliver Profits?


In the wake of the unexpected jolt of the COVID-19 pandemic, food delivery app businesses are looking for stability and profitability any way they can find it.  With Uber’s purchase of Postmates and DoorDash buying Caviar, consolidation has become all the rage.  And the apps are diversifying into prescription fulfillment, groceries, and third-party logistics...


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 2021-06-21  25m
 
 
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