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Business Movers

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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Introducing Business Movers
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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
01:50 18/12/2020
Walt Disney: Building a Better Theme Park | Project Future | 1
As Walt Disney sets out to build a second theme park in Florida, he quietly works to keep the top secret project out of the public eye. To make his dream a reality, and to keep Project Future under wraps, Walt will rely on a close-knit team of lawyers, executives, and former World War Two spies. This is the first in our four-episode series on Walt’s efforts to create a second theme park that would correct the errors of his first. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmoversSupport us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31:17 14/01/2021
Walt Disney: Building a Better Theme Park | Secrets and Spies | 2
With the help of a former World War Two spy named Paul Helliwell, Walt Disney fights to keep Project Future out of the papers as he navigates a local labyrinth of closed door deals, nosy politicians and intrepid reporters. But Walt’s biggest secret isn’t Project Future—it’s a private battle he’s fighting with his own body. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmoversSupport us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
32:09 14/01/2021
Walt Disney: Building a Better Theme Park | The Genius and his Brother | 3
As Walt Disney fights to overcome his failing body, he and his brother Roy battle over the future of Walt’s latest obsession, and his biggest idea yet: an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow; or as Walt calls it, EPCOT.  To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmoversSupport us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
32:49 21/01/2021
Walt Disney: Building a Better Theme Park | End of the Line | 4
On the next episode of Business Movers: In the aftermath of Walt’s death, Roy Disney fights to fulfil his brother’s legacy and carry Project Future over the finish line. To get the job done, Roy will have to run the gauntlet of Florida politics, labor troubles, and his own declining health.To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmoversSupport us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
32:13 28/01/2021
Walt Disney: Building a Better Theme Park | Author Chad Denver Emerson on the Success, or Failure, of “Project Future” | 5
For Disney World expert Chad Denver Emerson, the Walt Disney World Resort is more than entertainment. It’s one of his greatest passions. Chad is the author of multiple books on Disney World, including Project Future: The Inside Story Behind the Creation of Disney World. He’s also an expert on city and urban planning, which makes him uniquely qualified to answer the question: Does the Walt Disney World Resort live up to the highest ideals of Walt’s vision for a City of Tomorrow? To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
34:38 04/02/2021
Coca-Cola’s Greatest Mistake | Out With The Old | 1
In 1985, when Coca-Cola eliminated its signature soft drink, “Coke”, and replaced it with a new and improved version called “New Coke”, the American people revolted. In this series premiere, we go back to the beginning of the story and meet the man responsible for Coca-Cola’s biggest blunder: Roberto Goizueta, a brilliant Cuban immigrant who started from the bottom and rose to the highest rung of Coca-Cola’s corporate ladder. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers .Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
41:07 11/02/2021
Coca-Cola’s Greatest Mistake | Agent of Change | 2
Newly appointed Coca-Cola chairman Roberto Goizueta gains lost ground in the Cola Wars with several bold maneuvers, including the launch of a brand new diet soft drink. As he strives to beat Pepsi, Roberto fights to remake the culture of Coca-Cola and take the company in a bold new direction by putting an emphasis on taste and quality over image and brand. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
38:36 18/02/2021
Coca-Cola’s Greatest Mistake | Don't Blink | 3
As Roberto and the Project Kansas team work in secret to launch New Coke, PepsiCo’s CEO Roger Enrico gets ready to fight back. In the aftermath of New Coke’s launch, Enrico launches a counter attack in the media that he hopes will put an end to the Cola Wars and make PepsiCo the victor.To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
35:34 25/02/2021
Coca-Cola’s Greatest Mistake | Strategic Retreat | 4
n the aftermath of the New Coke rollout, Coca-Cola chairman Roberto Goizueta deals with an onslaught of bad press, angry phone calls and nasty letters from Coke fans who want their old soft drink back. In this moment of crisis, Roberto sees opportunity in adversity and uses data as a weapon to fight back.To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
36:34 04/03/2021
Coca-Cola’s Greatest Mistake | Who Killed New Coke? | 5
Tim Murphy, a senior reporter at Mother Jones, normally writes about national politics, not soda. In this interview episode on Coca-Cola’s Greatest Mistake, Tim will explain how New Coke is a story about both. According to Tim, New Coke didn’t fail. It was murdered in a culture war that has many parallels to today.To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
33:41 11/03/2021
The Rise and Fall of Uber | #Winning | 1
Uber's spectacular rise wasn’t the smoothest ride. The world-changing ride sharing app broke more than a few rules--and laws--on it’s way to the top, and its controversial co-founder Travis Kalanick fostered a toxic corporate culture that eventually caught up to him. This is the first in our four-episode series on the rise and fall of Uber.To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
38:58 18/03/2021
The Rise and Fall of Uber | A Very Strange Year | 2
Susan Fowler’s blistering story reveals a systemic problem at Uber, and it’s the first of a series of scandals that damages Uber’s already rocky reputation, and places CEO Travis Kalanick under the microscope of public scrutiny.  To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
36:26 25/03/2021
The Rise and Fall of Uber | Greyball | 3
New York Times journalist Mike Issac’s story about a secret spying program at Uber puts Travis in the crosshairs of Uber’s board of directors and threatens to deprive the infamous leader of the company he helped create.  To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
36:13 01/04/2021
The Rise and Fall of Uber | Principled Confrontation | 4
Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler battles threats from all directions as Travis Kalanick grapples with the aftermath of a personal tragedy that brings him to his knees. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmoversSupport us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
37:11 08/04/2021
The Rise and Fall of Uber | Get Super Pumped About Meeting Mike Isaac | 5
Mike Isaac, the author of Super Pumped: the Battle for Uber, is more than a technology writer for the New York Times. He’s a character in the Uber story. Mike sits down with host Lindsay Graham to tell the behind the scenes story of how he broke some of Uber’s darkest secrets.To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
37:01 15/04/2021
The Myth of John DeLorean | The Prophet | 1
The name “DeLorean” isn’t just synonymous with the 1985 blockbuster film Back to the Future, it’s also infamous for its connection to two uniquely American innovations: the sportscar and the drug trade. John DeLorean was a legend of the automobile industry who rose to the highest levels within General Motors. But his ambition for more than what Detroit could offer brought him to Hollywood, where he became entangled in a web of drugs, betrayal—and the FBI.  To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
40:11 22/04/2021
The Myth of John DeLorean | Betrayal | 2
As pressure grows in Northern Ireland to get the DMC-12 ready for mass-production, John seeks out Colin Chapman, the man behind Lotus Cars. A partnership with Chapman leads John to turn against some of his closest friends and engage in a questionable financial deal that could bilk investors out of millions.To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
36:27 29/04/2021
The Myth of John DeLorean | Wax Wings | 3
Desperate to raise millions and save his company, John DeLorean cuts a backroom deal with a drug smuggler and a crooked banker. Little does John know, he’s fallen into an elaborate trap set by the United States government.To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
36:40 06/05/2021
The Myth of John DeLorean | The Trials | 4
John DeLorean faces off with the United States government in a massive trial that gains attention all over the world. But just as it looks like John might be able to beat the drug charges against him, it becomes clear that charges of financial fraud are just around the corner.To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers .Support us by supporting our sponsors! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
40:09 13/05/2021
The Myth of John DeLorean | Framing John DeLorean | 5
Filmmaker Tamir Ardon’s lifelong obsession with DeLorean led him to join forces with fellow filmmakers Sheena Joyce and Don Argott to create a hit documentary. Sheena, Don and Tamir sit down with host Lindsay Graham to talk about how they chose to frame John DeLorean.To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
39:56 20/05/2021
The Enlightenment of Steve Jobs | Little Black Cubes | 1
After Steve Jobs is fired by Apple in 1985, he sets out to build the computer of the future and prove himself a worthy leader. So he founds a new computer company called NeXT and purchases a little known animation studio called Pixar. In order to succeed, Steve is forced to confront the mistakes of his past and chart a new course for the future. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
40:04 27/05/2021
The Enlightenment of Steve Jobs | The Other Side of the Table | 2
As Steve’s company NeXT fails to make waves in the computer industry, Steve refocuses his time and energy on Pixar. While many people think his star has faded, Steve bides his time and makes a triumphant return that nobody sees coming.To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
37:51 03/06/2021
The Enlightenment of Steve Jobs | Metamorphosis | 3
Steve Jobs returns to Apple and revolutionizes the company by applying lessons from the past, looking beyond computers and introducing a new product that will forever change the way people consume music: the iPod. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
38:43 10/06/2021
The Enlightenment of Steve Jobs | Staring Off into the Future | 4
In the wake of his cancer diagnosis, Steve Jobs seeks to secure Pixar’s future, reward those who have stayed loyal to him, and transform Apple with the launch of the iPhone.https://wondery.app.link/businessmoversSupport us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
41:49 17/06/2021
The Enlightenment of Steve Jobs | Becoming Steve Jobs | 5
In this interview episode, Rick Tetzeli, co-author of the New York Times Bestseller Becoming Steve Jobs provides an inside look at what drove Steve, what stood in his way, and how he was able to mature as a leader.To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
42:01 24/06/2021
General Motors: Back from the Dead | In With the New | 1
General Motors is America’s carmaker, an empire that helped build Detroit Motor City. Since 1908, General Motors has been a key driver of the workforce, the economy and American culture. But in 2008, the once-thriving car business came to a screeching halt. In the wake of the Great Recession, an engineer turned human resources executive named Mary Barra [BAR-uh] rises to power at General Motors and helps bring America’s automaker back from the dead.To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
36:49 01/07/2021
General Motors: Back from the Dead | Fatal Flaws | 2
General Motors’ brand new CEO Mary Barra navigates a crisis unlike any other as General Motors recalls thousands of vehicles after investigations reveal they caused the deaths of dozens of drivers.To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
32:59 08/07/2021
General Motors: Back from the Dead | Winds of Change | 3
In the face of disruptive changes in the automobile industry, Mary Barra throws out the old GM playbook and writes a new one for making the cars of tomorrow.To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
32:14 15/07/2021
General Motors: Back from the Dead | Electric Destiny | 4
As Mary Barra races toward an electric future against the likes of Tesla, she will have to reckon with tough decisions involving GM’s workforce. To listen to Business Movers ad-free, join Wondery+ in the Wondery App. Click here to download the app: https://wondery.app.link/businessmovers.Support us by supporting our sponsors!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
35:17 22/07/2021

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