The Brink

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 Mar 22, 2019

Derric C
 Dec 7, 2018
Great pace and flow, super informative!


 Nov 26, 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?

Episode Date
Nintendo Plays its Cards Right
3664
What started out as a company that made playing cards grew into a global powerhouse in video games. But along the way, this same company made a lot of mistakes, from taxi services to "love hotels." This is Nintendo!<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Apr 22, 2019
The Brink Books a Room at the Hilton
3008
Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton hotels, took a lot of risks while building his empire. Despite numerous setbacks and challenges, he was able to forge a powerful company and establish hundreds of hotels across the world.<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Apr 15, 2019
This is CBS! (On The Brink)
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In the 1990s, CBS was on a roller coaster. The TV network went from first to worst, leading to a buyout and a big change in programming. How did CBS navigate the difficult transition and emerge as America's most watched network?<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Apr 08, 2019
The Brink Places an Order at Starbucks
3486
There's probably a location within an easy walk of where you are, but how did Starbucks become the omnipresent coffee shop? We look at the history of this famous chain.<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Apr 01, 2019
The Brink Gets Preppy with J Crew
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The clothing brand associated with preppy kids established itself early on in the 1980s but found itself floundering after focusing on more high-priced products. This is the story of how a brand nearly priced itself out of the market.<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Mar 25, 2019
Bonus Trailer: Before Breakfast
151
In each bite-sized, daily episode of Before Breakfast, host Laura Vanderkam shares a time management strategy or an answer to a listener’s schedule question. How can listeners make the most of their time, both at work and at home? The mission is to give listeners practical tools to feel less busy and get more done.<br><br>Check out <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/why-time-matters/id1450018819?i=1000432139771&amp;mt=2">Before Breakfast here</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/before-breakfast/id1450018819?mt=2">click here to subscribe</a>.<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Mar 22, 2019
The Brink Toasts with Pabst Blue Ribbon
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Did the Pabst Blue Ribbon beer really win a blue ribbon prize at the Chicago World's Fair? And how did this award-winning brew become associated with cheap beer? How did hipsters revive and then abandon PBR?<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Mar 18, 2019
Millennials Killed the Brink
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Those pesky Millennials are at it again. From mayo to diamonds, they're just killing off industries left and right. Where did that idea come from and is it valid?<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Mar 11, 2019
Snacking on Rocky Mountain Chocolate
2382
After a move to Durango, Colorado, Frank Crail had a tough decision ahead of him. Should he open up a chocolate factory, or a car wash? Lucky for chocaholics, he picked the sweeter route.<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Mar 04, 2019
A Converse Conversation
2146
It started off as a galoshes company and evolved into a brand that for many years was an integral component of basketball in the US. We look at the lay ups and smack downs Converse has experienced since 1908.<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Feb 25, 2019
No Place for MySpace
2266
Once it was the king of social media platforms but these days MySpace is nearly forgotten. How did the company go from being on top of the world to a punchline?<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Feb 18, 2019
Xerox: Hoping to Copy Past Success
2129
This venerable company, whose trademarked name became the generic term for photocopiers, has been through a lot. We look at how some recent major changes have reshaped Xerox.<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Feb 11, 2019
Old Spice: Not Your Grandfather's Marketing
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The Old Spice brand was in danger of forever being associated with the idea of smelling like your grandpa. So how did an innovative ad campaign turn things around? I'm on a horse!<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Feb 04, 2019
Reservations About AirBnB
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The hospitality industry hasn't exactly been hospitable toward the upstart AirBnB, which aims to disrupt the hotel industry. This is the story of how the business went from concept to worldwide phenomenon.&nbsp;<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Jan 28, 2019
Lego: Not Another Brick in the Wall (Street)
1857
Before there were motion pictures, video games and countless licensed minifigs populating shelves across the world, there was a little toy company and a little wooden duck. We explore how Lego built a business brick by brick.<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Jan 21, 2019
How to Win: Consulting the Oracle
2207
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?<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Jan 14, 2019
Amazon: From Bookseller to Billionaire
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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?<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Jan 07, 2019
Delta Pulls Out of a Dive
2347
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.<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Dec 31, 2018
Miracle at Macy's
2085
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?<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Dec 24, 2018
Wrapping Up Toys R Us
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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?<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Dec 17, 2018
Pebble Hits a Boulder
2312
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?<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Dec 10, 2018
The Brink Takes a Bite Out of Apple
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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?<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Dec 03, 2018
Harley Davidson Rides to War
2227
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?<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Nov 26, 2018
Sriracha Adds the Spice to Success
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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.<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Nov 26, 2018
Welcome to The Brink
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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?<br><br> Learn more about your ad-choices at <a href='https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers'>https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers</a>
Nov 19, 2018