Business on the Brink

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<p>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?</p>

Episode Date
Bed Bath & Beyond
2728
Bed Bath & Beyond has been through its share of ups and downs over its nearly 50 years of history. How many ups and downs? Well, the CEO of the company changed between the time this show was recorded and when it was published! Mary Winston has stepped aside for Mark Tritton. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 11, 2019
Anchor Hocking
2594
Just after the turn of the 20th century, a man named Isaac Jacob Collins built a glassware factory. A century (and several owners) later, Anchor Hocking has become a name brand in glass products. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 04, 2019
Reese's Pieces
2679
A little alien who wanted to phone home proved to be a big win for a candy product from Hershey's and it launched an era of product placement in film. But what's the story behind the name Reese's anyway? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 28, 2019
The Fall of Commodore
2590
Once one of the top personal computer companies in North America, the company Commodore had a major fall. What happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 21, 2019
Accidental Inventions
3147
Sometimes, all you have to do to avoid the brink of disaster is to pivot and turn your mistakes into opportunities. This episode is dedicated to three such stories. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 14, 2019
The Highs and Lows of SkyMall
2622
Where else can you go when you need a desk that doubles as a Ping Pong table? No where! You go to SkyMall Magazine, and you like it! But what sent the once omnipresent magazine of the skies into a free fall? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 07, 2019
Lisa Frank: Not All Unicorns and Rainbows
2483
We're going back to the days of colorful Trapper Keepers for this one! Lisa Frank is a person and a company, known mostly for colorful designs on school supplies. But for every shiny rainbow, there's a dark cloud.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 30, 2019
How Best Buy Survived the Amazon
2874
Formed in the wake of a tornado, the story behind Best Buy has plenty of twist(er)s. How did this retail chain survive the digital age when so many other box stores went under? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 23, 2019
RCA Goes Off The Air
3001
It once dominated the communications and broadcasting industries in the United States, but by 1986 it would be reduced to a name brand. What the heck happened with RCA? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 16, 2019
The Rise of RCA
2642
Normally, the US government swoops in to bust up monopolies. But after World War I, it did the opposite. How did RCA come to be? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 09, 2019
Vlasic Gets Into a Pickle
2534
A side hustle for a creamery turned into a major business, but after climbing the top of the pickle heap Vlasic found itself in trouble. What happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 02, 2019
TSR Falls Under the Spell of Wizards of the Coast
3153
In the wake of banishing founder Gary Gygax, TSR found itself in trouble. How did an upstart gaming company called Wizards of the Coast swoop in to rescue the proverbial damsel in distress? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 26, 2019
Introducing: Hush Money
131
Let’s talk about money — but not *boring* money. Entrepreneur editor-in-chief Jason Feifer and money expert Nicole Lapin go straight at the most taboo, awkward situations where money impacts our lives, relationships, and careers. In each episode they debate the trickiest questions, offering genuine financial advice about typically hush-hush issues. Then they bring in a celebrity judge to decide who’s right. Episode 1 of Hush Money is available. Listen here.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 22, 2019
Seeking Treasure in Dungeons and Dragons
3078
In the 1970s, a company called TSR, formed by wargaming enthusiasts, published a genre-defining game called Dungeons and Dragons. But the story of the company might be more legendary than any fantasy quest. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 19, 2019
Oprah Winfrey and the Uncertain Road to Success
2255
We all know her as an iconic television host, actor and producer, but Oprah Winfrey came from a difficult background and overcame many hardships to achieve success.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 12, 2019
Parting the Curtain on United Artists
2520
A group of filmmakers joined together to create the United Artists studio at the dawn of the age of cinema. How did an ambitious film lead to the studio's downfall? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 05, 2019
Chilling Out with the Coolest Cooler
3212
A Kickstarter campaign with a $50,000 goal to fund a beverage cooler with lots of bonus features topped 13 million, so why does the Coolest Cooler end up on so many crowdfunding failure lists? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 29, 2019
Business On The Brink Takes You Out to Steak and Ale
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Where do you go when you want a steak dinner for an affordable price without all the fancy restaurant trappings? It used to be a place called Steak and Ale. Whatever happened to that chain? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 22, 2019
The Brink Without Borders
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Once upon a time, the Borders bookstore chain was the biggest story in the industry. But in 2011, the company would go out of business and that's all she wrote. We look at what happened. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 15, 2019
Feeling Lost inside RadioShack
2422
It began as a shop catering to hobbyists and grew into an enormous chain of electronics stores. But despite numerous efforts to stay relevant (including a ridiculed rebranding), RadioShack found itself on the brink of disaster. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 08, 2019
The Brink Braves the Blizzard and Explores Wendy's
2397
Dave Thomas took a small fortune he earned working with KFC restaurants to found his own hamburger chain, growing it to compete against the likes of McDonald's and Burger King. Ariel and Jonathan ask the immortal question, "Where's the beef?" Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jul 01, 2019
The Brink Plays Games With Sega
2331
It was once a powerful video game company that many thought would challenge Nintendo for dominance. So what happened to Sega to make it fall so far? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 24, 2019
The Brink Looks at Disney's Folly
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After establishing an animation studio, Walt Disney faced a new challenge: how to stay relevant in a world where short-form animation was getting less profitable? His solution was to do something his contemporaries said would be impossible -- make the world's first feature-length animated film. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 17, 2019
The Founding of the Mouse House
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The Brink looks at how Walt Disney, through inspiration, determination and just plain stubbornness was able to found an animation studio despite numerous challenges.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 10, 2019
The Brink Calls an Uber
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The ride hailing service was on the verge of heading to the scrap heap in the wake of some seriously questionable decisions and toxic corporate culture. This is the story of how things got so bad and how new corporate leadership is working on a major course correction. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jun 03, 2019
The Brink Enjoys a Clearly Canadian Beverage
3083
Between soda pop and sparkling water, there was Clearly Canadian, a collection of fruit-flavored drinks that created a new market. But it's one thing to invent a new category and another entirely to hold onto market share. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 28, 2019
Can You Picture That? Kodak on the Brink.
2798
Kodak was the leader in consumer photography for decades, but the rise of digital cameras would shake the company to its core. This is the story of how the company that invented digital cameras was almost destroyed by them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 20, 2019
How Marvel Survived Certain Doom
1796
As the popularity of comic books waned, Marvel was in trouble. The company might have gone out of business entirely. But the efforts of some dedicated employees along with a big boost from Disney would change things forever. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 13, 2019
The Brink Marvels at, uh, Marvel
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Today, Marvel is known for breaking global box office records with blockbuster films. But this multibillion dollar company first got its start from much more humble beginnings. How did Marvel establish itself? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
May 06, 2019
When Startups Go Wrong: The Origin of Theranos
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In 2003, a Stanford drop-out named Elizabeth Holmes started a company with a grand vision of disrupting the clinical diagnostic industry. She sold the idea of democratized healthcare results to investors. Now she just had to make the tech work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 29, 2019
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! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 22, 2019
The Brink Books a Room at the Hilton
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 15, 2019
This is CBS! (On The Brink)
2590
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? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 08, 2019
The Brink Places an Order at Starbucks
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Apr 01, 2019
The Brink Gets Preppy with J Crew
2959
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 25, 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? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Mar 11, 2019
Snacking on Rocky Mountain Chocolate
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Feb 25, 2019
No Place for MySpace
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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? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 28, 2019
Lego: Not Another Brick in the Wall (Street)
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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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 21, 2019
How to Win: Consulting the Oracle
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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 your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Jan 07, 2019
Delta Pulls Out of a Dive
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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 your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 31, 2018
Miracle at Macy's
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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 your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dec 03, 2018
Harley Davidson Rides to War
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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 your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nov 19, 2018