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Business Wars

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Business Wars
Business Wars

Business Wars

Wondery

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3.8K
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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.

Latest Episodes

Introducing Business Wars

Netflix-HBO. Nike-Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet. Sometimes your attention. Sometimes just the fun of beating the other guy. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John and American History Tellers. Premieres February 6.

1 MIN2018 JAN 20
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Introducing Business Wars

Netflix vs Blockbuster - Sudden Death

This is Episode 1 of an 8-part series on the brutal business battle between Netflix and Blockbuster, and later HBO. It all started around 1997, with a guy named Marc Randolph and his mathematician friend Reed Hastings. Randolph and Hastings knew they’d have to take on Blockbuster, but what they didn’t anticipate was that their business model would take on network television and eventually change the entire movie industry. This was an 8-year total war that left innumerable casualties in its wake: thousands of hollowed out buildings and economic losses in the billions. Support us by supporting our sponsors: ZipRecruiter- Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting them at ZipRecruiter.com/BW Squarespace- Get 10% off your first website or domain when you enter code BW at checkout. Visit them at Squarespace.com to get going!

27 MIN2018 FEB 6
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Netflix vs Blockbuster - Sudden Death

Netflix vs Blockbuster - Origins

After Hastings pleaded with Antioco to buy Blockbuster Online, Antioco agreed to present Hasting’s proposal to the board. What he didn’t tell him was that he was pushing the board to reject the offer so Netflix would wither and die. Meanwhile, Netflix was struggling to gain legitimacy in Hollywood. Netflix quickly realized that before it could take on the Hollywood gods, it would have to slay Blockbuster. Support us by supporting our sponsors: Legal Zoom- For special savings, be sure to enter code BW in the referral box at LegalZoom.com Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a toothbrush when you visit them GetQuip.com/BW

22 MIN2018 FEB 6
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Netflix vs Blockbuster - Origins

Latest Episodes

Introducing Business Wars

Netflix-HBO. Nike-Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet. Sometimes your attention. Sometimes just the fun of beating the other guy. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John and American History Tellers. Premieres February 6.

1 MIN2018 JAN 20
Comments
Introducing Business Wars

Netflix vs Blockbuster - Sudden Death

This is Episode 1 of an 8-part series on the brutal business battle between Netflix and Blockbuster, and later HBO. It all started around 1997, with a guy named Marc Randolph and his mathematician friend Reed Hastings. Randolph and Hastings knew they’d have to take on Blockbuster, but what they didn’t anticipate was that their business model would take on network television and eventually change the entire movie industry. This was an 8-year total war that left innumerable casualties in its wake: thousands of hollowed out buildings and economic losses in the billions. Support us by supporting our sponsors: ZipRecruiter- Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting them at ZipRecruiter.com/BW Squarespace- Get 10% off your first website or domain when you enter code BW at checkout. Visit them at Squarespace.com to get going!

27 MIN2018 FEB 6
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Netflix vs Blockbuster - Sudden Death

Netflix vs Blockbuster - Origins

After Hastings pleaded with Antioco to buy Blockbuster Online, Antioco agreed to present Hasting’s proposal to the board. What he didn’t tell him was that he was pushing the board to reject the offer so Netflix would wither and die. Meanwhile, Netflix was struggling to gain legitimacy in Hollywood. Netflix quickly realized that before it could take on the Hollywood gods, it would have to slay Blockbuster. Support us by supporting our sponsors: Legal Zoom- For special savings, be sure to enter code BW in the referral box at LegalZoom.com Quip- Get a free refill pack with the purchase of a toothbrush when you visit them GetQuip.com/BW

22 MIN2018 FEB 6
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Netflix vs Blockbuster - Origins

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