Business Wars

Business Wars


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.

Categories: Education

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Quarantine restrictions during the coronavirus have induced toilet paper panic-buying as people scratch, claw and punch each other to get rolls. But why? What’s behind the frenzy, and how will that affect the TP industry?  In the last 150 years, it’s grown from selling humble boxes of paper to mass marketing rolls of delicate, luxurious tissue. And now a wave of eco-friendly independent companies are making a bid for your bathroom business.  It’s a high stakes, multi-billion dollar industry that we take for granted. Until we fear losing it. Then all bets are off.

Previous episodes

  • 269 - Business Battles | Toilet Paper Wars: White Gold | 4 
    Wed, 27 May 2020
  • 268 - Wondery presents The School of Greatness with Kevin Hart | 80 
    Sat, 23 May 2020
  • 267 - Business Battles | Tetris: Soviet Blocks | 3 
    Wed, 20 May 2020
  • 266 - Business Battles | Cola Space Race: One Giant Sip for Mankind | 2 
    Mon, 18 May 2020
  • 265 - Business Battles | Monopoly: Winner Takes All | 1 
    Wed, 13 May 2020
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