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Secret Sauce

How do certain companies succeed where others have failed? What’s their “secret sauce”...and how can we get our hands on their recipes? From Wondery, the makers of the hit podcasts Business Wars and WeCrashed, comes SECRET SAUCE. Co-hosts Samuel Donner and John Frye take you behind the scenes of the most innovative leaders, trailblazing companies, and thriving cultures to learn what they have done to become a success. From how design guru Jony Ive worked with Steve Jobs to create some of Apple’s most iconic products, to how Warren Buffett invests better than just about anyone else. These are the unique recipes for what it takes to get to the top and stay there.

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  • 08.06.2021
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    The Secret Sauce of Jony Ive | Ingredient #2: Believe in Your F'ing Self | 2

    There might be no other product in the world more ubiquitous than one designed by Apple. Known for products with sleek features, classic design elements, and of course, their signature logo, Apple has a cult of fans that brandish their beloved purchases with a great deal of pride. The tech company's product line has evolved from computers to mobile devices to wearable technology and continues to set trends. Apple's success is undeniable. However, that wasn't always the case. In the 90s, Steve Jobs was ousted, sales were plummeting, and products weren't sexy. Luckily, there was a little-known design genius from across the pond ready to make his mark on the world and forever change the landscape of how people interact with products: enter Jony Ive, the creative genius who revolutionized modern design and functionality. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/secretsauce . Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - To learn more go to simplisafe.com/sauce to customize your system and get a FREE security camera. Plus there's a 60 day risk free trial!

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  • 01.06.2021
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    The Secret Sauce of Jony Ive | Ingredient #1: Fragile Ideas | 1

    There might be no other product in the world more ubiquitous than one designed by Apple. Known for products with sleek features, classic design elements, and of course, their signature logo, Apple has a cult of fans that brandish their beloved purchases with a great deal of pride. The tech company's product line has evolved from computers to mobile devices to wearable technology and continues to set trends. Apple's success is undeniable. However, that wasn't always the case. In the 90s, Steve Jobs was ousted, sales were plummeting, and products weren't sexy. Luckily, there was a little-known design genius from across the pond ready to make his mark on the world and forever change the landscape of how people interact with products: enter Jony Ive, the creative genius who revolutionized modern design and functionality. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/secretsauce Support us by supporting our sponsors! Talkspace - Get $100 dollars off your first month at talkspace.com when you use code SAUCE. ZipRecruiter - You can try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ziprecruiter.com/sauce .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    The Secret Sauce of The NBA Bubble | Interview with Joe Vardon | 4

    Very few people were allowed inside the NBA Bubble besides coaches and their players, but The Athletic's Joe Vardon had a front-row seat to the national science experiment turned sporting event of the year. Joe joins Secret Sauce to discuss the strict health protocols in Disney World and even a few of the shenanigans behind the scenes. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App or on wondery.com. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Fiverr - Sign up for Fiverr Business for FREE and save 10% at fiverr.com/business when you use promo code SAUCE. ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ziprecruiter.com/sauce . Talkspace - Get $100 dollars off your first month at talkspace.com and use code SAUCE.

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Wondery Presents: The Vaping Fix

    Two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set out to rid the world of smoking with an incredible new product. The device stands to disrupt the tobacco industry and make them rich, until it falls into the wrong hands and lives are ruined. From classrooms to hospitals, boardrooms to the Oval Office, what can be done to protect teenagers and is it too late? From Laura Beil, the reporter behind Dr Death and Bad Batch, comes The Vaping Fix, the inside story of the rise of Juul and the making of a crisis. Listen to the Vaping Fix: wondery.fm/VF_SecretSauce

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  • 31.05.2021
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    The Secret Sauce of The NBA Bubble | Ingredient #3: Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast | 3

    The NBA Bubble is on the brink of collapse as playoffs are set to begin. The NBA can no longer ignore the Black Lives Matter movement, and the players refuse to bench the conversation. Teams across the country are ready to take a stand and end the season early. Will players call it quits and walk off the court, or can the league come together to create a national stage for the movement? Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/secretsauce . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Hello Fresh - Go to hellofresh.com/12sauce and use code 12 SAUCE for 12 free meals plus FREE shipping. Netsuite - Head to netsuite.com/sauce to get special financing. Expensify - Visit expensify.com/sauce to get started with a FREE trial.

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  • 31.05.2021
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    The Secret Sauce of The NBA Bubble | Ingredient #2: Continuous Improvement | 2

    The NBA is packing up their bags, jerseys in tow, and heading to the happiest place on Earth: Disney World. The NBA Bubble is about to commence with strict health protocols, but Lebron and the entire league are starting to feel the effects of isolation. There are no longer fans and family around to support and cheer the players on. Even worse, America’s long-overdue awakening on racism threatens to burst the bubble. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, and his team of seasoned professionals, must find a way to boost morale and address the country's wounds if they want the season to continue. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/secretsauce . Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - To learn more go to simplisafe.com/sauce to customize your system and get a FREE security camera. Expensify - Visit expensify.com/sauce to get started with a FREE trial. Talkspace - To get $100 dollars off your first month, go to talkspace.com/sauce .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    The Secret Sauce of The NBA Bubble | Ingredient #1: Authenticity | 1

    An NBA game is canceled just moments before tip-off. As the thousands of fans file out of the stadium, It’s the first moment for many of the impact the global pandemic will have on the sports world. Enter NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, superstar LeBron James, and a group of problem solvers determined to keep the season alive safely. Will they succeed -- or will the coronavirus and massive social justice protests burst the NBA Bubble? The first of our three part series. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/secretsauce . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Expensify - Start your FREE trial today at expensify.com/sauce . NetSuite - Receive special financing at netsuite.com/sauce . ZipRecruiter - Try Zip Recruiter of FREE at ziprecruiter.com/sauce .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    The Secret Sauce of Airbnb | Interview with Katrina Brooker | 4

    Airbnb has changed the way people live and travel. And yet, CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky is a highly unusual figure in Silicon Valley. He is a designer turned entrepreneur running a billion-dollar company. Business journalist Katrina Brooker has spent years covering Brian Chesky and his secret sauce. Katrina talks to hosts Samuel Donner and John Frye about Chesky’s “nice guy” persona, his connection to Walt Disney, and the challenges that lie ahead for his company. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/secretsauce . Support us by supporting our sponsors! NetSuite - Schedule your FREE product tour at netsuite.com/sauce . Fiverr - Right now, you can sign up for Fiverr Business and get a whole year FREE at fiverr.com/business when you use promo code SAUCE. Mack Weldon - For 20% off your first order, go to mackweldon.com/sauce and use promo code SAUCE.

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  • 31.05.2021
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    The Secret Sauce of Airbnb | Ingredient #3: Transparency | 3

    Brian Chesky has become a superstar in Silicon Valley. Airbnb's cult of fans continues to book trips, but guests start to realize that their opportunity at landing a place to stay isn't necessarily created equally. As the team begins to deliver on their promise of an inclusive experience, a global disaster threatens their company's future. Airbnb must use what they've learned if they are going to survive a global crisis. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Hello Fresh - Get hellofresh.com/12sauce and use code 12 Sauce to get 12 free meals plus free shipping. Expensify - Go to expensify.com/sauce to start your FREE trial today. NetSuite - Schedule your free product tour today at netsuite.com/sauce .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    The Secret Sauce of Airbnb | Ingredient #2: Trust | 2

    Airbnb's website is live. People are just getting comfortable with the notion of booking lodgings from strangers when guests trash an AirBnB home. Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia face their biggest crisis yet. If the business is going to grow, the experience must be safe and satisfying for everyone. Turns out their secret sauce is missing a few key ingredients. Listen ad-free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad-free listening. Available in the Wondery App. Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - Go to simplisafe.com/sauce to customize your system and get a FREE security camera. NetSuite - Schedule your FREE product tour at netsuite.com/sauce .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    The Secret Sauce of Airbnb | Ingredient #1: Shameless | 1

    Imagine a world where you show up at a stranger’s house and ask to sleep on their bed in exchange for a few bucks. Strangely enough, millions of people around the globe have done just that with AirBnB. In this three-part series, Sam and John seek the recipe for how a couple of design students overcame the odds to create a billion-dollar tech “unicorn.” In this first episode, it all starts with two founders with an air mattress and a dream, who are rejected by just about every investor in Silicon Valley. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. Support us by support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ziprecruiter.com/sauce . Talkspace - Get $100 dollars off your first month at talkspace.com and use code SAUCE.

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Introducing Secret Sauce

    What secrets can we learn from some of the world's most extraordinary companies about success? Secret Sauce takes listeners behind the scenes to explore the stories of the most innovative leaders, trailblazing companies, and thriving cultures to learn what they have that no one else does. From design guru Jony Ive’s translation of Steve Job’s ideas into Apple’s most sought after products to how AirBnB’s ability to adapt helped them thrive during times of crisis and the secret sauce of Warren Buffet’s investments… these are the unique recipes for what it takes to get to the top and stay. What risks did they take? How did they handle failure? And how did they do what no one before had done? Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/secretsauce

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