The Empire Builders Podcast

The Empire Builders Podcast


Latest Episodes

#86: Schlitz – Discover the Schlitz Maneuver
February 01, 2023

The origin story of the beer that made Milwaukee famous and the character behind it. Dave Young: Welcome to the Empire Builders Podcast, teaching business owners the not-so-secret techniques that took famous businesses from mom-and-pop to major bran

#085: American Tobacco Company – The origin of the smoke break
January 25, 2023

Freemiums, Baseball trading cards, automaticcigarettemachines, smoke breaks, Buck Duck and Duke University all in one podcast.Dave Young:Welcome to the Empire Builders Podcast, teaching business owners the not so secret techniques that took famo

#084: Entenmann’s – Creates a packaging revolution
January 18, 2023

The next time you look at the white powdered donuts through the clear window in the box, pay a little homage to MarthaEntenmann.Dave Young:Welcome to The Empire Builders Podcast, teaching business owners the not so secret techniques that took fam

#083: Tempur-Pedic – Seeing an idea and being open to it.
January 11, 2023

I just gotta sell ten thousand mattresses. How hard can that be?Dave Young:Welcome to the "Empire Builders Podcast," teaching business owners the not so secret techniques that took famous businesses from mom and pop to major brands. Stephen Semple

#082: Budweiser – The King? of Beers
January 04, 2023

What if I could sell beer where there is less competition? What if I could ship beer to the west?Dave Young:Welcome to the Empire Builders Podcast, teaching business owners the not so secret techniques that took famous businesses from mom and pop

#81: Vice Media – Heroin, Failure, Grit… and Disney????
December 28, 2022

Luck favors the heroin addict that refuses to give up! Just ask Disney.Dave Young:Welcome to the Empire Builders Podcast, teaching business owners the not so secret techniques that took famous businesses from mom and pop to major brands. Stephen

#080: Warby Parker – Losing your glasses sucks! Replacing sucks more.
December 21, 2022

Imagine these four MBAs sitting in class when their phones start blowing up with orders for eyeglasses after they lost the business idea competition at the Warton School of Business for the same idea. Dave Young: Welcome to the Empire Builders Podca

#079: Instagram – The day Obama joined, they new it was a big deal
December 14, 2022

How pivoting after an early discovery with customers led them to sell in just two years for a Billion dollars. Another story of giving the customer what they want, and they will make you successful.Dave Young:Welcome to the Empire Builders Podcas

#078: AirBnB – Airbed and Breakfast dot com
December 07, 2022

How do two arts graduates and their buddy with no travel experience and zero technology experience build a six-billion-dollar empire in only fourteen years?Dave Young:Welcome to The Empire Builders Podcast, teaching business owners the not so secr

#077: Kodak – The fall of an Empire
November 30, 2022

Kodakhad the cash cow, so why couldn't they successfully transition into a digital company when they invented digital photography?Dave Young:Welcome to The Empire Builders Podcast, teaching business owners the not-so-secret techniques that took f