The Empire Builders Podcast

The Empire Builders Podcast


Latest Episodes

#044: James Watt – The marketing story of horsepower
April 13, 2022

Cars are marketed today using the term horsepower. However, the term was created long before cars. Find out why James Watt invented the term. Dave Young: Welcome to The Empire Builders podcast, teaching business owners the not-so-secret techniques t

#043: Fox 40 – From referee to whistle entrepreneur
April 06, 2022

Ron Foxcroft launched his new business by blowing a whistle to get everyone's attention. This quick demonstration showed he had solved the problem and understood his customer. Dave Young: Welcome to the Empire Builders Podcast, teaching business own

#042: Wrigley’s Origin – You buy the baking powder you get the gum
March 30, 2022

How the power of premiums created an empire.  Guess what the baking powder was used to sell? 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 ma

#041: Nike – It took them seven years to break $1M in revenue
March 23, 2022

It was always about the runner. Nike goes from distributor to shoe manufacturer to work directly with the customer. Dave Young: Welcome to the Empire Builders Podcast, teaching business owners the not so secret techniques that took famous businesses

#040: IMG – International Management Group. Who are these people?
March 16, 2022

Named the most powerful man in sports by Sports Illustrated in 1990, Mark McCormack founded the International Management Group in 1960. He started with Arnold Palmer and grew a sports management empire. Dave Young: Welcome to The Empire Builders Pod

#039: Advertising Candy Bars – Why spend millions to gain 1% more market share?
March 09, 2022

It's easier to convince someone to buy my chocolate if they already buy it - the secret to why someone would spend millions advertising a $2 item. How to grow market share. Dave Young: Welcome to The Empire Builders podcast, teaching business owners

#038: Amazon Style – WTF? Opening a brick-and-mortar clothing retail store?
March 02, 2022

Amazon Style opening in Los Angles is a bold move from the world's largest clothing retailer. However, it appears they are taking a page out of Canada Goose's book. Dave Young: Welcome to the Empire Builders Podcast, teaching business owners the not

#037: Inov-8 -Forged in the Fells #GetAGrip 
February 23, 2022

Building out a niche allowed Wayne Edy to build a shoe company - Inov-8, sell it, and rebuy it. The story of trail and off-road runners and adventure-seeking hikers.  Dave Young: Welcome to the Empire Builders Podcast, teaching business owners the n

#036: Hathaway Shirts and the most interesting man in the world, coincidence?
February 16, 2022

Hathaway shirt ads, the picture makes you read the headline, encouraging you to read the first line of body copy. The first line of copy makes you read the next and so on. The secret that David Olgivy leveraged to make Hathaway rich. Dave Young: Wel

#035: Ford Model T – I can’t get the pig slaughter house out of my mind.
February 09, 2022

What Henry Ford learned from a slaughter house and how it changed the world. 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. D