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#056: Oldsmobile – launched the car industry by outsourcing, creating spinoffs like Dodge

They named the band REO Speedwagon from the REO Speed Wagon, a 1915 truck that Ransom Eli Olds designed. Doughty had seen the name written across the blackboard when he walked …

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#055: Uncle Nearest – Story trumps almost everything

For Fawn Weaver the story of Uncle Nearest needed to be told. Learn how Fawn, with no distilling background, turned this story into one of the fastest growing Whiskey distilleries …

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#055.1 – Uncle Nearest Bonus – After listening to the story – you know you want to know how it tastes.

Stephen and David invite Gary Bernier and Maurning Mayzes to sample a bottle.  The result – 4 whisk(e)y sommeliers and lots of opinions. Dave Young: Welcome to the Empire Builders …

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#054: MM Lafleur – High Function, High Style

That’s not how fashionistas buy clothes, but we make and sell clothes for professional working women—a story about understanding your customer’s needs and developing to their needs. Dave Young: Welcome …

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#053: Hallmark – When you care enough to send the very best.

It’s rare to find a company founded in 1910 that is still owned by the family today. What’s impressive is that they have achieved greater than 5 Billion in sales …

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#052: Don’t Mess with Texas – Don’t do it.

Discover how the State of Texas saved money and got cleaner highways through an anti-littering marketing campaign that never used the word litter. Dave Young: Welcome to the Empire Builders …

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