Problem Solvers Podcast

Problem Solvers

The Pivot That Helped This Founder Get Into 10,000 Stores

Jesse Wolfe created a delicious hummus that people loved, but he struggled to make big sales. Then he spotted the opportunity in his failure.

How Cameo Survived a Public Relations Nightmare

By confronting the issue head-on, the startup regained its customers' trust.

Sun-Maid Raisins Has a Bold Plan to Reinvent Itself. (Watch Out, Fruit Roll-Ups!)

The storied company's new CEO is tackling a big challenge: a recognizable brand but a declining business.

SimpliSafe Chased the Wrong Customer. This Pivot Saved The Business.

SimpliSafe is a security system built for renters. But it unexpectedly gained traction with homeowners.

Why This CEO Fired Himself

After some soul-searching, this CEO needed to identify what he was good at. And that meant no longer being a CEO.

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