When SoulCycle co-founder Ruth Zukerman abruptly left her groundbreaking boutique fitness company, the question became whether she could strike gold a second time with a similar spin class concept called Flywheel Sports. But then the challenge
Chip and Joanna Gaines were stars of the hit home makeover TV show Fixer Upper on HGTV, but when they decided to launch a lifestyle brand called Magnolia, they couldn't rely on celebrity status alone. It required a much deeper customer experien
When SeatGeek set out to disrupt the live event ticket buying experience they went up against dominant players like Ticketmaster and StubHub, and a seemingly endless series of new pain points that kept cropping up around every corner. Would the
When dating app Hinge shifted its platform to mobile and adopted the swipe feature along with other apps like Tinder, its customer base soared along with its valuation. But as hookup culture gripped the Millennial demographic, founder Justin Mc
Shake Shack's improbable rise from a hot dog cart in a New York City park to international hamburger chain seems even more unlikely when you consider the guy who started it: Danny Meyer. He's a Michelin-starred restauranteur with a reputation f
When Disney decided to enter the cruise industry in the mid-90s, other cruise lines were skeptical that Disney could succeed, because how do you take the expansive experience of a theme park and plop it on the limited confines of a boat? What t
As a patient visiting the doctor, have you ever even considered yourself as a customer entitled to a pleasant experience? Well, that's what primary care physician Tom Lee set out to provide when he founded One Medical. But how does one doctor c
After conquering the male-dominated boardrooms of Wall Street, Sallie Krawcheck turned her attention to an underserved market worth at least $7 billion: women. But how do you transform a customer experience largely geared toward men, in a compl
This season we're coming back with new episodes about eight game-changing companies who saw something missing in the customer experience from a wide range of industries including fintech, healthcare, media, and retail. We’ll explore all of that
Good news! After a short hiatus, we are back producing new episodes for season two, launching on April 8.
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When entrepreneur Matt Meeker went shopping for his Great Dane, Hugo, he came away from their local big box pet store less than impressed with the unexciting products. So he decided to start a subscription service for dogs called Bark. But here
When millennials Rich and Vicki Fulop couldn't afford the luxury bed sheets at their hotel in Las Vegas, they did the unthinkable: build a company to make the sheets themselves. In the process, they also created a customer experience, and brand
Eaze totally changed shopping for cannabis in California with its on-demand delivery app. But creating a leading customer experience for something that used to be illegal presents a whole set of challenges most companies will never have to deal
Cosmetics and beauty products might seem like a tactile pleasure best sampled and enjoyed with one's own hands, but Sephora has completely transformed the way we buy not just makeup, but also retail in general, with a digital-first, omnichannel
Workplace messaging app Slack provided a much needed centralized solution to teams that had been struggling to stay connected via a convoluted mish mash of email, Skype, text, WhatsApp. But with only eight employees, none of them in marketing o
When MoviePass dropped its monthly subscription fee to $10 a month, it introduced a radically different customer experience to moviegoers, and people headed back to theaters in droves. But did they know that Mitch Lowe, the CEO responsible for
Trader Joe's is renowned for its folksy charm, super helpful staff, and of course, its cookie butter, but there's way more than that behind the supermarket chain's leading customer experience. We talk to retail guru Kevin Kelley, and Mark Gard
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