Global disasters, the rising cost of flying and an over-indulgent leadership, Japan Airlines were destined to collapse. Enter a Buddhist monk - turned CEO, whose modest management style achieved sky-high profits.
INSIDE THE STORM
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The ride-hailing industry is one of the most competitive in the world, but in Southeast Asia, Grab has won the battle. With unprecedented access inside Asia's most valuable tech start-up, we find out how a hyper-local strategy made Grab the market leaders.
“If the industry were a boxing match, we were some barely known upstart taking on Mike Tyson” – Haier CEO Zhang Ruimin tells us how he saved the failing Chinese refrigerator company and successfully took on one of America's most iconic brands, General Electric.
Olympus made its mark in the world of photography in the 1970s. The company continued innovating with breakthrough products right till the 2000s. But then, an auditing scandal came to light, causing an internal crisis. Inside the Storm: Back from the Brink reveals how Olympus overcame the odds.
Marvel are the superheroes of the entertainment world, but just three decades ago the company was on the brink of collapse, forced into an all out war to survive. Former insiders give a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Marvel Universe and how the company fought its way back to the top.
Nissan, was propelled as a global brand when it won races against big names like Porsche. But in 1999, the iconic Japanese car maker was on the verge of bankruptcy, with billions in debt and outdated cars. Behind the scenes insight reveals how one man drove Nissan's dramatic turnaround.
Technology giant Philips was a force to be reckoned with, after making its name as a lighting provider. But fierce Asian competition, poor leadership and over diversification nearly burnt its lights out. Inside access sheds light on how Philips innovated its way back to the top.
The progeny of billionaire Vijay Mallya, Kingfisher Airlines was expected to fly the good times forever. But in 2012, its operation permit was suspended. Inside The Storm: Lessons from the Boardroom talks to ex-employees and experts, revealing how a billion dollar company was brought to its knees.
Britain's oldest bank, Barings Brothers had a reputation for security - but in 1995, it became an emblem of scandal. Inside The Storm: Lessons from the Boardroom gets the inside story from Nick Leeson, the man who lost over a billion dollars and sent shockwaves through the world of banking.
It was a household brand with profits in the millions, but in 2005 Kodak filed for bankruptcy. So what went so horribly wrong ? Inside The Storm: Lessons from the Boardroom interviews the people directly involved, uncovering the decisions and the mistakes that led to the collapse of the iconic company.
In 2008, the collapse of Lehman Brothers was the biggest bankruptcy in history, sending shockwaves throughout the global financial market. This final episode tells the story of what went wrong within America's oldest investment bank, and how it devastated even the common man in Asia.
It was an international brand with profits in the millions, but at the turn of the millennium, Fujifilm was on shaky ground. Inside The Storm: Back from the Brink talks to the people directly involved, uncovering the decisions and risks taken to keep the iconic brand alive - in unexpected ways.
From Super Mario to Donkey Kong, Nintendo was a gamechanger. But with the industry's dramatic advancements, this iconic juggernaut was hit with a series of flops. Inside The Storm: Back from the Brink interviews ex-employees and game experts, revealing the secret to Nintendo's survival.
The life and death battles of global businesses. The risks taken and the mistakes made. This series explores the struggles of four major global companies - LEGO, Garuda Airlines, Fujifilm and Nintendo - and how they were saved from the brink of collapse.