Strange Success with Jane Wells

Strange Success with Jane Wells

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Strange Success with Jane Wells.CNBC’s Jane Wells finds rags-to-riches stories with a twist. Strange Success is about people who come up with crazy ideas to solve a problems you may not even realize exist. They take an even crazier journey to success, filled with failures, rejection, and stupidity. If you like weird stories with profitable outcomes, Strange Success is for you.
The World’s Most Expensive Sex Doll
Feb 28 • 22 min
Matt McMullen accidentally fell into the sex doll business, but he has never regretted it. He makes the Real Doll, the most popular, most expensive, most…realistic…sex doll on the planet. Sales in 2018 could reach $3 million with a new model that has a…
Exploding Kittens
Feb 21 • 26 min
Elan Lee failed out of several colleges before becoming a legendary video game developer. Matthew Inman started drawing cartoons online and now has over 1.5 million followers on social media. Here’s how two guys from digital backgrounds created one of the…
The Queen of Poo
Feb 14 • 20 min
Suzy Batiz had failed twice in the world of business, but she would not be deterred. A decade ago, Batiz developed an oil-based spray to conquer the one thing she hates more than anything else in the world: the smell of bathroom odor. She named her…
Hangover Heaven
Feb 7 • 25 min
Hangover Heaven - What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but when you party too hard, a hangover can ruin a weekend of fun. It can mean canceled business at a convention, or networking opportunities at, say, the annual adult video awards show. So an…
Holy Guacamole!
Jan 31 • 26 min
GUAC-LOCK: Two best friends were living the good life in Scarsdale, New York. Not good enough! Seeking a challenge, they took on America’s great party problem: how to stop guacamole from turning brown. What followed was a four-year saga to make a…
My Pillow
Jan 24 • 25 min
You’ve probably heard him on TV; “Hello, I’m Mike Lindell and I’ve invented the world’s most comfortable pillow…” He took his obsession for a good night’s sleep and turned it into a $300M pillow empire, with three factories churning out up to 100,000…
Bunkers
Jan 17 • 16 min
Hawaii panics after a false alarm warning of an incoming ballistic missile. A few days later, the same thing happens in Japan. The alerts were false, but the fear is real. Long before President Trump’s war of words with Kim Jung Un, however, Clyde Scott…
Squatty Potty
Jan 10 • 27 min
The Squatty Potty was created by an entrepreneurial family in Utah because mom suffered from, well, constipation. Sales in 2017 were close to $33 million, but achieving that figure in six years included a few obstructions (get it?). It started with trying…
Strange Success with Jane Wells
Dec 27, 2017 • 3 min
CNBC’s Jane Wells finds rags-to-riches stories with a twist. “Strange Success” is about people who come up with a crazy idea to solve a problem you may not even realize exists. They take an even crazier journey to success, filled with failures, rejection,…