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Debra Chen

Debra Chen is an award-winning producer and host of The Great Fail, which examines the rise and fall of iconic brands and companies to garner lessons for executives in leadership positions.

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The Great Fail: How FTX Went From Irresistible to Criminal

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The once-promising crypto exchange had promised to democratize a highly complex investment.

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The Great Fail: How Silicon Valley Bank Went From Boom to Bust

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The Great Fail kicks off Season 3 with one of the biggest failures of 2023 so far.

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The Great Fail: How LulaRoe Leggings Stretched the Law

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On episode 54 of The Great Fail, host Debra Chen dives deep into LulaRoe, one of the most well-known scandals in America.

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The Great Fail: The Rise and Fall of Valeant Pharmaceuticals

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In this episode, we explore the rise and fall of one of Canada’s largest companies, Valeant Pharmaceuticals.

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The Great Fail: How Bikram Yoga Went From Super-Heated to Overheated

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Learn about the rise and fall of the Bikram Yoga empire with special guest Dave Emerson, founder of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga.

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The Great Fail Podcast: Why the World Unfriended MySpace

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Once the most dominant social networking company, here's how it all fell apart.

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The Great Fail: Crypto’s Terra-ble Crash

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What led to the death of TerraUSD, the stablecoin that aimed to change transactions?

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The Great Fail: Von Dutch, From Price Tags to Tie Tags

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Things got messy at the brand known for trendy trucker hats.

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The Great Fail: How Phar-Mor Went From Saving to Misbehaving

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Learn more about the most scandalous retail pharmacy chain of all time.

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The Great Fail Podcast: How Kmart Went From Blue Light Special to Candlelight Vigil

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Find out how a series of missteps and poor management would bring down Kmart, an American staple that had ruled retail for over 100 years.