Follow the Leader

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  • TV-PG
  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 7.8  (46)

Follow the Leader was a docu-series that aired on CNBC in 2016. Hosted by financial expert Farnoosh Torabi, the show offered an inside look into the lives and businesses of successful leaders in various industries, including food, tech, and entertainment. Each episode of Follow the Leader focused on a different leader, and Torabi spent a day shadowing them as they went about their daily routine. She observed as they made important decisions, interacted with their teams, and tackled challenges that arose. Through these experiences, Torabi gained valuable insights into what it takes to be a successful leader in today's fast-paced business world.

One of the key strengths of Follow the Leader was its ability to showcase a wide range of leaders operating in different fields. For example, one episode focused on the founder of a popular New York City food truck, while another highlighted a top executive at a major tech company. This diversity allowed viewers to gain a more complete understanding of what it takes to succeed as a leader, regardless of the industry they work in.

Throughout each episode, Torabi engaged in candid conversations with the leaders she was shadowing, asking questions about their backgrounds, motivations, and work habits. These conversations helped to deepen her understanding of what it takes to be a successful leader, and also provided viewers with valuable insights into the minds of today's top businesspeople.

Beyond showcasing different leaders and their experiences, Follow the Leader was also notable for its ability to offer practical advice on how to succeed as a leader. For example, in one episode, Torabi observed as a successful entrepreneur navigated a difficult negotiation. Through this experience, viewers were able to see firsthand how strategic thinking and clear communication are essential skills for any leader to possess.

Throughout the series, Torabi highlighted different leadership styles and techniques that viewers could incorporate into their own lives and careers. For example, in one episode, she observed how a tech executive used data to inform his decision-making process, while in another she saw how a successful restauranteur relied on intuition and personal relationships to grow his business. By showcasing these different approaches to leadership, Follow the Leader offered a broad range of insights that could be applied in a variety of contexts.

Overall, Follow the Leader was an informative and engaging series that offered viewers a rare look inside the lives of top business leaders. Through Torabi's interactions with these successful individuals, viewers gained valuable insights into what it takes to succeed as a leader, regardless of the industry they work in or the challenges they face. Whether you are an aspiring leader or simply interested in learning more about what it takes to succeed in business, Follow the Leader is a must-watch series.

Follow the Leader is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on April 6, 2016.

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Seasons
Tracy Anderson - Founder & Creator of the Tracy Anderson Method
6. Tracy Anderson - Founder & Creator of the Tracy Anderson Method
May 11, 2016
Business journalist Farnoosh Torabi follows fitness mogul Tracy Anderson for several days to see first-hand how this former fitness trainer has transformed into an ultra-successful businesswoman. Starting from humble roots, Tracy created a multi-million dollar brand through determination and moxie. Recently, she hired a new CEO and received an exclusive deal with Target to sell organic energy bars. However, it's expensive to include the top-notch ingredients Tracy demands and her CEO has reservations. Will Tracy be willing to cut costs and possibly not deliver the high-quality her customers expect?
Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa – Co-CEOs and Co-Founders of Warby Parker
5. Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa – Co-CEOs and Co-Founders of Warby Parker
May 4, 2016
Business journalist Farnoosh Torabi goes in-depth with Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, Co-CEOs and Co-Founders of Warby Parker, the online eyeglasses powerhouse which has lately been expanding into brick and mortar stores. For a company that sells most of their eyeglasses for just $95 - including lenses - they've managed to grow into a billion dollar business in just five years. Now, Blumenthal and Gilboa are faced with a big decision - whether or not to open yet another retail location - this time in Brooklyn. Are they reaching too far, too fast?
Katia Beauchamp – CEO and Co-Founder Birchbox
4. Katia Beauchamp – CEO and Co-Founder Birchbox
April 27, 2016
Business journalist Farnoosh Torabi spends 48 hours with Katia Beauchamp, founder of Birchbox, a beauty retailer that delivers custom boxes of product samples to over a million subscribers every month. Katia is determined to change the perception that Birchbox is just a subscription service and get more users to shop on their site. Will Katia choose a more aggressive approach and risk affecting Birchbox's relationship with its long-term customers?
Gary Vaynerchuk - Co-founder and CEO of VaynerMedia, and partner in Vayner/RSE
3. Gary Vaynerchuk - Co-founder and CEO of VaynerMedia, and partner in Vayner/RSE
April 20, 2016
Business journalist Farnoosh Torabi tracks social media ad whiz and visionary Gary Vaynerchuk over several days to learn his secrets to digital sales and marketing. Vaynerchuk became an internet phenomenon when he increased the value of his parent's three million dollar wine business by over 20 times in just five years using techniques he developed via the Internet. Now helming VaynerMedia, with assets of over 100 million bucks and clients like GE, the NHL and Dove, Gary answers the question on everyone's mind -- what are his secrets to making money using social media?
Lyor Cohen - Co-Founder 300 Entertainment
2. Lyor Cohen - Co-Founder 300 Entertainment
April 13, 2016
Business journalist Farnoosh Torabi spends 48 hours in New York with music mogul Lyor Cohen to find out how his new label makes a profit in an era of massive change in the industry. She'll see how Lyor leaves no stone unturned to increase sales for his artists. Will Lyor persuade the mega-successful rapper Young Thug to let up and coming Australian singer, Conrad Sewell, add vocals to his latest song?
John Paul DeJoria
1. John Paul DeJoria
April 6, 2016
Business journalist Farnoosh Torabi embeds for 48 hours with billionaire entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria to discover the secrets to his success. From John Paul's corporate digs in LA to his home office in Texas, Farnoosh follows JP as he attempts to build his third billion dollar brand, Aubio Life Science.
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Where to Watch Follow the Leader
Follow the Leader is available for streaming on the CNBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Follow the Leader on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 6, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (46)