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Inc. Uncensored
<p>Inc. Uncensored is a lively weekly podcast exploring the fast-moving world of startups, entrepreneurship, technology, and high-growth businesses—all through the eyes of the veteran business journalists of Inc. and Inc.com. We’ll keep you up to date on industry trends, best practices, and cool companies. The host is Inc. editor James Ledbetter (formerly of Reuters, TIME and The Industry Standard) and regular participants include: Executive editor Jon Fine, longtime BusinessWeek columnist and Inc.’s technology editor; Senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin who covers technology, startups and...</p>
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#243 Radical Candor With Kim Scott
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#242 Why Google's Face Scanning Program Was Dis...
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#241 An MIT Researcher’s Fascinating Take on Mo...
#241 An MIT Researcher’s Fascinating Take on Modern Capitalism
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#240 How WeWork Lost Its CEO and More Than $30 ...
#240 How WeWork Lost Its CEO and More Than $30 Billion in Value in Less Than 8 Weeks
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#239 The Story of Inc.'s Groundbreaking October...
#239 The Story of Inc.'s Groundbreaking October Cover
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#238 Here's What You Need to Know to Survive a ...
#238 Here's What You Need to Know to Survive a Down Round
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#237 Peeling Back the Curtain on the Inc. 5000
#237 Peeling Back the Curtain on the Inc. 5000
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#236 The Inside Scoop on the New ’Shark Tank’ G...
#236 The Inside Scoop on the New ’Shark Tank’ Guest Judges
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#235 The Bizarre Origin Stories of This Year’s ...
23 min
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#234 Behind the Meteoric Rise of This Year’s To...
Behind the Meteoric Rise of This Year’s Top Performing Companies and 1 Cautionary Tale
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#233 Not Your Everyday Billion-Dollar Tech Startup
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#232 This Company Wants To Buy your Home—Now
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#231 Employer Spying Is Getting Really Creepy
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#230 Inside Facebook's Cryptocurrency Fight
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#229 Amazon Lost a Major Federal Case. Why the ...
22 min
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#228 50 Private Equity Firms Entrepreneurs Shou...
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#227 How to Sell 1 Million Suitcases
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#226 How to Pitch This Top VC
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#225 Why Startups Will Feel the Impact of Anti-...
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#224 Secrets of the World’s First Hacking Super...
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#223 From Near-Failure to $1B: Trek Bicycles
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#222 America's Best Workplaces
This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss Inc.'s Best Workplaces feature. Plus, they talk about why Chicago is a hot spot for entrepreneurs and an interview with Christina Stembel, the founder of Farmgirl Flowers.
25 min
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#221 The Right Untucked Shirt to Wear
Inc.'s writers and editors talk to the founder of UNTUCKit - Chris Riccobono. Plus, they introduce The Fundery database. And, discuss the sale of Harry's.
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#220 These Women Started Companies—While Starti...
Inc.'s writers and editors go inside the inspirational stories founders of startups who built their company while they were also starting families. Plus: inside the story of the White House clearing a plan to issue 30,000 extra seasonal-worker visas for this summer. And, the true impact of a tweet: What happens when your tiny company goes viral?
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#219 No, Uber Is Not the Next Amazon
Inc.'s writers and editors look into the IPO of Uber and Spotify. Plus, what happens to recycled restaurant workers' gloves.
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#218 Why $70,000 Cadavers Are a Genius Startup ...
Inc.'s writers and editors talk about a New Jersey startup trying to reduce about 70 percent of carbon footprint by inventing a new cement-making process. Plus, a business selling fake cadavers for $70,000 and how a former Vine comedian and his frat brother are creating the best birthday wish.
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#217 Salad Shop Sweetgreen Now Serving Up Techn...
There's a world of buzz brewing within the fast-growing salad company Sweetgreen. Inc.'s writers and editors take a look at the May cover story. Plus: the audacity of Uber's IPO, and the fascinating evolution of Warby Parker's marketing strategy.
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#216 Lesbians Who Tech and the Future of Radica...
Amazon is deep in counterfeit hot water, and it’s latest issue is knock-offs of baby products that could be dangerous. Inc.’s writers and editors share their recent reporting on the matter, plus: Google’s AI oversight flap, and an in-depth look at the woman radically rethinking tech-conferences, and building a diversity hiring tool for Silicon Valley.
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#215 What Brothels Can Teach Us About Risk and ...
Economist Allison Schrager joins the editors and writers of Inc. to discuss her new book, An Economist Walks Into a Brothel. Plus: The inside story of Arlan Hamilton's Backstage Capital, and the highly functional breed of late-stage hippie capitalism employed by the $1 billion private company Specialized Bicycles.
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#214 One Crucial Lesson From Apple’s Big, Surpr...
Apple’s big presentation this week signaled a strategy shift that could have huge ramifications. Plus, Inc.’s writers and editors discuss Europe’s fastest-growing private companies and some aggressive expansion plans from an unexpected source.
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#213 It’s Time to Make a Pot Policy at Your Office
The writers and editors of Inc. examine Facebook’s most recent fumbles and explain how businesses of all sizes are grappling with cannabis policy. Plus: Frank Ocean’s mother, Katonya Breaux, is an entrepreneur innovating in sun protection for all skin colors.
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#212 Tales from the Founders House
Inc. editor James Ledbetter and executive director of editorial Jon Fine discuss the publication’s Founders House at SXSW, while editor at large Maria Aspan explores the company and technology that could revolutionize battery power, and Fine details Jessi Roberts' amazing journey that led her to found Cheekys—and write an excellent new book.
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#211 Life Hacks From Inc.'s Superstar Entrepren...
Inside the Google pay study, life hacks and great advice that fueled business success, and the scrappiest, most innovative toy companies. Plus more from the writers and editors of Inc. magazine.
26 min
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#210 CTO or Security Princess? The Pros and Con...
Ridiculous job titles, the college sports app and Inc.’s new Founders’ Project
22 min
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#209 Yes, There Is Good News About Women And Ve...
Women and venture capital, Physique 57 and hustle porn
36 min
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#208 The $300 Million Reddit Surprise
Reddit's value, the next generation of black founders in Atlanta and the solar slowdown.
27 min
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#207 Everything You Need to Know About Money Wh...
Maria Aspan's new book, parental perks and men's health-care market
31 min
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#206 It’s Flu Season. Here’s How to Handle Sick...
Founder and former Thinx CEO - Miki Agrawal, staying away from social media and the lowdown on flu season etiquette
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#205 Can E-Scooters Break Into NYC?
Electric bikes and dock-less scooter companies, Davos and the Netflix price hike
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#204 Brands Went Wild Online This Week. We Are ...
The candidates of 2020, brands are going wild and the founders of a food-tech company
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#203 WeWork’s New Name Shows That it Clearly Wa...
Tech's biggest trade show, Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution and WeWork's new change
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#202 How the Government Shutdown is Affecting B...
Surge cities, the government shutdown and autonomous cars in Arizona
29 min
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#201 Here’s Inc Uncensored’s Best Stories of 2018
The best stories of Inc Uncensored this year
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#200 Why JK Rowling Told Inc to “Piss Off"
JK Rowling's distaste, acts of kindness from startups and hiring trends for 2019
22 min
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#199 Why Bird is 2018's Company of the Year
Inc's company of the year, the threat to Silicon Valley and Meika Hollender, the co-founder of Sustain Natural
32 min
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#198 What This Year's 9 Biggest Startup Acquisi...
The 9 biggest startup acquisitions of 2018, Inc.'s best industries feature and Diana Nelson, the granddaughter of the founder of Carlson Wagonlit
36 min
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#197 No, They Aren't Holidays But Here's Why th...
Shopping days, Carhartt and Pete & Gerry's CEO Jesse Laflamme
27 min
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#196 This Baker Built a Loyal Community. It Sav...
Facebook handling a major crises, an entrepreneur building a pie business and the future of depression treatment
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#195 Why Startups Can’t Compete With Amazon and...
Amazon heads towards Crystal City, Virginia and Long Island City, New York, startups "veganize" traditional Thanksgiving dishes and the family business of Nuts.com
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#194 How the Midterm Results will Impact Busine...
The impact of the midterm results, an MIT invention and the backstory of a $4 million healthcare company
24 min
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#193 What to Watch For During This Year's Midte...
Midterm elections, the rise of Gab and ways to beef up staffing during holiday season
24 min
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#192 Fishs Eddy: How a Mom-and-Pop Shop Made It...
Co-founder of Fishs Eddy, Julie Gaines, talks about her new book and the Inc. staff explore the technology of the future
25 min
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#191 How a Scrappy Vape Startup Grew to $15 Bil...
A Vape startup making billions, rethinking the future of malls and a founder who is keeping her day job
19 min
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#190 Why Clif Bar Will Never Go Public
Inc.’s Private Titans list, why Clif Bar will never go public and Taylor Swift's viral Instagram post
26 min
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#189 The Story Behind The Weird, Tumultuous Wor...
Amazon raising its minimum wage, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin's new book and the "Shark Tank Effect"
29 min
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#188 Most Women Founders Have to Deal With Hara...
Inc.'s Female Founders 100 list, advice buyers need to know and e-scooter company Bird
30 min
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#187 Just How Much Trouble Is Elon Musk In?
What's up with Elon Musk now and why are there so many hip, new coffee companies?
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#186 FDA Blames Vape Companies For Alleged Teen...
A decade after the financial crisis, where are we now, plus the FDA threatens the future of vaping.
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#185 Twitter and Facebook Go To Capitol Hill
Silicon Valley heads to Capitol Hill and Colin Kaepernick partners with Nike
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#184 The Next Act of the Feminist Hero of Silic...
Inc's writers and editors talk about Silicon Valley's feminist hero, Ellen Pao.
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#183 Why Boutique Fitness Is Winning the Category
Inc writers and editors break down the Inc 500.
25 min
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#182 There's a Dark Side To The Deals of CNBC’s...
Behind the scenes of CNBC's The Profit and the totally surprising backstory of the focus group.
45 min
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#181 The 61-Character Tweet That Shook the Vall...
Elon Musk sends a controversial tweet, and social media platforms debate the boundaries of free speech.
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#180 Rest In Peace, MoviePass
We say goodbye to MoviePass, talk about a possible trade war, and talk to founder of a legendary comedy club.
27 min
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#179 The Secret Behind Sweetgreen’s Explosive G...
A look behind Sweetgreen's success and the spectacular story of Sumner Redstone
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#178 Silicon Valley’s Hidden Talent: Making Peo...
How Silicon Valley Makes Us Angry Plus How Alexa Is Targeting Kids
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#177 The Middle Class Cannot Afford America Any...
How the middle class disappeared and how one (fake) company helped a real startup grow
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#176 Meet Your New Locksmith. It’s Not a Human.
How KeyMe is disrupting the locksmith industry and a look into the best stories from Inc.'s How I Made it issue.
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#175 How HelloFresh Won the U.S. Market (It Was...
The Ruthless Realm of Meal Kits and the Company that Says it Can Repel Sharks
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#174 This Dreamer is Building A Hot New Startup...
An Immigrant with a Hot New Startup and Uncertain Future and How Giphy is Planning to Make Money
26 min
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#173 How Theranos Duped The World
How Theranos Tricked the World and Insurance for Ride-Sharing Trips
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#172 Why Howard Schultz Won't Be President
Howard Schultz hints at stepping into politics and a conference of chefs tries to figure out what to do about green crabs
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#171 How Wawa Became a Beloved $10 Billion Busi...
How Wawa Became a Beloved $10 Billion Business, Plus Inside the Best Workplaces of 2018
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#170 Why an Egg Company Is Waging War With the FDA
An Egg War With the FDA and How Kids Are Talking to AI
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#169 What The Supreme Court's Sports Betting De...
The Supreme Court's sports betting decision could mean huge things for businesses and whatever happened with the high school summer job?
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#168 This App Claims It Can Help You Become An ...
With this app, you too can be an astronaut, plus the rise of college e-sports
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#167 Can Underwear, Tampon, and Toothbrush Comp...
Body Hacking Over 40, E-Scooter Wars, and 400 Startups Trying to Be the Next Warby Parker
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#166 Whatever Happened to the U.S. Startup Visa?
We look into a startup visa program that never really got off the ground and some of most creative young entrepreneurs in 2018.
34 min
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#165 What the Supreme Court Hearing on Internet...
How will a new Supreme Court case affect small businesses and a former inmate starts up an Uber for prisons.
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#164 After Zuckerberg's Testimony, Are Facebook...
Mark Zuckerberg gets questioned by Congress, and one company is bringing lobster to the masses,.
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#163 Music Streaming, Legal Molly, and Pancakes
How Spotify went public without help from Wall Street, and the man who's trying to use molly for therapy.
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#162 This Startup Wants To Scare The Pants Off You
A women-only co-working space in NYC is facing an investigation, and there's a new market for horror shorts.
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#161 Meet The Woman Revolutionizing Manufacturi...
This week, the Inc crew talks about what's going on with Facebook and the electric scooter coming soon to a town near you.
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#160 These Are the Hottest Industries For Start...
A look into industries you might not have thought of and the story of a mysterious ghost ship
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#159 Will Amazon Replace Your Bank?
What's Amazon up to now and how is Reddit dealing with Russian propaganda.
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#158 The $460 Billion Reason Not To Deport Drea...
How immigration policy affects business and Daymond John's goal-setting strategy
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#157 The Bulletproofing Industry is Thriving Af...
A look at how the bulletproofing industry has grown after years of mass shooting and how groups are trying to harness the power of bitcoin.
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#156 The Internet of Thongs and Bitcoin-Backed ...
Changing it up in the sex toy industry and loans based in bitcoin.
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#155 The NFL Hosted a Sports-Tech Startup Showdown
The Inc. team talks about the best way to get a loan and the best gadgets to help athletes win
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#154 Trump, Flamethrowers, and Initial Hat Offe...
The Inc. team questions Trump's effect on small businesses and the use of a flamethrower as a business model
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#153 How Startups Marked The 2018 Women's March
How start-ups marked the women's march and why some companies are banking on Montana
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#152 Someday You Could Get Sued for Sexually Ha...
What kind of rights should robots have and why we all need to take a trip to the Walmart on Guam
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#151 Dispatches from CES: Drone Suitcases and R...
How technology is doing things we didn't know needed to be done and how Trump's new immigration decision will affect businesses
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#150: The Wintry Businesses That Welcomed The C...
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#149 Best Of 2017
This week, Inc. looks back on some of their favorite stories of 2017, from the decline of the tech IPO to an innovative contraceptive business, and then to the money-making side of August's solar eclipse.
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#148 How Halo Top Became America's Fastest-Grow...
This week, Inc. writers and editors discuss the rapid growth of Halo Top, the once hated-on ice cream company that now pulls in $100 million in sales.
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#147 Meet Inc.’s 2017 Company of the Year
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#146 How ‘Grinch Bots’ Are Buying Up Popular H...
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#145 Tips on Holiday Travel from Away’s Jen Rubio
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#144 2017 is a Depressing Year for Digital Medi...
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#143 Can Startups Solve Climate Change?
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#142 Sean Parker Speaks Out Against Facebook
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#141 This Company’s Product Could Be the Bigges...
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#140 Why a Startup’s Next Acquisition May Be an...
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#139 What Startups Can Learn From the Harvey We...
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#138: Can Elon Musk Save the World?
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#137 How Amazon Wants to Make Whole Foods Cheaper
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#136 Why Kevin O’Leary Prefers Investing in Wom...
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#135 Cyber Insurance May Be the Industry's Risk...
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#134 Inside a Startup’s Toxic Harassment Culture
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#133 As Trump Kills DACA, Silicon Valley Stands...
This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley companies are standing up against Trump's decision to end DACA.
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#132 How Small Businesses Are Overcoming Harvey...
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#131 Google and Walmart Team Up to Take on Amazon
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#130 Are Business Leaders Done Playing Nice Wit...
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#129 Why the Gig Economy May Be Shrinking
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#128 Whatever Happened to the Tech IPO?
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#127 Why Snapchat's Augmented Reality Hotdog Ma...
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#126 A Conversation With Warby Parker’s Founder...
This week, Inc. editors and writers welcome Warby Parker cofounders Neil Blumenthal and David Gilboa into the studio to talk about how the company ingrowing up, embracing physical retail, and disrupting opthamologists.
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#125 Researchers Use Cognitive Psychology to Fi...
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#124 Sexism, Trade and Family Businesses
This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss the mounting problem of sexism on the part of Silicon Valley VCs.
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#123 Is a Business Owner's Right to Religious F...
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#122 What Travis Kalanick's Departure Means For...
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#121 How Warby Parker Could Put All Optometrist...
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#120: Apple’s HomePod Hopes to Compete With Ama...
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#119: How This Company's Fight To Reuse Printer...
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# 118: How Business Owners Are Dealing With the...
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#117: How Product Design Can Make or Break Your...
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#116: WeWork’s Growing Pains Could Include Labo...
WeWork’s Growing Pains Could Include Labor Violations
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#115: How a First Date Led to a Prototype, a St...
#115: How a First Date Led to a Prototype, a Startup, and a Marriage
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#114: Robots Took 75% of Jobs at This Company B...
Boxed and its robot work force, a casting call for Shark Tank, and and exit interview with the founder of Light Blue Optics
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#113: The Queen of Edible Weed
The Queen of Edible Weed
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#112: After Battling Depression, Cosmetics Entr...
After Battling Depression, Cosmetics Entrepreneur Michelle Phan Is Ready for a Fresh Start
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#111: When a Founder Gets Ousted From Her Epony...
When a Founder Gets Ousted From Her Eponymous Company, Who Keeps the Name?
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#110: The Daily Habits That Help Entrepreneurs ...
The Daily Habits That Help Entrepreneurs Succeed
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#109: The Founder of Thinx Revolutionized Perio...
The Founder of Thinx Revolutionized Periods, but Was She Too Extreme for Her Own Company?
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#108: From Profit to the Presidency: Is Lying t...
From Profit to the Presidency: Is Lying the New Path to Success?
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#107: Will Entrepreneurs Benefit from the GOP's...
Will Entrepreneurs Benefit from the GOP's New Healthcare Plan?
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#106: For SpaceX, Tourism Is the Next Giant Le...
For SpaceX, Tourism Is the Next Giant Leap in Space Travel
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#105: The Legal Battle Brewing Between a TV St...
The Legal Battle Brewing Between a TV Star and a Coffee Entrepreneur
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#104: Will Linda McMahon Go to the Mat for Ame...
Will Linda McMahon Go to the Mat for American Small Businesses?
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#103: Will a New NAFTA Deal Really Benefit U.S...
Will a New NAFTA Deal Really Benefit U.S. Entrepreneurs?
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#102: Why U.S. Entrepreneurs Are Betting on Cu...
Why U.S. Entrepreneurs Are Betting on Cuba Despite the Risks
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#101: Biometric Companies Want to Replace Your...
Biometric Companies Want to Replace Your Passport, Wallet, Keys, Credit Card...
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#100: How Automation Will Shape the Future of ...
How Automation Will Shape the Future of Employment
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#99: Should American Workers Have the Right to...
Should American Workers Have the Right to Disconnect?
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#98: Why Traditional Companies Are Racing to A...
Why Traditional Companies Are Racing to Acquire Tech Startups
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#97: See You Never, 2016
See You Never, 2016
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#96: How Shazaam Was the Best Movie Sinbad Neve...
How Shazaam Was the Best Movie Sinbad Never Made
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#95: The Man Who Almost Invented Uber
The Man Who Almost Invented Uber
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#94: When You're in a Startup, Every Day Is a ...
When You're in a Startup, Every Day Is a Knife Fight
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#93: How "League of Legends" Outgrew the Gaming...
How "League of Legends" Outgrew the Gaming Industry​ and Became a Sport
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#92: It's Like "The Wire," but with Seafood
It's Like "The Wire," but with Seafood
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#91: Robots Could Help Us Live Forever, But Is ...
Robots Could Help Us Live Forever, But Is It Worth It?
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#90: Trump Is Elected; Your Toaster Is a Bot
Trump Is Elected; Your Toaster Is a Bot
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#89: Silicon Valley Rocks the Vote
Silicon Valley Rocks the Vote
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#88: The Startup That Aims to Build a Better Bra
The Startup That Aims to Build a Better Bra
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#87: Meet Pepper, The Humanoid Robot
Meet Pepper, The Humanoid Robot
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#86: Twitter Is For Sale, But No One Is Bidding
Twitter Is For Sale, But No One Is Bidding
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#85: Whiskey Bottle-Sized Satellites May Become...
Whiskey Bottle-Sized Satellites May Become a Trillion-Dollar Business
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#84: Room Service by Robot
Room Service by Robot
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#83: You Can Now Order a Priest on Amazon (in J...
You Can Now Order a Priest on Amazon (in Japan)
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#82: How Fashion Companies Turn The Runway Int...
How Fashion Companies Turn The Runway Into A Retail Store
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#81: Apple Unveils "Planned Oops-solescence"......
Apple Unveils "Planned Oops-solescence"...and the New iPhone 7
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#80: Rise of the Nerds with Sporks
Rise of the Nerds with Sporks
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#79: The Start-Up Capital of America Isn't on ...
The Start-Up Capital of America Isn't on the West Coast
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#78: A Look Inside the Fastest-Growing Companie...
A Look Inside the Fastest-Growing Companies in the U.S.
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#77: Drone Racing Could Become the Next Billion...
Drone Racing Could Become the Next Billion-Dollar Spectator Sport
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#76: Hacking The Opioid Crisis
Hacking The Opioid Crisis
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#75: The Next Thing In Office Trends: Bullet Pr...
This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about Ballistic Furniture Systems, a company that is making bullet-resistant panels for office furniture and public space to help protect people during mass shootings.
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#74: Special Delivery From... Anywhere
The Inc. team talks about the future of cybersecurity; how the startup Grabr connects consumers with travelers; and they interview Bjorn Jeffery, founder of the kids' apps company Toca Boca.
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#73: Pokémon Whoa!
The Inc. team discusses Pokémon Go, debates whether the U.S. should institute paid family and medical leave, and Naomi Whittle talks about how she sold Reserveage Organics to TwinLabs.
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#72: These Entrepreneurs Are Tracking Your Emot...
The Inc. team takes the pulse of the emerging industry of the “emotion economy,” which uses biometrics to track individuals’ responses to the world—and, of course, to ads.
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#71: Brexit - Where There's Muck, There's Brass
The Inc. team talks about Brexit, wether or not the sharing economy is good for the country, and they interview Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti about going public.
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#70: Sophia Amoruso talks Nasty Gal
The Inc. team talks to Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, Leigh Buchanan and Maria Aspan debate whether entrepreneurs are born--or made, and lastly, Jon Sebastiani talks about selling his jerky company, Krave, to Hershey.
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#69: Hacking the Democratic Party
The Inc. team talks about the DNC hack, debates whether small businesses should receive special treatment from the government, and chats with J.R. Johnson about selling his travel company Trippy.
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#68: Amazon for Marijuana
The Inc. team talks about their magazine's inaugural 50 Best Workplaces list, how Tradiv built an online platform for buying legal marijuana wholesale, and they chat with entrepreneur Chieh Huang about selling his company Astro Ape to Zynga.
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#67: Should a Business Do Good—or Just Make Money?
#67: Should a Business Do Good—or Just Make Money?
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#66: The Ballad of George Zimmer and Men's Wear...
The Inc. team discusses George Zimmer and Men's Wearhouse, how entrepreneurs use poker to get ahead, and they talk with Courtney Reum about selling his company VEEV Spirits.
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#65: The Anti-Uber Model
The Inc. team discusses the success of Harry's razors, and how companies are being sued for misusing biometric technology. They also chat with Toni Ko about selling her makeup company, NYX.
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#64: Economic Forecasting via Ping Pong
The Inc. team talks about Tom's Shoes’ growing pains, and how ping pong table sales are an accurate predictor of silicon valley's financial strength. They also chat with Hooman Radfar about selling his company AddThis.
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#63: Saving Babies with Beyoncé
The Inc. team talks about the volatile private tech startup market, how celebrities have been investing in startups instead of shilling for brands, and how Jane Chen started a nonprofit to provide low-cost infant warmers to premature babies.
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#62: Eyes in the Sky
The Inc. team discusses Coopify, a home cleaning app that's worker-owned. They also examine how MakerBot hasn't lived up to its much-hyped success and how a startup is providing aircraft surveillance technology to cities in order to fight crime.
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#61: A Safe Place To Pee
The Inc. team discusses Michele Wucker's book The Gray Rhino; how popular chefs are using marijuana to inspire dishes; and how North Carolina's new bathroom law is discriminatory.
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#60: Eating Rainbows and Employing Robots
The Inc. team talks about how media companies are relying on Facebook to survive, debate whether or not robots will steal our jobs, and discuss how Instagram is leading to weird food trends like rainbow bagels.
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#59: Will Kevin O’Leary Rule Canada?
The Inc. team discusses Kevin O’Leary's potential bid for Canadian Prime Minister, whether companies should focus on profitability over sustainability, and they examine a new company that uses drones to deliver medical supplies in Rwanda.
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#58: Google Dorking
The Inc. team talks about how critical infrastructure across the U.S. is vulnerable to cyber takeovers, and how fashion houses are manufacturing modest options for a growing religious consumer base.
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#57: Could Kosher Become The New "Organic"?
This week, the Inc. team asks if Millennial hate has gone too far. They also debate whether Uber's model can be adopted succesfully by most industries, and tell the story of a Syrian Jewish immigrant family that built a $10 million kosher meat empire.
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#56: Simplifying The Blockchain
The Inc. team invites Brian Forde, MIT Media Lab's director of digital currency, onto the show to explain how bitcoin and the blockchain work, and how digital currencies could help reshape the way we think about banks, money, and even music.
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#55: How Much Would You Pay To Go To Space?
The Inc. team discusses how Blue Origin will send tourists into space in two years, how politicians are regulating Austin's tech companies, and how a father son team grew an antique weapons company into a $5 million e-commerce business.
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#54: Hackers Are Coming For Your W-2s
The Inc. team talks about this year's tax fraud epidemic, how Casper and other manufacturing startups are disrupting the mattress business, and how a Bronx-based pharmacy turned into a $70 million business selling everyday items on Amazon.
35 min
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#53: Why America Hates Smart Guns
The Inc. team talks about how unicorn companies are going through growing pains, how Buzzfeed has earned its $2 billion valuation, and how smart gun startups are the unwanted child of the firearm industry.
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#52: Maria Konnikova on "The Confidence Game"
The Inc. team talks with writer Maria Konnikova about her new book "The Confidence Game."
35 min
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#51: The Three-Wheeled Car Everyone Can Afford
The Inc. team discusses whether Twitter can turn around its business, how a group of startups are hacking the flower supply chain for Valentine's Day, and how Elio Motors built a three-wheeled car by raising $90 million through equity crowd funding.
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#50: This Startup Is Going After Internet Servi...
This week, Inc. editors and writers Jim Ledbetter, Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin and Will Yakowicz talk about how entrepreneur Chet Kanojia launched new startup Starry that is set to disrupt the monopolies of Internet Service Providers
38 min
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#49: The Startups Helping Presidential Candidat...
This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about the likelihood of Michael Bloomberg actually running for president.
33 min
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#48: Biohacking Gives You Wings
Inc. editors and writers talk about Flint's water crisis, modding your body with tech, and self-driving cars
36 min
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#47: The Battle Over $100 Trillion Asteroids
This week, the Inc. team talks about how Marissa Mayer's harsh management style at Yahoo has drawn criticism (and that criticism has drawn calls of sexism), how Facebook's newsfeed algorithm can drive a company's success or demise, and how the emerging sp
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#46: Fish Oil Cookies, The Newest NFL Craze
The Inc. team talks about Paul Graham's controversial essay regarding income inequality, the newest news out of CES about self-driving cars, and how a tiny startup successfully sold its fish oil cookies to an NFL team.
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#45: Felix Navidad! Ringing in the New Year wit...
The Inc. team along with special guest Felix Salmon of Fusion discuss the media predictions from 2015 that failed to happen, the myth of the 'gig economy', and the biggest business trends of the past year.
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#44: Wu-Tang and Chill
This week, Inc. editors and writers Jim Ledbetter, Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, and Will Yakowicz talk about a drone company that is serving the military and consumers, how two Uber engineers rented a cabin in the woods and built the company's new
29 min
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#43: Protecting Future Generations From AI
This week, Inc. editor Jim Ledbetter hosts his editors and writers for a conversation about artificial intelligence, the big problem of counterfeiting in the vape industry, and the ridiculous ways entrepreneurs are trying to cash in on America's favorite
34 min
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#42: Edible Robots, Coming to a Plate Near You
This week, Inc. Editor Jim Ledbetter and Inc. editors and writers Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, and Will Yakowicz talk about 2015's largest acquisitions, the craziest tech trends of 2016 you've never heard of, and the rise of startups hacking men's
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Ep 41: Getting Flying Cars Off The Ground
This week, Inc. editors and writers Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, Diana Ransom, Jeremy Quittner, and Will Yakowicz talk about the companies that are trying to make flying cars a reality, what you need to know about the battle over Net Neutrality, and Inc. Ma
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Ep 40: Mars 2030, or Bust
This week, Inc. editors and writers Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, Burt Helm and Will Yakowicz talk about a company called Tipsy Elves that sells ugly holiday sweaters, how Elon Musk and Solar City will change the world with a battery, and how a NA
36 min
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Ep 39: The Most Spectacular Startup Fails of 2015
This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about the most epic startup fails of 2015, a curious case of identity fraud and hacking, and how an NYC ad agency entrepreneur quit his firm to start a news stand-media startup hybrid. Inc. Uncensored is brought
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Ep 38: Oil, FOMO, and Evil Banks
Inc. editor Jon Fine and Inc. staff members Maria Aspan, Kris Frieswick, and Will Yakowicz talk about how startups are bringing software and data analytics to the oil and gas industry in an effort to make the notoriously corrupt industry more transparent,
33 min
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Ep 37: Diamonds Are Forever (And That's Good Ne...
Inc. editors and writers Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, Diana Ransom, Jeff Bercovici, and Will Yakowicz talk about how San Francisco is waging a political battle with Airbnb in an effort to regulate the startup, how co-living spaces are popping up across the
37 min
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Ep 36: Does Space Cure Cancer?
Inc. editors and writers James Ledbetter, Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, and Will Yakowicz talk about how Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price has implemented a plan to pay each of his employees a baseline of $70,000, how tech companies react when their n
39 min
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Ep 35: LIVE with Kind CEO Daniel Lubetzky
Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Maria Aspan, Kris Frieswick, and Burt Helm invite Kind Snacks founder Daniel Lubetzky onstage for a live taping of Inc! Coming to you from the annual Inc 5000 conference in Orlando, Florida, we discuss Vo
45 min
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Ep 34: LSD, The Perfect Headache Cure
Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, and Will Yakowicz talk about how Playboy will stop publishing nude photos, how B Corps are trying to save the world while still making big bucks, and how a renaissance
37 min
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Ep. 33: The Game Is Rigged: From DraftKings to ...
Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, and Will Yakowicz talk about how fantasy football non-gambling sites like FanDuel and DraftKings have been rocked by alleged "insider trading," how the founder of new
29 min
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Ep. 32: How One Guy Built a Pickleball Empire i...
Inc. editors and writers Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, Diana Ransom, Burt Helm, and Will Yakowicz talk about how niche product retailers rule e-commerce, how a small polystyrene (Styrofoam) manufacturer landed contracts at Yankees Stadium, Citi Field, and 1
34 min
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Ep. 31: Are Men More Power Hungry Than Women?
Inc. executive editor Jon Fine and Inc. staff members Kris Frieswick, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, and Will Yakowicz talk about which companies have the coolest offices in the world, how a controversial study shows how women and men look at power differentl
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Ep. 30: How Spa Castle Got Over A Dead Body In ...
Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Kris Frieswick, and Will Yakowicz give invention marketplace startup Quirky a post-mortem, discuss the recent troubles facing the opulent spa chain Spa Castle, and talk about how consumer airpla
30 min
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Ep. 29: 9/11 Souvenir Peddlers, Profiteering or...
Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Kris Frieswick, and Will Yakowicz talk about how Rupert Murdoch bought National Geographic, how Uber donated $5.5 million to Carnegie Mellon's robotics department after poaching almost all of it
34 min
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Ep. 28: Hiring Secrets from Warby Parker's Neil...
Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff member Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin and Will Yakowicz have their first guest on the air -- Warby Parker CEO Neil Blumenthal. The group dives into the finer points of an effective interview, how the TV show
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Ep. 27: The Entrepreneurs Of Burning Man
Inc. executive editor Jon Fine and Inc. staff members Diana Ransom, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, and Will Yakowicz talk about the $2 billion "barefoot" running industry, how Burning Man is a hotbed for entrepreneurs, and the most eccentric entrepreneurs who
28 min
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Ep. 26: We Can Quit the Internet Anytime We Want
Inc. editor James Ledbetter, along with Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Kris Frieswick, and Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, contemplates the future of Google, discusses the phenomenon of Internet addiction, and considers what might just be the next great American
24 min
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Ep. 25: Living Together, Living Apart, and Livi...
Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin and Will Yakowicz discuss the rise of co-living spaces, how companies are catering to customers trying to escape the grid, and how humans treat robots with empathy or v
26 min
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Ep. 24: 3D Printers All Up In Your Mouth
The social media micro-famous. No meat means business. 3D printed mouth guards.
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Ep. 23: Online Adulterers, Be Very Afraid
Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff member Kris Frieswick, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin and Will Yakowicz discuss the impact of the Ashley Madison hack, examine how Airbnb has not disrupted hotel chains' business, and share big news about two Inc. 30
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Ep. 22: Hacking Addiction
Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin and Will Yakowicz dive into Reddit's volunteer moderator revolt, examine how American manufacturers in Los Angeles are complaining they have to pay their workers a dece
28 min
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Inc. Uncensored Ep. 21: When Too Many Angels Is...
Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin and Will Yakowicz dive into the wonky financial theory of mo' money, mo' problems for startups raising capital from angel investors, examine the horrifying consequences
24 min
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Inc. Uncensored Ep. 20: The Secrets of Crowdfun...
Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Maria Aspab, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin and Will Yakowicz examine Uber's war chest of lobbyists, discuss how to leverage the crowd in crowdfunding, and talk about the impact businesses feel regarding to se
25 min
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Inc Uncensored Ep. 19: Google's Wi-Fi is Free (...
Google's payphone revolution. Why is Dollar Shave Club working? And how the greatest entrepreneurs did it.
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Inc Uncensored Ep. 18: Hacking Mortality
Uber drivers ruled employees! Startups are making humans immortal. Two Brothers built a farmer-to-consumer direct bulk food service.
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Inc. Uncensored Ep. 17: The On-Demand Food Bubble
Micro lending for customer loyalty. The vaporizer industry is on fire. On-demand food delivery might be in a bubble.
26 min
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Inc. Uncensored Ep. 16: The Death of Voicemail ...
Inc. Uncensored Ep. 16: The Death of Voicemail and The Birth of The Sober Rave Startup
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Inc. Uncensored Ep. 15: What Makes a Happy Entr...
Inc. Uncensored Ep. 15: What Makes a Happy Entrepreneur and The Ethics of Instagram Art Theft
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Inc. Uncensored Ep 14: A Startup on the Nile Ri...
Teenagers are skipping college to get rich coding out West. Jon Fine has a new book, Your Band Sucks, on his years in indie rock bands. A t-shirt startup is trying to revive Egypt's felled luxury cotton industry. 
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Inc. Uncensored Ep 13: Verizon Buys Shingy (And...
The real reason Verizon is buying AOL for $4.4 billion. Tad Friend's New Yorker profile of Marc Andreessen. And the startup you never heard of that is supporting the delivery logistics of hundreds of on-demand apps.
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Inc. Uncensored Ep 12: Mike Judge's Silicon Val...
HBO's show Silicon Valley: funny, but as funny as the real thing? Can fast food clean up its fatty reputation? Will flower marketplace startup BloomNation weed out competitors like 1800-Flowers?
25 min
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Inc. Uncensored Ep 11: Bales of Weed in Denver ...
The Inc. staff explore how Apple Pay is trying to take over the world, the dearth of office space in Silicon Valley, and Yakowicz's trip to Colorado for 420.
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Inc. Uncensored Ep 10: 30 Under 30, Sexy Lendin...
2015’s coolest entrepreneurs under 30, the pros and cons of “fintech” lending, and the unexpected benefits of Bring Your Child to Work Day
26 min
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Inc. Uncensored Ep 9: Death by Streaming and Le...
Inc’s James Ledbetter, Jon Fine, Kris Frieswick, and Will Yakowicz discuss online music sales surpassing CDs, LeBron’s favorite injury remedy invented by a history teacher, and the MIT Blackjack Team member who turned gambling skills into business acu
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Inc. Uncensored Ep 8 (Live!): Robot Furniture a...
Inc’s James Ledbetter, Jon Fine, Burt Helm, and Kimberly Weisul discuss a Mets’ fan who turned losses into T-shirt sales, robot furniture that challenges our tech paradigm, and what legally constitutes handmade vodka.
35 min
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Inc. Uncensored Ep 7: Ellen Pao, Jay-Z and Envi...
Inc. Uncensored Ep 7: Ellen Pao, Jay-Z and Environmentally-Friendly Death.
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Inc. Uncensored Ep. 6: The Starbucks of Yoga an...
Inc. Uncensored Ep. 6: The Starbucks of Yoga and the Most Important Social Media Company You've Never Heard of
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Inc. Uncensored Ep. 5: Organic Ice Cream and Ki...
A San Francisco public bus startup sells coconut water, an organic ice cream company steps on Ben & Jerry's toes, and private companies launch drones that could inflict death and impose a surveillance state.
25 min
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Inc. Uncensored Ep. 4: Hacking Babies and Minin...
The untimely demise of the tech site GigaOm, the arrival of the Internet of Things into the nursery, and the future of Moon commerce--coming sooner than you think.
22 min
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Inc. Uncensored Ep. 3: Good Robot, Bad Robot
Science fiction-y scenarios, bad (Robots Take Over the World!) and good (Biometrics Create a Future Without Passwords!), and lthe buzzing world of relaxation beverages.
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Inc. Uncensored Ep. 2
Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, and Will Yakowicz discuss some very popular – albeit odd – apps: Trivia Crack and Roadie. Plus, they check in on the risks of The Internet of things.
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Inc. Uncensored Ep. 1
Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, and Will Yakowicz discuss the somewhat strange rise of the fermented beverage kombucha, the trials and tribulations of the legal marijuana business, and Facebook...
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