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...
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When a Founder Gets Ousted From Her Eponymous Company, Who Keeps the Name?
The Daily Habits That Help Entrepreneurs Succeed
The Founder of Thinx Revolutionized Periods, but Was She Too Extreme for Her Own Company?
From Profit to the Presidency: Is Lying the New Path to Success?
Will Entrepreneurs Benefit from the GOP's New Healthcare Plan?
For SpaceX, Tourism Is the Next Giant Leap in Space Travel
The Legal Battle Brewing Between a TV Star and a Coffee Entrepreneur
Will Linda McMahon Go to the Mat for American Small Businesses?
Will a New NAFTA Deal Really Benefit U.S. Entrepreneurs?
Why U.S. Entrepreneurs Are Betting on Cuba Despite the Risks
Biometric Companies Want to Replace Your Passport, Wallet, Keys, Credit Card...
How Automation Will Shape the Future of Employment
Should American Workers Have the Right to Disconnect?
Why Traditional Companies Are Racing to Acquire Tech Startups
How Shazaam Was the Best Movie Sinbad Never Made
When You're in a Startup, Every Day Is a Knife Fight
How "League of Legends" Outgrew the Gaming Industry and Became a Sport
Robots Could Help Us Live Forever, But Is It Worth It?
Whiskey Bottle-Sized Satellites May Become a Trillion-Dollar Business
You Can Now Order a Priest on Amazon (in Japan)
How Fashion Companies Turn The Runway Into A Retail Store
Apple Unveils "Planned Oops-solescence"...and the New iPhone 7
The Start-Up Capital of America Isn't on the West Coast
A Look Inside the Fastest-Growing Companies in the U.S.
Drone Racing Could Become the Next Billion-Dollar Spectator Sport
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.
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.
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.
#67: Should a Business Do Good—or Just Make Money?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about the likelihood of Michael Bloomberg actually running for president.
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
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.
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
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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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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