Inc. Uncensored

Inc. Uncensored

By Inc. Magazine / Panoply

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. With host Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, Inc.’s senior writer, along with frequent appearances from staff writers Kevin Ryan, Emily Canal, executive editor Kimberly Weisul and more.

Episodes

BONUS: What I Know Podcast

You can subscribe to What I Know on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/05/2042m 6s

Inc Magazine Presents 'What I Know'

Inc. Magazine presents What I Know. Please enjoy this first episode with astronaut Scott Kelly. To hear more of What I Know, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/05/2032m 12s

BONUS: The UPS Store's Small Biz Challenge; Where We Grow From Here

The best business leaders make a point of staying a step ahead of the competition. Despite the crisis we face today, there is no time to sit back and hope for the best. This is the time for leaders to plan and execute on the strategies and tactics that will not only keep their businesses afloat, but will provide a blueprint for success. In this episode, host Shannon LaNier speaks to Robert Herjavec, founder and CEO of Herjavec group and star of ABC’s Shark Tank, about what the post-world might look like and the steps smart leaders must be taking immediately in order to prosper in what will be a vastly different business landscape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/2023m 15s

BONUS The UPS Store's Small Biz Challenge: Where We Grow From Here

Strong leadership skills have never been more important. While many leaders are panicking or giving up, the best leaders are keeping their businesses alive and poised to thrive again by communicating effectively with their employees and keeping cool in the face of extreme adversity. There’s no getting around the fact that many of the decisions business leaders will be making in the weeks and months to come will be difficult ones.  In this episode, host Shannon LaNier discusses leadership behaviors through the pillars of honesty, transparency and resiliency with Robert Herjavec, founder and CEO of Herjavec group and star of ABC’s Shark Tank. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/04/2019m 13s

#267 The PPP Is Running on Empty

The Inc. staff discusses what comes next for small businesses. Plus: A startup that's solving supermarkets' problems. Subscribe to Inc. Magazine's new podcast What I Know on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/04/2025m 57s

BONUS: The UPS Store's Small Biz Challenge; Where We Grow From Here

On this episode of Small Biz Challenge: Where We Grow From Here, host Shannon LaNier talks to Robert Herjavec-- Founder and CEO of the Herjavec group and star of ABC’s Shark Tank -- about creative ways to manage cash flow during this difficult time. Robert provides practical advice for finding the funding to make payroll, keep the supply chain intact, and keep the doors open and the lights on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/04/2018m 9s

#266 How Married Co-Founders Survive in Quarantine

Inc. staffers discuss what it's like to be on lockdown with your business partner, plus the latest on the chaotic loan application process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/04/2025m 52s

BONUS: The UPS Store's Small Biz Challenge: Where We Grow From Here

This is a time of harsh realities for small business owners. Decisions have to be made to survive and these decisions need to be made immediately. In this custom podcast from The UPS Store, Shannon LaNier talks to Robert Herjavec-- Founder and CEO of the Herjavec group and star of ABC’s Shark Tank -- about the crucial steps a small business owner should be taking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/04/2022m 47s

#265 The At-Home COVID-19 Test

Inc. staffers discuss Everlywell, a startup making by-mail testing kits. Plus, the latest on small business loans--and how to avoid getting scammed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/04/2022m 25s

#264 What the $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill Really Means for Your Company

Inc. writers and editors discuss what businesses can do to stay afloat in the age of coronavirus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/03/2031m 1s

#263 Surviving Coronavirus When You're a Small Business

The Inc. team checks in with businesses around the country. Plus: How one founder survived her brush with death, then made the pitch of a lifetime. Now introducing Inc. Book Smart, a new podcast where we highlight the books beloved by well-known founders and entrepreneurs. Check out the first two episodes with titles recommended by Elon Musk and Warren Buffett. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/2027m 43s

#262 The $40 Million Company Built on Transparency and Conspiracy (Theories)

Host Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Editor-at-Large, Burt Helm, and Features Editor, Diana Ransom, about their stories in the March/April edition of Inc. Magazine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/2030m 56s

#261 The Coronavirus Risk

Ways businesses small and large are working to mitigate the risks for their employees and customers. Plus: Inside the funding ecosystem for woman-founded companies and the Joe behind Trader Joe’s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/03/2031m 58s

#260 Is This the End of the Startup Boom?

This week, staff reporter Cameron Albert-Deitch, web producer Brit Morse, and web producer Anna Meyer join host Christine Lagorio-Chafkin to discuss the New York Toy Fair, the go to company in D.C. when government agencies need a sign language interpreter, and the possible end of the hyper-growth era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/02/2028m 59s

#259 Should Your Company Leave Town?

One of Inc.'s latest projects has been to examine California's fastest-growing companies. Plus: As data shows startups are planning to leave startup hubs, including San Francisco, where are they going? Inc.'s writers and editors discuss these stories and the emotional tale of how two founders came through a traumatic heath experience and found balance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/2025m 40s

#258 The Executive Search...For Love

Inc.'s writers and editors discuss how fast-growing American companies are helping fight the spread of coronavirus, a new effort to help women of color fundraise, and the matchmaker helping executives find love. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/02/2031m 6s

#257 Surprising Industries Taking Off Right Now

Tiny Satellites, Dog-Trackers, and Other Weird Businesses That Are Growing in 2020 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/02/2029m 19s

#256 How Founders Can Capitalize on the Super Bowl

Inside the unusual ways small businesses and entrepreneurs can benefit from all the buzz surrounding the Super Bowl. Plus, Facebook has released a new portal into user data that lets you know where you're being followed. Inc.'s writers discuss the ramifications. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/01/2028m 16s

#255 How CEOs Really Use Tech Today

An exclusive Inc. survey illuminates the way executives of fast-growing companies really feel about and take action on data security, digital burnout, social media’s limitations, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/01/2028m 29s

#254 Inside a Military Startup Hotbed

An inside look at Casper's upcoming IPO, why Colorado Springs is a hotbed for veteran founders, and the inspiring story of two co-founders who saved their failing business.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/01/2030m 11s

#253 Predicting 2020: Innovation, IPOs, and the Hiring Bots!

Inc.'s writers and editors explain the most innovative startups that will shape the year ahead, look toward the IPOs of 2020, and discuss the bizarre near-future of tech-enhanced human resources.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/2032m 5s

#252 The Best Places in the U.S. to Start a Business

What America can learn from the best places for entrepreneurs.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/12/1936m 16s

#251 Presenting Inc.'s Company of the Year

Inc.'s writers and editors have the latest on the allegations against suitcase-maker Away, and tell the story behind the story of Inc.'s company of the year, Impossible Foods. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/12/1926m 57s

#250 The Gospel of Bezos

Amazon executives are leaving to launch their own startups, and they’re copying everything but the culture. Plus: A 100-year-old founder who’s still running his company (and might be in better shape than you are). For reference to Amazon's fourteen principles, click here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/12/1926m 42s

#249 Mead, Weed, Gambling, and Ice Cream

Inside look at the rise of mead, the medieval drink made out of fermented honey. Plus, a little history about the Museum of Ice Cream and the underground world of vice investing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/11/1932m 34s

#248 Warby Parker, Beyond Glasses

How the direct-to-consumer pioneer is growing, and counterintuitively. Plus: Inc.'s writers and editors discuss a new social network's curious launch, and a radical statement on funding women. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/1939m 4s

#247 Why Silicon Valley Just Can’t Kill TikTok

The Chinese social media app’s red-hot rise has ruffled some American feathers. Plus, Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd’s newest gig and a fascinating update on the food delivery wars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/11/1934m 23s

#246 He Wanted to Be a Priest. Now He's 3-D Printing Homes.

How a tiny Austin-based startup is changing the world, one 3-D printed home at a time. Plus, the gender equity gap and how tech giants are helping solve California’s housing crisis.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/11/1936m 34s

#245 The Great CEO Exodus of 2019

When SoftBank launched its $100 billion Vision Fund in 2017, it turned the venture capital model on its head. Now, several of its high-profile investments are under serious financial strain. Plus, the Great CEO Exodus of 2019 and the story behind Halloween candymaker Smarties.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/11/1934m 11s

#244 The New Instagram Mentors

Unpacking WeWork’s $9.5 billion rescue package and what it means for the co-working industry. Plus, highlights from Shark Tank’s season 11 and the new way entrepreneurs are broadcasting their best business advice.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/1937m 24s

#243 Radical Candor With Kim Scott

Hey, boss: Strike the sweet spot between obnoxiously aggressive and ruinously empathetic. Also, Inc.'s editors discuss the highlights from the annual Inc. 5000 conference and gala. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/10/1933m 20s

#242 Why Google's Face Scanning Program Was Disturbing

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss Google's controversial "field research" program that was recently suspended. Plus, they talk about Phoenix's startup ecosystem and Inc. Editor in Chief Jim Ledbetter's conversation with Away Founder Jen Rubio ahead of the Inc. 5000 conference.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/1923m 58s

#241 An MIT Researcher’s Fascinating Take on Modern Capitalism

Andrew McAfee thinks humanity’s latest milestone could impact economies everywhere. Plus, the growth behind one of America’s hottest skincare brands and a Florida startup’s dramatically risky approach to health care. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/10/1927m 34s

#240 How WeWork Lost Its CEO and More Than $30 Billion in Value in Less Than 8 Weeks

What you need to know about WeWork's IPO implosion. Plus, how GitLab maintains an 850 remote employee workforce and why people are tracking horserace sales and thinking about recession.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/09/1935m 14s

#239 The Story of Inc.'s Groundbreaking October Cover

Inc.'s editors and writers discuss the making of the 2019 Female Founders 100, our historic cover featuring a visibly pregnant CEO, and fascinating haptic technology to help visually impaired individuals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/1936m 12s

#238 Here's What You Need to Know to Survive a Down Round

What makes down rounds a really uncomfortable topic for startup founders. Plus, the state of Latinx entrepreneurship and the World's Coolest Offices in 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/09/1925m 27s

#237 Peeling Back the Curtain on the Inc. 5000

Inside the do’s and don’ts of applying for the annual Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. Plus, one startup that’s trying to help workplaces prepare for active shooter situations and another that’s fueling its $1 billion valuation by playing Fortnite at work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/09/1927m 6s

#236 The Inside Scoop on the New ’Shark Tank’ Guest Judges

These four all-star entrepreneurs each bring something to the table as investors. Plus, a mentor-mentee relationship with tangible results and a startup selling more Georgia peaches than anyone else in America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/1931m 0s

#235 The Bizarre Origin Stories of This Year’s Inc. 5000 Startups

How Freestar, Cece’s Veggie Co., and Untappd took surprising routes to land on this year's Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/08/1927m 27s

#234 Behind the Meteoric Rise of This Year’s Top Performing Companies and 1 Cautionary Tale

Inc. writers and editors unpack the best stories from this year’s Inc. 5000, along with a horror story every fast-growing company founder should note. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/08/1934m 32s

#233 Not Your Everyday Billion-Dollar Tech Startup

On this week’s Inc. Uncensored: The surprising founder and story behind EZCater, anonline marketplace for catering valued at $1.25 billion. Plus, a look at 8chan, one of the internet’s darkest corners.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/08/1929m 10s

#232 This Company Wants To Buy your Home—Now

Inside the company flipping America. Plus: Your vanishing $125 from Equifax, and how ClassPass finally found a sturdy business model.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/08/1932m 27s

#231 Employer Spying Is Getting Really Creepy

Technology is giving employers unprecedented access to their employees’ lives. Plus, Miami’s startup hotspot reputation and a luxury dentistry startup with big-name clients.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/07/1925m 11s

#230 Inside Facebook's Cryptocurrency Fight

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss Facebook's hearings over Libra, its proposed cryptocurrency that's making lawmakers uneasy. Plus, they talk about how Samin Nosrat, author of Salt Fat Acid Heat, aspires to be a better leader and which city in the U.S. is the best to launch a brewery.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/07/1927m 37s

#229 Amazon Lost a Major Federal Case. Why the Ruling Could Affect Your Online Business Too

On this week's Inc. Uncensored: why one defective dog leash could fundamentally change how online retailers treat third-party sellers. Plus, Prime Day predictions and punk rock beers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/07/1926m 20s

#228 50 Private Equity Firms Entrepreneurs Should Get to Know

Inc.’s inaugural list of founder-friendly private equity firms spotlights investors with a track record of backing entrepreneurs. Plus, a look inside the benefits of corporate diversity training. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/07/1927m 41s

#227 How to Sell 1 Million Suitcases

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss how Jen Rubio, the co-founder of suitcase startup Away, built her empire. Plus, they talk about chips made from crickets—and the rise of alternative-protein snacks—and how the founders of Health-Ade seized an opportunity in the kombucha market.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/1931m 11s

#226 How to Pitch This Top VC

In an all-interview episode, Inc. editors talk to Andreessen Horowitz managing partner Scott Kupor, author of the book Secrets of Sand Hill Road; Jaime Schmidt, founder of  Schmidt’s Naturals; and Craig Combs, owner of Branson Zipline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/1946m 29s

#225 Why Startups Will Feel the Impact of Anti-Abortion Laws

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss how small businesses will suffer from the new anti-abortion laws in southern states. Plus, they talk about presidential hopeful Andrew Yang and why he wants to give every American $1,000 a month and Capital One's small business survey.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/06/1924m 44s

#224 Secrets of the World’s First Hacking Supergroup

On this week’s Inc. Uncensored: Writers and editors discuss how a monumental shift in Amazon’s strategy could affect thousands of mom-and-pop vendors. Plus, interviews with the author of new book Cult of the Dead Cow and the founder of TaKorean. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/1935m 20s

#223 From Near-Failure to $1B: Trek Bicycles

Inc.'s writers and editors explore the rise, and near-fall, and rise of an iconic American bike brand. Plus: How angel investing really works, and an interview with the founder of Happy Howie's All Natural Dog Treats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/05/1927m 58s

#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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/1926m 9s

#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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/1934m 46s

Introducing Life is Short with Justin Long

Life is Short with Justin Long finds the actor sitting down with some of the funniest and most intriguing people of today, like Dax Shepard, Olivia Wilde and Neil Patrick Harris. No topics are out of bounds, and no questions are too personal. Subscribe to Life is Short with Justin Long and start listening at wondery.fm/lifeisshortLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/05/197m 55s

#220 These Women Started Companies—While Starting Their Families

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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/1941m 32s

#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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/1928m 58s

#218 Why $70,000 Cadavers Are a Genius Startup Idea

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 wishes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/1924m 0s

#217 Salad Shop Sweetgreen Now Serving Up Technology

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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/04/1926m 33s

#216 Lesbians Who Tech and the Future of Radical Inclusion in Silicon Valley

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/1935m 10s

#215 What Brothels Can Teach Us About Risk and Pricing

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/1935m 24s

#214 One Crucial Lesson From Apple’s Big, Surprising Presentation

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/1931m 21s

#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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/03/1931m 19s

#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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/1937m 5s

#211 Life Hacks From Inc.'s Superstar Entrepreneurs

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/1930m 41s

#210 CTO or Security Princess? The Pros and Cons of Wacky Job Titles

Inc. staffers discuss why some companies are inventing ridiculous job titles, and the app that’s become a secret weapon for college sports teams. Plus, special guest Alexa Von Tobel discusses Inc.’s new Founders’ Project.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/03/1926m 28s

#209 Yes, There Is Good News About Women And Venture Capital, But...

Inc.'s writers and editors discuss about women and venture capital. Plus, a trendy boutique gym in Saudi Arabia called Physique 57 and the cult of being busy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/02/1939m 59s

Introducing One Plus One

 Every great collaboration is a love story. It’s intense. Passionate. Along the way, there are flashes of love, hate, pride, ego, ambition, and brilliance. This is One Plus One, the show about the spark that drives two original thinkers to ultimate success. We’ll unearth the stories of Paul McCartney & John Lennon, Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, Beyonce & Jay-Z, Shaq & Kobe, and many more, and learn what it is about their chemistry that led them to greatness.Subscribe to One Plus One today at wondery.fm/largeLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/02/1910m 24s

#208 The $300 Million Reddit Surprise

The social site's super-speedy path to a $3B valuation. Plus, Inc.'s writers and editors discuss a new generation of black founders that is rising in Atlanta, and explain what's causing the solar slowdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/02/1931m 41s

#207 Everything You Need to Know About Money When Starting a Business

Inc.'s writers and editors discuss Maria Aspan's new book, Startup Money Made Easy, how fancy parental perks are helping retain talent, and three young companies trying to take a slice of the men's health-care market (what could go wrong?). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/1934m 56s

#206 It’s Flu Season. Here’s How to Handle Sick Co-Workers (Without Going Insane)

Inc.'s writers and editors discuss about founder and former Thinx CEO, Miki Agrawal, who has a new book out called Disrupt-Her, San Francisco bureau chief Jeff Bercovici explains why he's not on Facebook or Twitter anymore and the lowdown on flu season etiquette.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/02/1942m 17s

#205 Can E-Scooters Break Into NYC?

Inc.’s writers and editors explain how electric bikes and dock-less scooter companies are zooming into reluctant municipalities, the most fascinating indicators from Davos, and what small business can learn from Netflix’s price hike. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/1935m 34s

#204 Brands Went Wild Online This Week. We Are Only in for More

Inc.'s writers discuss the small-business track records of the 2020 candidates, why brands went wild on the Internet this week, and meet with the founders of a food-tech company looking to disrupt the dairy aisle and make a big environmental impact. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/1937m 38s

#203 WeWork’s New Name Shows That it Clearly Wants to Take Over Your Life

Inc.’s writers and editors detail the latest from inside consumer tech’s biggest trade show and dig into Mark Zuckerberg’s New Year’s resolution. Plus: a real-estate company rebrands to run your life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/01/1926m 49s

#202 How the Government Shutdown is Affecting Business Owners

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss Inc.’s first Surge Cities feature. Plus, they talk about how the government shutdown is affecting small business owners and why people are throwing rocks at autonomous cars in Arizona.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/01/1933m 34s

#201 Here’s Inc Uncensored’s Best Stories of 2018

In this special year-end edition of Inc. Uncensored, we revisit three of our best segments from 2018. Writers and editors discuss Inc.’s bombshell feature on MarcusLemonis, a new book exploring the history of Reddit and just how much a Shark Tank deal is worth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/12/1839m 30s

#200 Why JK Rowling Told Inc to “Piss Off"

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss JK Rowling’s distaste for Inc.’s story on morning routines. Plus, they review some of the acts of kindness startups carried out this year and hiring trends for 2019.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/12/1825m 46s

#199 Why Bird is 2018's Company of the Year

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss Inc.'s pick for company of the year. Plus, they talk about one of the biggest threats to Silicon Valley and continue the In the Family series with Meika Hollender, the co-founder of Sustain Natural  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/12/1835m 59s

#198 What This Year's 9 Biggest Startup Acquisitions Mean For Small Businesses

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss the 9 biggest startup acquisitions of 2018. Plus, they talk about Inc.'s best industries for starting a new business in 2019 feature and continue the In the Family series with Diana Nelson, the granddaughter of the founder of Carlson Wagonlit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/1840m 44s

#197 No, They Aren't Holidays But Here's Why the Shopping Days Matter

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss the recent slew of shopping days and why they matter. Plus, they talk about Carhartt and how it became a fashion staple throughout the U.S. and continue In the Family series with Pete & Gerry's CEO Jesse Laflamme.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/1831m 26s

#196 This Baker Built a Loyal Community. It Saved Her Business When Cancer Struck

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss the recent New York Times investigation into how Facebook handled major crises. Plus, they tell the story of an entrepreneur who built a successful pie business, only to see it suffer when she got diagnosed with cancer and what the future of depression treatment could look like.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/11/1836m 21s

#195 Why Startups Can’t Compete With Amazon and Google For Talent—Unless They Do This

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss Amazon's decision to split its second headquarters between Crystal City, Virginia and Long Island City, New York. They also explore startups who are trying "veganize"  traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Plus, don't miss our new segment In the Family, where we chat with Nuts.com Chief Nut Jeff Braverman about how he took over his family business.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/1834m 57s

#194 How the Midterm Results will Impact Businesses

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss the midterm elections and how the results could shape businesses in the future. Plus, they explore an MIT invention that could control computers silently and a founder who created a $4 million healthcare company because of his mother.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/11/1827m 45s

#193 What to Watch For During This Year's Midterm Elections

This week on Inc. Uncensored, the editors and writers discuss the midterm elections and which races entrepreneurs should watch. Plus, they explore the rise of Gab and how business owners can hire for the holidays in a difficult job market.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/11/1828m 13s

#192 Fishs Eddy: How a Mom-and-Pop Shop Made It in New York City

This week on Inc.Uncensored,  editors and writers discuss Inc.’s latest issue exploring technology of the future, from stem cell-based healthcare treatments to drones that deliver blood. Julie Gaines, the co-founder of the New York City-based Fishs Eddy, talks about her book on how she started her quirky dishware store 30 years ago.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/10/1829m 34s

#191 How a Scrappy Vape Startup Grew to $15 Billion--Amid Wild Controversy

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and an editor discuss Juul, the San Francisco startup that inherited the tobacco industry’s baggage. Plus, they explore how innovative startups are rethinking the future of malls and why Mark Cuban invested in a founder who kept her day job Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/1823m 0s

#190 Why Clif Bar Will Never Go Public

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and an editor discuss Inc.’s Private Titans list, the 1,000 largest American companies staying private. Plus, they explore why Clif Bar’s founder wanted to keep the company private and what businesses can learn from Taylor Swift’s viral Instagram post.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/1830m 12s

#189 The Story Behind The Weird, Tumultuous World of Reddit

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about Amazon's announcement of raising its minimum wage for their warehouse workers to $15 an hour. Christine Lagorio-Chafkin discusses her book We Are The Nerds, which dives into the birth and tumultuous life of Reddit. Emily Canal talks about her months-long research to define the “Shark Tank Effect.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/1832m 45s

#188 Most Women Founders Have to Deal With Harassment from Investors, Vendors and Even Employees

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about the Female Founders 100 list and the inaugural State of Women and Entrepreneurship Survey in Inc.’s October issue. The group also dishes out advice on how founders can keep investors happy and talks about how e-scooter company Bird is eyeing the NYC market.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/1834m 17s

#187 Just How Much Trouble Is Elon Musk In?

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how the Justice Department launched a probe into Elon Musk’s tweet about taking Tesla private. The group also talks about how the coffee startup scene is red hot and Steven Johnson’s new book about making better decisions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/09/1830m 39s

#186 FDA Blames Vape Companies For Alleged Teenage Vape ‘Epidemic’

This week, Inc. editors and writers reflect on what the country learned a decade after the financial crisis. The group also talks about an entrepreneur who made a fortune off smart phones accessories and how the FDA is putting pressure on the vaporizer industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/09/1834m 55s

#185 Twitter and Facebook Go To Capitol Hill

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey testified before congress regarding their efforts to curb foreign influence campaigns. The group also talks about Nike’s new campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers player known for protesting police brutality. Lastly, the group talks about how there’s been a surge in store shopping—debunking the claim that physical retail is dead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1831m 56s

#184 The Next Act of the Feminist Hero of Silicon Valley

Inc's editor-at-large Kimberly Weisul talks about how Ellen Pao has become a refreshing voice in tech in the wake of her discrimination lawsuit. Plus, Inc's writer and editors discuss breaking up with your business partner—it’s like divorce. Can the company survive? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1826m 38s

#183 Why Boutique Fitness Is Winning the Category

Inc's writers and editors discuss some of the companies that made this year's Inc 500 list. San Francisco Jeff Bercovici talks about the proliferation of workout companies on the list. Writer Diana Ransom breaks down the growth of companies like Ox Ranch and Thinx. And executive editor Jon Fine tells us what this list of 500 companies tells us about the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1829m 23s

#182 There's a Dark Side To The Deals of CNBC’s ‘The Profit'

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how 20 small business owners who appeared on CNBC’s “The Profit” allege that Marcus Lemonis took advantage of some of the companies he’s claimed to save. The crew also talks about how an American paper straw company dealt with insane 5,000 percent growth. Lastly, author Liza Featherstone comes to the studio to talk about her book Diving Desire, which is about the history of the focus group and how it transformed from being a tool to determine what things people want to a way to sell us stuff we don’t need. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1849m 24s

#181 The 61-Character Tweet That Shook the Valley and Wall Street

This week, Inc.’s editors and writers talk about the tactics (or lack thereof) social media sites are taking to clean up hate speech and conspiracy theories. Also: With the resignation of Pepsi’s female CEO, what’s the state of female leadership at America’s largest companies? Finally: That tweet by Elon Musk that does not appear to have been a joke. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1832m 33s

#180 Rest In Peace, MoviePass

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about MoviePass’s public nosedive, and how a number of startups with seemingly similar business models have actually made it work. The group also talks about Trump’s trade war with China and how small industries, including the burgeoning vaporizer industry, could wind up getting hurt. Lastly, Caroline Hirsch, the founder of legendary New York City comedy club Carolines on Broadway, comes to the studio to talk about what it was like to build her business.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1831m 11s

#179 The Secret Behind Sweetgreen’s Explosive Growth

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors interview Jonathan Neman, co-founder of the fast casual restaurant chain Sweetgreen; and Keach Hagey of the Wall Street Journal, the journalist and author of The King of Content: Sumner Redstone’s Battle for Viacom, CBS, and Everlasting Control of His Media Empire. Plus, they explore how Stacey Abrams—the gubernatorial candidate for the state of Georgia—launched and grew a small business payments venture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1847m 54s

#178 Silicon Valley’s Hidden Talent: Making People Hate Its Inventions

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how cybersecurity company Cloudflare is offering its security software to state election websites for free. The group also discusses how Amazon’s Alexa has new creepy features for kids and how Silicon Valley companies, and their strategies of hyper growth and dominance, foster derision from the general public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1829m 29s

#177 The Middle Class Cannot Afford America Anymore

This week, journalist Alissa Quart talks about her new book “Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America,” which chronicles the demise of the middle class. Inc. editors and writers also talk about how a personalized vitamin startup launched a fake company on Facebook to test its technology before going to market and the group also explores this year’s most popular hacking methods.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1835m 54s

#176 Meet Your New Locksmith. It’s Not a Human.

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors dig into the very best stories in the magazine’s How I Did It issue. Plus, they discuss the fascinating business strategy of KeyMe, a company aiming to disrupt the $10 billion locksmith industry. Also, an Exit Interview with Mark Emalfarb, who sold his Dyadic to DuPont for $75 million. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1830m 0s

#175 How HelloFresh Won the U.S. Market (It Wasn’t Pretty)

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors explore the grizzly inside story of how HelloFresh, the German meal kit maker, grew to dominate the U.S. market. Plus, they discuss why businesses are increasingly refusing to accept cash as payment, and how one young startup is generating sales through scaring away sharks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1835m 52s

#174 This Dreamer is Building A Hot New Startup—Until He Gets Deported

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors explore how an entrepreneur and DACA-recipient, Victor Santos, is girding for the possibility of deportation. Plus, they discuss President Trump's recently announced health care plans for small businesses, and look at how Giphy-- the search engine for six-second videos-- is now finally starting to make money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1830m 37s

#173 How Theranos Duped The World

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about John Carreyrou’s book about how Elizabeth Holmes pulled off one of the world’s biggest frauds with her blood testing company Theranos. The group also talks about the rise of shoppable Instagram stories and how a digital insurance brokerage is offering policies for ride-sharing trips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1830m 51s

#172 Why Howard Schultz Won't Be President

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and an editor discuss Howard Schultz’s decision to leave Starbucks. Plus, they explore why Chobani’s founder puts an emphasis on hiring refugees and how entrepreneurs in New England are creatively fighting an invasive crab species. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1829m 39s

#171 How Wawa Became a Beloved $10 Billion Business

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss the demise of the International Entrepreneur Rule, a visa program for immigrant founders that the Department of Homeland Security has moved to rescind. They also explore some of the most unique perks at great workplaces across the country, and the inside story of Wawa, a beloved convenience store chain that's taking over the East Coast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1831m 46s

#170 Why an Egg Company Is Waging War With the FDA

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss why executives of companies building voice-recognition and audio AI are concerned about how their kids interact with in-home voice-enabled assistants. Plus, they explore how one egg company is trying to get the FDA to update its policies on food labeling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1838m 57s

#169 What The Supreme Court's Sports Betting Decision Means For Businesses

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and an editor discuss a recent Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalizes sports betting nationwide. Plus, they explore a troubling change at the SBA, and why more immigrants are coming to the U.S. for short-term summer jobs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1834m 24s

#168 This App Claims It Can Help You Become An Astronaut

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about a Helsinki-based startup that makes mobile games and apps to help train civilians to become astronauts and the rise of companies making products for e-sports athletes. Lastly, the group interviews Gerard Adams about how he cofound millennial website Elite Daily and sold it to the Daily Mail for $40 million. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1832m 53s

#167 Can Underwear, Tampon, and Toothbrush Companies Make the Warby Parker Model Work?

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how three e-scooter rental companies quickly expanded to multiple cities and caused mayhem for local governments. The group also discusses Tom Foster’s feature in the newest issue of Inc. about 400 startups that are trying to be the next Warby Parker of underwear, tampons, toothbrushes, and other everyday items. Lastly, Inc.’s San Francisco bureau chief Jeff Bercovicci talks about his book “Play On,” which is about how elite athletes are able to use cutting edge training to compete longer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1841m 10s

#166 Whatever Happened to the U.S. Startup Visa?

This week on Inc. Uncensored, editors and a writer discuss how an Obama-era visa program for entrepreneurs has faltered in recent months. Plus, they explore 30 of the most inspiring young founders in 2018.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1838m 41s

#165 What the Supreme Court Hearing on Internet Sales Tax Means For Small Businesses

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss a recent Supreme Court case over whether online retailers need to collect sales taxes in areas where they don't have a physical presence. Plus, they explore how a former prison inmate is building an Uber-like business to shuttle family members to and from correctional facilities. Also: How two frat brothers turned their college smoothie startup into a $3.6 million business.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1832m 12s

#164 After Zuckerberg's Testimony, Are Facebook's Woes Just Beginning?

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss the Facebook CEO's much-anticipated grilling at the hands of Congressional lawmakers in Washington, D.C. Plus, they explore the dynamic world of lobster pricing, and how one such company grew to amass $20 million in annual revenue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1833m 17s

#163 Music Streaming, Legal Molly, and Pancakes

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about the unconventional way music streaming platform Spotify went public, how Rick Doblin has been working to make MDMA-assisted therapy legal, and how pancake mix company Kodiak Cakes struggled for years before finding success. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1844m 43s

#162 This Startup Wants To Scare The Pants Off You

This week, Inc. writers and editors discuss The Wing and the New York City Commission on Human Rights’ investigation of the women-only co-working space and social club. They also look at the startup that is trying to become the “Marvel for monsters” by creating horror content for mobile.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1834m 33s

#161 Meet The Woman Revolutionizing Manufacturing

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Danielle Applestone teamed up with the founder of MakerBot to make desktop manufacturing affordable. The crew also talks about how Facebook is trying to overcome reports that the data firm Cambridge Analytics gained illicit access to data collected from 50 million Facebook accounts and used it to boost Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Lastly, the group discusses how Bird, an electric scooter company, has become the next new hot startup.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1832m 14s

#160 These Are the Hottest Industries For Starting a Business In 2018

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and an editor delve into the most promising sectors to launch a business in 2018. Plus, they discuss the unintended consequences of the GOP tax law, and interview the founder of Block Medical, a company that makes low-cost IV pumps and sold for $80 million.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1838m 9s

#159 Will Amazon Replace Your Bank?

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss Amazon's latest foray into the financial services industry. They also explore the problem of Russian propaganda on Reddit, and the startups going after the $40 billion laundry sector.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1832m 23s

#158 The $460 Billion Reason Not To Deport Dreamers

This week on Inc. Uncensored, Inc. writers and editors discuss the Supreme Court's recent decision to effectively extend DACA, an Obama-era program that provides legal protections for some 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as small children. Plus, they explore Shark Tank entrepreneur Daymond John's recent book--including how he sets himself up to achieve long-term goals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1837m 8s

#157 The Bulletproofing Industry is Thriving After Years of Mass Shootings

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how companies that make bullet-resistant backpacks and desks are seeing a surge in sales after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The group also talks about how the LGBT Foundation is holding an initial coin offering to create a digital token for the gay community. Lastly, the crew talks about how organic egg company Pete & Gerry’s became a multi-million dollar company after near failure.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1829m 21s

#156 The Internet of Thongs and Bitcoin-Backed Loans

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how women-founded startups are disrupting the sex toy industry. The group also drives into the world of startups giving out loans in exchange for cryptocurrency collateral, plus interest, so bitcoin millionaires can access their crypto wealth without cashing out. And finally, the group interviews Sean Behr, who sold his company STRATIM to Kar Auction Services.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1839m 25s

#155 The NFL Hosted a Sports-Tech Startup Showdown

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about the third annual startup competition hosted by the NFL to find the next big performance enhancing gadget. The group also talks about the crime scene cleanup industry. Lastly, special guest Ami Kassar, CEO of MultiFunding, talks about his new book, The Growth Dilemma.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1838m 56s

#154 Trump, Flamethrowers, and Initial Hat Offerings

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how entrepreneurs and business owners feel a year after President Trump first took office. The group also discusses how Elon Musk has raised $10 million by selling flamethrowers, but is the marketing genius trying to distract everyone from Tesla falling way behind on its production goals? Lastly, the group interviews Jason Johnson about how he sold his smart lock company August to the largest lock company in the world.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1839m 2s

#153 How Startups Marked The 2018 Women's March

This week, Inc. writers and editors explore how startups are celebrating and capitalizing on the Women's March protests. Plus, they discuss how an artisanal pizza chain succeeded on a series of risks, and why bitcoin miners are flooding to the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1842m 2s

#152 Someday You Could Get Sued for Sexually Harassing Your Robot Employees

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about the letter Larry Fink of BlackRock, the world’s largest public company investor, sent to CEOs saying they must contribute to society or they could lose BlackRock’s support. The group also talks about the idea of robots being granted rights in an effort to influence human behavior around the technology. Lastly, the group interviews Rajiv Gupta, whose cloud security company Skyhigh Networks was acquired by McAfee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1838m 29s

#151 Dispatches from CES: Drone Suitcases and Robots That Fold Laundry

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how small business owners across America say they would have to fire dozens of employees if President Trump rescinds a decades-old program that protects immigrants from Haiti, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. The group also talks about how forensic software startups are helping law enforcement agencies catch criminals who use bitcoin. Lastly, Inc.’s San Francisco bureau chief Jeff Bercovici talks about the best, and worst products he came across at CES in Las Vegas.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1843m 4s

#150: The Wintry Businesses That Welcomed The Cyclone Bombe

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how companies make big money by removing snow and what lessons Nick Woodman, the founder of GoPro, learned by making mistakes. Lastly, the founder of Datto talks about how he led the company through an acquisition over $1.5 billion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1836m 19s

#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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1828m 6s

#148 How Halo Top Became America's Fastest-Growing Ice Cream

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. Plus, they explore how the Trump Administration's immigration policies may inadvertently be sending business to Canada.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1841m 0s

#147 Meet Inc.’s 2017 Company of the Year

This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss their 2017 company of the year, MailChimp. Plus, they explore what the repeal of net neutrality rules could mean for small businesses, and dive into Apple’s recent acquisition of the 18-year old music app Shazam.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1835m 8s

#146 How ‘Grinch Bots’ Are Buying Up Popular Holiday Toys Before Parents Can

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how the proposed tax bill could give the largest permanent tax breaks to big corporations while many small businesses wouldn’t qualify for tax relief. The group also talks about how toy scalpers are using computer programs to buy up popular toys to sell them to desperate parents at inflated rates during the holiday crush and why toy companies are powerless to fight it. Lastly, the group interviews the founders of identity management company Okta about what it was like to bring the company public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1840m 29s

#145 Tips on Holiday Travel from Away’s Jen Rubio

This week, Inc. writers and editors discuss Evan Spiegel’s plan to improve Snapchat by separating the social and media aspects of the app. They also look at Small Business Saturday and the impact it’s had on independent companies. Finally, Jen Rubio, the co-founder of the luggage company Away, shares her tips and tricks for traveling during the holidays.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1833m 36s

#144 2017 is a Depressing Year for Digital Media Companies

This week, Inc. writers and editors talk about how e-commerce fashion service Stitch Fix went public last week but investors are skeptical about the company's prospects with the shadow of Amazon dominating everything e-commerce. The group also talks about the digital media industry and about how Buzzfeed and Vice missed revenue goals, while Mashable sold for almost the same amount of money it raised a few years ago. During the Exit Interview segment, Jaron Lukasiewicz talks about how he sold his bitcoin exchange Coinsetter.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1836m 57s

#143 Can Startups Solve Climate Change?

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how climate change, and the companies trying to mitigate its effects, was a big topic at this year’s Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. The group also talked about how holiday-themed businesses survive in spring and summer. Lastly, the crew discusses how a consumer product safety testing company found concerning security flaws in four of this season’s popular toys.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1831m 54s

#142 Sean Parker Speaks Out Against Facebook

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Silicon Valley was shaken by the arrest of prominent billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s arrest in Saudi Arabia and leaked documents known as the "Paradise Papers” that revealed Facebook and Twitter received major investments from the Kremlin. The group also discusses how Sean Parker and other prominent figures in tech are talking out against the power and influence companies like Facebook and Google have over the world. Lastly, the crew interviews Stuart McClure about how he sold his cyber security company to McAfee in 2004.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1845m 0s

#141 This Company’s Product Could Be the Biggest Breakthrough in Contraception

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Amazon acquired 12 wholesale pharmacy licenses in different states to distribute medical and surgical equipment, devices, and other healthcare equipment. Is the tech giant dipping its toes into the market to eventually do home delivery of prescription drugs? The group also talks about Evofem, which is developing a contraceptive gel that could be the biggest breakthrough in birth control since 1960s. Lastly, the group discusses initial coin offerings and how some companies are using celebrities to promote cryptocurrency fundraising scams.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1842m 17s

#140 Why a Startup’s Next Acquisition May Be an Empty Storefront

This week, Inc. writers and editors discuss what happens when retailers shrink their physical spaces in an effort to recoup funds, and the fast-growing companies that are buying the empty storefronts. They also look at the startups trying to tackle the opioid crisis in America. Finally, they examine Memphis Meats, the startup creating chicken and beef without slaughtering animals.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1832m 37s

#139 What Startups Can Learn From the Harvey Weinstein Debacle

This week on Inc. Uncensored, editors and writers discuss the recent allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, and how businesses across the country are responding to the aftermath. Plus, they explore the crazy lengths that some cities are going to in order to win over Amazon for its next headquarters. Finally, they look back at the first season of the hit ABC series ‘Shark Tank,’ and what lessons the initial contestants took with them.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1840m 56s

#138: Can Elon Musk Save the World?

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how the U.S. Justice Department is ramping up a call against encryption technology, citing the security protocols provide criminals with “warrant-proof” communications tools. The gang also dives into how Facebook admitted to selling ads to Russian operatives during the presidential campaign. Lastly, the crew talks about Elon Musk and questions his big, pie-in-the-sky promises to change the world.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1839m 38s

#137 How Amazon Wants to Make Whole Foods Cheaper

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about Amazon’s strategy with Whole Foods after buying the grocery chain this summer. The group also talks about how legislation is now on the Senate floor to get self-driving cars on the roads. Lastly, the crew  explores the rise of women-only business-oriented networking groups and the growing trend of all-female co-working spaces.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1844m 42s

#136 Why Kevin O’Leary Prefers Investing in Women-Led Companies

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about the Inc. Women’s Summit and why Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank investor, says women-led companies in his portfolio have higher returns. The group also talks about how about a dozen companies are racing to build the first practical (and affordable) drone taxi service. Lastly, the group interviews Sascha Simon, the founder of Sfara, an emergency alert service and AI platform for drivers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1839m 41s

#135 Cyber Insurance May Be the Industry's Riskiest Bet Yet

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about the burgeoning cyber security insurance policy market and how the industry might not be ready for a cyber catastrophe. The group also talks about how entrepreneur Polina Raygorodskaya built Wanderu, a $100 million startup that connects travelers with the best options for bus, train, and ferry transportation. Lastly, the group interviews John Valiton, co-founder and CEO of ReemoHealth, which makes health-monitoring wearables for elderly people that provides real time data to  designated family members and medical practitioners. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1840m 56s

#134 Inside a Startup’s Toxic Harassment Culture

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how the CEO of Silicon Valley online lending company Social Finance is resigning in a few months after years of sexual harassment allegations were made public. The group also talks about how storm damage assessment is becoming a bigger part of the business models behind drone companies as insurance companies need help to document the hundreds of billions of dollars in damage across Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Lastly, the group interviews Noah Kraft, founder of Doppler Labs, about how he thinks his company’s high-tech earbuds could replace hearing aids and one day replace computers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1842m 27s

#133 As Trump Kills DACA, Silicon Valley Stands Up for Immigrants

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley companies are standing up against Trump's decision to end DACA. The group also discusses how a small Texas inventor won $10 million in a patent infringement lawsuit against Nintendo. Lastly, the group interviews Derek Belch of Strivr,  which makes VR training programs for NFL teams and corporations including Walmart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1835m 35s

#132 How Small Businesses Are Overcoming Harvey in Houston

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how entrepreneurs in Houston are dealing with the disaster after tropical storm Harvey dumped 50 inches of rain on the city. The group also talks about Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and his uphill battle to change the company’s toxic culture. Lastly, the group interviews Kaijen Hsiao, CTO of Mayfield Robotics, about the technology behind the company’s family-friendly robot Kuri. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1836m 36s

#131 Google and Walmart Team Up to Take on Amazon

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Google and Walmart are working together to build out e-commerce arm Google Express. The group also talks about how the iconic Katz’s Deli has been able to stay in business since 1888 and how it plans to grow online. Lastly, the group interviews RapidSOS founder Michael Martin for a new segment named Innovation Nation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1833m 11s

#130 Are Business Leaders Done Playing Nice With Trump?

This week, Inc. writers and editors discuss the launch of the Inc. 5000, the annual list of the fastest-growing, private companies in America by revenue growth. Plus, they explore the departure of several CEOs from President Trump's business councils--and the subsequent dissolution of those councils--and why 2017 may be the year of the European tech IPO.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1834m 23s

#129 Why the Gig Economy May Be Shrinking

This week, Inc. writers and editors discuss how a shift in the so-called 'gig economy' impacts companies that depend on short-term labor. They also examine why Netflix, the DVD rental service-turned-streaming giant, just made its first acquisition to date. Finally, they explore the power that the big digital platforms of today wield over media--and what one new high-profile essay on the topic gets so wrong.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1835m 17s

#128 Whatever Happened to the Tech IPO?

This week, Inc. writers and editors talk about the somewhat dire state of tech IPOs as Snap and Blue Apron valuations dip below their initial public offering prices. The group also explores how many women entrepreneurs are juggling their businesses while running for Congress and other political positions. Lastly, the crew talks about how bitcoin split into two different virtual currencies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1842m 12s

#127 Why Snapchat's Augmented Reality Hotdog Matters.

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Snapchat's augmented reality filters are worrisome to Facebook, how Daimler and Bosch made the first autonomous valet parking garage in Germany, and how startups are trying to hack the perfect cup of coffee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1832m 49s

#126 A Conversation With Warby Parker’s Founders—and the Booming Business of a Solar Eclipse

This week, Inc. editors and writers welcome Warby Parker cofounders Neil Blumenthal and David Gilboa into the studio to talk about how the company is growing up, embracing physical retail, and disrupting opthamologists. The group also talks about how Amazon has been making bets on the food delivery space since 1999 and how solar eclipse mania has become a full-blown industry as millions of people plan to travel to 12 states to watch the celestial event on Aug. 21.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1842m 28s

#125 Researchers Use Cognitive Psychology to Find Out Why Robots Make Decisions

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Silicon Valley is responding to how the Trump administration has delayed the International Entrepreneur Rule, a program that would allow immigrant entrepreneurs live in the U.S. while they build companies. The crew dives into the new field of robot psychology as researchers at Alphabet's DeepMind analyze why artificial intelligence neural networks make specific decisions and study AI’s inherent biases. Lastly, the group discusses how Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs Mark Pincus and Reid Hoffman launched a new group to disrupt the Democratic party.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1833m 3s

#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. Plus, they look at how new trade deals could impact U.S. businesses, and how the second and third generation of family companies can transform their businesses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1845m 8s

#123 Is a Business Owner's Right to Religious Freedom a Form of Discrimination?

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case about how a Colorado bakery denied service to a same-sex couple, citing religious beliefs—is it discrimination or should religious people be exempt from serving people who do not fit into their religious views? The gang also talks about how Florida, Wisconsin, Idaho, and Virginia have all passed laws to allow robot delivery. Lastly, we talk about how Ryan Frayne, the co-founder and CEO of Windcatcher, a company that sells fast-inflating camping mattresses and pads, secured funding on Shark Tank. After Windcatcher got involved in a lawsuit, he lost the funding and then got diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now, Frayne is trying to get everything together before he passes away.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1838m 28s

#122 What Travis Kalanick's Departure Means For Uber

This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss the ouster of CEO Travis Kalanick from Uber, and how this could impact the company moving forward. They also debate the future of London as a business hub as Brexit negotiations get underway, and why Berlin might soon take its place. Finally, executive director of editorial Jon Fine interviews host James Ledbetter about his recently published book, One Nation Under Gold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1847m 6s

#121 How Warby Parker Could Put All Optometrists Out of Business

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk Tom Foster’s piece in Inc.'s June issue that explores how Warby Parker is opening up dozens of physical retail locations across the U.S. and  optometrists are worried. Warby Parker started as an e-commerce startup and now it's a $250 million giant. The group also talks about Troll Cakes, a small New York City-based business that is making cakes decorated with messages from online trolls. For an extra $30 Troll Cakes will send the cake to the person bullying you online. Lastly, the group interviews serial entrepreneur Noah Kagan.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1828m 9s

#120: Apple’s HomePod Hopes to Compete With Amazon Echo

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how a group of tech companies like Amazon, Etsy, and Kickstarter are coming together to protest the Federal Communications Commission’s move to deregulate the telecom and cable industries by removing Net Neutrality protections. Apple announces its HomePod, a Siri-powered home assistant and speaker, but will it be able to best the Amazon Echo or the Google Home? Lastly, the crew interviews Oliver and Leo Kremer, the founders of Dos Toros burrito chain, about what advice they’d give to their younger selves.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1825m 53s

#119: How This Company's Fight To Reuse Printer Cartridges Could Affect Your Business

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about this week's Supreme Court decision on a case between printer and inkjet cartridge manufacturer Lexmark and a small company that refills old Lexmark cartridges to sell at a discount. The ruling states that patent laws cannot be used to prevent reselling and has broad implications across the business world. The team also talks about the the coolest startups that snagged funding on Shark Tank this year. Lastly, the crew interviews Matt Gillin about how he started Ecount in his basement and sold it to Citi for over $200 million.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1834m 22s

# 118: How Business Owners Are Dealing With the Uncertainty of Trump

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how business owners are dealing with the massive uncertainty stemming from President Trump’s proposed budget and the obstacles his White House is hitting in its efforts to roll back financial regulations. The group also discusses how Cirrus Aircraft is betting its future on its new single engine luxury jet. Lastly, the crew interviews Brock Weatherup about how he co-found and sold PetCoach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1834m 8s

#117: How Product Design Can Make or Break Your Business

This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss the winners of the magazine's annual 'Design Awards' package. They also explore why Maple, the New York City food delivery service, shut down earlier this month-- and why other food businesses should take note. Lastly, the crew interviews Ross Mason, a co-founder of MuleSoft, who recently took his cloud computing company public in March.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1844m 31s

#116: WeWork’s Growing Pains Could Include Labor Violations

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how WeWork employees claim the company ran afoul of labor laws and how an entrepreneur launched a crowdfunding platform to fund researchers at prestigious medical schools conducting FDA-approved clinical trials on hallucinogens in an effort to develop prescription medications. Lastly, the crew interviews Wiley Cerilli about how he founded and sold SinglePlatform Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1845m 40s

#115: How a First Date Led to a Prototype, a Startup, and a Marriage

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about this year’s batch of 30 entrepreneurs under 30 years old disrupting food, transportation, pet care, and more. The crew also talks about Trailer Park, a company that makes theatrical trailers for film and television, and the trailer-making industry as a whole. Lastly, the crew interviews Kayne Grau about how he co-found Drivin and sold it for $43 million.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1840m 14s

#114: Robots Took 75% of Jobs at This Company But No One Got Fired

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how bulk grocery mobile app Boxed automated its warehouse with robots and displaced 75 percent of its employees. But instead of firing its staff, CEO Chieh Huang decided to retrain employees for new jobs. The group also talks about a casting call for Shark Tank in Manhattan and how a few sharks revealed tips to snagging some investment dollars. Lastly, the crew interviews Adrian Cable about how he founded and sold Light Blue Optics.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1835m 50s

#113: The Queen of Edible Weed

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about Nancy Whiteman, co-founder of the $8 million edibles manufacturer Wana Brands, who went from a career as an insurance marketing executive to running a business in the expanding legal marijuana industry. The group also discusses PetSmart's $3.35 billion, history-making acquisition of Chewy.com, the pet food and supplies online retailer, and whether it may signal a resurgence in niche e-commerce companies. Lastly, the crew interviews Paul Roellig about founding and selling his company, Bulletin Intelligence, and the role it played in the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1842m 31s

#112: After Battling Depression, Cosmetics Entrepreneur Michelle Phan Is Ready for a Fresh Start

This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss Michelle Phan's re-launch of EM Cosmetics, and what it took for her to overcome the company's first failed attempt. The group also talks about startups that make anti-drone technology to protect infrastructure and national security companies from errant drones or from terror attacks launched via unmanned aerial vehicles. Lastly, the crew interviews Marla Malcolm Beck about how she sold her cosmetics store chain Bluemercury to Macy’s for over $210 million. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1841m 13s

#111: When a Founder Gets Ousted From Her Eponymous Company, Who Keeps the Name?

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how the founder of the vegan eatery by CHLOE. was forced out of her own company. Then the crew discusses Boom, the supersonic jet company hoping to revolutionize air travel. Lastly, we have an Exit Interview with Anil Chakravarthy, the CEO of Informatica, on the strategic reasons the company went from public back to private.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1834m 48s

#110: The Daily Habits That Help Entrepreneurs Succeed

This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss Anna Hensel’s feature in the April issue exploring the daily habits of successful entrepreneurs, like Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Then we talk about how, in the wake of the recent Westminster attacks, the UK government is accusing encrypted messaging platforms like WhatsApp of providing terrorists with a “hiding place." Lastly, the crew interviews a former Inc. staffer, Laura Rich, co-founder and CEO of the media and events company Street Fight, about selling to Brandify and how her background in business reporting helped her as an entrepreneur. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1840m 3s

#109: The Founder of Thinx Revolutionized Periods, but Was She Too Extreme for Her Own Company?

This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss Thinx founder Miki Agrawal's controversial leadership style, and the numerous employee complaints it has sparked. Then the crew recaps SXSW and, in particular, the attention paid to the subject of artificial intelligence during the conference. Finally, we interview Kenneth Ziegler, the CEO of Logicworks, on the company's recent partnership with Pamplona Capital, and the transition from being an Amazon competitor to a collaborator. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1844m 7s

#108: From Profit to the Presidency: Is Lying the New Path to Success?

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how lying seems to have become more acceptable in the days of the Trump presidency, and whether entrepreneurs should value truth over profit. Then the crew discusses how Ticketmaster has created software, intended to prevent scalpers from using ticket-buying bots to gain an advantage in the $8 billion second market for concert tickets. Lastly, we interview Kristine Janhunen, who sold her human capital consulting firm Delivery Point Advisors less than a year after launch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1835m 0s

#107: Will Entrepreneurs Benefit from the GOP's New Healthcare Plan?

This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss the impact the GOP’s newly released healthcare plan may have on small businesses and their employees. Then we profile an entrepreneurial baker who went from selling pastries from her stoop to having her artisan tarts available in over 7,000 Starbucks locations nationwide. Lastly, the crew interviews Matthew Ammirati, an art school graduate, whose digital marketing firm was recently acquired by IBM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1838m 45s

#106: For SpaceX, Tourism Is the Next Giant Leap in Space Travel

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about Snap Inc.’s initial public offering, and whether the young social media company will be able to live up to the hype. Then the crew discusses Elon Musk’s announcement that next year SpaceX will transport two private citizens into deep space for a trip around the moon. And finally, our Exit Interview features Paul Danner, the CEO of Alliance MMA, a mixed-martial arts promotion company, on taking Alliance MMA public and being the only publicly-traded company of its kind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1839m 6s

#105: The Legal Battle Brewing Between a TV Star and a Coffee Entrepreneur

This week, Inc. writers and editors talk about Europe's explosion of entrepreneurial activity, and how one small, post-Communist country, in particular, is becoming a hotspot for entrepreneurship. The crew also discusses the legal battle between Marcus Lemonis, the star of the TV show “The Profit,” and Chicago coffee entrepreneur Phil Tadros. Lastly, serial entrepreneur Zvi Schreiber recounts what he's learned from launching and selling multiple companies, with varying degrees of success, and the advice he would give to his younger self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1839m 30s

#104: Will Linda McMahon Go to the Mat for American Small Businesses?

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Linda McMahon's experience as co-owner of a billion-dollar wrestling corporation may inform her priorities as the newly-appointed head of the Small Business Administration. Then the crew discusses the downgrading of Under Armour's stock amidst the celebrity and online backlash to CEO Kevin Plank's pro-Trump comments. Lastly, we interview Ryan Harwood, CEO of the women's lifestyle website PureWow, who sold the digital media company earlier this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1834m 15s

#103: Will a New NAFTA Deal Really Benefit U.S. Entrepreneurs?

This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss how President Trump's campaign pledge to renegotiate NAFTA might affect U.S. entrepreneurs, and we examine the swift rise and spectacular fall of the social media company Fling. Then, in honor of Valentine's Day, we interview Dan and Michelle Mannix, the founders of LeadDog Marketing Group and Ted & Honey Cafe, who sold their respective companies within a year of each other. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1843m 44s

#102: Why U.S. Entrepreneurs Are Betting on Cuba Despite the Risks

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about U.S. entrepreneurs' attempts to do business in Cuba after 57 years of poor relations between the two nations. Then the crew discusses the science of sleep, and how a company that sells sleep pods has convinced Google, The Huffington Post and JetBlue, among others, to let employees nap in an effort to increase productivity. Lastly, we interview Athani Krishnaprasad, founder of Service Max, about how his company's early partnership with GE ultimately led to a $1 billion acquisition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1841m 50s

#101: Biometric Companies Want to Replace Your Passport, Wallet, Keys, Credit Card...

This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss the biometric company Clear's plan to expand its network of kiosk identity readers to 22 airports, and question whether consumers are willing to trade their fingerprints for faster lines and expedited service. Then we preview our photo-feature from the February issue of Inc. on married entrepreneurs. Lastly, we interview Mikkel Svane about how he co-founded Zendesk and brought it public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1839m 27s

#100: How Automation Will Shape the Future of Employment

This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss McKinsey’s new report on how automation technology will affect approximately five percent of jobs in the U.S., replacing highly structured repetitive labor as well as information workers. Also, the crew reports on the digital wallet app Circle Pay, founded by Jeremy Allaire, which aims to disrupt the future of money with technology that allows users to transfer money to anyone in the world via text message. Lastly, we have an Exit Interview with Gary Steele, who co-founded the cyber security firm Proofpoint and then took the company public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1847m 59s

#99: Should American Workers Have the Right to Disconnect?

This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss the challenges cities face when they attempt to foster an environment conducive to innovation hubs, and if Americans should have the right to not respond to work email after hours. We also examine if Amazon is on the verge of becoming a monopoly, and who, if anyone, might stand in its way. Finally, we interview Heidi Hayes, co-founder and CEO of Donor Egg Bank, whose company was acquired by California Cryobank. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1851m 24s

#98: Why Traditional Companies Are Racing to Acquire Tech Startups

This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss the strategy non-tech companies like Walmart are adopting in order to stay competitive, leading them to acquire tech startups at a faster pace than even the major tech companies like Google and Facebook. The crew also explores how mobile game apps use design and a warped system of value and economics to convince players to purchase in-game digital goods. Lastly, our Exit Interview features Jeff Lawson, co-founder and CEO of Twilio, on building the communication platform and taking it public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1850m 8s

#97: See You Never, 2016

This week, Inc. writers and editors say "So long!" to 2016, and discuss what this year's developments in politics and cyber security may mean for the new year. Plus, the crew interviews Scott McFarlane about how he sold MetaInfo to Checkpoint in the waning days of the 1990s Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1841m 38s

#96: How Shazaam Was the Best Movie Sinbad Never Made

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how a lawsuit filed against Google reveals a corporate culture of secrecy and nondisclosure reminiscent of an intelligence agency, and about a search spearheaded by Redditors to find a movie they remember but that doesn't actually exist. Lastly, the crew interviews Dave Morgan, the CEO and founder of Simulmedia, about how missing out on an $800 million deal with his first company informed his decision to sell his second venture, Tacoda, to AOL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1843m 18s

#95: The Man Who Almost Invented Uber

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about the entrepreneur who invented the first taxi-hailing app, and discuss how chat platform Kik is vying to become the app for all communication and interactions. Lastly, the crew interviews Andrew Hampel, founder of International Stadia Group, about how he built and sold his stadium logistics company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1839m 41s

#94: When You're in a Startup, Every Day Is a Knife Fight

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how companies are successfully attracting top engineering talent without using crazy perks, and how one company is using the Myers-Briggs personality test and employee horoscopes to increase engagement in its virtual workplace. Lastly, the crew interviews George Kurtz, founder of Crowdstrike, about how he sold his first company Foundstone to McAfee in 2004. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1837m 17s

#93: How "League of Legends" Outgrew the Gaming Industry​ and Became a Sport

​This week, Inc. writers and editors talk about why Riot Games, the maker of the popular PC game League of Legends, was named Inc.'s Company of the Year, and how Trump supporters have forced Reddit to change its algorithm. Lastly, the group interviews Ronnen Harary, the co-founder of Spin Master and creator of Hatchimals (2016's most popular toy), about taking the company public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1847m 21s

#92: It's Like "The Wire," but with Seafood

This week, Inc.'s team of writers and editors discuss the solar industry as it braces for the future under a Trump administration, and they explore the burgeoning — and potentially illegal — startup ecosystem surrounding home-cooked meals. Finally, this week's Exit Interview features Rick Smith, the co-founder of Taser International, who explains how he created the iconic company and took it public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1840m 4s

#91: Robots Could Help Us Live Forever, But Is It Worth It?

This week, Inc. writers and editors talk about how Snap Inc. (formerly known as Snapchat) filed to go public, and explain how researchers predict artificial intelligence software will surpass human intelligence. Plus, during this week's Exit Interview segment, the crew interviews Jack Groetzinger about how he co-founded and then sold Scribnia, before starting SeatGeek. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1842m 20s

#90: Trump Is Elected; Your Toaster Is a Bot

This week, Inc. editors and writers unpack the presidential election result and what it may mean for entrepreneurs and the economy, and we delve into last month’s massive botnet IoT attack.  Plus, an interview with Rachel Blumenthal, founder of Cricket’s Circle and the kids apparel subscription service, Rockets of Awesome. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1848m 52s

#89: Silicon Valley Rocks the Vote

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how startups are trying to simplify the voting process, and how nine states will vote on marijuana legalization ballot measures on Election Day. Lastly, the crew interviews Esben Østergaard about how he built and sold Universal Robots and how his life almost fell apart before making a deal for $285 million. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1848m 28s

#88: The Startup That Aims to Build a Better Bra

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about the women entrepreneurs building multi-million dollar businesses in the feminine care, garment and hygiene product industry, and how a Brooklyn-based incubator is helping ex-convicts start their own businesses making furniture. Lastly, the podcast crew interviews entrepreneur Rob May, who built Backupify and sold it to Datto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1845m 12s

#87: Meet Pepper, The Humanoid Robot

This week, the Inc. crew discusses Google's advancements in the intersection of AI and language translation, and we meet Pepper, the humanoid robot that will be sold to retailers looking for an edge in their brick-and-mortar game. Finally, we interview Ean Seeb, who built one of the first cannabis dispensaries in Denver and recently sold part of his company to Willie Nelson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1844m 44s

#86: Twitter Is For Sale, But No One Is Bidding

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Twitter is up for sale, but no one is biting. The crew also discusses how Amazon is launching its own physical stores, and interviews Hilary Zwahlen about how she built online clothing store White Plum in her living room and sold it for a nice profit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1847m 28s

#85: Whiskey Bottle-Sized Satellites May Become a Trillion-Dollar Business

This week, the Inc. crew discusses how satellite company Spire is sending dozens of satellites into lower Earth orbit to collect data to sell to companies, examines how credit card "charge backs" are hurting small businesses, and interviews David Liu about how he and his wife Carley Roney founded the wedding website The Knot and took it public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1840m 58s

#84: Room Service by Robot

This week, the Inc. podcast crew talks about how robotics company Savioke's robots are now delivering room service in hotels in California, how veterans from the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are turning to entrepreneurship in civilian life, and interview Roger Dickey about how he built Dope Wars (eventually remade into Mafia Wars) and sold it to Zynga. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/181h 5m

#83: You Can Now Order a Priest on Amazon (in Japan)

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Amazon has partnered with Japanese startup Minrevi to offer a priest delivery service for funerals, and discuss the practicality of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan's $3 billion pledge to cure all disease. Lastly, the crew interviews Steven Boal, the founder of Coupons.com (now named Quotient), about how he took the company public after 16 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1854m 12s

#82: How Fashion Companies Turn The Runway Into A Retail Store

This week, Inc. editors and writers explore how American cities and suburbs have rebounded since the recession leaving rural America behind, discuss how fashion houses are now using the runway to sell clothes to customers, and interview Patrick Lee, the co-founder of Rotten Tomatoes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1842m 51s

#81: Apple Unveils "Planned Oops-solescence"...and the New iPhone 7

This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss Apple’s unveiling of the new iPhone 7, the latest government initiative that involves both VC and visas, and the odd relationship between Peter Thiel and Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1836m 25s

#80: Rise of the Nerds with Sporks

This week, Inc. editors and writers analyze the rapid rise — and even faster collapse — of the tablet-maker Fuhu, explore how a Supreme Court ruling against patent trolls has led to some unforeseen consequences, and learn how this year’s Inc. 500 #1 company, Loot Crate, built a wildly successful subscription service by providing goodies to geeks and gamers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1843m 4s

#79: The Start-Up Capital of America Isn't on the West Coast

This week, Inc. editors and writers reveal which city is home to the most start-ups on this year’s Inc 500 list, delve into the concept of universal basic income, and provide insight into Inc’s exclusive interview with Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1845m 2s

#78: A Look Inside the Fastest-Growing Companies in the U.S.

This week, Inc. editors and writers take us inside America's fastest-growing companies that topped this year's Inc. 500 list. Hear about a family chocolate company that made treats for politicians in Washington D.C., find out how a company that teaches groups how to paint scaled to a $55 million business, and get introduced to a specialty pharmacy in Pittsburgh that grew its revenue by over 13,000 percent by focusing on "orphan drugs" that treat patients with rare diseases. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1833m 41s

#77: Drone Racing Could Become the Next Billion-Dollar Spectator Sport

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how investors are cooling off on FinTech companies, how Silicon Valley tech companies are making sure their employees get out to the polls in November, and how a handful of entrepreneurs are trying to make drone racing the next big spectator sport.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1841m 53s

#76: Hacking The Opioid Crisis

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Meghan Whitman has put her support behind Hillary Clinton, the battle between Uber and Didi Chuxing over China's car-hailing market, and how a pharmaceutical company is trying to help fix the opioid epidemic in the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1843m 1s

#75: The Next Thing In Office Trends: Bullet Proof Cubicles

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. During this week's Serious Business debate, Inc. editor Jim Ledbetter hosts a debate between Ed Ireland, from the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council, Bud Weinstein, Southern Methodist Universioty's Maguire Energy Institute; Ledbetter; Charlie Hemmeline, from the Texas Solar Power Association, Shalini Ramanathan, from wind and solar project developer RES Americas, about if businesses should receive renewable energy subsidies. Lastly, Jonathan Zweig, founder of AdColony, talks about how he sold his company to Opera for $350 million.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/181h 6m

#74: Special Delivery From... Anywhere

Inc's editors and writers talk about the future of cybersecurity, how the startup Grabr connects consumers with travelers who hand-deliver international goods, and they interview Bjorn Jeffery, the founder of the kids' apps company Toca Boca. Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Today's episode is brought to you by Wunder Capital. Invest in large-scale solar projects across the U.S. Create an account for free at Wundercapital.com/uncensored. Wonder Capital… do well and do good. Support for today's Exit Interview comes from Deloitte's Emerging Growth Company team...conducting audits to meet the needs of fast-growing companies that seek investor capital or to go public. See how audit can help companies as they pursue high performance at Deloitte.com/us/EGC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1845m 27s

#73: Pokémon Whoa!

The Inc. team discusses how businesses are utilizing Pokémon Go, the week-old smartphone app that's taken over the world; executive editor Kris Frieswick and editor-at-large Kimberly Weisul debate whether the U.S. should institute paid family and medical leave; and lastly, entrepreneur Naomi Whittle talks about how she sold Reserveage Organics to TwinLabs, only to become its CEO.     Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Support for this episode's Serious Business debate comes from Salesforce. Salesforce helps small businesses like yours discover how to grow faster than ever before. By managing your sales, marketing and customer service all in one place, your small businesses can succeed at every step. To see how Salesforce can work for you, go to salesforce.com/smallbiz. Support for today's Exit Interview comes from Deloitte's Emerging Growth Company team...conducting audits to meet the needs of fast-growing companies that seek investor capital or to go public. See how audit can help companies as they pursue high performance at Deloitte.com/us/EGC.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1846m 39s

#72: These Entrepreneurs Are Tracking Your Emotions

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. Next: Innovation in the summer-festival staple of band merchandise. And the founder of Cosmic Cart, Alex Adelman, talks about selling his company to PopSugar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1840m 32s

#71: Brexit - Where There's Muck, There's Brass

The Inc. team talks about Brexit and how it's impact will be felt by small businesses. Then, Inc's San Francisco bureau chief Jeff Bercovici and journalist Doug Henwood debate wether or not the sharing economy is good for the country. Lastly, Shake Shack's CEO Randy Garutti talks about taking his beloved burger company public.  Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored This episode of Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Squarespace. Whether you need a landing page, a beautiful gallery, a professional blog, or an online store, it's all possible with a Squarespace website. Enter offer code uncensored at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase. Support for this episode's Serious Business debate comes from Salesforce. Salesforce helps small businesses like yours discover how to grow faster than ever before. By managing your sales, marketing and customer service all in one place, your small businesses can succeed at every step. To see how Salesforce can work for you, go to salesforce.com/smallbiz. Support for today's Exit Interview comes from Deloitte's Emerging Growth Company team...conducting audits to meet the needs of fast-growing companies that seek investor capital or to go public. See how audit can help companies as they pursue high performance at Deloitte.com/us/EGC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1850m 25s

#70: Sophia Amoruso talks Nasty Gal

The Inc. team talks about what makes a leader with Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso. Next, Leigh Buchanan and Maria Aspan debate whether entrepreneurs are born--or made. Finally, the team interviews Jon Sebastiani, the serial entrepreneur who sold his healthy jerky company, Krave, to Hershey, about how the deal went down. Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored This episode of Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Squarespace. Whether you need a landing page, a beautiful gallery, a professional blog, or an online store, it's all possible with a Squarespace website. Enter offer code uncensored at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase. Support for this episode's Serious Business debate comes from Salesforce. Salesforce helps small businesses like yours discover how to grow faster than ever before. By managing your sales, marketing and customer service all in one place, your small businesses can succeed at every step. To see how Salesforce can work for you, go to salesforce.com/smallbiz. Support for today's Exit Interview comes from Deloitte's Emerging Growth Company team...conducting audits to meet the needs of fast-growing companies that seek investor capital or to go public. See how audit can help companies as they pursue high performance at Deloitte.com/us/EGC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1849m 47s

#69: Hacking the Democratic Party

The Inc. team talks about how hackers infiltrated the DNC and stole opposition files on presidential candidate Donald Trump, Jim Ledbetter and Fusion senior editor Felix Salmon debate whether small businesses should receive special treatment from the government, and finally, J.R. Johnson talks about how he sold his travel company Trippy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1850m 57s

#68: Amazon for Marijuana

The Inc. team talks about why Arkadium, an online game company, made Inc.'s inaugural 50 Best Workplaces list. They also discuss how Tradiv built an online platform for legal marijuana companies to sell and buy wholesale pot. Finally, entrepreneur Chieh Huang talks about selling his first company Astro Ape to Zynga. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1838m 2s

#67: Should a Business Do Good—or Just Make Money?

The Inc. team weighs the merits of a building a social mission into a company. Is it really best for the world—and especially for shareholders? They also discuss the origin and growth of one company that’s recently been lauded for giving back to the world: LuminAid, the maker of a solar-powered inflatable lantern useful in disaster-recovery. Also, the team talks with Ryan Frankel, the co-founder of VerbalizeIt, about how he executed the company’s sale to Smartling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1842m 39s

#66: The Ballad of George Zimmer and Men's Wearhouse

The Inc. team talks about how George Zimmer built Men's Wearhouse into a multi-million dollar public company, got kicked out, and is now trying to buy it back. The crew also talks about how entrepreneurs believe poker helps them improve their business chops, and finally, they talk with Courtney Reum about selling his company VEEV Spirits.  Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored This episode of Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Squarespace. Whether you need a landing page, a beautiful gallery, a professional blog, or an online store, it’s all possible with a Squarespace website. Enter offer code UNCENSORED at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase. Support for this episode's Exit Interview segment comes from Deloitte’s Emerging Growth Company team, conducting audits to meet the needs of fast-growing companies that seek investor capital, or to go public. See how audit can help companies as they pursue high performance at Deloitte.com/us/EGC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1838m 39s

#65: The Anti-Uber Model

The Inc. team talks about Harry's, the subscription men's razor company, and how the startup gained market share by buying a 100-year-old razor factory in Germany. The crew also talks about how companies are being sued for misusing biometric technology, and they chat with Toni Ko about selling her makeup company, NYX.  Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Squarespace. Build your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code UNCENSORED at checkout to get 10% off. Support for this episode's Exit Interview comes from Deloitte's Emerging Growth Company team conducting audits to meet the needs of fast-growing companies that seek investor capital or to go public. See how audit can help companies as they pursue high performance at deloitte.com/us/egc. This episode is also brought to you by The Lincoln Motor Company. The elegant and powerful Lincoln MKZ is for listeners who use their vehicle for both personal and business reasons. Find out more at Lincoln.com/MKZ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1840m 3s

#64: Economic Forecasting via Ping Pong

The Inc. team talks about Inc. writer Leigh Buchanan's piece on Tom's Shoes, exploring how the socially conscious startup became a $400 million company using the 1-to-1 model. They also discuss how Ping-Pong table sales are an accurate predictor of silicon valley's fiscal health, and talk with Hooman Radfar about selling his company AddThis. Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Squarespace. Build your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code UNCENSORED at checkout to get 10% off. Support for this episode's Exit Interview comes from Deloitte's Emerging Growth Company team conducting audits to meet the needs of fast-growing companies that seek investor capital or to go public. See how audit can help companies as they pursue high performance at deloitte.com/us/egc. This episode is also brought to you by The Lincoln Motor Company. The elegant and powerful Lincoln MKZ is for listeners who use their vehicle for both personal and business reasons. Find out more at Lincoln.com/MKZ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1836m 36s

#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. Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Squarespace. Build your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code UNCENSORED at checkout to get 10% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1839m 32s

#62: Eyes in the Sky

Journalist Alissa Quart joins Jim Ledbetter, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, and Will Yakowicz to discuss Coopify, an app that allows users to order home cleanings, but that's owned by the people providing the services. They also discuss how MakerBot hasn't lived up to its much-hyped success and how a startup is trying to convince city police departments to adopt its aircraft surveillance technology in order to fight crime, but at what price? Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Squarespace. Build your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code UNCENSORED at checkout to get 10% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1841m 14s

#61: A Safe Place To Pee

The Inc. team invites author Michele Wucker on to talk about her new book The Gray Rhino. They also discuss how popular chefs are using marijuana to inspire dishes that channel late-night munchies, and how North Carolina's new bathroom law is discriminatory towards the transgender community. Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Squarespace. Build your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code UNCENSORED at checkout to get 10% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1839m 49s

#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 the food instagramming craze is leading to weird trends like rainbow bagels. Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Squarespace. Build your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code UNCENSORED at checkout to get 10% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1844m 46s

#59: Will Kevin O’Leary Rule Canada?

The Inc. team talks about how Shark Tank host and Canadian entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary could plan a run for Canadian prime minister. They also debate whether companies should focus on profitability over sustainability, and discuss a new company that uses drones to deliver medical supplies in Rwanda.  Write: uncensored@inc.com Tweet: @Inc Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Start Building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code UNCENSORED at checkout to get 10% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1834m 39s

#58: Google Dorking

The Inc. team talks about how critical infrastructure across the U.S. is vulnerable to cyber takeovers. They also discuss the latest cover stories from Inc. Magazine's April issue, and how fashion houses are creating hijabs, headscarves, and modest clothing for religious customers.  Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Squarespace. Build your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code UNCENSORED at checkout to get 10% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1832m 26s

#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 successfully by most industries, and tell the story of a Syrian Jewish immigrant family that built a $10 million kosher meat empire. Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by GoToWebinar. Start connecting with your target audience today. Visit GoToWebinar.com for a 30-day FREE trial. And by Squarespace. Build your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code UNCENSORED at checkout to get 10% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1836m 44s

#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. Contact Brian Forde: @brianforde Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Go To Webinar. With GoToWebinar, you can present to hundreds with confidence. Whether you're a start-up or a company operating worldwide, GoToWebinar will help you connect with and convert your target audience. Visit GoToWebinar.com to start your free 30-day trial. And by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code Uncensored at checkout to get 10% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1834m 17s

#55: How Much Would You Pay To Go To Space?

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Jeff Bezos' space company Blue Origin will send tourists into space in two years, how politicians are regulating Austin's tech companies, and how a father and son grew a mail-order antique weapons company into a $5 million e-commerce company.   Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by GoToWebinar. With GoToWebinar, you can present to hundreds with confidence. Whether you're a start-up or a company operating worldwide, GoToWebinar will help you connect with, captivate and convert your target audience. Just visit GoToWebinar.com to start your free 30-day trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1836m 9s

#54: Hackers Are Coming For Your W-2s

The Inc. team talks about this year's tax fraud epidemic and how hackers are stealing tens of thousands of W-2s through email phishing scams. They also discuss how Casper and other mattress manufacturing startups are going after Sleepy's and 1-800-Mattress, and how a Bronx-based pharmacy turned into a $70 million business selling everyday items on Amazon.    Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Go To Webinar. With GoToWebinar, you can present to hundreds with confidence. Whether you're a start-up or a company operating worldwide, GoToWebinar will help you connect with, captivate and convert your target audience. Just visit GoToWebinar.com to start your free 30-day trial.   And by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code Uncensored at checkout to get 10% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1837m 49s

#53: Why America Hates Smart Guns

The Inc. team discusses 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.  Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Go To Webinar. With GoToWebinar, you can present to hundreds with confidence. Whether you're a start-up or a company operating worldwide, GoToWebinar will help you connect with, captivate and convert your target audience. Just visit GoToWebinar.com to start your free 30-day trial.   And by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code Uncensored at checkout to get 10% off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1841m 6s

#52: Maria Konnikova on "The Confidence Game"

The Inc. team talks with writer Maria Konnikova about her new book "The Confidence Game," and how con artists continuously fool people for thousands of dollars. They also explore how apps like Snapchat are changing Fashion Week, and how researchers want to read fairy tales to robots to teach them morality.  Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Go To Webinar. With GoToWebinar, you can present to hundreds with confidence. Whether you're a start-up or a company operating worldwide, GoToWebinar will help you connect with, captivate and convert your target audience. Just visit GoToWebinar.com to start your free 30-day trial   And by FreshBooks. If you're an entrepreneur or have a business on the side you need to know about FreshBooks. FreshBooks makes creating and sending invoices, organizing your expenses and tracking your hours the easiest part of your day. Go to FreshBooks.com/Uncensored for your free 30-day trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1837m 21s

#51: The Three-Wheeled Car Everyone Can Afford

This week, the Inc. team discusses whether or not 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. Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Go To Webinar. With GoToWebinar, you can present to hundreds with confidence. Whether you’re a start-up or a company operating worldwide, GoToWebinar will help you connect with, captivate, and convert your target audience. Just visit GoToWebinar.com to start your free 30-day trial. And by FreshBooks. If you’re an entrepreneur or have a business on the side you need to know about FreshBooks. FreshBooks makes creating and sending invoices, organizing your expenses and tracking your hours the easiest part of your day. Go to FreshBooks.com/Uncensored for your free 30-day trial.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1836m 3s

#50: This Startup Is Going After Internet Service Providers

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, how Under Armour is getting into the wearable game, and how serial entrepreneur Steve Blank is starting a new class at Stanford that brings real military battlefield problems to grad students to solve and build products to sell the military. If you’re an entrepreneur or have a business on the side you need to know about FreshBooks. FreshBooks makes creating and sending invoices, organizing your expenses and tracking your hours the easiest part of your day. Go to FreshBooks.com slash Uncensored for your free 30-day trial. When you’re trying to create demand, you need a cost-effective way to reach your target audience and generate qualified leads for your sales team. Try Citrix GoToWebinar. GoToWebinar enables marketers like you to easily reach your target audience and turn leads into customers. Visit GoToWebinar.com to start your free 30-day trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1840m 56s

#49: The Startups Helping Presidential Candidates Get Elected

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about the likelihood of Michael Bloomberg actually running for president, which candidate entrepreneurs across different industries support, and the invisible startups that are helping presidential candidates get to the White House. If you’re an entrepreneur or have a business on the side you need to know about FreshBooks. FreshBooks makes creating and sending invoices, organizing your expenses and tracking your hours the easiest part of your day. Go to FreshBooks.com slash Uncensored for your free 30-day trial. When you’re trying to create demand, you need a cost-effective way to reach your target audience and generate qualified leads for your sales team. Try Citrix GoToWebinar. GoToWebinar enables marketers like you to easily reach your target audience and turn leads into customers. Visit GoToWebinar.com to start your free 30-day trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1835m 48s

#48: Biohacking Gives You Wings

This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how entrepreneurs and small businesses in Flint are dealing with the water crisis, how underground laboratories are producing tech-modifications for your body, and how the debate around self-driving cars could be as controversial as gun control. Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code UNCENSORED. And by FreshBooks. If you're an entrepreneur or have a business on the side, you need to know about FreshBooks. FreshBooks makes creating and sending invoices, organizing your expenses and tracking your hours the easiest part of your day. Go to FreshBooks.com/Uncensored for your free 30-day trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1838m 56s

#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 space mining industry could cause a race between superpowers. The prize: $100 trillion asteroids.   Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code UNCENSORED.   And by Maxemize Social Marketing. Maxemize Social Marketing is a strategic brand and marketing agency, specializing in inbound marketing. Visit their website at MaxemizeSocial.com for some amazing free resources and to get started on your path to success.   Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1833m 18s

#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.   Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code UNCENSORED.   And by Maxemize Social Marketing. Maxemize Social Marketing is a strategic brand and marketing agency, specializing in inbound marketing. Visit their website at MaxemizeSocial.com for some amazing free resources and to get started on your path to success.   Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1836m 39s

#45: Felix Navidad! Ringing in the New Year with Felix Salmon

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.   Inc. Uncensored is sponsored by FreshBooks. If you're an entrepreneur or have a business on the side you need to know about FreshBooks. FreshBooks makes creating and sending invoices, organizing your expenses and tracking your hours the easiest part of your day. Go to FreshBooks.com slash Uncensored for your free 30-day trial.   Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1844m 53s

#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 newest feature, and the case of fraudulent chocolate that is sending tremors throughout the gourmet food industry.   Inc. Uncensored is sponsored by Citrix GoToWebinar. With GoToWebinar you can create interactive online events to engage and capture your audience's attention. Find out more at GoToWebinar.com.   Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1831m 44s

#43: Protecting Future Generations From AI

This week, Inc. editor Jim Ledbetter hosts his editors and writers for a conversation about artificial intelligence, the problem of counterfeiting in the vape industry, and the ridiculous ways entrepreneurs are trying to cash in on America's favorite pastime -- being hungover.   Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code UNCENSORED.   Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1836m 13s

#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 suits.   Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored   Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code UNCENSORED.   And by RealtyShares. With RealtyShares, you can invest in professionally-vetted real estate investments in just a few minutes. Join thousands of other investors by registering at no cost at RealtyShares.com/uncensored Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1832m 55s

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. Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year.   Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code UNCENSORED.   And by Audible. Audible.com has more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken­word audio products. Get a free audiobook of your choice at www.audible.com/UNCENSORED   Write us: uncensored@inc.com Visit: www.inc.com/inc-uncensored Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1832m 46s

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 NASA audit finds the agency is unprepared for its planned mission to Mars in 2030.   Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code UNCENSORED at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace - Build it Beautiful.   And by Cards Direct. With over 5,000 cards to choose from, you can design the perfect holiday cards with CardsDirect.com. The holidays are just a few weeks away, so create your cards today, plus save 25% off at checkout when you visit CardsDirect.com/uncensored.   Write us: uncensored@inc.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1838m 4s

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 to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code UNCENSORED.   And by Cards Direct. With over 5,000 cards to choose from, you can design the perfect holiday cards with CardsDirect.com. The holidays are just a few weeks away, so create your cards today, plus save 25% off at checkout when you visit CardsDirect.com/uncensored.   Write us: uncensored@inc.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1836m 53s

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, how major banks like Bank of America, JP Morgan, and Wells Fargo have cut off access to customers' data so third party finical management companies like Quiken and Mint.com cannot serve their customers, and how online donation facilitator GoodWorld is making giving over social media a reality, just in time for the holidays.   Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code UNCENSORED.   And by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code UNCENSORED at checkout to get 10% off! Squarespace - Build it Beautiful.   Email us: uncensored@inc.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1835m 38s

Ep 37: Diamonds Are Forever (And That's Good News For Startups)

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 US, and how startups and technology are reshaping the age-old diamond business.   Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code UNCENSORED.   And by Audible. Audible.com has more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken word audio products. Get a free audiobook of your choice at www.audible.com/UNCENSORED   Email us: uncensored@inc.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1839m 5s

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 narratives are distorted in the media, and how a lean, three-person startup created a service to deliver your scientific payload to the International Space Station. In one experiment, scientists found that brain cancer cells died in zero gravity while healthy cells thrived. Is the cure for cancer floating in space?   Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code UNCENSORED at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace - Build it Beautiful.   And by RealtyShares. With RealtyShares, you can invest in professionally-vetted real estate investments in just a few minutes. Join thousands of other investors by registering at no cost at RealtyShares.com/uncensored   Email us: uncensored@inc.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1841m 39s

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 Volkswagen's emissions cover-up, the future of the Gig Economy, and the decline of tech IPOs.   Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code UNCENSORED.   Email us: uncensored@inc.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1847m 19s

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 of psychedelic research has found incredible applications for non-toxic drugs once thought to be deadly.   Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code UNCENSORED.   And by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com. Enter offer code UNCENSORED at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace -- Build it Beautiful.   Email us: uncensored@inc.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1839m 10s

Ep. 33: The Game Is Rigged: From DraftKings to Wall Street

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 food delivery startup Munchery came to the US as a refugee from Vietnam to build a fast-growing company, and how the robotics company Wonder Workshop makes adorable robots that will teach your kids how to code.   Inc. Uncensored is brought to you by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code UNCENSORED.   And by Aduible.com. Audible.com has more than 180,000 audiobooks and spoken word projects. Get a free audiobook of your choice at www.audible.com/uncensored   Email us: uncensored@inc.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1831m 45s

Ep. 32: How One Guy Built a Pickleball Empire in His Free Time

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 WTC, and how Rachel Roy, a fashion designer beloved by Michelle Obama, got locked out of her own closet.   Email us: uncensored@inc.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1836m 49s

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 differently, and how craft beer pioneer Dogfish Head launched a line of craft distilled vodka and gin.   This week's episode is sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business.   Email us: uncensored@inc.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1840m 8s

Ep. 30: How Spa Castle Got Over A Dead Body In a Hot Tub

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 airplane manufacturer Icon is going into production mode after nine years of R&D.   This week's episode is sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business.   Email us: uncensored@inc.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1832m 16s

Ep. 29: 9/11 Souvenir Peddlers, Profiteering or Commemorating?

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 its researchers to build a self-driving car, and how souvenir manufacturers have been selling 9/11-related knick-knacks ever since the terror attacks -- is it crass cash grabbing or perfectly natural memorabilia? This week's episode is sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Send us your feedback: uncensored@inc.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1836m 49s

Ep. 28: Hiring Secrets from Warby Parker's Neil Blumenthal

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 Mr. Robot explores the dichotomy of the hacker as a superhero/villain archetype, and how an old wine maker took to crowd funding to back his creation of 10,000 new grapes strands. This week’s episode is sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1828m 51s

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 made the Inc. 500 list.    This week’s episode is sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1830m 40s

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 pastime: drone racing. This week's episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1826m 44s

Ep. 25: Living Together, Living Apart, and Living with Robots

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 why humans treat robots with empathy or violence.   This week's episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1828m 13s

Ep. 24: 3D Printers All Up In Your Mouth

Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Kris Frieswick, and Will Yakowicz talk about the rise of micro-famous celebrities taking over Vine and YouTube, how vegans, vegetarians and PETA have created a meatless business market for entrepreneurs to poach, and the NFL dentist who started 3D printing custom mouthguards that can save your brain.  This week’s episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1829m 31s

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 Under 30 startups. Panoply’s conducting a survey. Click here to fill it out.   By filling it out you'll help Panoply make great podcasts about the thing you love, and things you didn't even know you loved.   Panoply.fm/survey   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1828m 7s

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 decent hourly wage, and talk about a handful of startups that are trying to hack addiction and keep people sober.  Panoply is conducting a survey. Click here to fill it out: Panoply.fm/survey. By filling it out you'll help Panoply make great podcasts about the thing you love, and things you didn't even know you loved. This week’s episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1830m 37s

Inc. Uncensored Ep. 21: When Too Many Angels Is a Bad Thing

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 of employee monitoring involving sex and drones, and talk about the science of taking the perfect vacation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1826m 29s

Inc. Uncensored Ep. 20: The Secrets of Crowdfunding and Confederate Flag Debate

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 sell or not to sell the Confederate flag. This week’s episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1827m 43s

Inc Uncensored Ep. 19: Google's Wi-Fi is Free (But You'll Pay for the Razor Blades)

Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Kris Frieswick, Jon Fine and Christine Lagorio-Chafkin examine the rapid growth of the online razor-blade market, discuss Google's new idea of converting phone booths into free wifi hotspots, and track the paths to success of the world's greatest entrepreneurs in their How I Did It package.    This week’s episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1825m 0s

Inc Uncensored Ep. 18: Hacking Mortality

Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Kris Frieswick, Jeff Bercovici and Will Yakowicz examine how Uber is appealing a lawsuit that ruled its drivers must be treated as employees, discuss the startups that are trying to make humans immortal, and talk about the stories of two brothers who built a direct farmer-to-customer bulk online food service worth millions of dollars. This week’s episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1827m 30s

Inc. Uncensored Ep. 17: The On-Demand Food Bubble

Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Diana Ransom, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin and Will Yakowicz examine the on-demand food delivery bubble, discuss micro-lender startup ZipCap and how it uses customer loyalty as collateral, and talk about how the vaporization and e-cigarette industry is blazing hot. This week’s episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1828m 11s

Inc. Uncensored Ep. 16: The Death of Voicemail and The Birth of The Sober Rave Startup

Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin and Will Yakowicz examine how major corporations are ditching voicemail and what technologies will take its place, discuss how tech entrepreneurs have started a worldwide network of early morning sober dance parties for yoga-loving, pressed juice-drinking yuppies, and talk about how two venture capital funds emerged coincidentally on the same day dedicated to building an ecosystem for drone startups building applications for the futuristic flying technology.      This week’s episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1822m 1s

Inc. Uncensored Ep. 15: What Makes a Happy Entrepreneur and The Ethics of Instagram Art Theft

Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Kris Frieswick, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin and Will Yakowicz examine a study about what makes entrepreneurs feel satisfied—money, success or something else, discuss the controversy over Richard Prince's newest artwork: $90,000 prints of Suicide Girls' Instagram photos, and talk about the last remaining rubber duck factory, which is in the Boogie Down Bronx.     This week’s episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1821m 7s

Inc. Uncensored Ep 14: A Startup on the Nile River and the Failed Indie Rock Revolution

Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin and Will Yakowicz examine the the current trend of teenagers skipping college to get rich out West coding for tech companies, discuss Jon Fine's new book, Your Band Sucks, and his early years playing in indie rock bands, and talk about a t-shirt startup which is trying to revive Egypt's felled luxury cotton industry.  This week’s episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1823m 35s

Inc. Uncensored Ep 13: Verizon Buys Shingy (And AOL) and The Backbone of the On-Demand Economy

Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin and Will Yakowicz examine the reasons Verizon is buying AOL for $4.4 billion (hint: the telecom company wants AOL's prophet), discuss Tad Friend's New Yorker profile of Marc Andreessen, and talk about the startup you never heard of that is supporting the delivery logistics of hundreds of on-demand apps. This week’s episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1831m 15s

Inc. Uncensored Ep 12: Mike Judge's Silicon Valley and Fast Food Goes Organic

Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Kris Frieswick and Will Yakowicz discuss Mike Judge's HBO show Silicon Valley: funny, but not as funny as the real thing? They examine how fast food chains are trying to clean up their fatty reputations, and talk about how flower marketplace startup BloomNation might weed out competitors like 1800-Flowers. This week’s episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1827m 39s

Inc. Uncensored Ep 11: Bales of Weed in Denver and No Vacancy in Silicon Valley

Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Maria Aspan and Will Yakowicz explore how Apple is positioning its Apple Pay to take over the world, examine how there's no more office space in Silicon Valley (will startups rent out cellblocks in Alcatraz?), and discuss Yakowicz's trip to the center of America's legal weed industry in Denver.   This week’s episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1826m 49s

Inc. Uncensored Ep 10: 30 Under 30, Sexy Lending, and Why Your Kids Should See You Yell At Your Boss

Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Maria Aspan, Jon Fine, and Kris Frieswick highlight 2015’s coolest entrepreneurs who are still in their twenties, the pros and cons of “fintech”peer-to-peer lending, and some unexpected benefits of Bring Your Child to Work Day. More at www.inc.com. This week’s episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1828m 23s

Inc. Uncensored Ep 9: Death by Streaming and LeBron’s Favorite Ice Pack

Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Kris Frieswick, and Will Yakowicz examine how online music streaming sales have surpassed CD sales, dissect how entrepreneur Anthony Katz convinced LeBron James and other famous athletes to invest in his sports injury remedy, and talk about how a member of the MIT Blackjack Team turned his gambling skills into business acumen. More at www.inc.com. This week’s episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1832m 48s

Inc. Uncensored Ep 8 (Live!): Robot Furniture and Vodka Lawsuits

Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Burt Helm, and Kimberly Weisul examine a Mets’ fan who turned losses into T-shirt sales, robot furniture that challenges today’s tech paradigm, and the definition of what legally constitutes “handmade” vodka. This episode was recorded live from the GrowCo Conference in Nashville. More at www.inc.com. This week’s episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1837m 25s

Inc. Uncensored Ep 7: Ellen Pao, Jay-Z and Environmentally-Friendly Death.

Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Maria Aspan and Will Yakowicz take an inside look in the Ellen Pao trial and sexism in venture capital and tech, discuss Jay-Z's new music streaming startup Tidal, and examine how the green burial industry is resonating in a nation that buries 800,000 gallons of formaldehyde in cemeteries each year.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1823m 15s

Inc. Uncensored Ep. 6: The Starbucks of Yoga and the Most Important Social Media Company You've Never Heard of

Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Kimberly Weisul and Will Yakowicz take an inside look in the story behind Banjo, a social media company that can find out what is happening anywhere in the world in an instant, analyze how CorePower Yoga aims to offer a consistent, upscale customer experience in a land of mom and pop yoga studios, and examine how tech companies are using the post-Ferguson mistrust between police and the public to sell body cameras and cloud storage to police precincts across the country. More at www.inc.com.     This week’s episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at TMobile.com/Business.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1828m 3s

Inc. Uncensored Ep. 5: Organic Ice Cream and Killer Drones

Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Maria Aspan and Will Yakowicz examine the San Francisco public bus startup Leap, analyze organic ice cream company Three Twins' move to mimic Ben & Jerry's, and discuss how private companies with drones could inflict death and impose a surveillance state. More at www.inc.com.   This week’s episode was sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at TMobile.com/Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1827m 57s

Inc. Uncensored Ep. 4: Hacking Babies and Mining the Moon

Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin and Will Yakowicz examine the untimely demise of the tech site GigaOm, describe the arrival of the Internet of Things into the nursery, and predict the future of Moon commerce--coming sooner than you think. Plus they discuss state-of-the-art umbrellas, and the uber-Uber. More at www.inc.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1824m 49s

Inc. Uncensored Ep. 3: Good Robot, Bad Robot

Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin and Will Yakowicz discuss some science fiction-y scenarios, bad (Robots Take Over the World!) and good (Biometrics Create a Future Without Passwords!), and look inside the buzzing world of relaxation beverages. Plus they reveal the strange startup that set a crowdfunding record, and raise some questions about Etsy's pending IPO. More at www.inc.com.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1827m 44s

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 -- app news. They talk about Trivia Crack, a trivia app whose success has lived up to its name, and an "Uber for things" app that allows users to drop off items for people (for pay!) at Waffle House. Plus, the Inc. crew check in on the risks of The Internet of things. More at www.inc.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1823m 50s

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 after death.More at www.inc.com.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/1824m 26s

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07/09/183m 4s
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