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Inc. Magazine / Panoply

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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 o...Show More
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#231 Employer Spying Is Getting Really Creepy

25:11 | Jul 26th

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
#233 Not Your Everyday Billion-Dollar Tech Startup

29:10 | Aug 9th

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 megaphon...Show More
#232 This Company Wants To Buy your Home—Now

32:27 | Aug 2nd

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
#230 Inside Facebook's Cryptocurrency Fight

27:37 | Jul 19th

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

26:20 | Jul 12th

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
#228 50 Private Equity Firms Entrepreneurs Should Get to Know

27:41 | Jul 5th

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/ad...Show More
#227 How to Sell 1 Million Suitcases

31:11 | Jun 28th

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 Heal...Show More
#226 How to Pitch This Top VC

46:29 | Jun 21st

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 abou...Show More
#225 Why Startups Will Feel the Impact of Anti-Abortion Laws

24:44 | Jun 14th

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 mon...Show More
#224 Secrets of the World’s First Hacking Supergroup

35:20 | Jun 7th

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

27:58 | May 31st

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....Show More
#222 America's Best Workplaces

26:09 | May 24th

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 you...Show More
#221 The Right Untucked Shirt to Wear

34:46 | May 17th

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
Introducing Life is Short with Justin Long

07:55 | May 13th

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. Subscri...Show More
#220 These Women Started Companies—While Starting Their Families

41:32 | May 10th

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 ...Show More
#219 No, Uber Is Not the Next Amazon

28:58 | May 3rd

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

24:00 | Apr 26th

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 fra...Show More
#217 Salad Shop Sweetgreen Now Serving Up Technology

26:33 | Apr 19th

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. Lea...Show More
#216 Lesbians Who Tech and the Future of Radical Inclusion in Silicon Valley

35:10 | Apr 12th

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 th...Show More
#215 What Brothels Can Teach Us About Risk and Pricing

35:24 | Apr 5th

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

31:21 | Mar 29th

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 m...Show More
#213 It’s Time to Make a Pot Policy at Your Office

31:19 | Mar 22nd

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 ski...Show More
#212 Tales from the Founders House

37:05 | Mar 15th

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 ...Show More
#211 Life Hacks From Inc.'s Superstar Entrepreneurs

30:41 | Mar 8th

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/adc...Show More
#210 CTO or Security Princess? The Pros and Cons of Wacky Job Titles

26:28 | Mar 1st

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

39:59 | Feb 22nd

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
Introducing One Plus One

10:24 | Feb 19th

 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 s...Show More
#208 The $300 Million Reddit Surprise

31:41 | Feb 15th

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 megap...Show More
#207 Everything You Need to Know About Money When Starting a Business

34:56 | Feb 8th

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

42:17 | Feb 1st

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 seas...Show More
#205 Can E-Scooters Break Into NYC?

35:34 | Jan 25th

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

37:38 | Jan 18th

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

26:49 | Jan 11th

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....Show More
#202 How the Government Shutdown is Affecting Business Owners

33:34 | Jan 4th

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 m...Show More
#201 Here’s Inc Uncensored’s Best Stories of 2018

39:30 | Dec 28th, 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 dea...Show More
#200 Why JK Rowling Told Inc to “Piss Off"

25:46 | Dec 21st, 2018

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 c...Show More
#199 Why Bird is 2018's Company of the Year

35:59 | Dec 14th, 2018

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 Na...Show More
#198 What This Year's 9 Biggest Startup Acquisitions Mean For Small Businesses

40:44 | Dec 7th, 2018

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

31:26 | Nov 30th, 2018

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

36:21 | Nov 23rd, 2018

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

34:57 | Nov 16th, 2018

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...Show More
#194 How the Midterm Results will Impact Businesses

27:45 | Nov 9th, 2018

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

28:13 | Nov 2nd, 2018

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

29:34 | Oct 26th, 2018

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

23:00 | Oct 19th, 2018

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 ...Show More
#190 Why Clif Bar Will Never Go Public

30:12 | Oct 12th, 2018

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 f...Show More
#189 The Story Behind The Weird, Tumultuous World of Reddit

32:45 | Oct 5th, 2018

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

34:17 | Sep 28th, 2018

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 abou...Show More
#187 Just How Much Trouble Is Elon Musk In?

30:39 | Sep 21st, 2018

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 makin...Show More
#186 FDA Blames Vape Companies For Alleged Teenage Vape ‘Epidemic’

34:55 | Sep 14th, 2018

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 vaporiz...Show More
#185 Twitter and Facebook Go To Capitol Hill

31:56 | Sep 7th, 2018

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 Co...Show More
#184 The Next Act of the Feminist Hero of Silicon Valley

26:38 | Aug 31st, 2018

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 ...Show More
#183 Why Boutique Fitness Is Winning the Category

29:23 | Aug 24th, 2018

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

49:24 | Aug 17th, 2018

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 s...Show More
#181 The 61-Character Tweet That Shook the Valley and Wall Street

32:33 | Aug 10th, 2018

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 A...Show More
#180 Rest In Peace, MoviePass

31:11 | Aug 3rd, 2018

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 industri...Show More
#179 The Secret Behind Sweetgreen’s Explosive Growth

47:54 | Jul 27th, 2018

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 Bat...Show More
#178 Silicon Valley’s Hidden Talent: Making People Hate Its Inventions

29:29 | Jul 20th, 2018

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 Va...Show More
#177 The Middle Class Cannot Afford America Anymore

35:54 | Jul 13th, 2018

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

30:00 | Jul 6th, 2018

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

35:52 | Jun 29th, 2018

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, ...Show More
#174 This Dreamer is Building A Hot New Startup—Until He Gets Deported

30:37 | Jun 22nd, 2018

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 busine...Show More
#173 How Theranos Duped The World

30:51 | Jun 15th, 2018

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 a...Show More
#172 Why Howard Schultz Won't Be President

29:39 | Jun 8th, 2018

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 inv...Show More
#171 How Wawa Became a Beloved $10 Billion Business

31:46 | Jun 1st, 2018

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 uniqu...Show More
#170 Why an Egg Company Is Waging War With the FDA

38:57 | May 25th, 2018

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

34:24 | May 18th, 2018

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

32:53 | May 11th, 2018

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

41:10 | May 4th, 2018

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

38:41 | Apr 27th, 2018

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 mega...Show More
#165 What the Supreme Court Hearing on Internet Sales Tax Means For Small Businesses

32:12 | Apr 20th, 2018

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 build...Show More
#164 After Zuckerberg's Testimony, Are Facebook's Woes Just Beginning?

33:17 | Apr 13th, 2018

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 ...Show More
#163 Music Streaming, Legal Molly, and Pancakes

44:43 | Apr 6th, 2018

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 bef...Show More
#162 This Startup Wants To Scare The Pants Off You

34:33 | Mar 30th, 2018

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” ...Show More
#161 Meet The Woman Revolutionizing Manufacturing

32:14 | Mar 23rd, 2018

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

38:09 | Mar 16th, 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 make...Show More
#159 Will Amazon Replace Your Bank?

32:23 | Mar 9th, 2018

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 mo...Show More
#158 The $460 Billion Reason Not To Deport Dreamers

37:08 | Mar 2nd, 2018

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

29:21 | Feb 23rd, 2018

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 i...Show More
#156 The Internet of Thongs and Bitcoin-Backed Loans

39:25 | Feb 16th, 2018

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 mill...Show More
#155 The NFL Hosted a Sports-Tech Startup Showdown

38:56 | Feb 9th, 2018

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, CE...Show More
#154 Trump, Flamethrowers, and Initial Hat Offerings

39:02 | Feb 2nd, 2018

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 gen...Show More
#153 How Startups Marked The 2018 Women's March

42:02 | Jan 26th, 2018

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 Pacifi...Show More
#152 Someday You Could Get Sued for Sexually Harassing Your Robot Employees

38:29 | Jan 19th, 2018

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

43:04 | Jan 12th, 2018

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....Show More
#150: The Wintry Businesses That Welcomed The Cyclone Bombe

36:19 | Jan 5th, 2018

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 a...Show More
#149 Best Of 2017

28:06 | Dec 29th, 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 megaph...Show More
#148 How Halo Top Became America's Fastest-Growing Ice Cream

41:00 | Dec 22nd, 2017

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

35:08 | Dec 15th, 2017

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

40:29 | Dec 8th, 2017

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 usin...Show More
#145 Tips on Holiday Travel from Away’s Jen Rubio

33:36 | Dec 1st, 2017

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,...Show More
#144 2017 is a Depressing Year for Digital Media Companies

36:57 | Nov 24th, 2017

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 ...Show More
#143 Can Startups Solve Climate Change?

31:54 | Nov 17th, 2017

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 s...Show More
#142 Sean Parker Speaks Out Against Facebook

45:00 | Nov 10th, 2017

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

42:17 | Nov 2nd, 2017

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 m...Show More
#140 Why a Startup’s Next Acquisition May Be an Empty Storefront

32:37 | Oct 27th, 2017

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 t...Show More
#139 What Startups Can Learn From the Harvey Weinstein Debacle

40:56 | Oct 20th, 2017

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 cr...Show More
#138: Can Elon Musk Save the World?

39:38 | Oct 13th, 2017

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...Show More
#137 How Amazon Wants to Make Whole Foods Cheaper

44:42 | Oct 6th, 2017

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 cre...Show More
#136 Why Kevin O’Leary Prefers Investing in Women-Led Companies

39:41 | Sep 29th, 2017

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 bui...Show More
#135 Cyber Insurance May Be the Industry's Riskiest Bet Yet

40:56 | Sep 22nd, 2017

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 $1...Show More
#134 Inside a Startup’s Toxic Harassment Culture

42:27 | Sep 15th, 2017

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

35:35 | Sep 8th, 2017

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 a...Show More
#132 How Small Businesses Are Overcoming Harvey in Houston

36:36 | Sep 1st, 2017

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 bat...Show More
#131 Google and Walmart Team Up to Take on Amazon

33:11 | Aug 25th, 2017

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...Show More
#130 Are Business Leaders Done Playing Nice With Trump?

34:23 | Aug 18th, 2017

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...Show More
#129 Why the Gig Economy May Be Shrinking

35:17 | Aug 11th, 2017

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...Show More
#128 Whatever Happened to the Tech IPO?

42:12 | Aug 4th, 2017

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 w...Show More
#127 Why Snapchat's Augmented Reality Hotdog Matters.

32:49 | Jul 28th, 2017

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

42:28 | Jul 21st, 2017

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

33:03 | Jul 14th, 2017

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 comp...Show More
#124 Sexism, Trade and Family Businesses

45:08 | Jul 7th, 2017

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

38:28 | Jun 30th, 2017

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 servin...Show More
#122 What Travis Kalanick's Departure Means For Uber

47:06 | Jun 23rd, 2017

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

28:09 | Jun 16th, 2017

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 sta...Show More
#120: Apple’s HomePod Hopes to Compete With Amazon Echo

25:53 | Jun 9th, 2017

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

34:22 | Jun 2nd, 2017

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 tha...Show More
# 118: How Business Owners Are Dealing With the Uncertainty of Trump

34:08 | May 26th, 2017

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

44:31 | May 19th, 2017

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 n...Show More
#116: WeWork’s Growing Pains Could Include Labor Violations

45:40 | May 12th, 2017

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

40:14 | May 5th, 2017

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

35:50 | Apr 28th, 2017

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...Show More
#113: The Queen of Edible Weed

42:31 | Apr 21st, 2017

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

41:13 | Apr 14th, 2017

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

34:48 | Apr 7th, 2017

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 Inter...Show More
#110: The Daily Habits That Help Entrepreneurs Succeed

40:03 | Mar 31st, 2017

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

44:07 | Mar 24th, 2017

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 artificia...Show More
#108: From Profit to the Presidency: Is Lying the New Path to Success?

35:00 | Mar 17th, 2017

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

38:45 | Mar 10th, 2017

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 art...Show More
#106: For SpaceX, Tourism Is the Next Giant Leap in Space Travel

39:06 | Mar 3rd, 2017

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

39:30 | Feb 24th, 2017

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 Marc...Show More
#104: Will Linda McMahon Go to the Mat for American Small Businesses?

34:15 | Feb 17th, 2017

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

43:44 | Feb 10th, 2017

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

41:50 | Feb 3rd, 2017

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

39:27 | Jan 27th, 2017

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 servi...Show More
#100: How Automation Will Shape the Future of Employment

47:59 | Jan 20th, 2017

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 rep...Show More
#99: Should American Workers Have the Right to Disconnect?

51:24 | Jan 13th, 2017

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

50:08 | Jan 6th, 2017

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. Th...Show More
#97: See You Never, 2016

41:38 | Dec 30th, 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 ...Show More
#96: How Shazaam Was the Best Movie Sinbad Never Made

43:18 | Dec 23rd, 2016

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 remembe...Show More
#95: The Man Who Almost Invented Uber

39:41 | Dec 16th, 2016

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

37:17 | Dec 9th, 2016

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

47:21 | Dec 2nd, 2016

​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 interview...Show More
#92: It's Like "The Wire," but with Seafood

40:04 | Nov 25th, 2016

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, t...Show More
#91: Robots Could Help Us Live Forever, But Is It Worth It?

42:20 | Nov 18th, 2016

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 Intervie...Show More
#90: Trump Is Elected; Your Toaster Is a Bot

48:52 | Nov 11th, 2016

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 Crick...Show More
#89: Silicon Valley Rocks the Vote

48:28 | Nov 4th, 2016

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

45:12 | Oct 28th, 2016

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 busi...Show More
#87: Meet Pepper, The Humanoid Robot

44:44 | Oct 21st, 2016

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 intervi...Show More
#86: Twitter Is For Sale, But No One Is Bidding

47:28 | Oct 14th, 2016

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 Pl...Show More
#85: Whiskey Bottle-Sized Satellites May Become a Trillion-Dollar Business

40:58 | Oct 7th, 2016

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...Show More
#84: Room Service by Robot

1:05:28 | Sep 30th, 2016

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, ...Show More
#83: You Can Now Order a Priest on Amazon (in Japan)

54:12 | Sep 23rd, 2016

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

42:51 | Sep 16th, 2016

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

36:25 | Sep 9th, 2016

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...Show More
#80: Rise of the Nerds with Sporks

43:04 | Sep 2nd, 2016

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

45:02 | Aug 26th, 2016

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

33:41 | Aug 19th, 2016

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 teach...Show More
#77: Drone Racing Could Become the Next Billion-Dollar Spectator Sport

41:53 | Aug 12th, 2016

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 ma...Show More
#76: Hacking The Opioid Crisis

43:01 | Aug 5th, 2016

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

1:06:29 | Jul 29th, 2016

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 debat...Show More
#74: Special Delivery From... Anywhere

45:27 | Jul 22nd, 2016

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...Show More
#73: Pokémon Whoa!

46:39 | Jul 15th, 2016

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 med...Show More
#72: These Entrepreneurs Are Tracking Your Emotions

40:32 | Jul 8th, 2016

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 fo...Show More
#71: Brexit - Where There's Muck, There's Brass

50:25 | Jul 1st, 2016

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 S...Show More
#70: Sophia Amoruso talks Nasty Gal

49:47 | Jun 24th, 2016

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 hi...Show More
#69: Hacking the Democratic Party

50:57 | Jun 17th, 2016

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...Show More
#68: Amazon for Marijuana

38:02 | Jun 10th, 2016

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 Ch...Show More
#67: Should a Business Do Good—or Just Make Money?

42:39 | Jun 3rd, 2016

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

38:39 | May 27th, 2016

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 busines...Show More
#65: The Anti-Uber Model

40:03 | May 20th, 2016

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 technolo...Show More
#64: Economic Forecasting via Ping Pong

36:36 | May 13th, 2016

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 s...Show More
#63: Saving Babies with Beyoncé

39:32 | May 6th, 2016

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:...Show More
#62: Eyes in the Sky

41:14 | Apr 29th, 2016

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...Show More
#61: A Safe Place To Pee

39:49 | Apr 22nd, 2016

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 discrim...Show More
#60: Eating Rainbows and Employing Robots

44:46 | Apr 15th, 2016

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.c...Show More
#59: Will Kevin O’Leary Rule Canada?

34:39 | Apr 8th, 2016

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 u...Show More
#58: Google Dorking

32:26 | Apr 1st, 2016

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 c...Show More
#57: Could Kosher Become The New "Organic"?

36:44 | Mar 25th, 2016

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 empir...Show More
#56: Simplifying The Blockchain

34:17 | Mar 18th, 2016

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 B...Show More
#55: How Much Would You Pay To Go To Space?

36:09 | Mar 11th, 2016

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 co...Show More
#54: Hackers Are Coming For Your W-2s

37:49 | Mar 5th, 2016

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-Ma...Show More
#53: Why America Hates Smart Guns

41:06 | Feb 26th, 2016

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.comVisit: www.inc.com...Show More
#52: Maria Konnikova on "The Confidence Game"

37:21 | Feb 19th, 2016

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 w...Show More
#51: The Three-Wheeled Car Everyone Can Afford

36:03 | Feb 12th, 2016

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 equi...Show More
#50: This Startup Is Going After Internet Service Providers

40:56 | Feb 5th, 2016

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 Und...Show More
#49: The Startups Helping Presidential Candidates Get Elected

35:48 | Jan 29th, 2016

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 ...Show More
#48: Biohacking Gives You Wings

38:56 | Jan 22nd, 2016

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...Show More
#47: The Battle Over $100 Trillion Asteroids

33:18 | Jan 15th, 2016

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 emergi...Show More
#46: Fish Oil Cookies, The Newest NFL Craze

36:39 | Jan 8th, 2016

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

44:53 | Jan 1st, 2016

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...Show More
#44: Wu-Tang and Chill

31:44 | Dec 25th, 2015

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'...Show More
#43: Protecting Future Generations From AI

36:13 | Dec 18th, 2015

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...Show More
#42: Edible Robots, Coming to a Plate Near You

32:55 | Dec 11th, 2015

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 ...Show More
Ep 41: Getting Flying Cars Off The Ground

32:46 | Dec 4th, 2015

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 In...Show More
Ep 40: Mars 2030, or Bust

38:04 | Nov 27th, 2015

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 ...Show More
Ep 39: The Most Spectacular Startup Fails of 2015

36:53 | Nov 20th, 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 bro...Show More
Ep 38: Oil, FOMO, and Evil Banks

35:38 | Nov 13th, 2015

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

39:05 | Nov 6th, 2015

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...Show More
Ep 36: Does Space Cure Cancer?

41:39 | Oct 30th, 2015

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 th...Show More
Ep 35: LIVE with Kind CEO Daniel Lubetzky

47:19 | Oct 23rd, 2015

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 discu...Show More
Ep 34: LSD, The Perfect Headache Cure

39:10 | Oct 16th, 2015

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

31:45 | Oct 9th, 2015

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

36:49 | Oct 2nd, 2015

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, a...Show More
Ep. 31: Are Men More Power Hungry Than Women?

40:08 | Sep 25th, 2015

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

32:16 | Sep 18th, 2015

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

36:49 | Sep 11th, 2015

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

28:51 | Sep 4th, 2015

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 More
Ep. 27: The Entrepreneurs Of Burning Man

30:40 | Aug 28th, 2015

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 entrepreneur...Show More
Ep. 26: We Can Quit the Internet Anytime We Want

26:44 | Aug 14th, 2015

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 Ame...Show More
Ep. 25: Living Together, Living Apart, and Living with Robots

28:13 | Aug 7th, 2015

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

29:31 | Jul 31st, 2015

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 ...Show More
Ep. 23: Online Adulterers, Be Very Afraid

28:07 | Jul 24th, 2015

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...Show More
Ep. 22: Hacking Addiction

30:37 | Jul 17th, 2015

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

26:29 | Jul 10th, 2015

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

27:43 | Jul 3rd, 2015

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 ...Show More