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Lord Of The Things

When the connected future finally arrives, Jahangir Mohammed will be sitting there, reeling it in.

10+ mins read
Inc.
December/January 2016

One Woman's Escape From Silicon Valley

When the connected future finally arrives, Jahangir Mohammed will be sitting there, reeling it in.

5 mins read
Inc.
December/January 2016

How A Terrible Day Spawned a $70 Million Business

Megan Tamte was living her lifelong dream of motherhood - and she was miserable. Launching a store for other mothers turned everything around.

10+ mins read
Inc.
November 2015

The Rise Of Kenneth Cole

Kenneth Cole hatched his eponymous brand in 1982 from the back of a trailer. Almost 20 years after taking his fashion company public - at its height, it reached a market cap of around $850 million - he took it private again in 2012, when it was valued at $280 million. Earlier this year Cole, 61, relinquished the CEO title (for the second time) of the now billion-dollar brand, maintaining his role as chief creative officer. Cole spoke recently about the seductions and pitfalls of being a public company, and why he believes private companies have more strategic swagger.

7 mins read
Inc.
November 2015

The Next Steve Jobs

Many entrepreneurs and their backers will tell you they're playing the long game. But no one's doing it quite like Theranos's Elizabeth Holmes.

10+ mins read
Inc.
October 2015

Does More Pay Mean More Growth?

Dan Price set a $70,000 minimum wage at his Seattle shop. No one was prepared for what happened next.

10+ mins read
Inc.
November 2015

The 1099 Bind

The most valuable startups in America call their workers independent contractors. Courts are starting to say they arent. If your on-demand company must treat workers as employees, can the gig economy survive?

10+ mins read
Inc.
November 2015

How Creative Perks Strengthen Corporate Culture

When you cant swing egg freezing and baby cash bonuses, consider more modest options that employees will appreciate.

5 mins read
Inc.
November 2015

Will The Next Steve Jobs Be A Woman?

Why a rising tide of female founders will finally bring us the next iconic entrepreneur.

7 mins read
Inc.
October 2015

The DNA Whisperer

Anne Wojcicki's genetic testing company was almost shut down by the FDA. Now it's worth a reported $1 billion.

5 mins read
Inc.
October 2015

The King of Spa Castle

Steve Chon's drive, determination, work ethic, and single-minded focus helped him build his spa empire. And led him to almost lose it all.

10+ mins read
Inc.
October 2015

Inside The Mind Of Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook's COO is arguably the most influential woman in business. Now, even after personal tragedy, she wants to spread that influence to small businesses - and get women into seats of power everywhere.

7 mins read
Inc.
October 2015

Your Awkward Phase, And Why You Should Love It

All growing companies eventually reach an adolescence - a no man's land between scrappy startup and big, established company. It may make you feel like an overwhelmed teen again. Don't let it.

10+ mins read
Inc.
September 2015

How To Navigate The Dreaded Tech Bubble

Anyone paying attention knows what it's called. But no private tech investor dares speak the word, for fear of triggering the beginning of the end. We break down the stakes for companies trying to grow during the tech...boom, bulge, barbell, or whatever you'd like to call it.

10+ mins read
Inc.
September 2015

Fintech Finally Lifts Off

It's been about two decades since a financial company really changed the world. Inc. 500 entrepreneurs are leading a pack of disrupters, raised in the shadow of PayPal, who will change your business relationship to money forever.

10+ mins read
Inc.
September 2015

The Family Feud That Almost Killed Mardi Gras

For decades, New Orleans's legendary Blaine Kern ran the company that makes the grandest Mardi Gras floats. Then it came time for the next generation to take over.

10+ mins read
Inc.
July/August 2015

Bill Clinton On The Importance of Entrepreneurship

No president has, upon leaving office, launched himself as vigorously into supporting entrepreneurship as Bill Clinton. Both the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative have created programs to fund and mentor hundreds of entrepreneurs at home and abroad. In a wide-ranging interview - on everything from electric car charging stations to the proper role of banking regulation - the 42nd president shares with Inc. his vision and priorities for business leaders in the 21st century.

10+ mins read
Inc.
September 2015