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But while his collaborators admire what Fatemi calls "a bias toward action," he's hardly firing blindly. "It's still being really smart about what actions you are taking and what money you are spending and where you are firing," she says. A prime example was right onstage with Cuban at SXSW, …
Inc.'s Scott Omelianuk: Why Depression and Entrepreneurship Is a Thing Worth Talking About
It was spring, and the day had started sunny. But now, as I stood alone in a dim pool of light in a near-empty parking lot of the corporate headquarters of one of the world's largest hotel groups, it was raw and windy, with gray clouds scuttling across the night …
Meet the Urban Farmers Shaping the Future of the $5 Trillion Agriculture Industry
The central atrium at Vertical Harvest, and the tallest vertical belt they have, where lettuces are grown and cycle upward throughout the day, getting bathed in natural sunlight. Photographs by Michael George And the flywheel, now known as BoweryOS, is flying. Because BoweryOS tends so many plants and can tend …
8 Expert Secrets to Creating Highly Influential Content
For leaders, producing high-quality content is an excellent strategy for growing a loyal audience and influencing public opinion. However, if you want your content to be influential, it has to be done right. Whatever you're thinking of writing, there's a good chance there are thousands of competing articles, says Ryan …
How JetBlue Founder David Neeleman Launched a New Airline During a Pandemic
The icy weather system that trundled up the Atlantic Seaboard and glazed New York City on February 14, 2007, was nasty, but not the worst that airlines had ever confronted. Mainline carriers such as American and Delta knew the drill. They canceled flights in anticipation while moving equipment and crews …
Backstage Capital's Arlan Hamilton Emerged From Poverty Into Venture Capital. Her Optimism Led the Way [VIDEO]
Although the venture capital world statistically excludes Black women like Arlan Hamilton, that didn't discourage her breaking into the field.
How Getting Covid Twice Made Me Ponder the Art of Reinvention
It's been a year since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States. Not the happiest of anniversaries, but an interesting one, nonetheless. Last year was an incredible test of our agility, our adaptability, and our endurance.
His Billion-Dollar Deal Went Bust This Year. But Covid-19 Held Even Bigger Leadership Lessons [VIDEO]
While Harry's co-founder and co-CEO Jeff Raider has led his New York City-based company through industry disruption and landing--and then losing--a $1.37-billion acquisition deal, the Covid-19 global pandemic has been one of his biggest tests of leadership yet.
Steve Jobs: What Separates the People Who Do Things from Those Who Just Dream About Them
Steve Jobs achieved massive success as the co-founder of Apple, but he was no stranger to massive failure. Like the time Jobs was fired from Apple at the age of 30. Or how about the times he launched product failures? Remember these? The Apple Lisa. Macintosh TV. The Apple III. …
Beatrice Dixon: Learn to Trust Your Gut [VIDEO]
The co-founder of feminine hygiene company The Honey Pot says to let your instincts guide you when it comes to key business decisions.
Why This Founder Believes Business Success Starts With Diversity [VIDEO]
Tristan Walker built Walker & Company Brands by going all-in on his values. Here's his advice for founders.
'A Growth Industry Like I've Never Seen'
"There's a lot that goes on behind the cookie banner," says Kabir Barday, the founder and CEO of OneTrust. He's talking about that now-ubiquitous pop-up on websites that lets you know the site is collecting data on your visits and activity in order to personalize your experience--or sell your information …
How This Family Food Business Became a National Brand [VIDEO]
Miguel Garza, co-founder and CEO of Siete Family Foods, discusses how a tortilla recipe launched a thriving business--and a new category.
WordPress Co-Founder on the Keys to Building a Great Virtual Workforce [VIDEO]
Matt Mullenweg shares tips for managing distributed teams and how to embrace the changes in the new normal.
Steve Case: How to Level the Playing Field in Startup Funding [VIDEO]
The founder and VC details what it will take to diversify the pool of entrepreneurs with access to investment capital.
What Julia Cheek Learned From Everlywell's Dramatic Covid Pivot [VIDEO]
The founder and CEO of home health testing startup Everlywell tells the story of how her company got its Covid-19 tests to market--and how she's changed as a leader.
Kendra Scott: Focus on Your Customers, Not on Your Business
The jewelry and lifestyle entrepreneur says your company's success hinges on your ability to connect with the people you serve.
Real Talk Business Reboot: Basecamp CEO Jason Fried on How Remote Teams Win [VIDEO]
Remote work expert Jason Fried shares tips for managing a remote workforce successfully.
RealTalk Business Reboot: Ask Me Anything With Mark Cuban [VIDEO]
The Shark Tank star talks about pivots, producitivity and the future of American business, post-Covid-19.
5 Entrepreneur Myths You Have to Kill to Succeed
And while running your own business is exhilarating at first, only half of businesses that employ staff survive the first five years, according to Small Business Administration data. The struggle of successfully running your company while maintaining a regular stream of leads, managing finances and handling emergencies is a heavy …
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6 Proven Tactics for Dealing With Upset Customers
Regardless of what industry you're in and how much effort you put in to doing everything right, the truth is you cannot possibly satisfy all of your customers all the time, and it's likely you'll end up dealing with an angry customer or two. However, whether it's a quality issue, …
Why You and Your Business Should Opt for Transparency
If you're keeping secrets, eventually people will find out and punish you for it.
You Might Be Boring Your Employees and Killing Your Business
Engaged and interested people do better work. Why make it harder for them?
Year-End Reviews Are a Waste of Time and Money. Here's What You Should Do Instead
Industry giants like Adobe, General Electric, and Accenture have given up formal annual reviews in favor of providing feedback throughout the year, and startups around the country have followed suit--but is that as effective? Inc. asked Deena Fox, founder and CEO of Brightfox, an HR software and platform that helps …
Favor CEO Jag Bath Bet Big on Texas--and Helped His Food-Delivery Company Finally Turn a Profit
Jag Bath, an e-commerce veteran of Gilt Groupe and RetailMeNot, became CEO of the Austin-based on-demand delivery service Favor in 2015, fully prepared to execute the Silicon Valley playbook of growth at any cost. But it wasn't until he made a series of painful decisions, and took a much different …
The Art of (Truly) Taking a Vacation: 6 Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets
Although countless studies have emphasized the importance of taking time off from work for one's mental and physical health, and also for increased productivity when back at the office, many professionals still fail to take a proper vacation. Busy entrepreneurs seem to have the worst track record, as most of …
Need to Heartlessly Fire Someone? Tech Comes to Your Aid
This brings computer-based training to a new high--or low.
Growing Your Influence Online: 7 Tips for Creating a Successful Blog
A company blog can be a crucial instrument in any company's marketing strategy to attain increased visibility, draw in potential customers and build a loyal following online. The key is to update the blog regularly with relevant content that educates and provides real value to readers, instead of just rehashing …
How Ricardo Mora Built Thriving Businesses on Both Sides of the U.S.-Mexico Border (and Why He Wouldn't Do It Any Other Way)
Ricardo Mora is an El Paso-based telecom entrepreneur, restaurateur, tech investor, and startup evangelist. His various ventures straddle the U.S. and Mexican markets, and give him a uniquely informed perspective on border politics. Business is better for everyone, he's found over the years, when companies--and people--on both sides of the …