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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 on industry trends, best practices, and cool companies. The host is Inc. editor James Ledbetter (formerly of Reuters, TIME and The Industry Standard) and regular participants include: Executive editor Jon Fine, longtime BusinessWeek columnist and Inc.’s technology editor; Senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin who covers technology, startups and...

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Inc. Uncensored is a lively weekly podcast exploring the fast-moving world of startups, entrepreneurship, technology, and high-growth businesses—all through the eyes of the veteran business journalists of Inc. and Inc.com. We’ll keep you up to date on industry trends, best practices, and cool companies. The host is Inc. editor James Ledbetter (formerly of Reuters, TIME and The Industry Standard) and regular participants include: Executive editor Jon Fine, longtime BusinessWeek columnist and Inc.’s technology editor; Senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin who covers technology, startups and...

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Love the Inc. Uncensored crew.

Great Production!

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iTunes Ratings

107 Ratings
Average Ratings
63
12
13
8
11

Excellent

By Raterade7777 - Oct 13 2017
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Love the Inc. Uncensored crew.

Great Production!

By bkaudiolovers - Oct 11 2017
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Kudos to producer for putting together a great show!

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Inc. Uncensored

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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 on industry trends, best practices, and cool companies. The host is Inc. editor James Ledbetter (formerly of Reuters, TIME and The Industry Standard) and regular participants include: Executive editor Jon Fine, longtime BusinessWeek columnist and Inc.’s technology editor; Senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin who covers technology, startups and...

Rank #1: #54: Hackers Are Coming For Your W-2s

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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.   

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Mar 05 2016

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Rank #2: #110: The Daily Habits That Help Entrepreneurs Succeed

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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.

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Mar 31 2017

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Rank #3: #220 These Women Started Companies—While Starting Their Families

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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?

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May 10 2019

41mins

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Rank #4: #50: This Startup Is Going After Internet Service Providers

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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.

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Feb 05 2016

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Rank #5: #211 Life Hacks From Inc.'s Superstar Entrepreneurs

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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.

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Mar 08 2019

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Rank #6: #237 Peeling Back the Curtain on the Inc. 5000

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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.

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Sep 06 2019

27mins

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Rank #7: #221 The Right Untucked Shirt to Wear

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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. 

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May 17 2019

34mins

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Rank #8: #106: For SpaceX, Tourism Is the Next Giant Leap in Space Travel

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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.

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Mar 03 2017

39mins

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Rank #9: #191 How a Scrappy Vape Startup Grew to $15 Billion--Amid Wild Controversy

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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

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Oct 19 2018

23mins

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Rank #10: #78: A Look Inside the Fastest-Growing Companies in the U.S.

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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.

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Aug 19 2016

33mins

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Rank #11: #177 The Middle Class Cannot Afford America Anymore

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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. 

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Jul 13 2018

35mins

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Rank #12: #79: The Start-Up Capital of America Isn't on the West Coast

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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.

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Aug 26 2016

45mins

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Rank #13: Ep 34: LSD, The Perfect Headache Cure

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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.
 
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Oct 16 2015

39mins

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Rank #14: #230 Inside Facebook's Cryptocurrency Fight

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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. 

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Jul 19 2019

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Rank #15: #222 America's Best Workplaces

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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. 

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May 24 2019

26mins

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Rank #16: #109: The Founder of Thinx Revolutionized Periods, but Was She Too Extreme for Her Own Company?

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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.

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Mar 24 2017

44mins

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Rank #17: #105: The Legal Battle Brewing Between a TV Star and a Coffee Entrepreneur

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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.

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Feb 24 2017

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Rank #18: #76: Hacking The Opioid Crisis

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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.

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Aug 05 2016

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Rank #19: #75: The Next Thing In Office Trends: Bullet Proof Cubicles

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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. 

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Jul 29 2016

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Rank #20: Ep. 33: The Game Is Rigged: From DraftKings to Wall Street

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Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff members Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, and Will Yakowicz talk about how fantasy football non-gambling sites like FanDuel and DraftKings have been rocked by alleged "insider trading," how the founder of new 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.
 
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Oct 09 2015

31mins

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