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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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Kudos to producer for putting together a great show!

iTunes Ratings

107 Ratings
Average Ratings
62
12
14
8
11

Excellent

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

Great Production!

By bkaudiolovers - Oct 11 2017
Read more
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: #217 Salad Shop Sweetgreen Now Serving Up Technology

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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. 

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Apr 19 2019

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Rank #2: #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 #3: #241 An MIT Researcher’s Fascinating Take on Modern Capitalism

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Andrew McAfee thinks humanity’s latest milestone could impact economies everywhere. Plus, the growth behind one of America’s hottest skincare brands and a Florida startup’s dramatically risky approach to health care.

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Oct 04 2019

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Rank #4: #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 #5: #240 How WeWork Lost Its CEO and More Than $30 Billion in Value in Less Than 8 Weeks

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What you need to know about WeWork's IPO implosion. Plus, how GitLab maintains an 850 remote employee workforce and why people are tracking horserace sales and thinking about recession. 

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Sep 27 2019

35mins

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Rank #6: #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 #7: #204 Brands Went Wild Online This Week. We Are Only in for More

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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.

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Jan 18 2019

37mins

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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: #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

43mins

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Rank #10: #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 #11: #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 #12: #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 #13: #114: Robots Took 75% of Jobs at This Company But No One Got Fired

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

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Apr 28 2017

35mins

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Rank #14: #208 The $300 Million Reddit Surprise

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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.

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Feb 15 2019

31mins

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Rank #15: #117: How Product Design Can Make or Break Your Business

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This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss the winners of the magazine's annual 'Design Awards' package. They also explore why Maple, the New York City food delivery service, shut down earlier this month-- and why other food businesses should take note. Lastly, the crew interviews Ross Mason, a co-founder of MuleSoft, who recently took his cloud computing company public in March. 

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May 19 2017

44mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 28: Hiring Secrets from Warby Parker's Neil Blumenthal

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Inc. editor James Ledbetter and Inc. staff member Jon Fine, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin and Will Yakowicz have their first guest on the air -- Warby Parker CEO Neil Blumenthal. The group dives into the finer points of an effective interview, how the TV show Mr. Robot explores the dichotomy of the hacker as a superhero/villain archetype, and how an old wine maker took to crowd funding to back his creation of 10,000 new grapes strands. This week’s episode is sponsored by T-Mobile. Switch your business today at www.TMobile.com/Business.

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Sep 04 2015

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Rank #17: #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 #18: #100: How Automation Will Shape the Future of Employment

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

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Jan 20 2017

47mins

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Rank #19: #144 2017 is a Depressing Year for Digital Media Companies

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

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Nov 24 2017

36mins

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Rank #20: #138: Can Elon Musk Save the World?

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

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Oct 13 2017

39mins

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