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Andy Dunn
Dunn co-founded menswear retailer Bonobos with Brian Spaly in 2007. (He is seen here at the Madison Avenue store in New York City.) The company landed $127 million in venture funding before Walmart acquired it for $310 million in 2017. Dunn stayed at
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Are You A Better Manager Than The Average Kindergartner?
1) In The Culture Code, Coyle uses which phrase to describe the method, concept, or quality that allowed four-person teams of kindergartners to outperform four-person teams of business school students in a contest? A__The power of play B__Iterative d
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Hustle and Heart
An Inc. series about entrepreneurs who refocus their talents to do right by others. If you were to pluck co-founders from a crowd, Monica Peraza O’Quigley and Sydney Sherman would not make an obvious duo. But when O’Quigley, a mother of four who was
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Is Your Customer Service Human Enough?
In the fall of 2016, Rahul Vohra was testing a powerful email service called Superhuman. Between meeting potential customers, he would demo his $30-a-month service and spend nearly an hour training buyers. After 200 or so of those one-on-one calls, h
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Place & Purpose
There is never a bad time to celebrate wonderful workplaces—businesses that make employees feel challenged, valued, and respected, where leaders are trust worthy, generous, and humane. And yet … We started assembling our annual Best Workplaces packag
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Hauling Ass
What do donkeys, beer, and jogging have in common? Burro racing. Legend has it that inebriated miners in Colorado began racing alongside their pack animals in the 19th century. The sport continues today, and Caitlin Landesberg, 37, decided to give it
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The Germinator
Xenex Disinfection Services has one goal: to wipe out hospital-acquired infections, which claim some 100,000 American lives annually. The company’s $125,000 LightStrike “germ-zapping robot” uses UV technology developed by two Johns Hopkins epidemiolo
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Don’t Start A Business Unless You Have A Mission To Build It On
Brian Cruver was a cocky, 29-year-old, freshly minted MBA who thought he had landed in the big leagues when he took a job in 2001 — at Enron. Within months, he witnessed the energy company once regarded as an innovative dynamo implode amid fraud alle
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DTC Isn’t Dead—It’s Everywhere
Every time you open Instagram, you’re likely hit with an ad from a brand you’ve never heard of, showcasing a beautifully photographed product that’s sold only online. Welcome to the age of “direct-to-consumer,” or DTC—the name that’s been assigned to
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They Helped Save Their Co-founder While Building A Company
Every founder knows that the culture they create can ensure their company’s survival. Rarely, though, does it save an actual life. But that’s exactly what happened at MX, a Lehi, Utah-based fintech company co-founded by Ryan Caldwell and Brandon Dewi
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How SMBs Can Build Growth-Ready Teams
The past decade has seen an unprecedented national job expansion, which made it increasingly difficult for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) to recruit and retain the talent they need to sustain growth. That came to a screeching halt in March, when
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Creating An Agency She Can Live With
From the day Aimee Woodall (above) started her marketing firm, the Black Sheep Agency, in Houston in 2009, she knew success would depend entirely on breaking with what she calls “agency culture.” “It’s a lot like legal culture,” she says. “You’re tie
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How I Get It All Done (From Home)
The alarm clock buzzes at 6:30 a.m. “A lot of founders have these amazing morning productivity hacks, like meditation,” says Vechery. “For me, the single greatest motivating factor is to just be doing something I love. And so, uh, that translates to
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Yes, There’s Free Beer. But This Company Wants You To Focus On Life Outside The Office
At Buildertrend, a construction-management software company in Omaha, Nebraska, co-founders Dan Houghton, Jeff Dugger, and Steve Dugger are known as “the Bobs.” A reference to Office Space, it’s an inside joke, as Houghton and the Dugger brothers are
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Incubator or Accelerator?
A global three-month accelerator. LAUNCHED 2006 LOCATIONS Of Techstars’ 47 programs, 29 are based in the U.S. Other locations include London, Montreal, and Tel Aviv. PROMINENT GRADUATES PillPack, ClassPass, Zipline Five companies are given $100,000 a
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You Can’t Be A Jerk And Work Here
Interviewing a job candidate recently, Jobot founder Heidi Golledge kept pushing him for references—though he was clearly qualified. The applicant soon realized why. “Are you trying to find out if I’m a jerk?” he asked. Her unapologetic reply: “Yes.”
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Tough Love From an Entrepreneurial Curmudgeon
Carey Smith started fan-and-light maker Big Ass Fans in 1999 and sold it for $500 million in 2017. Today he runs Unorthodox Ventures, an investment firm focused on helping small companies with big potential. Entrepreneurs are being hoodwinked and led
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The Best Places To Work 2020 Honorees
Nearly 2,500 companies vied for the honor of being named to Inc.’s Best Workplaces list. But only this select group scored high enough—in terms of benefits, perks, and, most important, employee satisfaction—to meet the criteria. Congratulations. Abil
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Find the Right Balance Between Humans and Bots
Way back in the 1960s, Joseph Weizenbaum of MIT decided to have a little fun. To demonstrate the artificiality of computers—how soulless and very unlike humans they were—Weizenbaum created a little program called Eliza, which he designed to behave li
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Telemedicine Finds That The Future Is Suddenly Here
Telemedicine as a business model has been hampered by the reluctance of practitioners to move from hospital or office-based medicine, and insurance companies that offered only cursory virtual-care coverage. In two months, everything changed, says Sar
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Selling Ain’t Telling
A former editor and founding CEO of the ad agency Droga5, Andrew Essex is currently the CEO of Plan A, a marketing services holding company, the author of The End of Advertising, and a recognized authority on branding and brand storytelling. In this
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The Metrics
The winners were those that met a minimum engagement score and a minimum benefits score in each size category—micro, small, medium, medium large, large, or extra large—based on the number of employees. Minimum Engagement Score/Minimum Benefits Score
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Reworking Our Workplaces
HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU Members of Inc.’s editorial staff at one of our daily Zoom confabs. It’s been a struggle to write this note, which is supposed to celebrate Inc.’s annual Best Workplaces awards. BWP, as we call it internally, is long planned, an
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Whom Are You Not Serving? Diversify Your Customer Base
Scott Shigeoka is GoDaddy’s entrepreneur-in-residence, providing guidance to the everyday entrepreneur. Through his creative studio, he tells stories across different media and is working on his first book, which will focus on the role of curiosity i
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Brand & Purpose
By the time I got to This Old House, it wasn’t exactly Victorian, but it was definitely vintage. And I had to renovate it. TOH was the original home-improvement brand—the PBS television shows, a couple of websites, a magazine, and other businesses. W
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The Ice Cream Flavor Maker
The sign on the door says “Chief Creative Officer,” but for Tyler Malek, co-founder of cult ice creamery Salt & Straw, work means sampling 15 to 20 varieties of each new ice cream at the company’s R&D kitchen, where such flavors as Arbequina Olive Oi
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When Plan B Is A Beauty
Podcasting is white-hot. But 15 years ago, when Ev Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass started Odeo as a podcasting platform, they were ahead of the curve. Way too far ahead. In 2005, Odeo had 14 employees banging away when, suddenly, the earth buckl
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Surging Forward, Giving Back
FOUNDER OF MADISON REED If anyone could claim to be too busy to be a mentor, it’s Amy Errett, the CEO of 250-person hair-color company Madison Reed, which she founded in 2013. She’s also a partner at VC firm True Ventures and, to add to the crazy, ra
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How Amazon Reshaped the World
I was amazed at how deeply A.I. is embedded in the company’s activities. Amazon was an early adopter of artificial intelligence, and has injected it into almost every aspect of its business. For example, the company used to conduct weekly retail revi
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Lead With Purpose
STANLEY MCCHRYSTAL, FOUR-STAR GENERAL; FORMER COMMANDER, JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND; FOUNDER, MCCHRYSTAL GROUP As the Covid-19 pandemic intensified its assault at home and abroad, retired four-star general Stanley McChrystal found himself in pr
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