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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, who covers technology, startups and the sharing economy; Staff writer Will Yakowicz, who covers management, cryptocurrency and the grey economy; PLUS special guests, including authors, industry experts, and the founders of businesses that are reshaping our world.

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, who covers technology, startups and the sharing economy; Staff writer Will Yakowicz, who covers management, cryptocurrency and the grey economy; PLUS special guests, including authors, industry experts, and the founders of businesses that are reshaping our world.
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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, who covers technology, startups and the sharing economy; Staff writer Will Yakowicz, who covers management, cryptocurrency and the grey economy; PLUS special guests, including authors, industry experts, and the founders of businesses that are reshaping our world.

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English


Episodes

#146 How ‘Grinch Bots’ Are Buying Up Popular Holiday Toys Before Parents Can

12/8/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how the proposed tax bill could give the largest permanent tax breaks to big corporations while many small businesses wouldn’t qualify for tax relief. The group also talks about how toy scalpers are using computer programs to buy up popular toys to sell them to desperate parents at inflated rates during the holiday crush and why toy companies are powerless to fight it. Lastly, the group interviews the founders of identity management company Okta...

Duration: 00:37:02


#145 Tips on Holiday Travel from Away’s Jen Rubio

12/1/2017
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This week, Inc. writers and editors discuss Evan Spiegel’s plan to improve Snapchat by separating the social and media aspects of the app. They also look at Small Business Saturday and the impact it’s had on independent companies. Finally, Jen Rubio, the co-founder of the luggage company Away, shares her tips and tricks for traveling during the holidays.

Duration: 00:31:15


#144 2017 is a Depressing Year for Digital Media Companies

11/24/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:35:44


#143 Can Startups Solve Climate Change?

11/17/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how climate change, and the companies trying to mitigate its effects, was a big topic at this year’s Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. The group also talked about how holiday-themed businesses survive in spring and summer. Lastly, the crew discusses how a consumer product safety testing company found concerning security flaws in four of this season’s popular toys.

Duration: 00:31:01


#142 Sean Parker Speaks Out Against Facebook

11/10/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Silicon Valley was shaken by the arrest of prominent billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s arrest in Saudi Arabia and leaked documents known as the "Paradise Papers” that revealed Facebook and Twitter received major investments from the Kremlin. The group also discusses how Sean Parker and other prominent figures in tech are talking out against the power and influence companies like Facebook and Google have over the world. Lastly,...

Duration: 00:45:00


#141 This Company’s Product Could Be the Biggest Breakthrough in Contraception

11/2/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Amazon acquired 12 wholesale pharmacy licenses in different states to distribute medical and surgical equipment, devices, and other healthcare equipment. Is the tech giant dipping its toes into the market to eventually do home delivery of prescription drugs? The group also talks about Evofem, which is developing a contraceptive gel that could be the biggest breakthrough in birth control since 1960s. Lastly, the group discusses initial coin...

Duration: 00:41:09


#140 Why a Startup’s Next Acquisition May Be an Empty Storefront

10/27/2017
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This week, Inc. writers and editors discuss what happens when retailers shrink their physical spaces in an effort to recoup funds, and the fast-growing companies that are buying the empty storefronts. They also look at the startups trying to tackle the opioid crisis in America. Finally, they examine Memphis Meats, the startup creating chicken and beef without slaughtering animals.

Duration: 00:31:08


#139 What Startups Can Learn From the Harvey Weinstein Debacle

10/20/2017
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This week on Inc. Uncensored, editors and writers discuss the recent allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, and how businesses across the country are responding to the aftermath. Plus, they explore the crazy lengths that some cities are going to in order to win over Amazon for its next headquarters. Finally, they look back at the first season of the hit ABC series ‘Shark Tank,’ and what lessons the initial contestants took with them.

Duration: 00:39:42


#138: Can Elon Musk Save the World?

10/13/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:38:59


#137 How Amazon Wants to Make Whole Foods Cheaper

10/6/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about Amazon’s strategy with Whole Foods after buying the grocery chain this summer. The group also talks about how legislation is now on the Senate floor to get self-driving cars on the roads. Lastly, the crew explores the rise of women-only business-oriented networking groups and the growing trend of all-female co-working spaces.

Duration: 00:43:29


#136 Why Kevin O’Leary Prefers Investing in Women-Led Companies

9/29/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about the Inc. Women’s Summit and why Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank investor, says women-led companies in his portfolio have higher returns. The group also talks about how about a dozen companies are racing to build the first practical (and affordable) drone taxi service. Lastly, the group interviews Sascha Simon, the founder of Sfara, an emergency alert service and AI platform for drivers.

Duration: 00:38:30


#135 Cyber Insurance May Be the Industry's Riskiest Bet Yet

9/22/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about the burgeoning cyber security insurance policy market and how the industry might not be ready for a cyber catastrophe. The group also talks about how entrepreneur Polina Raygorodskaya built Wanderu, a $100 million startup that connects travelers with the best options for bus, train, and ferry transportation. Lastly, the group interviews John Valiton, co-founder and CEO of ReemoHealth, which makes health-monitoring wearables for elderly people...

Duration: 00:38:28


#134 Inside a Startup’s Toxic Harassment Culture

9/15/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how the CEO of Silicon Valley online lending company Social Finance is resigning in a few months after years of sexual harassment allegations were made public. The group also talks about how storm damage assessment is becoming a bigger part of the business models behind drone companies as insurance companies need help to document the hundreds of billions of dollars in damage across Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands from...

Duration: 00:39:59


#133 As Trump Kills DACA, Silicon Valley Stands Up for Immigrants

9/8/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley companies are standing up against Trump's decision to end DACA. The group also discusses how a small Texas inventor won $10 million in a patent infringement lawsuit against Nintendo. Lastly, the group interviews Derek Belch of Strivr, which makes VR training programs for NFL teams and corporations including Walmart.

Duration: 00:33:47


#132 How Small Businesses Are Overcoming Harvey in Houston

9/1/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how entrepreneurs in Houston are dealing with the disaster after tropical storm Harvey dumped 50 inches of rain on the city. The group also talks about Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and his uphill battle to change the company’s toxic culture. Lastly, the group interviews Kaijen Hsiao, CTO of Mayfield Robotics, about the technology behind the company’s family-friendly robot Kuri.

Duration: 00:34:08


#131 Google and Walmart Team Up to Take on Amazon

8/25/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Google and Walmart are working together to build out e-commerce arm Google Express. The group also talks about how the iconic Katz’s Deli has been able to stay in business since 1888 and how it plans to grow online. Lastly, the group interviews RapidSOS founder Michael Martin for a new segment named Innovation Nation.

Duration: 00:30:18


#130 Are Business Leaders Done Playing Nice With Trump?

8/18/2017
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This week, Inc. writers and editors discuss the launch of the Inc. 5000, the annual list of the fastest-growing, private companies in America by revenue growth. Plus, they explore the departure of several CEOs from President Trump's business councils--and the subsequent dissolution of those councils--and why 2017 may be the year of the European tech IPO.

Duration: 00:33:14


#129 Why the Gig Economy May Be Shrinking

8/11/2017
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This week, Inc. writers and editors discuss how a shift in the so-called 'gig economy' impacts companies that depend on short-term labor. They also examine why Netflix, the DVD rental service-turned-streaming giant, just made its first acquisition to date. Finally, they explore the power that the big digital platforms of today wield over media--and what one new high-profile essay on the topic gets so wrong.

Duration: 00:32:45


#128 Whatever Happened to the Tech IPO?

8/4/2017
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This week, Inc. writers and editors talk about the somewhat dire state of tech IPOs as Snap and Blue Apron valuations dip below their initial public offering prices. The group also explores how many women entrepreneurs are juggling their businesses while running for Congress and other political positions. Lastly, the crew talks about how bitcoin split into two different virtual currencies.

Duration: 00:40:53


#127 Why Snapchat's Augmented Reality Hotdog Matters.

7/28/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how Snapchat's augmented reality filters are worrisome to Facebook, how Daimler and Bosch made the first autonomous valet parking garage in Germany, and how startups are trying to hack the perfect cup of coffee.

Duration: 00:31:34

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