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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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#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


#126 A Conversation With Warby Parker’s Founders—and the Booming Business of a Solar Eclipse

7/21/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers welcome Warby Parker cofounders Neil Blumenthal and David Gilboa into the studio to talk about how the company is growing up, embracing physical retail, and disrupting opthamologists. The group also talks about how Amazon has been making bets on the food delivery space since 1999 and how solar eclipse mania has become a full-blown industry as millions of people plan to travel to 12 states to watch the celestial event on Aug. 21.

Duration: 00:41:11


#125 Researchers Use Cognitive Psychology to Find Out Why Robots Make Decisions

7/14/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how the Trump administration has delayed a rule that would allow some foreign entrepreneurs to live in the U.S. to build companies and how Silicon Valley is responding. The crew dives into the new field of robot psychology as researchers at Alphabet's DeepMind analyze why artificial intelligence neural networks make specific decisions and study AI’s inherent biases. Lastly, the group discusses how Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs Mark Pincus...

Duration: 00:29:53


#124 Sexism, Trade and Family Businesses

7/7/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss the mounting problem of sexism on the part of Silicon Valley VCs. Plus, they look at how new trade deals could impact U.S. businesses, and how the second and third generation of family companies can transform their businesses.

Duration: 00:43:48


#123 Is a Business Owner's Right to Religious Freedom a Form of Discrimination?

6/30/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case about how a Colorado bakery denied service to a same-sex couple, citing religious beliefs—is it discrimination or should religious people be exempt from serving people who do not fit into their religious views? The gang also talks about how Florida, Wisconsin, Idaho, and Virginia have all passed laws to allow robot delivery. Lastly, we talk about how Ryan Frayne, the co-founder and CEO of...

Duration: 00:37:00


#122 What Travis Kalanick's Departure Means For Uber

6/23/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers discuss the ouster of CEO Travis Kalanick from Uber, and how this could impact the company moving forward. They also debate the future of London as a business hub as Brexit negotiations get underway, and why Berlin might soon take its place. Finally, executive director of editorial Jon Fine interviews host James Ledbetter about his recently published book, One Nation Under Gold.

Duration: 00:45:24


#121 How Warby Parker Could Put All Optometrists Out of Business

6/16/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how David Whitford’s piece in the June issue about how Warby Parker is opening up dozens of physical retail locations across the U.S. and optometrists are worried. The group also talks about Troll Cakes, a small New York City-based business that is making cakes decorated with messages from online trolls. For an extra $30 Troll Cakes will send the cake to the person bullying you online. Lastly, the group interviews serial entrepreneur Noah Kagan.

Duration: 00:26:07


#120: Apple’s HomePod Hopes to Compete With Amazon Echo

6/9/2017
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This week, Inc. editors and writers talk about how a group of tech companies like Amazon, Etsy, and Kickstarter are coming together to protest the Federal Communications Commission’s move to deregulate the telecom and cable industries by removing Net Neutrality protections. Apple announces its HomePod, a Siri-powered home assistant and speaker, but will it be able to best the Amazon Echo or the Google Home? Lastly, the crew interviews Oliver and Leo Kramer, the founders of Dos Toros...

Duration: 00:23:52

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