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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. With host Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, Inc.’s senior writer, along with frequent appearances from staff writers Kevin Ryan, Emily Canal, executive editor Kimberly Weisul and more.

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. With host Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, Inc.’s senior writer, along with frequent appearances from staff writers Kevin Ryan, Emily Canal, executive editor Kimberly Weisul and more.

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United States

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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. With host Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, Inc.’s senior writer, along with frequent appearances from staff writers Kevin Ryan, Emily Canal, executive editor Kimberly Weisul and more.

Twitter:

@Inc

Language:

English


Episodes

Ryan Petersen: Balancing Order and Disorder

6/7/2021
Ryan Petersen founded Flexport in 2013, when he decided to break into and transform part of the global-shipping industry by bringing reliable data and tracking to even the smallest companies. Now he has more than $1 billion in revenue and 2200 employees globally--and the industry is facing an unprecedented challenge in the wake of the pandemic. Christine Lagorio-Chafkin interviews Petersen about what he’s learned this year--and through the early chaotic days of scaling his company...

Duration:00:46:44

Sallie Krawcheck: Look For Things Others Don’t See

5/24/2021
On today's episode, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin interviews Sallie Krawcheck. Sallie is the co-founder and CEO of Elle-evest, the digital financial advisor that focuses on the money needs of women. She founded it in 2016, after spending decades as an analyst and executive on Wall Street.

Duration:00:45:36

Fawn Weaver: Build a Culture of Confidence

5/10/2021
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin interviews Fawn Weaver, the CEO and founder of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, bestselling author, and serial entrepreneur, about how she built her brand and company after setting out to tell the remarkable story of Nearest Green, the first known African-American master distiller and man who taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey.

Duration:00:39:46

Melissa Bernstein: Existential Fear and Entrepreneurship

4/26/2021
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin interviews Melissa Bernstein, the co-founder of $500 million toy company Melissa & Doug and the author of a new book about mental health, LifeLines, about her own journey to building a company while suffering from depression.

Duration:00:35:07

Obé Fitness: Adapting Under Pressure

4/12/2021
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks with Ashley Mills and Mark Mullett, the founders of Obé Fitness, about how the former adversaries founded their company--and how when the pandemic hit they reacted with creativity, sending the company into a period of wild growth.

Duration:00:48:20

Matthew Inman and Elan Lee: Invite Everyone to The Party

3/29/2021
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Matthew Inman and Elan Lee--founders of Exploding Kittens--about how they founded their company, when to give up on a potentially good idea, and the $1 million dollar meow.

Duration:01:04:08

Courtney Newell: Go Extra

3/8/2021
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin interviews the founder of Crowned Marketing and Communications about how she turned $500 in pageant winnings into a thriving company that advises big brands on inclusive marketing. She’s also an expert on Gen Z, who has researched their consumption habits for her book FutureProof: The Blueprint for Building a Brand Gen Z and Millennials Love.

Duration:00:39:54

Jack Dangermond: Being Interesting is Overrated

2/22/2021
Christina Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Jack Dangermond, co-founder of ESRI, about starting his business with little over $1000 in personal savings and turning that into a billion dollar, privately held business.

Duration:00:48:39

Jim Collins Part 2: What ELSE makes great companies tick

2/8/2021
Part 2 of Christine Lagorio-Chafkin's conversation with Jim Collins.

Duration:00:38:28

Jim Collins: What Makes Great Companies Tick

1/25/2021
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks with Jim Collins--author of best selling books Good to Great and Built To Last--about his three decades of research and writing about the skills and practices that make strong, lasting companies

Duration:00:50:36

Eric Kinariwala: Connect Your Head and Your Heart

1/18/2021
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Eric Kinariwala--founder and CEO of Capsule--about disrupting the prescription drug industry.

Duration:00:38:23

Year In Review

1/4/2021
A look back at some of the best moments of the year on What I Know

Duration:00:27:30

Blake Mycoskie: It’s More Fun To Start a Movement Than Run a Company

12/14/2020
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin speaks with Blake Mycoskie, the serial entrepreneur best known for founding Toms Shoes, about the inspiration behind Toms' giving model, plus his mental-health struggles and the revelation that led to his new company, Madefor.

Duration:00:46:47

Phil Libin: Find a new way to ski

12/7/2020
On today's episode, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Phil Libin, the serial entrepreneur and investor known for co-founding Evernote, about starting what he's learned since starting his fifth company, Mmhmm. They also delve into the ills of the social-media ecosystem, and why Libin says he'll never touch an indirect-funding model again.

Duration:00:52:47

Daina Trout: Investors Are Not Your Friends

11/16/2020
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Daina Trout, co-founder and CEO of Health-Ade Kombucha, about starting a company with her husband and best friend, running a company during the pandemic, and managing relationships with investors.

Duration:00:43:33

Matthew Prince: Radical Transparency

11/9/2020
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Matthew Prince, co-founder of Cloudflare, about transparency as leader, election security and how his company has grown over the past decade.

Duration:00:45:45

Steve Huffman: Build Your Vision of the Future--Then Multiply It By 10

10/26/2020
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Steve Huffman, founder and CEO of Reddit, about the rise of the community The_Donald, political disinformation online, and running a 700-person company through this pandemic.

Duration:00:47:52

BONUS: Maria Sharapova at the Inc. 5000 Vision Conference

10/21/2020
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to tennis star Maria Sharapova about starting a company while in the midst of an entirely different career, finding balance in the pandemic, and her passions for design and branding.

Duration:00:37:58

Holly Thaggard: Be a Master of Perception

10/5/2020
On today's episode, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Supergoop! founder, Holly Thaggard, about changing perceptions around a product, taking every meeting you can and how building her company over the past thirteen years.

Duration:00:44:57

Melissa Ben-Ishay: The Faking It Playbook

9/28/2020
On today's episode, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Melissa Ben-Ishay, founder and CEO of Baked by Melissa, about tiny cupcakes, combatting imposter syndrome and stepping into the role of CEO at her company.

Duration:00:40:37