Eric Schurenberg on Muck Rack

Eric Schurenberg Verified

New York
Editor, — Inc.
As seen in:  Inc., CNBC

I'm the editor of Inc.

In the World of Entrepreneurship, Everyone Can Play — It has never been easier or cheaper to start a company that can grow to scale. Thanks to open-source software, social media platforms, broadband penetration, and--not least--the efforts of innovators like those featured on this month's covers, the cost of launching a tech business has plummeted by 90 percent or more since 2000.

Kevin O'Leary: Why Being "Evil" Is Good for Business — Should your business strive to be a force for good? Or is the only point of being in business to make a profit? Tough question. Without giving away too much of this month's cover story, I can tell you that Shark Tank's professional curmudgeon, Kevin O'Leary, favors the " make a profit" side.

Why Being a 'Visionary' Doesn't Matter — One of the most appealing myths about entrepreneurship, repeated sometimes even at Inc., is that to succeed, you have to be a visionary. You need to be able to see years into the future and disrupt incumbents by getting there first.

Why Slack Is Our Company of the Year — Every year while most Americans (including Jeb Bush) are assembling their fantasy football lineups, we at Inc. are conducting our own draft. That is, we're deciding which of the thriving outfits we follow will be Company of the Year. For 2015, in case you somehow got to this page without reading the cover, we're going with Slack, the business software phenom.

Mark Cuban on Why Many Unicorn Investors Are Toast

How to Build a Brand People Love

How to Grow up and Make Grownup Decisions — The announcement of the Inc. 500 every year is one of those events that make you feel that America is a great country. What other response is there to stories like that of David Glickman, whose startup Ultra Mobile tops the 2015 list with growth of 100,849 percent over three years?

How to Become Inc.'s 'Company of the Year'

How They Do It in Flyover Country — While we were working on this issue of Inc., I took a couple of days out of the office to moderate a panel at a startup week in Fort Collins, Colorado. I was happy to do it. Some publications seem to think entrepreneurship is practiced only in California, New York City, and Boston.

How to End World Poverty (and Beat Amazon) — A lot of people are out to change the world, and a good many of them are entrepreneurs. After all, if you're not convinced you're doing something great, there are much easier paths to choose in life than entrepreneurship. Even so, most of the business owners I meet deny they're doing anything special.
More Articles →
Apr 28, 2016

New @Inc: Forget Plastic Rings. There's a New Prize at the Bottom of Cracker Jack Boxes

Apr 27, 2016

New @Inc: Why It Won't Be as Easy to Go "Driverless" as You Might Think

Apr 26, 2016

New @Inc: Creative Mind & Sleep: Does Innovation Thrive In The Night?

Apr 25, 2016

RT @Inc: You have seen him on The Profit, now see @marcuslemonis live at iCONIC:Denver. Tickets as low as $95.

Apr 25, 2016

New @Inc: 15 Questions You Should Ask Every Time You Start A Project

Apr 24, 2016

New @Inc: 3 Exponentially Better Alternatives to Banner Advertising

Apr 22, 2016

New @Inc: Art Imitates Life: No New Female Engineers Added to Season 3 of Silicon Valley

Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.