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Senior Writer — Inc.
As seen in:  Inc., Chicago Tribune, Slate

Writer, mostly for Inc. Magazine. Brooklynite, Mainer.

They Met, They Danced, They Built an Edgy $8 Million Fashion Business

inc.com — They met. They danced. One thing led to another, and before long a relationship--and a business model--was born: Bobby Farahi, 41, and Shaudi "Shoddy" Lynn, 28, leveraged his business acumen and her fashion sense to design and import edgy, risqué outfits and sell them on a website called Dollskill.com (Doll for playing dress-up, "kill" to make "doll" sound edgy).

'Shark Tank' Judges Call This Guy 'the Best Entrepreneur We've Ever Had'

inc.com — This Friday night, observant Inc. readers will see a familiar face on ABC's Shark Tank: EmazingLights founder Brian Lim. Inc. first wrote about his company, which makes LED-powered light-up gloves and grew up alongside an entire subculture known as " gloving," last summer, when he ranked #189 on the 2014 Inc.

Can bMuse's One-Man Incubator Keep Innovating?

inc.com — The United Nations delegation filed into Edo Segal's office, took their seats on the black leather couches, and got down to the business of the day: They needed something--anything-- viral. Unicef's anniversary campaign was coming up. Yoko Ono had donated the rights to John Lennon's "Imagine."

Blue Ridge Product Solutions: A Beer Pong Company Grows Up

inc.com — It sounds like the stuff of an undergraduate's dreams: build a business selling beer pong tables to college students. But since its founding in 2009, Blue Ridge Product Solutions has grown up--a lot. Thanks to some savvy e-commerce strategies, the company landed #380 on this year's Inc.

How Aleksandra Scepanovic of Ideal Properties Group Found Inspiration

inc.com — Today, Aleksandra Scepanovic runs Ideal Properties Group, a thriving real estate firm with four locations and 160 brokers that sells and leases commercial and residential properties in Brooklyn, New York. But 20 years ago, the Yugoslavian-born entrepreneur was caught on the frontlines in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Airbnb Is Inc.'s 2014 Company of the Year

How Gabriel Bristol Went From Homeless to CEO

inc.com — "What do you mean, a 50 percent refund?" says the voice on the other end of the line. "Are you serious? When the account has already been suspended? That's not fair!" Blood rushes to my cheeks. I desperately want my next sentence to calm her down, to sound confident, sympathetic.

The Great Cupcake Wars

inc.com — "Oh, great! Another cupcake shop!" I hear these words as soon as I step onto M Street, the posh, townhouse-lined retail thoroughfare in Washington, D.C., and most lately the raging epicenter of the great American cupcake pandemic. I'm standing in front of an outpost of Sprinkles, a California cupcake chain that joined the fray just the week before.

What Beats' President Said About Expansion--Before Apple Bought It For $3 Billion

inc.com — When Beats' Luke Wood took me on a tour of the company's real estate, he talked a lot about change. Just not this one. Advertisement At first, the new offices needed to fit 300 employees. Then it was 700.

Srikumar Rao and the Art of Personal Mastery

inc.com — If you want to create real success, self-mastery is the first step. Advertisement Oh man, I thought--he's making us stand up. Take deep breaths. Stretch our arms up toward the ceiling. Smile at our neighbor. It's going to be one of those kind of talks.
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Jun 29, 2015

RT @rabois: Michael Lewis (and James Stewart) is incomparable when writing about finance: bloombergview.com/articles/2015-…

Jun 24, 2015

@lrnlrsn someone told me each song on that album is actually about a different pet owned by the beach boys...e.g. wouldn't it be mice

Jun 10, 2015

@jimaley around that time there was also a BW blog post by yours truly: "Why Twitter is a Fad."

May 18, 2015

RT @SusanElizabeth: PM Twitter: here is my story about Missoula after Jon Krakauer's 'Missoula' & bonus pic sports.vice.com/en_us/article/… http://…

May 15, 2015

Kanye rents clothing from this 24-year-old. Pretty fascinating collection of stuff, too. gq.com/style/201505/r…

May 14, 2015

The new @Wolfram image identifier said that I was a "person" but @chrissyteigen was a "bikini." Pretty offensive.

May 12, 2015

Has anybody tried the Skype translator yet? I'm imagining it's going to be hilariously imperfect...theverge.com/2015/5/12/8590…

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