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Oh, the Irony: 3 Apps to Help You Put Down Your Phone — Missing real life because you can't get your eyes off your smartphone? Technology (of course) may provide a solution. Advertisement How often has a first-date, a happy hour, or a family outing been ruined by companions who are glued to their phones?
Oct 20, 2014

New @Inc: Oh, the Irony: 3 Apps to Help You Put Down Your Phone

17 Inherently Successful Beliefs of Born Entrepreneurs — It can be hard to explain to non-entrepreneurs why you choose such a challenging journey. Here's what to tell them. Being an entrepreneur is hard. Really hard. You put everything on the line: your talent, your creativity, your ideas, your money... and yet you still do it, sometimes again and again.

When Your Friend Wants to Be Your Business Partner — How do you say no without ruining the friendship? Advertisement Do you need a partner for your new business? If so, who should that partner be? It can be hard to find the right answers to these questions. It's even harder when a friend asks to become your partner.
Oct 20, 2014

New @Inc: When Your Friend Wants to Be Your Business Partner

Why Companies That Put Employees First Will Prosper Every Time — Kip Tindell of The Container Store has a simple message for business owners: Treat your employees well, and you'll never go wrong. Kip Tindell, the CEO and chairman of The Container Store, thinks you should hug your employees more. At the annual Inc.

Get Inspired: Entrepreneurship by the Numbers — Want to be inspired? The numbers don't lie when it comes to being an entrepreneur. For those who have started a small business, it can be hard to imagine how a new Web app for accounting or a bread-slicing machine will ever catch on with consumers.
Oct 20, 2014

Inc: Get inspired to start a company by crunching (on) the numbers… @inc

Oct 20, 2014

RT @Inc: Want to understand entrepreneurship? Just look at the numbers @jmbrandonbb

GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons Speaks Out Against Gun Control — Parsons, who rarely shies away from controversy, argues that firearms aren't to blame for school shootings and other recent gun violence. Advertisement GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons rarely shies away from controversy--even when wading into the contentious debate over gun violence in this country.
Oct 20, 2014

Guns don't kill people, says GoDaddy's @DrBobParsons, who took our interview re: charity in an interesting direction

Why Welcoming Dogs Will Lead to a Better Workplace — Consider allowing your employees to bring in their pets, and watch your company morale skyrocket. What if a walk into work every day felt like a personal welcome? Luckily, you don't have to roll out the red carpet to achieve this; you just need some furry friends around.
Oct 20, 2014

Dogs improve everything. Including the work place:, via @Inc.

How to Prevent Travel and Expense Fraud — INSPIRED BUSINESS TRAVELER A new study finds that 20 percent of employees have committed expense fraud at least once. Here's what you can do to prevent this from happening to your company. Advertisement Travel and expense reimbursement fraud is one the easiest ways employees can get away with stealing from your company.

Neuroscience: Women Outperform Men Under Stress — Neuroscience and neurobiology prove that women make better decision under stress, which means most of the time in the business world. A couple of months ago, I posted two curious financial facts: 1) hedge funds managed by women perform 3 times better than those managed by men, and 2) companies with female CEOs outperform those with male CEOs by 50%.
Oct 20, 2014

I wanted to call this "Neuroscience: Women Smarter Than Men" but that was poor decision-making on my part.

Marc Andreessen on Twitter, Regulations, and Working With Portfolio Companies — An un-fettered optimist, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen has refused to become a "has been" and remains in the forefront of Silicon Valley. Marc Andreessen is no stranger to Silicon Valley. He was around during the dot com boom and bust of the early aughts, and he's still there today.

4 is Greater Than 13 — Corporate Values Only Matter When Your Employees Live Them When we founded Xactly nearly a decade ago, we were on a mission to inspire our staff. Not only did we want to build a successful company, but we also wanted to create an organization that would completely transform the world of incentive compensation.

The Good Wife Recap: Season 6, Episode 5, "Shiny Objects" — The omnipresent double standard for women in tech rears its ugly head. There's always a double standard for women in business. Too soft, and you're not an effective manager; too strong, and you're "abrasive," "bossy," "brash" and "bitchy."
Oct 20, 2014

"Abrasive" women CEOs, double standards and sexism in tech, all in this week's Good Wife

Oct 19, 2014

There's always "context for the sexism." Really great, smart, funny episode of #TheGoodWife this week:

Inc. Exclusive Roundtable: The Challenges of Starting a Food Business — According to Stonyfield's Gary Hirshberg, it's easier than ever to start a food business, thanks to increased interest and the possibilities of social media.