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Senior Writer — Inc.
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Senior writer @Inc. Previous writings: New York Times, The Washington Post, The Believer, Village Voice. My guy is @chafkin.

Marshall Goldsmith: Get Better at Anything in 2 Minutes a Day — Leadership coach and prolific author Marshall Goldsmith has a formula for self-improvement. It's quick. That doesn't mean it's easy. The world of leadership coaching is brimming with promises. Even more guarantees and plans for self-improvement come from instructive business books. Marshall Goldsmith is native to both worlds--he's a seasoned CEO coach, and the author of 34 management books.

Brene Brown on the Terrifying Truth About Vulnerability — Nope, vulnerability isn't a sign of weakness, says researcher Brené Brown. Instead, vulnerability is the absolute prerequisite for 'badassery.' Yes, badassery. When the video of Brené Brown delivering a compelling, earnest, and vulnerable TEDx talk was put online in late 2010, it didn't take long to go viral.

Meet the Woman Taking on Traditional Men's Retail — When working long hours in finance, Lisa Dolan hated to shop. Now she's launching a website so professional men (almost) don't have to. Lisa Dolan says she was always a tomboy. But she most identified with her male colleagues when working in finance in Manhattan in her mid-20s.

The Inside Story of How BuzzFeed Became a Business — Jonah Peretti says he never envisioned himself being an entrepreneur. Here's when that changed. The co-founder of BuzzFeed, Jonah Peretti, was a schoolteacher in New Orleans. Then he ran a creative lab in New York. Then he tinkered with online publishing. And then, poof! he was an entrepreneur. Not so much.

How to Disrupt the Crowded Mobile Messaging Market — It's an extremely crowded market. The founders of GroupMe still think it could be (re) done. There's Snapchat. There's WhatsApp. There's Voxer. There's Viber. Mobile messaging is a saturated market in the United States. But Jared Hecht, the co-founder of mobile-group-messaging-service GroupMe, said Friday he thinks an entrepreneur might still be able to find success in the field.

Which Office Is Cooler? Uber vs. Lyft — There's a lot of competition in the car-hailing space right now. Right at the heart of it are two of the most talked-about startups on the planet: Lyft and Uber. And each of them, armed with plenty of venture-capital funding, has a very, very cool new headquarters.

World's Coolest Offices: Wide Open Spaces — Meet the runners up to Inc.'s 2014 World's Coolest Offices competition. These are large company headquarters built to impress--and with impressively large footprints. There's a Dublin hub with a diner that resembles an underwater vision of the future. There's a San Francisco media company with the ultimate hybrid reception desk.

World's Coolest Offices 2014 — Welcome to the fourth annual Inc. World's Coolest Offices. These are some of the most awe-inspiring, spectacular, and just straight-up useful office spaces in the world--and they've all been completed within the past three years.

All Talk, No Innovation: Peter Thiel on America's Failings — No flying cars. No robot maids. No cure for cancer. Are we getting anything right? The famed investor sounds off during a debate with an anarchist. Peter Thiel is on a media blitz, and his latest stop is the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, which was founded in 1785, before New York City had a public school system.

Sam Altman's Next Big Move for Y Combinator — The new head of the renowned startup accelerator is spinning the elite startup bootcamp into an official Stanford University course--free for anyone to view online. Why would he do this? He wants more startups.
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Oct 17, 2014

"Successful people are delusional. And the more successful we become, the more delusional we become." @coachgoldsmith #inc5000

Oct 17, 2014

How to be a badass: 1. Show up, 2. Put yourself out there, 3. Be vulnerable. @BreneBrown #inc5000…

Oct 16, 2014

"Don't try to win over haters. You are not the Jackass Whisperer." A keeper from @BreneBrown #Inc5000

Oct 01, 2014

@mikehofman Oh thank you!! (Though in fairness this whole thing's existence was your idea!)

Sep 29, 2014

@TriciaLockwood @atzuniga Wow I've never noticed how creepy that is. And due to the flesh-crown he has a beard-mullet.

Sep 25, 2014

@JoeRydel Thanks so much for the head's up! Working on it now...

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