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Leigh Buchanan is an editor/writer for Inc. Magazine. Her tenure as crossword puzzle editor at TV Guide remains her proudest achievement.

How to Grow Fast Without Losing What Makes Your Company Special

inc.com — Can you hang on to what made your company great in the first place, even as you scale up? Author and Stanford management professor Bob Sutton explains how it's done. Advertisement It's among the most tired of entrepreneurial adages: what got you here won't get you there.

Impact Makers: The Company That Doesn't Have Owners--and Gives Away Its Profits

inc.com — Michael Pirron calls Impact Makers (#463 on the 2014 Inc. 5000) the Newman' s Own of IT consulting companies. The $10.3 million business, based in Richmond, Virginia, has no owners, is governed by a volunteer board of directors, and donates all profits to charity.

eLearning Brothers' Founders on Their Mission to Make Customers e-Learning 'Rock Stars'

inc.com — Everyone at eLearning Brothers (#331 on the 2014 Inc. 5000), a $2.5 million developer of assets for online training programs, calls each other "Brother" or "Sister." For co-founders Andrew and Shawn Scivally those monikers are literal. (A third Scivally brother, Justin, also works in the American Fork, Utah-based company.)

Tribal Tech: A $3 Million Firm Built to Improve in Native American Communities

inc.com — For decades, Victoria Vasques has fought to give American Indians a voice in government. Now, as founder and CEO of Tribal Tech (#508 on the Inc. 5000), a $3 million government contractor based in Alexandria, Virginia, she is working to improve life in Indian communities across the country.

How to Split Founder Equity

inc.com — Dividing equity equally is an easy, quick solution, but it can also be a very expensive mistake. Jim Triandiflou grappled with the concept of fairness 15 years ago, while he and his partners were deciding how to split the equity for his first business, Atlanta-based Ockham Technologies, a sales management software developer.

Maxine Bédat, Bert Jacobs, and Kip Tindell Discuss Conscious Capitalism

inc.com — Maxine Bédat's retail startup, Zady, is only a year old. But its practice of donating a portion of each purchase to launching microbusinesses in the developing world is part of an entrepreneurial urge Inc. has covered for decades. Retail veterans Bert Jacobs and Kip Tindell may have been among the first to use the term conscious capitalism with Inc.

Founder Who Printed A Car (And Drove It) Speaks

inc.com — Meet Jay Rogers. His company Local Motors promises to produce collaboratively-designed cars at "microfactories." Is this the future of auto manufacturing? Fifteen seconds before nine AM on Saturday, September 13, Jay Rogers and his 10-member team were still adding the final touches-logos, a few tweaks to the dashboard cowling--to the world's first-ever 3D printed car.

The Bully Rulebook - Robert Sutton - The No Asshole Rule

inc.com — Call them jerks, bullies, louts, boors, or--as Robert Sutton prefers--assholes. Whatever you call them, such characters are a part of every organization, and Sutton, a professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University, has written a book about how to deal with them, The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't.

Are You an "I" Person or a "We" Person? The Best Option Is Neither

inc.com — Entrepreneurs make a mistake by hogging all the credit or giving it all away Preparing the Inc. 500 issue is like studying abroad: an immersive education in the psychology and language of a foreign people.

Advice Interactive's Bernadette Coleman on Working Through Tragedy

inc.com — Editor's Note: This article is part of a series that looks at the top 10 traits exemplified by Inc. 500 entrepreneurs. Gallup says people with determination have tremendous work ethics, confront and overcome obstacles, and are undeterred by failures or roadblocks. At 6:30 a.m.
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Oct 20, 2014

Stanford's Bob Sutton waxes encyclopedic on the struggles of scaling. Wisdom abounds. bit.ly/1x20RyX #inc5000

Oct 17, 2014

Tindell: The Container Store trains first year employees 287 hours compared to average of 7. Prepares them to use intuition. #inc5000

Oct 17, 2014

Kip Tindell: business can make a bigger difference then all the charities in the world because it's bigger. #inc5000

Oct 17, 2014

Kip Tindell: 25% of employee productivity is mandatory. The rest Is voluntary and will be much greater if they love you. #inc5000

Oct 17, 2014

Tindell: one great person equals three good people. So hire great people and pay them well. #inc5000

Oct 17, 2014

Kip Tindell: conscious capitalism companies outperform S&P 14:1.#inc5000

Oct 17, 2014

Goldsmith: I am creating my world and at the same time my world is creating me. #inc5000

Oct 17, 2014

Goldsmith: the great western disease is "I will be happy when..." #inc5000

Oct 17, 2014

Goldsmith: In terms of coaching people to change: if they don't care then don't bother. #inc5000

Oct 17, 2014

Goldsmith: For great entrepreneurs, leadership is not about me. Leadership is about them. #inc5000

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