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Burt Helm

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

Writer, mostly for Inc. Magazine. Brooklynite, Mainer, make-believe data journalist.

This Founder Isn't Afraid To Tell His Customers Their Ideas Are Stupid--And It's Paying Off

inc.com — About five minutes. I was trying to start a business around umami, a savory flavor that's found in every country's cuisine. Basically, I Googled the foods highest in umami and took out my cast-iron pan and improvised a recipe with some ground beef. The concept of the restaurant was also quick.

Inc. 30 Under 30 2013: iCracked, A.J. Forsythe, Anthony Martin

inc.com — In college A.J. Forsythe smashed one iPhone after another. He accidentally stepped on one. He dropped the next one. Five phones later, the junior at California Polytechnic tossed his latest replacement to a friend across the room and watched it ricochet off the whirling blades of the ceiling fan.

How Airbnb Got Its Start by Selling $20,000 of Breakfast Cereal

inc.com — Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb, explains to Inc. senior writer Burt Helm why using credit cards to fund his company almost ended in disaster.

Chris Sacca Makes It Very Clear Who He Doesn't Want You to Vote For

inc.com — Before taking questions from the audience at Inc.'s GrowCo conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Chris Sacca, the billionaire angel investor, was asked one last question by Inc. editor James Ledbetter: What does he think of presidential candidate Donald Trump? "This is where I should have started drinking," Sacca said.

Pharmapacks makes over $70 million selling miscellaneous items on Amazon.

slate.com — To show off the secret behind Pharma­packs, his $70 million retail business, Andrew Vagenas picked up an EOS lip balm and tossed it to his buddy Brad Tramunti. "Watch," Vagenas said. "He's like a special kid." There is nothing about Tramunti that makes you think: lip-balm guy.

How This Company Makes $70 Million Selling Random Stuff on Amazon

inc.com — To show off the secret behind Pharma­packs, his $70 million retail business, Andrew Vagenas picked up an EOS lip balm and tossed it to his buddy Brad Tramunti. "Watch," Vagenas said. "He's like a special kid." There is nothing about Tramunti that makes you think: lip-balm guy.

This Was the Year Airbnb Grew Up and Became a $25 Billion Company

inc.com — Editor's note: Inc. magazine announced its pick for Company of the Year on Monday, November 23. It's Slack! What's your top pick? Vote now in Inc.'s Readers' Choice poll. Here, we spotlight Airbnb, last year's Company of the Year winner. When Inc.

5 Stunning Projects From One of the World's Coolest Design Firms

inc.com — New York's AvroKO has influenced countless other designers and won awards around the world for their work. Here's why.

Why Under Armour's Kevin Plank Doesn't Like Nike

inc.com — Yesterday, before a packed crowd in the Warner Theater in Washington D.C., Kevin Plank, founder and chief executive of Under Armour, made a not-so-stunning admission: "You're right. I don't like my competition. At all." "That was obvious about forty minutes ago," replied Scott Wapner, anchor of CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, who interviewed Plank on stage.

Life Lessons from GoDaddy's Bob Parsons

inc.com — In a raucous and racy talk, Bob Parsons told the audience yesterday at Inc. and CNBC's Iconic 2015 tour in Washington D.C. colorful stories about the times in his life that taught him valuable lessons.
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Sep 25, 2016

RT @FreddieCampion: Trump is the kid at school who punches people in the gut for no reason, and Pence is the blundering dad who says “he’s…

Sep 25, 2016

RT @joshgondelman: "Why am I not asleep?" he thought, while shining a beam of pure information directly into his eyes from eight inches away.

Sep 19, 2016

RT @espiers: "See media for pic." That's a new one.

Sep 09, 2016

RT @FreddieCampion: TRUMP: Clinton's careless handling of her emails makes her unfit for the presidency. *Is tricked into appearing in Russian TV propaganda*

Sep 08, 2016

@mikehofman @FreddieCampion There's a group for us. We meet at a reasonable hour so you can still get up to get good farmers market tomatoes

Sep 06, 2016

I'm not playing fantasy football this year and I feel like that alone has lowered my stress 25%


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