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An exclusive interview with Sir Richard about a surprising benefit of entrepreneurship, how adventures helped build a brand, and the documentary 'Don't Look Down'
An exclusive interview with the entrepreneur, designer, spokesperson, and -- oh yeah -- tennis great. Venus Williams discusses her entrepreneurial journey, and how you might not be able to have it all... but you can have a lot more than you imagine.
An exclusive interview with the lead guitarist of one of the most successful rock bands of all time, the co-founder of a groundbreaking guitar pedal company, and a very nice guy who clearly loves what he does.
"The Captain" on business, leadership, the importance of people... and Team Penske's 50th anniversary.
The star of Hap and Leonard on perseverance, choosing the right roles, what he gains from acting, and his personal definition of success.
I talked with NFL superstar Drew Brees about being an entrepreneur -- and the one startup ingredient that matters most.
Skills, talent, and experience are important, but the generosity gene creates the foundation for great leadership.
An exclusive interview with the superstar DJ, musician, producer, and entrepreneur Steve Aoki on his foray into casino gambling games... and how he runs his business empire.
And why you have a lot more in common with a multi-platinum, Grammy-winning artist, and headphone brand creator than you might imagine.
Comedian Ari Shaffir on why failure isn't a lack of success. Failing is the process that leads to success.
My interview with the 14-time WSOP bracelet winner on the parallels between startups and poker, how to make smart decisions, and what he does when the chips really are down.
A frank conversation with Tom Payne about preparation, perspective, what success means to him, and, of course, a look behind the scenes of 'The Walking Dead.'
An exclusive interview with the actor behind fan-favorite Rollo on making smart choices, building a career, work-life balance... and why just WANTING to be something isn't enough.
Inc.'s Jeff Haden interviews the man who dared to portray one of the world's most iconic entrepreneurs. Here's what Kutcher learned from the role.
A candid conversation with Lance Armstrong about his new podcast, philanthropy, what he plans to do next, and how suffering can form the foundation for success.
Avenged Sevenfold lead singer M. Shadows talks about the music business, taking huge risks, collaborating with Neil deGrasse Tyson, and their new album "The Stage."
An exclusive interview with producer-director Morgan Spurlock on how projects come to life, building a business that scales beyond its founders, and why 'Rats' is as much horror film as documentary.
An exclusive interview with actress, model, and Raymond Weil brand ambassador Katheryn Winnick, star of the hit TV series 'Vikings.'
Tamara Taylor, the star of 'Bones,' on overcoming shyness and gaining the confidence to do what you love...and live the live you want to live.
My articles for Inc. are read by over 20 million people every year. These are some of my favorites.
Success is never found in acquiring what you don't have, but in what you're willing to do with what you already possess.
The leg photo that went viral, and what it means to you.
Numbers come and go, but feelings are forever -- especially when those feelings involve how you feel about yourself.
Willpower, determination, and mental toughness are like a muscle -- fortunately.
Or, if you like, try them all. They work. Science says so.
More good news: possessing each of these qualities will also make you happier.
Maybe it's public speaking or pitching investors. Whatever makes you weak in the knees--next time it happens, try this.
Not because of the positive effect they have on other people (although they do), but because of the one you'll have on yourself.
Each is simple...but not always easy. Which is exactly how it should be.
If you find it hard to make small talk with people you don't know, this is the perfect solution -- and best of all, you'll make someone else feel less insecure, too.
These powerful words pay huge dividends for your employees -- and for you.
When you're praising an employee, the easiest thing to say can be the worst thing to say.
Sometimes facts, logic, and reasoning aren't enough. Here's how the most persuasive people make a great argument even more convincing.
Want a new employee to truly hit the ground running? Say these four things.
Good bosses care about getting important things done. Exceptional bosses care about their people.
If integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching, courtesy is often a matter of doing what you're least expected to do.
With all the negative press, you would think an airline would jump at the opportunity to share a positive story...but no.
Here's what you didn't see--or read about--from his appearance at GrowCo.
My experience with Tim Ferriss, and people that doubted him, says a lot about your potential for success.
If you love restaurants, this is for you: my day with Eric Ripert in the kitchen and dining room of Le Bernardin.
When I saw Joe* my stomach lurched. The last time I'd seen him was 20 years ago. The day I fired him.
A policeman let me learn from my mistake, which is exactly what you should let your best employees do.
I've made plenty of mistakes. Big ones, little ones, expensive ones. Name it and I've messed it up. Yet the mistake I made when I left a job haunts me more than any other.
Granted, that's hardly a news flash. But still.
Inc.com contributing editor Jeff Haden on the loss of his best and only co-worker.
I sat down with team principal Guenther Steiner to talk about starting a team in the most competitive, technologically complex, and expensive racing series in the world.
If you're thinking of starting a podcast, take this advice from the NASCAR star: Focus on what your audience wants to hear, not what you want to say.
Jimmie Johnson just won the 2016 Sprint Cup championship, but how he got there might be even more interesting.
Ryan Hunter-Reay on perseverance, the variety of skills required to be a championship driver, how he defines passion, and how that passion has defined him.
If yours is a family business, of course you want the business to succeed, but primarily so the people you care about are successful -- and happy -- as well.
I asked each Nascar driver, "What got you here?" Their answers may surprise you, but shouldn't.
New to NASCAR and don't know who to root for? Look no farther than Kevin Harvick who, with his wife Delana, has quietly built a thriving businesses outside of racing.
Going behind the scenes with Alan Gustafson, Chase Elliott's crew chief, I found out that leading a race team is a lot like running a business...except for the fact that millions of fans examine your every move.
Training, technique, mental preparation, what race day is like ... and what goes through the mind of one of the sport's elite pit crew members.
A candid interview with a rising star about the business of racing, his most embarrassing moment, having to hold his leg down to keep from lifting off the gas... and most importantly, his personal journey to success.