Last week, whistle-blower Harry Markopolos, famous for warning the world in advance of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, set his sights on a new target: GE. In a blistering 170-page report conducted using
Taking a vacation when you run a business can feel next to impossible. When you're ultimately responsible for the success of the company, it's natural to be nervous about being "out of touch" -- even it's
Entrepreneurs love the phrase "Work smarter, not harder." Yet many of them lag behind their corporate counterparts in harnessing the power of automation to work smarter. Thanks to a combination of budget
Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos Made These 9 Tech Predictions Before the Year 2000 (and They All Came True)
• Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos all made predictions before the turn of millennium that are still coming true. • Jobs predicted that we would carry around "slates" with "agents," like today's
Travel often enough and eventually you'll miss a flight. Often that's through no fault of your own: Weather, mechanical issues... or maybe the airline just bumps you and makes you to take a later flight.
According to IBM Security's 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Report, the average time to identify and contain a breach was a whopping 279 days, and it took even longer to discover and deal with a malicious The
Are you confused and frustrated by business lending? Learn how it's slowly getting better. I'll never forget the time I received a generic form letter in the mail rejecting my application for financing.
Tim Cook Has Met President Trump at Least 5 Times in a Year Amid Trade War Tensions. Here's How It's Paying Off for Apple
• Apple CEO Tim Cook has met Donald Trump at least five times over the past year, as the president wages a trade war with China.• The latest meeting took place on Friday. Trump tweeted: "Having dinner
The start of a new school year is a great time to establish a few simple habits that can help everyone in the family build mental strength. Developing more mental muscle is key to reaching your greatest
Delta Airlines Just Stopped Doing This 1 Thing Its Customers Truly Hate (American and Southwest Still Do It a Lot)
Anyone who travels knows how inconvenient it can be when you arrive at the airport only to find out your flight was oversold, and now the gate crew has to find volunteers to give up a seat. If they don't,
What if the sun eats the world and then explodes and all the particles are sucked into a black hole and we all careen into an alternate dimension where all of our limbs sprout from our foreheads like florets?
It's August and 2019 is only about three-quarters over, but that doesn't mean it's too early for one of the biggest business books prizes to start grinding into gear. Each year McKinsey and the Financial
There are so many leadership books, podcasts, TED Talks, and articles such as this all vying for our attention, each trying to point the way forward to compelling leadership approaches that work for competitive
Everyone is familiar with McDonald's iconic French fries--those delectable hot slivers of crispy potato that taste amazing hot out of the fryer. And, just when you thought that those fries would never
This Flower Business Ran Out of Flowers. That's When the CEO Learned an Unexpected Lesson About the Power of Transparency
Christina Stembel, the founder of Farmgirl Flowers, had a huge problem on her hands when she wasn't receiving the flowers she needed to fulfill orders. The only fix was to change her entire supply chain,
This Family Business Has Thrived for 64 Years by Selling Old-School Products Popular With Nostalgia Lovers--and the Amish
Editor's note: This tour of small businesses across the country highlights the imagination, diversity, and resilience of American enterprise. Galen Lehman will take on anyone with his scythe. "I can cut
We've all worked for bosses that were quick to criticize and slow to praise. It doesn't feel good. On the other side, working for bosses that give out praise like candy doesn't feel good either--actually
This Fashion CEO Made 'Frumpy Pantsuits' a Thing of the Past. Now She's Helping Revelry Disrupt Bridal Gowns
To commemorate Inc.'s 40th anniversary, we're matching 40 aspiring founders with 40 experienced mentors for the Founders Project. Our mentor in this issue, Sarah LaFleur, was once a recent Harvard graduate
Many of this year's fastest-growing companies call the Bay Area home--but don't think they're all building software. This year's Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America is proof
Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer is only two weeks away. So, it's time to ask, have you taken a summer vacation yet? If you're like nearly half of Americans, your answer to that question is no.
You've Probably Never Heard 1 Single Word About the CEO of Nordstrom. Here's the Surprising Reason Why
When it comes to mythical customer service stories, Nordstrom has one of the best ever. While it sounds too good to be true, two of Nordstrom's co-presidents promised a few years ago that it really happened.
It's true that when you're self-employed you can work in your PJ's, take Fido for midday walks, and make your own decisions. These small freedoms sound sexy when the 8-to-5 grind gets old, but the freedom