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Pandora's Tim Westergren on Turning Doubters Into Customers

The founder of the personal radio giant talks to Inc. about the importance of addressing every single customer complaint.

Mario Batali on Lessons From His Biggest Failure

The celebrity chef talks about avoiding the pitfalls of the restaurant industry in a conversation with Founders Forum.

Angie's List Founder: Why Waiting Is Key to Smart Growth

Angie Hicks explains why her company waited years before expanding its product offerings.

How to Own Your Market: Tips From FUBU's Daymond John

The clothing line's founder talks to Inc.'s Scott Gerber about finding customers in unlikely places.

The Tricky Business of Bringing a Great Product to Market

Behance co-founder Scott Belsky explains the art of cutting the right corners in the early days of your startup.

Warby Parker's Neil Blumenthal: 3 Simple Tips for Building Great Brands

Warby Parker's CEO and co-founder explains three no-brainer steps the eyeglass retailer took that helped the brand become what it is today.

Marc Ecko on the Art of Showing Customers You Care

Fashion designer and entrepreneur Marc Ecko explains the importance of mastering the "emotional transaction" with customers.

Scott Borchetta: Dynamic Leadership in a Chaotic Market Wins

Big Machine Label Group founder Scott Borchetta sat down with Inc.'s Burt Helm to discuss how your business should jettison staid plans and craft marketing messages that cut through the noise.

Reddit's Co-founder on Adapting Your Business Model

Get a jump on adapting to new technologies by building them yourself.

How to Build a Company After Losing $3.5 Billion

CFS2 founder Bill Bartmann has more than a few words of wisdom for how to succeed after failing miserably.

What Angel Investors Really Want to Know

You want to tell them why your idea is brilliant, right? Here's what investors really want to hear you talk about.

Arianna Huffington on Why Entrepreneurs Make Bad Decisions

The HuffPo founder shares some "performance-enhancing" lessons from her book, "Thrive."

From Zero to $100 Million IPO in 6 Years

Chip Paucek, co-founder of the online education company 2U, on what it takes to set up your company for fast, sustainable growth.

A Lesson On the Value of Being Semi-Disruptive

2U, an online education company, doesn't want to reinvent college (or destroy it). But it does want to change it, and its IPO suggests it's on to something.

How Smarter Technology Can Improve Your Business

2U CEO Chip Paucek talks to Inc.'s Scott Gerber about how you can create bigger opportunities, sculpt a better company culture, and make your business more successful.

When Being Unpredictable Is Your Best Business Strategy

Taco Bell has the waffle taco, Starbucks has a new diner, and TGI Fridays is going upscale. The unconventional offerings show how effective it can be to diverge from what your company is known for.

What Can Mindfulness Do For You?

Some argue that workaholism is necessary for entrepreneurs. I disagree.

Arianna Huffington: What Lying in a Pool of Blood Taught Me

The HuffPo founder and entrepreneurial superstar says that in order to achieve more we all need to sleep more.

The Wake-Up Call That Helped Arianna Huffington Learn to Thrive

Famed entrepreneur Arianna Huffington reveals how burning the candle from both ends forced her to realign her priorities.

How Shutterstock Used Data to Cut Staff Commutes

How the stock photo company found the perfect office space and cut employees' commutes by 4,500 minutes a week--all with the help of Big Data.

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