Idea Lab

Today's thought leaders talk about ideas that will take entrepreneurship into the future.

Effective Leadership Requires This One Key Trait

Brené Brown, the bestselling author of "Daring Greatly," explains why the best entrepreneurs all do one thing that doesn't exactly come naturally to them.

The First Robot That Behaves Like a Human

RoboThespian is the first commercial robot that can hold eye contact, tell a joke, and perform "Singin' in the Rain."

Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman on Why You Shouldn't Trust Your Gut

The professor and bestselling author explains why entrepreneurs should rely on data to predict outcomes--not their intuition.

Simple Trick to Make Better Decisions

Economist and bestselling author Noreena Hertz explains what the most successful people do differently when they're faced with high-stakes decisions.

Why Everyone's Happy When Small Businesses are Happy

New data from Wells Fargo and PNC Bank show improved small business sentiment and labor conditions.

How to Nudge Employees to Be More Creative

The dean of Stanford Business School explains the crucial tools people need to discover a creative side they may not know they have.

Nobel Laureate Edmund Phelps on the Problem With Today's CEOs

The Nobel Prize-winning economist explains why America needs to rebuild its pioneering spirit.

The Most Painless Way to Develop a Business Model

While your first stab at developing a working business model will seldom turn out right, there's lots to learn in the process.

Why It's Getting Harder to Start Your Own Business

New data from the Brookings Institution paints a dreary picture of the U.S. startup landscape, where entrenched competitors are walking away with a bigger share of business.

Steve Case on What to Expect From the Second Internet Revolution

AOL's co-founder talks about the sectors that are overdue for massive disruption.

5 Ways IBM's Smart Chip Will Revolutionize Technology

It's tiny, it's mighty, and it mimics the brain. Here's how IBM's new smart chip will bring about big tech advances.

Milton Glaser on Why You Should Only Work With People You Like

Design guru Milton Glaser explains why your relationship with your co-workers will ultimately determine your success.

Why the Lone Genius Is (Mostly) a Myth

Author Joshua Wolf Shenk argues that two is the magic number when it comes to generating real innovation.

Malcolm Gladwell on Why You Shouldn't Hire for Talent

The best-selling author explains why individuals who have failed before have a distinct advantage over the most talented job candidates.

Milton Glaser on Why You Should Risk Failing in Every Job

The graphic design guru explains why creative work should take you out of your comfort zone.

Milton Glaser: Design and Art Are Like Sex and Love

Legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser sat down with Inc.'s Blake Taylor to talk about the definition of design, the importance of art, and why you can have one without the other.

Intuit's Scott Cook: The Requirements of Leadership Have Changed

Winning over your customers is a given. But to be truly successful, says Intuit's founder, you're going to have to win more than that.

Steve Case on How to Get Your Startup Noticed

AOL's co-founder talks to Inc. about building the network that will drive any startup's growth.

Your Work Is Not Your Life

Why entrepreneurs have to make time to think about who they really want to be.

Zappos' New Secret Weapon: Personal Shopping

With the Ask Zappos service, the retailer could redefine online shopping all over again.

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