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Russell Simmons: Entrepreneurship and Business Are Not the Same Thing

The Def Jam Records co-founder has some alternative metrics for guiding lasting success.

Why Customers Want to Connect with You, Not Just Your Brand

Digital Royalty CEO Amy Jo Martin explains a key insight about how entrepreneurs ought to view their social media strategies.

How a Self-Described 'Wannabe Trophy Wife' Invented a Children's Clothing Powerhouse

Brandi Temple, CEO of Lolly Wolly Doodle, speaks with Inc. Editor Jim Ledbetter at the Inc. 5000 conference about how she discovered success through Facebook.

Yes To CEO: There's No Time to Waste When Assembling Your Dream Team

Joy Chen walked into a company with a diversity problem and made fixing it priority No. 1.

Choosing a Culture of Creativity, Not Fear

The work environment you start with doesn't have to be the one you keep, as the CEO of CyberSynchs learned.

Adam Grant: How Givers, Takers and Matchers Influence Your Success

Adam Grant author of "Give and Take," talks live from the Inc. 5000 conference about how to keep the wrong employees out of your company, ensure the right ones stay engaged, and how to calibrate your giving for success.

How GoDaddy's Bob Parsons Went From Bootstrapping to Big Business

Live at the Inc. 5000 conference, Bob Parsons speaks about starting and selling his first company, how entrepreneurship affected his marriage, and why audacious advertising pays off.

Blowing All Your Cash on a Sweet Location? When It Works, It Really Works

Johnny Cupcakes founder Johnny Earle took the 'go big or go home' approach. Here's how he spent all the money he had to move into one of Boston's most prized retail spaces.

A 'Perfect' Near-Death Experience Put Everything Into Perspective for This CEO

Ric Elias was aboard the flight that crash-landed in the Hudson River. That experience eventually led him to make major changes at his company.

'Nature' Offers an Unusual Way to Keep Meetings From Running Too Long

Flickr's Caterina Fake explains an easy way to make sure your meetings are always efficient.

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on What Motivates Better Than Money

You might not be able to hand out raises like candy, but that shouldn't stop you from giving your employees the recognition they deserve.

Why You Have to Get Better at the Boring Stuff

There are plenty of thrills when you're starting up. But those long stretches of mind-numbing work? That's what ultimately determines whether or not you're successful.

Marcus Lemonis: How to Move Your Business Forward

Turnaround king Marcus Lemonis, star of the CNBC Show 'The Profit," speaks to Inc. 5000 entrepreneurs about why it's essential to work the front line, the importance of volunteering, and how focusing on human capital can improve your business.

Stonyfield Farm's Gary Hirshberg on Stepping Down as CEO: I Got Bored

Starting a business is thrilling... until it's not. Stonyfield Farm's co-founder Gary Hirshberg explains how his entrepreneurial ADD made him rethink his role as CEO.

How GoPro's Founder Makes the Tough Calls

GoPro's Nick Woodman reveals the two places where he seeks inspiration when he needs it most.

Leila Janah Is on a Mission to Fight Global Poverty With Technology

Leila Janah, CEO of Sama Group, spoke at the Inc. Women's Summit about how she plans to shake up entrenched political, economic, and social systems around the world.

John Mackey: Making Money Is Essential, But It's Not Everything

Whole Foods' John Mackey describes what he means by 'conscious capitalism'--a movement he co-developed after some trial and error in business.

Women Entrepreneurs Discuss Launching a Business in Silicon Alley

Founders Lori Cheek of Cheek'd, Meika Hollender of Sustain Condoms, and Miki Agrawal of THINX discuss why they chose to launch in New York City and what they've experienced, both good and bad, as women in their industries.

The Age of the Low-Profile Founder Is Over

People buy from people, so the sooner you embrace becoming the face of your company, the better. And that means getting over your fear of public speaking.

Founders of Vice Media, Upworthy, and Aereo on Disrupting the Status Quo

VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi, Upworthy co-founder Eli Pariser, and Aereo founder Chet Kanojia--the entrepreneurs behind three of media's most daring companies--talk with Inc. executive editor Jon Fine about what they've learned so far and what's next.

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