INC. MAGAZINEOctober, 01 2006 Archives

Inc. magazineOctober, 01  2006

Cover Story

Life Lessons
The simple, sincere, and unwavering approach that turned the T-shirt company Life Is Good into an $80 million cultural phenomenon, OR, How I learned to stifle my inner pessimist and appreciate a fine small business that only wants me to be happy.

Features

How I Did It: Sir Walter Lindal, Founder, Lindal Cedar Homes
Built to last.

The Squash Blossom Solution
At the high, high end of the market, the Jones family of Huron, Ohio, outruns the economics of modern farming.

Rating the Governors
With Arnold Schwarzenegger and 25 other governors up for reelection, we look at who among them has earned the entrepreneurial vote.

Gary Heavin Is On a Mission From God
His goal: To single-handedly save the world's women from obesity. With Curves, he seems to be pulling it off. And he's built a billion-dollar business along the way.

Hands On

Are Your Staffers Stealing?
How to prevent employee theft and protect your bottom line.

Ask Inc.
Divorcing a partner; keeping the secret sauce safe.

Michael Kalinsky was Sick of Fighting With His Vice President, Who was Also His Ex-Brother-In-Law
Was firing him too drastic?

Found In Translation
How to make the multicultural work force work.

Goodbye, Retainers
Pay as you go with results-based PR.

Student Teachers
Looking for new ideas? Hire some college kids.

The Road Warrior's Arsenal
Take your office with you when you go.

Smart Questions for Your Trade Show Organizer
A typical trade show loses nearly 40 percent of its exhibitors every year, mostly first-timers that didn't get what they expected. Ask these questions to make sure you're not headed for a two-day waste of time.

The Inc. Life

Gear: Roaming Holiday
These new pintsize electronics will help you get more done and have more fun--and they're portable enough to take just about anywhere. Just try not to use them while driving.

Drives: Sometimes You Just Want to Play Outside
The FJ Cruiser is the grown-up version of the coolest, toughest truck in the sandbox.

Things I Can't Live Without: Jalem Getz
Why Jalem Getz, who founded the $30 million Web retailer BuyCostumes.com, wouldn't mind living like Magnum, P.I.

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Rise of the Entrepreneurial Class
As the number of college entrepreneurship courses has skyrocketed, so too has the number of budding millionaires launching businesses -- on campus. Here's a look at the next generation fo great startups, and the innovative college programs that helped them succeed.

Slideshow: Top Job Interview Questions

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Columns

Norm Brodsky
Norm Brodsky

Street Smarts
Are You Listening to Me?
You can if you want to--but you have to make your own decisions. Some advice on how to give, get, and take advice.

David H. Freedman
David H. Freedman

What's Next
Mistakes Were Made
When your company screws up, don't hide it. Blog about it. And let everyone learn from the error.

Danny Meyer
Danny Meyer

Guest Speaker
The Saltshaker Theory
A legendary restaurateur taught me to use constant, gentle pressure to manage my growing company.

Leigh Buchanan
Leigh Buchanan

The Office
Silence Is Golden
Try saying this at your next staff meeting: Shhhhhh.

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