INC. MAGAZINEJune, 01 2008 Archives

Inc. magazineJune, 01  2008

Cover Story

The Customer is the Company
Threadless churns out dozens of new items a month -- with no advertising, no professional designers, no sales force and no retail distribution. And it's never produced a flop.

Features

Special Report: Innovation
Innovation is as much about smart processes as shiny new products. Here's how some of the nation's smartest companies inspire their people, capture new ideas, and bring those ideas to market.

Advice

Managing
How to Hire a Star Employee
Step 1: Win over the family

When Absence Makes the Team Grow Stronger
A CEO rethinks his role after a tour in Iraq.

Finance
The Judgment Group Will Make Sure You Get Paid What the Court Ordered
Can it raise $5 million?

Sales + Marketing
Let's Start With an Icebreaker
A look at summer sales meetings.

A One-Hit Wonder?
Inc. tests Radiohead's pay-whatever model.

PR Fairy Tales
Pitches disguised as children's books.

Technology
Save the Planet -- and Save the Company a Lot of Power and Paper
Tools for greening up around the office.

Case Study
Panos Bethanis Went $4.5 million in the Hole to Buy Back His Company
Should he have let it fail?

Ask Inc.
Ask Inc: Dealing With Low Morale
Motivating employees when growth slows. Also, pitching to angel investors.

Behind the Scenes
Behind The Scenes: Companies At the Heart of Everyday Life
Miami, Dade County Fair, 4.5.08, 5:19 p.m.

Strategy

The Best Cause of All
U.S. companies are by far bigger givers than their global counterparts. Yet they're not particularly interested in doing good. What gives?

The Ticker
Jay-Z, John Varvatos, the SBA...

Entrepreneur: Friend or Faux?
A look at celebs' business bona fides.

A Skimmer's Guide to the Latest Business Books - Topgrading for Sales
Topgrading's salesy sequel.

Q&A: David Neeleman's Return Trip
He talks about his new venture and his turbulent last days at JetBlue.

Business For Sale: Net Income
A tennis club in Boone, North Carolina, for $2.85 million

Online Nuggets: When Bonuses Backfire
As Marc Andreessen notes on blog.pmarca.com, creating a good incentive program is easier said than done. The Netscape co-founder now runs Ning, a Palo Alto, California, company that provides the technology for small social networks.

Columns

Norm Brodsky
Norm Brodsky

Street Smarts
Get Lost
Taking more vacations increased the value of my company. How cool is that?

Joel Spolsky
Joel Spolsky

How Hard Could It Be?
Adventures in Office Space
The Blueprint
The specs for Fog Creek's new offices include a library (for napping) and a fancy marble shower.

Joseph E. Stiglitz
Joseph E. Stiglitz

Guest Speaker: Stagflation Redux
Stagflation Redux
Rising prices amid a sputtering economy? We've been here before. Here's how businesses should prepare.

Leigh Buchanan
Leigh Buchanan

Legacy
Gary Gygax 1938-2008
The wizard behind Dungeons & Dragons

The Inc. Life

Things I Can't Live Without: Janine Popick
CEO of Vertical Response • San Francisco

My Place: Sandy Chilewich's Showcase in the Sky, New York City
Finally Sandy Chilewich has the perfect showcase for her contemporary home goods.

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