INC. MAGAZINEOctober, 01 2008 Archives

Inc. magazineOctober, 01  2008

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Cool, Determined & Under 30
They are running businesses in fields as diverse as Wi-Fi and fashion, blogging and music. Combined, they manage nearly 600 employees and have raised more than $100 million from investors. They have graduated from (and, on occasion, dropped out of) some of the very best schools in the country. They are collaborative, creative, and -- above all -- confident. And here's one more fact: All of them were born after October 31, 1978.

Features

Meet the Bill Gates of Ghana
Brash, ambitious, and optimistic, Herman Chinery-Hesse has already accomplished what many considered impossible -- building a thriving tech business in his native Ghana. His new goal: to spark an entrepreneurial revolution in Africa by bringing e-commerce to the most remote corners of the continent.

How We Did It: Crane & Co.
200 years of happy customers, from Paul Revere to the Saudi government.

Just Play
As the makers of the games Guitar Hero and now Rock Band settle into their success -- check that, their utter domination of the world's basements and dorm rooms -- it's worth asking why the first hit was so painfully long in coming. It seems they had forgotten something: fun

Advice & Strategies

Special Report: Strategies for Tough Times
Five Ways to Save Money (Layoffs Not Included)
Five creative ways to save money -- none of them involving layoffs.

Finance
Jenny Hwa Wants to Be the Martha Stewart of Green Products.
Is she trying to do too much?

Technology
We See You
Want a list of nearby stores?

Your Company, the Movie
Tools for creating online videos.

Case Study
They Aimed High, but Now Their Translation Business Is Stuck
Could a new CEO do better?

Ask Inc.
Customer Feedback
Communicating directly with the people who buy your product.

Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes: Companies at the Heart of Everyday Life
Classic Cinemas Charlestowne 18 Theatre, St. Charles, Illinois, 8.2.08, 9:18 p.m

How To Guide
How To: Minimize This Year's Tax Bill

Inc. Online Exclusives: November 2008

Priority

The 2008 Inc. 500 Investor's Guide
Four venture capitalists peruse the list of fastest-growing companies and tell us what looks good.

A Skimmer's Guide to the Latest Business Books: Changing the Game: How Video Games Are Transforming the Future of Business

The Ticker
The top dogs at DailyCandy and Insitu ponder life after acquisition.

Tax This; Tax That
When it comes to taxes, John McCain and Barack Obama both want to ease the burden and spark the economy. The difference is in how they would go about doing it. Below, we go behind the usual campaign rhetoric -- Your plan is a job killer! Yours is a giveaway to the rich! -- and dig into the specifics of each candidate's plan.

Business for Sale: Deep in the Heart of Texas
A 12-room country inn priced at $4.6 million.

Blogger Logic: A Swag Antagonist
Responding to another blogger's list of 18 ways a start-up can save money, Mark Cuban, the co-founder of Broadcast.com and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, posted tips on his site, blogmaverick.com. Our favorite:

Columns

Norm Brodsky
Norm Brodsky

Street Smarts
Secrets of a $110 Million Man
There are no guarantees when it comes to running a business. But the best entrepreneurs I know.

Joel Spolsky
Joel Spolsky

How Hard Could It Be?
Sins of Commissions
Employees will always game incentive plans -- because the geniuses who design them don't anticipate how employees will respond.

Jeff Bailey
Jeff Bailey

Legacy
R.F. Taplett, 1921-2008
A man who believed in making things happen -- now.

The Inc. Life

Passions: Ryan Black, CEO of Sambazon
"At the end of the day, it's you against the ocean."

Things I Can't Live Without: Kenny Moscot
President and co-owner of Moscot • New York City

Drives: Yep, That's My Engine. Nice Lighting, Huh?
Audi R8

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