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Inc. magazineNovember, 01  2008

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Kevin Rose of Digg: The Most Famous Man on the Internet
It's Kevin Rose's Internet; we're just using it. Rose isn't only the founder of Digg, a news/technology/nonsense site that has 30 million visitors a month. He also has his own TV network (Revision3), a communications platform (Pownce), and legions of obsessed fans. He's having so much fun, you could almost miss the fact that he's setting himself up to be an Internet-age media mogul.


Q: Is the U.S. Losing Its Economic Edge?
A: not a chance, thanks to innovative entrepreneurs and curious consumers. Amar Bhidé on why the techno-nationalists have it all wrong.

How I Did It: Barbara Lynch, Barbara Lynch Gruppo
Fake it till you make it, then make it big.

Blue is the New Green
Forget for a moment about carbon emissions. The world is facing a more immediate crisis -- it is running out of clean water. The prospect of widespread shortages is creating a new kind of new economy. Meet 11 entrepreneurs who are ahead of the curve, finding opportunity in the largest emerging market the world has seen in some time.

Advice & Strategies

Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes: Companies at the Heart of Everyday Life
St. Patrick's, Billings, Montana 9.14.08, 10:47 a.m.

Sales + Marketing
Improving Your Sense of Site
Your web analytics report is filled with clues on how to boost sales.

InSeT Plans to Make Mines Safer.
Can it raise $1 million?

Trust Me: You're Gonna Love This
Getting employees to embrace new technology.

Trick Out Your PC
Cool new peripherals to upgrade your desktop

Is It an Annual Meeting?
Or an episode of Oprah?

The Gift That Stops Giving
Dealing with an empty bonus pool.

How To Guide
How To: Choose the Right Telecom System

Case Study
A Hot New Outdoor-Apparel Brand Took Off Like a Rocket, Then Crashed and Burned.
Should nau's creators walk away or try again?

Ask Inc.
Raising Funds
A candymaker wonders what he'll have to give up for an angel investment

Inc. Special Report
The Profitability Report


A Cold Call, a Blog, and a $20 Million Lawsuit
A North Carolina entrepreneur blogs a warning to her industry -- and gets sued for her troubles.

The Ticker
Russell Simmons and Dov Charney

Horse Race: Putting the App in Apple
Now that it's officially sanctioned, companies are rushing to develop games and widgets for the iPhone

A Skimmer's Guide to the Latest Business Books: Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

Business for Sale: For the Seasoned Buyer
A manufacturer of frozen pizza in Pompano Beach, Florida, for $1.2 million

Blogger Logic: Avoiding "The Long No"


Norm Brodsky
Norm Brodsky

Street Smarts
What the Financial Crisis Means for You
The rules of small-business banking have changed, and that's bad news for the economy. But there are ways to cope, and there may even be a silver lining.

Joel Spolsky
Joel Spolsky

How Hard Could It Be?
The Unproven Path
I have some ironclad rules for starting a technology venture. I broke a bunch of them when I started my latest technology venture.

Leigh Buchanan
Leigh Buchanan

Ed Justice Sr., 1921-2008
Cars, Cars, and More Cars.

The Inc. Life

My Place: Chip Conley's Urban Sanctuary
San Francisco

Passions: Derek LaFavor, Selling Source
"My car is my escape. I crank the stereo and forget all the cares of the day."

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