A look at the year's greatest hits, based on online traffic, from the editors of Inc. Magazine and Inc.com.

The Top 10 Profiles and Articles

How can Markus Frind work one hour a day and bring in $10 million a year? He keeps things simple. Read more

Jason Fried hates lame meetings and treating his employees like children. A peek inside his typical workday. Read more

We scoured the Web and came up with a list of the smartest business bloggers. Their advice just might help you run a better company. Read more

When the big insurers exited the Florida market, a start-up saw an opportunity. Read more

How Matt Mullenweg, founder of Word Press and Automattic, manages a successful Internet business where everyone is working from home. Read more

Part business school and part investment fund, Paul Graham's Y Combinator has launched 145 companies -- for a lot less money than you would think. Read more

Tim Ferriss, the author of The 4-Hour Workweek, shares his secrets to personal productivity. Read more

How Tony Hsieh and a staff of believers made Zappos one of the most blissed-out businesses in America. Read more

Through multilevel marketing, the Brazilian açai berry becomes a billion-dollar business. Read more

The future will be marked by uncertainty, chaos, turbulence, and risk. In other words, it will be good to be an entrepreneur. Read more

The Top 10 Lists and Slideshows

The Top 5 Opinion Columns

At Fog Creek Software, every worker at the same level is paid the same salary. And when one gets a raise, they all do. Read more

 A young employee came up with an idea that added a million dollars to our bottom line. How do we reward him for the contribution? Do we even have to? Read more

Many companies that have gone bust didn't die because of the recession. They failed for one reason: They treated customers poorly. Read more

A new business is like a shortwave radio. You have to fiddle patiently with all the dials until you get the reception you want. Read more

Back-to-back trips to Microsoft and Google remind me just how smart these guys are -- and just how much I love running a small company. Read more

The Top 10 News Stories

The Top 10 Topics


Published on: Dec 21, 2009