Welcome to the 250th episode of the Inc. Uncensored podcast, hosted by Inc.'s executive director of editorial, Jon Fine.

First, I break down a growing trend among certain startup circles: a new generation of founders following the Gospel of Bezos. Amazon executives are leaving the company to found their own companies, and they're doing so by blatantly copying all of Jeff Bezos's leadership and management tenets. The one thing they're leaving behind: Amazon's notoriously cutthroat culture.

Next, senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin discusses her recent phone call with Klaus Obermeyer, who might just be the oldest founder and CEO in the U.S. Obermeyer, who founded ski apparel company Sport Obermeyer in 1947, turned 100 on Monday. He still runs the company, which remains privately held, and even still skis regularly. In other words, this 100-year-old founder and CEO might be in better shape than you are.

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Published on: Dec 6, 2019