Welcome to the 214th episode of the Inc. Uncensored podcast, hosted by Inc.'s editor in chief, James Ledbetter.

First, I break down Apple's big presentation from Monday. For years, the tech giant has relied on iPhone sales for a considerable portion of its revenue. But those sales are slowing, and the announcements of Apple TV Plus, Apple News Plus, Apple Arcade, and Apple Card signify a potentially huge pivot. The company's expected new strategy contains lessons for all entrepreneurs.

Next, features editor Diana Ransom discusses the upcoming Inc. 5000 Europe report, and what readers should expect to see from this year's fastest-growing private companies on the Continent. Spoiler alert: They include very fancy socks and an electric bike company that's simultaneously business-to-business and business-to-consumer.

Finally, staff writer Emily Canal dives into Calm's aggressive expansion plans. The meditation and wellness startup, which is now valued at $1 billion, is looking to double its current staff to around 100 employees. New hires won't be required to meditate--but Calm does have strategies to discourage working soul-crushing hours and burning out.

Check out the full episode in the player below, in iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Published on: Mar 28, 2019