Welcome to the 190th episode of the Inc. Uncensored podcast, hosted by Inc.'s editor in chief James Ledbetter.

This week, James Ledbetter and Executive Editor Jon Fine discuss Inc.'s new feature Private Titans. The list explores the 1,000 largest American companies that are staying private.

Senior Writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin explores the history of Clif Bar, and why founder Gary Erickson wanted the keep the company private.

I speak about what businesses can learn from Taylor Swift's viral Instagram post, and whether companies should take a political stance.

If you'd like some weekend reading, check out our like buttons: what media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg and veteran tech executive Meg Whitman are cooking up, the death of musician John Wicks, how Millennials are killing American cheese and the news that Newsweek's former parent company was indicted in a fraud and money laundering case

As always, you can listen to individual episodes of the Inc. Uncensored podcast on the Panoply Network or on Apple Podcasts, where you can also subscribe.

Published on: Oct 12, 2018