Welcome to the 19th and latest episode of the Inc. Uncensored podcast, hosted by Inc. editor James Ledbetter.
In this episode, senior editor Kris Frieswick discusses the profiles inside Inc. magazine's How I Did It issue. Find out the secret of how FUBU founder and Shark Tank star Daymond John picks entrepreneurs to invest in, and what scares former U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal the most.
Executive editor Jon Fine puts the $3 billion razor blade market on trial. Gillette started the disposable razor blade business and now controls 65 percent of it, but startups have disrupted the space by offering blades at fire sale prices. Dollar Shave Club, for example, has doubled its sales in one year, reaching $140 million in revenue and taking a significant portion of the market.
Senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks about how Google is converting defunct phone booths into free Wi-Fi hotspots. Will the effort be successful and catch on throughout the country?
And as with every episode, find out what made every member of the podcast team hit the "Like Button" this week.
James Ledbetter, the editor of Inc., is host of the Inc. Uncensored podcast, which is part of the Panoply network. Regular participants include executive editor Jon Fine, a longtime BusinessWeek columnist and Inc.'s technology editor; senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin, who covers technology, startups, and culture; and senior editor Kris Frieswick, a journalist and award-winning humor columnist.