In this episode, senior writer Christine Lagorio-Chafkin interviews Neil Blumenthal of Warby Parker about his secrets of hiring. It's tricky to get beyond the surface of potential employees to see their true personality. Zappos tries to do so by picking up candidates at the airport with an employee disguised as a taxi driver to observe how they treat everyday people. But do you have to be that sneaky? Tune in and find out.
Staff writer Will Yakowicz discusses the hit TV series Mr. Robot. The show's protagonist is a vigilante hacker who takes down the largest corporation in the world. It's among the first TV shows to depict a hacker as a superhero/villain archetype. Does our culture really now view hackers that way?
Executive editor Jon Fine explores how winemaker Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard completed a smashingly successful Indiegogo campaign to create a new wine based on the breeding of 10,000 new grape varieties. Why did a successful and well-connected wine baron raise capital through crowdfunding when he could have used investors? Find out what Fine thinks while the group drinks some delicious vino out of paper cups.
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 staff writer Will Yakowicz, who covers legal cannabis, cybersecurity, and the grey economy.