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Inc. Magazine July - August 2017

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.

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1 min.
4 simple ways to improve your team’s communication

Inc.com 1 — GO DEVICE-FREE When people multitask during meetings, the person speaking can feel disrespected. 2 — CREATE A TEAM RITUAL Even if it’s just a weekly lunch, find a way to connect on some level other than work. 3 — BE OPEN ABOUT STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES At the start of a project, have each person share his or her desired goals and preferred working style. 4 — MAKE IT CLEAR THAT FEEDBACK IS ROOTED IN GOOD INTENTIONS Know when criticism is best given oneon- one, instead of in front of the entire team. “We seriously considered throwing in the towel. But we had tremendous conviction that this was a really compelling idea.” Viraj Puri, co-founder and CEO of Gotham Greens, on building a new type of commercial-scale urban farm • inc.com/hidi…

1 min.
top videos

INC.COM/NOTES-TO-MY-YOUNGER-SELF Scott Cook Co-founder of Intuit “We ran out of money, so we had to give back the rented furniture and computers. It was terrible.” INC.COM/PLAYBOOK Barbara Oakley Author, Mindshift “Think, ‘What’s the one thing I really want to get done today?’ INC.COM/PEAK-PERFORMANCE Chris “Ludacris” Bridges Rapper and actor “Someone once told me, ‘You have to work every day like someone is trying to take your spot.’ CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: TAMARA STAPLES/GETTY; INC. VIDEO TEAM (3). ILLUSTRATION: MICHAEL FRITH…

2 min.
a senior operations staffer is performing poorly. how do you get a star back on track?

“I’d ask the employee what he or she thinks should happen, and then we’d work together to find consensus on an action plan. That allows us to get buy-in for consequences. It makes it more likely that folks will follow through, and if it does get to the point that the plan isn’t acted on, everyone’s on the same page.” KYLE TAYLOR Founder and CEO, The Penny Hoarder (media) NO. 32 2016 INC. 5000 RANK 6,934% 3-YEAR GROWTH $7.5M 2015 REVENUE “I would employ the buddy system. I would pair the person up with a peer in a different department to offer a fresh pair of eyes and give support. It also helps build support between departments, which can be very siloed.” KIMBERLY HANKS CEO, Whim Hospitality (food & beverages) NO. 311 2016 INC. 5000 RANK 1,260% 3-YEAR…

2 min.
the letting-go part

WHEN YOU OPEN THIS ISSUE and read the 2017 installment of our annual How I Did It feature, you’ll find that a couple of reactions are unavoidable. I contend you won’t be able to read these great entrepreneurs’ words without marveling at the amazing machine the free-enterprise system is—for creating wealth, for realizing dreams, for improving life. Also, you can’t help but notice a few recurring themes: the wobbly start; the scrappy ploy that turns the corner; and, maybe most interestingly, the founder’s odyssey from startup factotum to leader. The leadership journey echoes in many of the stories this year, particularly the leg of the journey that a lot of entrepreneurs find the most difficult. It’s the letting-go part. You hear it in the words of Jack Ma (page 44), who…

6 min.
how i created a billion-dollar company

I HAVE A BACKGROUND in media, marketing, and brand development—and I did improv training with the Upright Citizens Brigade for eight years. So I did the bulk of Dollar Shave Club’s creative work in the beginning. I wrote the script for that first video spot, and a friend of mine from my improv days shot it in one day for $4,500. It was very scrappy. The day it went live, our site crashed from all the traffic—but within 48 hours, we received 12,000 orders. We moved pretty quickly beyond selling just razors. Our members definitely let us know they wanted more, and we always knew we would do other products. In 2013, we came out with a shave butter. Then we launched butt wipes, something that we learned through our research…

2 min.
how work helped me overcome personal tragedy

I’VE LONG BELIEVED that we have to take our whole selves to work, as I wrote in Lean In. Because it’s just not the case that we’re professional people during the day and emotional people at night and on weekends. Then when I lost my husband suddenly, I had no choice but to take myself to work—but I couldn’t get through a meeting in the very early days without tearing up. I feel so lucky. My boss, Mark Zuckerberg, didn’t just give me the time off I needed— and that’s something I think is really important for businesses to do—but he also built me back up. When I thought I couldn’t do my job, he was the one who said, “No, I think you made a good point in that meeting.”…