How Companies Can Tackle Social Activism the Right Way

How Companies Can Tackle Social Activism the ...

Rosie Mattio of Mattio Communications: Just Say Yes

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks with Rosie Mattio, founder and CEO of Mattio Communications, about saying yes and taking a risk on a burgeoning industry. 

Putting Purpose into Leadership

The world of business leadership has shifted dramatically in the past few years – from stockholder capitalism to stakeholder. A higher purpose is what businesses need to be about and companies need to take a stand on societal issues.There’s one big problem though: today’s leaders ...  Show more

What Millennials Think About Purpose

What do Millennials think about purpose? Do they actually buy and work for companies and brands that have activated purpose? Is this a real thing? And what should leaders know about this important generation? We’ve invited a couple of Millennials to chat about it. Fast Company’s ...  Show more

Evan Horowitz and Geoffrey Goldberg of Movers+Shakers: Add Fuel to the Fire

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks with Evan Horowitz and Geoffrey Goldberg, founders of the Los Angeles-based brand-marketing firm Movers+Shakers. Movers+Shakers is #78 on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list. 

Eren Bali of Carbon Health: Instinct Versus Data

To celebrate the launch of the 2021 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin interviews the co-founder and chief executive of Carbon Health, the startup aiming to make health-care more accessible and affordable--and which earned the ...  Show more

John Christakos and Maurice Blanks of Blu Dot: See Business Problems as Creative Challenges

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to John Christakos and Maurice Blanks--two of the three founders of Blu Dot Furniture--about how they used their design thinking to build a business. 

Cate Luzio of Luminary: Own Your Strengths

​​When she had the idea for an organization to elevate women in leadership roles and entrepreneurship, Cate Luzio didn’t even intend to start a company. Three years later, she’s built Luminary, a thousands-strong networking and career-coaching company that’s weathered the pandemi ...  Show more

Sarah LaFleur: Be The Whole Person

On this episode, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin interviews Sarah LaFleur, founder and CEO of womenswear brand M.M. LeFleur. 

Garry Tan: There is No Normal Path for Starting a Company

Garry Tan is known for his investments in Coinbase and Instacart--but before cofounding and managing his fund, Initialized Capital, he was a partner at Y Combinator, where he advised more than 700 startups. He’d been down that road before--founding two of his own companies. Chris ...  Show more

Inc. Presents 'Planet Purpose': Companies Coming Out of COVID

We’ve been thinking a lot about how companies responded to recent social events and wanted to dig into it some more on today’s episode.What's at the heart of it? What are companies going to do to show they have a point of view, that it's not all talk and they are doing something ...  Show more

Ryan Petersen: Balancing Order and Disorder

Ryan Petersen founded Flexport in 2013, when he decided to break into and transform part of the global-shipping industry by bringing reliable data and tracking to even the smallest companies. Now he has more than $1 billion in revenue and 2200 employees globally--and the industry ...  Show more

Sallie Krawcheck: Look For Things Others Don’t See

On today's episode, Christine Lagorio-Chafkin interviews Sallie Krawcheck. Sallie is the co-founder and CEO of Elle-evest, the digital financial advisor that focuses on the money needs of women. She founded it in 2016, after spending decades as an analyst and executive on Wall St ...  Show more

Fawn Weaver: Build a Culture of Confidence

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin interviews Fawn Weaver, the CEO and founder of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, bestselling author, and serial entrepreneur, about how she built her brand and company after setting out to tell the remarkable story of Nearest Green, the first known African- ...  Show more

Melissa Bernstein: Existential Fear and Entrepreneurship

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin interviews Melissa Bernstein, the co-founder of $500 million toy company Melissa & Doug and the author of a new book about mental health, LifeLines, about her own journey to building a company while suffering from depression. 

Obé Fitness: Adapting Under Pressure

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks with Ashley Mills and Mark Mullett, the founders of Obé Fitness, about how the former adversaries founded their company--and how when the pandemic hit they reacted with creativity, sending the company into a period of wild growth. 

Matthew Inman and Elan Lee: Invite Everyone to The Party

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Matthew Inman and Elan Lee--founders of Exploding Kittens--about how they founded their company, when to give up on a potentially good idea, and the $1 million dollar meow. 

Courtney Newell: Go Extra

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin interviews the founder of Crowned Marketing and Communications about how she turned $500 in pageant winnings into a thriving company that advises big brands on inclusive marketing. She’s also an expert on Gen Z, who has researched their consumption habit ...  Show more

Jack Dangermond: Being Interesting is Overrated

Christina Lagorio-Chafkin talks to Jack Dangermond, co-founder of ESRI, about starting his business with little over $1000 in personal savings and turning that into a billion dollar, privately held business. 

Jim Collins Part 2: What ELSE makes great companies tick

Part 2 of Christine Lagorio-Chafkin's conversation with Jim Collins.