How to Build a Stronger Economy

Jim Clifton, chief executive of Gallup Inc., has a robust theory about entrepreneurialism and economic recovery.

Y Combinator President Sam Altman Is Dreaming Big

The Silicon Valley startup factory that birthed Airbnb and Dropbox has grown even more ambitious under its new leader.

Vinod Khosla: Be Wary of “Stupid Advice”

A Silicon Valley VC shares his thoughts on persistence, the importance of believing, and when to ignore the spreadsheet.

Paul Graham on Building Companies for Fast Growth

Graham’s tech accelerator, Y Combinator, has minted many big hits, including Dropbox, Reddit, and Airbnb. Here’s a conversation with the start-up guru.

Why Eric Ries Likes Management

The author of The Lean Startup is thinking big about the challenges facing companies in an economy driven by innovation.

Lessons from the E-Commerce Wars

Entrepreneur Jim McCarthy on why online innovations succeed — or fail.

Venture Capitalist Tom Perkins: ‘If There Is No Risk, You Have Already Missed the Boat’

During a recent visit to Wharton’s San Francisco campus, Tom Perkins, co-founder of the fabled Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, talked about risk-taking, his mentor David Packard, the downside of corporate VC, ethically challenged Wall Street, and networking vs. “cronyism,” among other topics.

Linda Rottenberg’s High-Impact Endeavor

This social entrepreneur pioneered a new model for mentoring startups in emerging markets. Now she’s replicating it around the world.

Bill Nguyen: The Boy In The Bubble

Bill Nguyen launches startups with haste, never researches the competition, and makes the same mistakes “again and again.” So why do people keep giving him so much money?

Editor’s Note: This is the guy behind Color. I don’t find the portrait of him flattering nor does he seem especially worth emulating, but some of the discussion about Silicon Valley, funding and entrepreneurship is indeed interesting … [ Read more ]

The Start-up Guru

Paul Graham’s business school and investment fund, Y Combinator, has launched 145 companies — for a lot less money than you would think.

Jim Collins: How to Thrive in 2009

As part of our 30th-anniversary issue, Inc. asked Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and Built to Last, what we might expect in the next 30 years. His answer: uncertainty, chaos, turbulence, and risk. In other words, it’s not a bad time to be an entrepreneur.