Phil Libin, the cofounder of Evernote, is now a venture capitalist. He spills his pet peeves about startups that pitch him--and explains that he wants to hear how you'll change the world for the better. (From the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Inc.)
Sir Richard Branson
Martin Skrelli’s Publicist
Martin Shkreli's former spokesman Mike Kulich tells Inc. exclusively how he intentionally fanned the flames to keep the world's eyes on his 'pharma bro' client. Welcome to the weird new era of crisis PR.
Candy Crush's Guru
Tommy Palm, a five-time startup founder who helped fuel King's wild success in the video game industry, explains how he thinks an effective company should run--and the technologies of the future he'd bet on.
A Guantanamo Bay Lawyer
A human-rights representative of prisoners explains the evolving law of detaining accused terrorists.
Elon Musk’s Cousin
What Solar City's CEO Really Thinks About Climate Change and His Cousin Elon Musk
Lyndon Rive speaks his mind about entrepreneurship, sustainable energy, how an oddball hobby kept him in America--and what movie makes him think about his cousin Elon.
The CEO Who Wants to Take Down Amazon
Amazon has a new competitor called Jet.com. Its founder wants to build a meaningful company culture--while undercutting everyone else on the internet in price. Here's his strategy.
A Diploma Mill Phone Representative
As part of an investigation into diploma mills, I found out how the companies make money--by taking their bait, and learning how much a no-school-required "doctorate" costs.