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Want to see what life is really like for a leader of a fast growing startup? Inc. spent a day with Wanderu CEO Polina Raygorodskaya at her company’s Boston headquarters. Wanderu helps travelers map out the best sequence of transportation to a particular destination—now in Europe, too. Click the link in our bio to see more. ⠀
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As investment bank Moelis & Company celebrates its 10th year in business, co-founder and CEO Ken Moelis has already started thinking about his succession plan. “If you're hiring right, you'll have the most ambitious group of people in the world,” he says. “They want to win. They want to succeed. The ultimate success to many of them is becoming CEO, so I think it's important that I tell people I'm not going to stay in that job forever. I don't know when this will happen, but I want somebody to come in and say, ‘Yeah, this is all the stuff Ken screwed up.’” Link in bio. (📸: @heathersten)⠀
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Vertical farming startup AeroFarms grows crops indoors, where it can control light, temperature, and humidity. Because it doesn't use soil or 95 percent of the water usually required to produce greens, its facilities are nearly 400 times more productive per square foot than a traditional farm. Today, the New Jersey-based company has raised more than $100 million and is growing fast. "I'll never go back to corporate America," says Lisa Newman, AeroFarms' COO, who was hired from DuPont in 2016. "I was known for moving quickly, but it was at a snail's pace compared with this." Link in bio. (📸: @nathanperkel)
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The scissor-makers at Fuji Shears in Sakai City are true masters of their craft. Some have even been employed at the workshop for decades. “It’s certainly fascinating to come into the same space over and over again,” says photographer Brandon Schulman. “That’s what makes someone a master. For a craftsman, that’s paramount.” But for entrepreneurs who haven’t been working in the same place for years and years, Schulman has some advice. “Stay true to your product. Pay attention to how markets are working today. And whether you like it or not, stay on top of social media. It’s an important part of business now.” (📸: @brandonschulmanphoto)⠀
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Inside the Fuji Shears workshop in Sakai City, the scissor-making process is reminiscent of an earlier time. “It feels like a different era,” says photographer Brandon Schulman. “We could have easily stepped into a time capsule of the 30s, 40s, or 50s.” Schulman, who grew up with a darkroom in his home and a father who loved photography, wants every photo to tell the whole story. “I want [people] to see some form of the truth. There is no fact in an image. I’m trying to give them as close a representation of what it is--or how I see it. It’s all about being quiet, which is ironic because I’m not a quiet person. And a lot of it is very observational--about me being a fly on the wall.” (📸: @brandonschulmanphoto)⠀
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Sakai City in Osaka, Japan, has been known as the “City of Knives” for hundreds of years, and is home to some of the most talented steelmakers in the world. One of those is Fuji Shears, whose signature product is handmade hairdressing scissors that can cost upwards of $1,000. Through his series called “Project Handmade,” photographer Brandon Schulman visited the Fuji workshop to document the true masters of the craft. “It’s all about projects, not images, as a photographer,” says Schulman. “I’m fascinated with anyone who makes anything handmade. There’s this closeness, almost a more tangible quality, when you have someone who makes something for you.” (📸: @brandonschulmanphoto)⠀
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In 1989, at age 32 and with three young kids, Gay Gaddis cashed in her $16,000 IRA and put all her money into starting an ad agency. The big break for T3, her Austin-based firm, came in 1992, when she took on a new client, Dell, which soon became one of the first companies to sell its wares online. "Nobody knew anything about selling online," says Gaddis. "We had to learn it together." A few years later, Gaddis and her husband bought the 900-acre property that's now Double Heart Ranch, and she splits her time between the ranch and Austin. "My values come from all of this.” Link in bio. (📸: @bryanschutmaat)⠀
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#cattle #cows #longhorn #texas #austin #liberty #tx #farming #ranch #adagency #success #lifestyle #outdoors #nature #country

Seattle-based sales management company Outreach prides itself on ultra-inclusivity. The company offers diversity and unconscious bias training, and a monthly leadership class that is available to all 250 employees. In 2017, Outreach founded its first employee resource group, called Outreach Women's Network (OWN). “We also offer two paid volunteer days a year, and we had almost 30 percent of the company nation-wide giving back to their communities on MLK Day 2018.” (📸: @davidplunkert)⠀
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By age 6, Gay Gaddis knew how to work a field of cattle. Growing up in a small town just outside of Houston, she spent much of her time on her godfather's farm. "I don't know what it's like to not be on the land," she says. Today, 80 Texas Longhorn cattle graze the 900-acre Double Heart Ranch in Burnet County, Texas, which Gaddis runs with her husband. On any given day, you can find her branding cattle, mending breaks in the fencing, or hauling thousands of pounds of hay. That is, when she’s not running her successful ad agency, Austin-based T3. "My values come from all of this.” Link in bio. (📸: @bryanschutmaat)⠀
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