10 Questions for Brittany Laughlin
CEO, Incline HQ
Where are you right now?
The Incline office in Soho, NYC.
Where is your favorite place for a breakfast meeting?
La Colombe at Lafayette and 4th street.
What was your first job?
Worked for my Dad’s company, Orion International, helping pull resumes off of Monster for their recruiters.
How do you think we can keep talent motivated?
Allow people to have ownership over a project or a portion of it. Giving them authority to make decisions is empowering and can be great motivation to continue to grow within the company.
What excites you about this next decade?
It’s easier to connect with people around the world – both through the Internet and cheaper international travel. The world is getting easier to experience within one lifetime.
If you had to make a quick escape where would you go?
I’m a big fan of the diversity of experiences that Argentina offers – Buenos Aires is a great city to enjoy, the hiking is great in Patagonia and the beaches are beautiful. If it were just for a weekend, I’d choose St. John in the Caribbean.
What is on your bedside table?
My iPhone and iPad. I cut down on paper books so heavily use my Kindle and iBooks apps.
If you weren't in this business what would you be doing?
I started Inclinehq.com to do what I want to do. Use my talents to help people. If I weren’t doing this, I’d probably be doing an around the world trip.
Who would you most like to meet for a drink?
Richard Branson from Virgin. He appears to have the best work-play balance attitude of any company leader.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Travel. I’ve been to 7 continents and 40 countries. Basically every extra money I save goes to hopping on a plane to somewhere new.