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Editor-At-Large — Inc.
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Leigh Buchanan is an editor/writer for Inc. Magazine. Her tenure as crossword puzzle editor at TV Guide remains her proudest achievement.

What Wonder Woman's Secret History Teaches Us About Leadership Today

inc.com — For female professionals, Wonder Woman has become something of a Rorschach test. Is our Lady of the Lasso a role model inspiring women to lean in? Or does she represent the unrealistic expectation that women can have it all--which means, of course, that they also have to do it all?

10 Books that Will Make You Smarter in 2015

inc.com — Yes there's a small company in "A Christmas Carol." But you won't learn much studying the business practices of Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley. With the holiday break stretching before you, pick up (or download) one of these excellent 2014 titles instead. Some will make you think. Some will make you feel.

10 Great Books for the People in Your Life

inc.com — Books offer the gift of wisdom. They are also cheap, easy to wrap, and gratifyingly un-ironic after all those ugly holiday sweaters. Entrepreneurs--or those who love them--can whip through their shopping lists with the following: For your son graduating college The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career, by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha With so many traditional career paths disrupted, we are all entrepreneurs in our own lives.

Entrepreneurs Vote for Business, Not Politics

inc.com — Respondents to Inc.'s annual State of Small Business survey poured plenty of partisan vitriol into the open-comments sections. Much was directed at President Obama ("worst President in decades") and the Democratic Party, although Republicans ("an obstructionist philosophy for six years") also attracted criticism.

The One Word that Can Help Preserve Work-Life Balance

inc.com — U.S. business leaders likely had two reactions back in August when a German government minister floated the idea of restricting the ability to contact employees outside of work. First: revulsion at such aggressive public sector meddling. Second: smugness that, even in a country where the average workweek is 35 hours, employees are almost as technologically higtied as their counterparts here.

Make Your Processes as Beautiful as Your Products

inc.com — As a value proposition, the word "design" suggests aesthetics, functionality, and thoughtful consideration of the target audience. Smart companies apply design thinking to products and to customer experiences, but rarely to internal processes. Main Street Hub is an exception. Main Street Hub is that rare creature--a startup more in love with its customers than with its technology.

How BuildDirect Took on Home Depot

How to Make It at Midsized without Self-Destructing

How to Come Up With A Million Ideas and Make Them Work

There's Big Money in Organics. And It Starts with the Soil.

inc.com — SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP American farmers are torn between abundant demand for organic food and a scarcity of land on which to grow it. Enter Craig Wichner, co-founder and managing partner of Farmland LP, based in San Francisco.
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Dec 17, 2014

Movies this season are full of scary mentors who will either kill you or make you stronger. (Possibly both.) bit.ly/1yYiD5E

Dec 15, 2014

Wonder Woman and leadership. Because, really, haven't we had enough Tony Starks? bit.ly/1GoNkXQ

Dec 02, 2014

Main Street Hub is a very smart company that applies design thinking (think IDEO) to internal processes. bit.ly/1Ba4F6t

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