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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.

How Incredibly Creative People Come Up With Breakthrough Ideas

inc.com — A man spinning in a large metal ring gradually transforms--before your very eyes!--into a werewolf. How cool is that? Circus-act creators loved the monstrous metamorphosis. Audiences agreed with them. Circus managers were less impressed.
Feb 03, 2016

Anyone can come up with a lot of ideas. The trick is placing your bet on the right ones. bit.ly/1SsWDPx @LeighEBuchanan

Decoding the Psychology of Original Thinking

inc.com — Adam Grant, Wharton professor and author of Originals , explains to Inc. Editor at Large Leigh Buchanan why procrastination isn't necessarily a bad habit.

Why the Biggest Disruptors Are Surprisingly Ordinary

inc.com — In his new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Adam Grant tells the story of a young entrepreneur named Michelle Perry who wanted to create a product to supply wireless power. When technical experts refused to assist with a project so apparently quixotic, she instead recruited people simply to design parts based on her specs.
Feb 02, 2016

Another first-rate book from Adam Grant. It makes me want to go find a down escalator and walk up it. bit.ly/20EOfNW

Inside the Tiny New Orleans Shop That Dresses the Kings of Mardi Gras

inc.com — The King's Room at Vieux Carré Hair Shop in New Orleans is nothing special. There is no throne, just a plain metal chair. No tapestries adorn the walls, only shelves and a full-length mirror. Easy egress is crucial.

Instead of Performance Reviews, Try 'Anxiety Parties'

inc.com — Google Ventures may have unintentionally disrupted the practice of psychotherapy. In a recent post on Medium, Daniel Burka, member of a six-member design team at Google Ventures, wrote about "anxiety parties"--a professional development process rooted in gnawing self-doubt. Burka and his colleagues dreamed up the parties as a way for a leaderless unit of comparably experienced professionals to get performance feedback.

When It's Okay For Obama (or Any Leader) To Cry

inc.com — Few symbols are more powerful than tears at the top. On Tuesday, President Obama was somber as he recited familiar episodes of recent gun violence. His face began to crumple when he arrived-;you could see how he dreaded that moment-;at Newtown, and the 20 children murdered there. He blinked and pursed his lips.

Now You Can Get an Entire Church Delivered on Demand

inc.com — On any given Sunday, in any given city, the transformation begins. A cargo trailer pulls up to a high school, movie theater, or bowling alley. Volunteers scurry to unload large wheeled containers and roll them inside.
Jan 04, 2016

A market you never knew existed and the ingenious entrepreneur who captured it bit.ly/1Z0QPes

Why Google Is Studying This 300-Year-Old Business

inc.com — For any other teenager, sinking a chisel into the wall of the National Gallery of Art would have been an act of horrific vandalism. For Nicholas Benson, it marked a professional coming of age. "I was only 19, and it was really, really scary," recalls Benson of that day.
Dec 23, 2015

Talk to Nick Benson for 10 minutes and you'll forget your frustration with our throwaway society. Great family biz. bit.ly/1U4QwxJ

Dec 31, 2015

Why Google Is Studying This 300-Year-Old Business: bit.ly/1OGQIze

A Store Where Every Saturday Is Black Friday

inc.com — At 9 a.m. precisely, assistant manager Ryan Olenick unlocks the front door of The Garment District, bracing himself for the onslaught. The first few customers--gray-haired and lightning fast--sprint up the stairs into a rose-colored room that looks like the set of a David Lynch movie.
Dec 07, 2015

My favorite business I'm not cool enough to shop at. If a company can have a personality, this one does. bit.ly/1NQMzhu

4 Heretical Ideas for Reigniting the Economy

inc.com — As part of our annual State of Small Business survey, Inc. magazine asked leaders of the fastest-growing private companies to identify the nation's most pressing concerns. Entrepreneurs are born problem-solvers, so we weren't surprised when some not only diagnosed ailments but also prescribed treatments. Here are some of their provocative ideas for addressing our greatest challenges.
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Feb 02, 2016

Another first-rate book from Adam Grant. It makes me want to go find a down escalator and walk up it. bit.ly/20EOfNW

Jan 25, 2016

RT @lagorio: Want to win a National Magazine Award @ASME1963? Data tells you how (well, sort of) medium.com/@RewritePodcas…

Jan 04, 2016

A market you never knew existed and the ingenious entrepreneur who captured it bit.ly/1Z0QPes

Dec 23, 2015

Talk to Nick Benson for 10 minutes and you'll forget your frustration with our throwaway society. Great family biz. bit.ly/1U4QwxJ

Dec 07, 2015

My favorite business I'm not cool enough to shop at. If a company can have a personality, this one does. bit.ly/1NQMzhu

Nov 30, 2015

For a post-holiday giggle, take my annual weird-business news quiz. bit.ly/1LIOugp

Nov 02, 2015

Carnivals are the antithesis of screens. Here's to all the small bizzes that keep us in ferris wheels and corn dogs. bit.ly/1Q69AvW

Oct 19, 2015

TreeHouse strikes me as a very smart business. This model is appealing and the founder's tenacity impressive. bit.ly/1kjRKJR


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