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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.

The One Question You Need to Answer for Startup Success

inc.com — You need one piece of data to know if your startup will fly: How many customers' eyes dilate when they hear your idea? In a presentation Wednesday before an engineer-dense crowd at MIT, Steve Blank spent most of his time talking to people about talking to people.

Mastering the Fine Art of Managing People

inc.com — Editor's note: ix founders about what works (and what doesn't). Managing human beings is one of the toughest jobs you'll ever face, especially as your team grows. We spoke with s Eric Ryan vividly recalls the origin of his rigorous hiring philosophy. It was 2005, and his sustainable cleaning-products business, Method, was growing fast.

How the Founder of USA Network Built her Star Team

inc.com — Editor's note: Managing human beings is one of the toughest jobs you'll ever face, especially as your team grows. We spoke with six founders about what works (and what doesn't). How people think about winning is a good indication of how they'll perform on a team.

Lyft's CEO on Creating a Great Company Culture

inc.com — Editor's note: Managing human beings is one of the toughest jobs you'll ever face, especially as your team grows. We spoke with six founders about what works (and what doesn't). The more employees a company has, the less likely any one gets noticed. And when employees don't feel individually responsible for the company's success, things slow down.

How the CEO of KIND Keeps Things Fun for His New Hires

inc.com — Editor's note: Managing human beings is one of the toughest jobs you'll ever face, especially as your team grows. We spoke with six founders about what works (and what doesn't). At KIND, we've created a fun onboarding event that helps new employees get comfortable with one another and with me, and provides a super-relaxed forum for me to talk about our values.

L.L. Lanier, a Honey Company With 120 Years of History and One Oscar Nomination

inc.com — Ben Lanier is easily reachable by phone one morning in mid-April, and that is bad. The tupelo trees started blooming on April 10 this year; in less than two weeks the window will close for his bees to dine on their nectar. But it's raining today--again.

A Company That's All About Pets, People, and the Planet

inc.com — Editor's note: This tour of small businesses across the country highlights the imagination, diversity, and resilience of American enterprise. Bozeman, Montana is a quality-of-life destination for entrepreneurs. Ringed by snow-streaked mountains, this outdoorsman's paradise is the ideal place to launch a fishing-tackle shop or adventure-travel business. Conventional manufacturing seems out of place here.

Why you should keep things weird at work

chicagotribune.com — For a previous job at a large company, Hollie Delaney often showed up in a business suit and toting a Scooby-Doo lunchbox. One day, her boss confronted her: “You really don't care what people think about you, do you?” Delaney, now HR director at Zappos , is much more at home at the online retailer, where employees might wear pajamas, or even a pirate costume if they're in a buccaneer sort of mood.

Why America's Greatest Artists Come to Lawrence Lithography Workshop

inc.com — Behind every print, there's a story. In 1981, 30 years after he accidentally shot and killed his wife during a drunken impersonation of William Tell, the Beat Generation icon William S. Burroughs retired to Lawrence, Kansas. In 1996, Michael Sims, owner of Lawrence Lithography Workshop, a small printmaking business in town, introduced Chicago painter Ed Paschke to Burroughs, with whom Sims had become acquainted.

The Most Important Female Founder Who You've Probably Forgotten

inc.com — Why has no big-name cable network produced a show about Jean Nidetch? The founder of Weight Watchers, who died yesterday at age 91, was at least as emblematic of 1960s America as the dream merchants of "Mad Men" and the libidinous white coats of "Masters of Sex."
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May 18, 2015

Wonderful business: reminds me of the nobility of work. I love Lanier's description of what makes him rich. bit.ly/1FnlPPw

May 12, 2015

Way to grab employees' attention--and follow up with smart practices to control meeting bloat. Well done Dropbox. bit.ly/1dYbiQJ

May 11, 2015

West Paw Design is joining the ranks of great socially conscious companies. bit.ly/1EwWXAg

May 04, 2015

Who knew a company like this existed? I'm glad it does. bit.ly/1IH81Rn

Apr 27, 2015

This whiskey startup--from a Boston Beer co-founder--has one of the smartest product naming strategies I've seen. bit.ly/1Gy7PBL

Apr 06, 2015

Silicon Valley needs this! The coolest hardware store (one of the coolest stores, period) in the country. bit.ly/1GgFnqb

Apr 02, 2015

In this golden age of entrepreneurship, do you know who is missing? Entrepreneurs. Here's why. bit.ly/19KUda5

Mar 31, 2015

Lefty Trudeau makes bats for Major League Baseball. But his heart belongs to the Ohio Village Muffins. bit.ly/1BLISyk

Mar 10, 2015

Who can resist a story about rotting reptile heads? You can make a successful business out of anything. bit.ly/1BsCLRF

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