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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.

How This Tiny Baseball Bat Company Made the Big Leagues

inc.com — When Charley "Lefty" Trudeau became a Muffin, he had no idea it would change his life. Trudeau is the founder of Phoenix Bats, a maker of wooden baseball bats in Plain City, Ohio, 30 minutes northwest of Columbus.

Inside the psychology of productivity

chicagotribune.com — You wake up with it in the morning and go to bed thinking about it at night: an ever-crushing load of emails, meetings, conference calls, and tasks that needed to get done yesterday. Family time means reading sales reports in the room where your kids are playing video games.

How CEOs Prepare to Run a Public Company

inc.com — An IPO is a means, not an end. Entrepreneurs can't help obsessing about the event itself, but more important is what comes after. Jacqueline Kelley makes that point routinely when she counsels aspiring public-company CEOs in her role as Americas IPO leader at Ernst & Young.

GrubHub's Matt Maloney Is Still Hungry While Leading a Public Company

inc.com — One memory lingers especially sweet in the mind of Matt Maloney. That would be the morning of April 7, 2014--the Monday after his Chicago-based restaurant-order company, GrubHub, raised a gratifying $192 million in an initial public offering. "We had gotten through months of work, months of secrecy, the road show, the pricing, the bell-ringing," says Maloney.

These Entrepreneurs Make America Great (and Never Boring)

inc.com — America's character abides in its small businesses. From Amish furniture makers to boutique breweries to family firms that still provide half the jobs in town, these companies are as compelling and distinctive as their owners and regions. Spend a few weeks navigating interstates and back roads from Seattle to Tallahassee.

The Centuries-Old Buffalo Recipe Transforming a Troubled Community

inc.com — When Karlene Hunter and Mark Tilsen debuted Tanka Bars at the 2007 Black Hills Powwow, they anticipated a quiet launch. How could a single food vendor stand out among the hundreds of swirling dancers, the drum groups, the singing contests, and the general hoopla playing out around the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, South Dakota?

All the Missing Cat News That's Fit to Print

inc.com — When Susan Saks's wallaby escaped from the yard of her home, she got right on the phone to Daily Voice. The online community journalism hub covers 43 towns including New Salem, New York, where the Saks family lives. Over eight months Daily Voice published six stories, tracking reports of the missing marsupial from points throughout Northern Westchester County.

Need an Alligator Head? This Guy Can Hook You Up.

inc.com — America's character abides in its small businesses. From Amish furniture makers to boutique breweries to family firms that still provide half the jobs in town--these companies are as compelling and distinctive as their owners and regions. Spend a few weeks navigating interstates and back roads from Seattle to Tallahassee.

Rescuing Savannah's Southern Charm, One Building at a Time

inc.com — America's character abides in its small businesses. From Amish furniture makers to boutique breweries to family firms that still provide half the jobs in town--these companies are as compelling and distinctive as their owners and regions. Spend a few weeks navigating interstates and back roads from Seattle to Tallahassee.

Are You a New-Age CEO?

inc.com — Change happens at whiplash speed. A quick response is no longer adequate. Instead, companies must anticipate massive external disruptions and become disruptors themselves. In his new book, " The Attacker's Advantage: Turning Uncertainty Into Breakthrough Opportunities," Ram Charan--an advisor to everyone from entrepreneurs to CEOs of the world's largest corporations--explains the new leadership imperative: a "born-digital" understanding of technology's power and the ability to see around corners.
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Mar 10, 2015

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

Mar 10, 2015

RT @Inc: The weird multimillion-dollar industry that could exist only in New Orleans @LeighEBuchanan bit.ly/1CZd7at

Mar 04, 2015

We're spotlighting cool small bizzes around the US. Check out our first in Savannah. Any great ones in your area? bit.ly/1wIkC3B

Feb 25, 2015

Ram Charan on New-Age CEOs who can see around corners. Are you one of them? bit.ly/1AKA0uz

Feb 23, 2015

Do you want to start a company but haven't? What's holding you back? Tell me about it.

Feb 18, 2015

Present Me is the enemy of Future Me. No wonder I get nothing done. How psychology trips up productivity. bit.ly/1CIx5Dn

Feb 16, 2015

Focusing on relevance is the best defense against disruption. These companies have done a brilliant job. bit.ly/1yLta3O

Feb 15, 2015

I remember back before this winter when I thought "inclement" was rather a beautiful word.

Feb 05, 2015

How BrewDog got super-creative about promotion with zero marketing budget. Clever entrepreneurs. Fun story. bit.ly/1I9nwDm

Jan 28, 2015

Except in commiseration, no one in NYC can use the word "storm" to any of us in New England. "Storm-let" or "storm-icle" are acceptable."

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