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Leigh Buchanan

Editor-At-Large — Inc.

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

How I Coped With My Co-Founder's Death and Made Our Company His Legacy

inc.com — Bhavin Parikh and Hansoo Lee became two of the founders of Magoosh in 2008, when they were MBA students at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Propelled by its leaders' complementary strengths, the Berkeley-based online test-prep startup slowly gained momentum. Then Parikh found himself suddenly--and tragically--alone.

The 102-Year-Old Company Behind the World's Most Unlikely Chocolate Store

inc.com — Edward Marc Brands is both a 102-year-old family business and a hot startup, led by sibling political animals Chris Edwards and Dana Edwards Manatos. (Their brother, Mark Edwards, is COO.) Chris Edwards explains how the Pittsburgh-based company soared, with a little help from Sarah Palin and the Pentagon.

The Gritty Startups Topping This Year's Inc. 5000

inc.com — As a 21-year-old cop in rural Missouri, Caleb Arthur rushed to the site of a meth lab explosion and--fearing there were children inside--entered the building. The lungful of anhydrous ammonia he inhaled consigned him to bed for four months.

How Pi Lab Is Convincing Thousands of Parents to Pay $100 for a Rubber Duck

inc.com — Edwin is kind and yellow and lives on Main Street. Stroll through the French doors of the neat red brick building on the west side of Carmel, Indiana, and you're in his world. There is a grass-green floor and sky-blue walls laminated with larger-than-life images of Edwin reading a book and Edwin standing, one wing extended in a gesture of welcome.

Why Running a Private Detective Business Is as Wild as You Think It Is

inc.com — As much as people, parks, and politics, crime shapes a city's character. They found his body in that alley. She was last seen leaving this market. You can still make out the bullet holes under the neon Pabst sign. Even Seattle, considered relatively safe by urban standards, has its mean streets.

A $40 Million Business In A Town Of 3000

How This Vermont Sock Company Became a $40 Million Business in a Town of 3,000

inc.com — Deer season in Vermont falls in the middle of November. More than 65,000 hunters--most of them men--head for the woods with their rifles. The "hunters' widows" left behind seize the opportunity to do some early holiday shopping. Many make the pilgrimage to Northfield, a town of about 3,000 that is home to Cabot Hosiery Mills.

Serious Business: Is an Entrepreneur Born or Made?

inc.com — In this installment of Serious Business, Inc. senior editor Maria Aspan debates Inc. editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan. At issue: Are entrepreneurs born, or are entrepreneurs made? You can listen to individual episodes of Inc. Uncensored, which is part of the Panoply network, or on iTunes, where you can also subscribe.

How South Bend, Indiana Cut Its Red Tape for Entrepreneurs

inc.com — When Pete Buttigieg was elected mayor of South Bend, Indiana, in 2012, he was intent on reversing an economic decline that's plagued the city of 100,000 since the local Studebaker factory closed in 1963. A critical part of doing that was making the city friendlier to business--which meant rewiring it to run more efficiently.

Tired of Dumb Regulations? Here's the Ultimate Fix

inc.com — One whole day every month, Brian Leventhal, CEO of Brooklyn Winery, sits in his office filling out forms and writing checks. To Virginia: $4. To Illinois: $2.78. Each state has different requirements. New Jersey, one of the neediest, demands detailed information on every shipment made to one of its residents.
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Aug 01, 2016

This entrepreneur is a hero to those of us disappointed we didn't grow up to be Nancy Drew.  http://on.inc.com/2alh2DW 

Jun 22, 2016

Lea Redmond created the world's tiniest post office, followed by the world's quirkiest gift business.  http://on.inc.com/28PaX3u 

Jun 02, 2016

How seeing--really seeing--the physical world around you makes you better in business and in life.  http://on.inc.com/1RPStuE 

Jun 02, 2016

Interesting that in politics "pivot" is planned, sometimes cynical. In business it's on-the-fly, opportunistic.  http://bit.ly/1O6BvOd 

May 16, 2016

The last American barnstormer! Who says the romance of flight is dead?  http://bit.ly/1R468xY 

May 04, 2016

A super-fun business brain teaser. Don't cheat and check the answer before at least trying to solve it.  http://bit.ly/1QShdC5A 

Apr 13, 2016

Daniel Kahneman gives CEOs something new to worry about (being automated out of their jobs) at Wharton PAC coference  http://bit.ly/1qFNh7i 

Mar 03, 2016

"Quiet" Susan Cain is a wonderful source of strength for us introverts.  http://bit.ly/1TSJEFu 

Feb 28, 2016

Excellent. I am approaching Venice Beach.

Feb 26, 2016

A near-perfect challenger brand story (and it's about cheerleaders!)  http://bit.ly/1R6Oieg 

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