The Best of Inc.'s Feature Stories in 2013

Steven Laxton
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The Disciplined and the Divine: An Unlikely Partnership

When Inc. editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan first noticed Alex and Ani on the Inc. 500 list of the country's fastest-growing companies, she remembers thinking it sounded like a "nice little business" unlikely to get much bigger.

The following year, the company had grown to $50 million in sales and 642 employees. So, Buchanan says: "I drove down to Rhode Island to interview the two and spent four hours listening to the most peculiar (and sort of endearing) founder-CEO dynamic I’d ever witnessed." Read it now.