Tag: Excellence


A Life Worth Living as a Real Estate Social Entrepreneur: Eric Raydon Entrepreneurship / Stories

I sat down not once, but two times at Dreamer’s Coffee House to first interview Eric Raydon, then later collect the story of the company he co-owns, Marmot Properties. Eric seeks a life worth living through faith, family, friends and the greater good. His advice is to find your passion and follow it. Network relentlessly but not blindly because people that you know and trust are your base. He says...

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Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce Director of Government Relations: Tray Abney Politics / Stories

His first day as an actual resident in Reno Tray Abney met Chuck Norris. It was New Years Eve in 2006 and Tray took his wife to see Star Wars episode three at the old Park Lane Mall. He was walking around the corner and spotted two guys looking into the windows of a taekwondo school. Right as the men turned around, Tray recognized Chuck immediately and...

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4 Strengths that Contribute to Excellence in Reno: Part I Lists

Alright, here’s the update. To date, I’ve interviewed 17 people from Reno in business, entrepreneurship or politics about their story of excellence. I collected their background and asked them all the same five questions. In one of the questions, I ask what one strength contributes most to their excellence. For the purpose of this post, I translated preliminary results from their answers into four key strengths that all start with the...

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CEO & Founder of Coalition Snow & Zawadisha: Jen Gurecki Entrepreneurship / Stories / TEDx

When Jen Gurecki graduated with a degree in Journalism, it was the pre FOX news and pre twitter days. Journalism was a legitimate business and industry; people heavily relied on the stories you told because they provided facts to the world. As soon as she picked up on how dishonest and corrupt it could be, she walked. There was no integrity in changing or omitting stories...

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