Tag: TEDxUNR


From Heptathlete to Programmer then CEO & Founder of Jimmy Beans Wool: Laura Zander Entrepreneurship / Stories / TEDx

You know there’s something special about a person that graduates with a masters degree and enters a PhD program at the age of 21. Constant never ending improvement and hard work are the strengths on which Laura Zander relied to work full-time in College while running the heptathlon in track and studying pre-med and criminal justice. Laura thrived in the learning environment and all but defended...

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The RGJ’s Downtown and Midtown Reno Reporter: Mike Higdon Intrapreneurship / Stories

For anyone who’s down to be a “tipster”, Mike Higdon is 100% committed to protecting his sources. In 2015, Mike started at the Reno Gazette-Journal covering city life in downtown and Midtown Reno. He follows and reports on development, culture, the beer experience and poverty. His network of secret sources tell him what’s happening in Reno. He takes tips and when he hears things third hand, he confirms 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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How to Scale Up with Exellence: Huggy Rao Business / TEDx

Huggy Rao is a professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He is also the co-author of the evidence-based management book Scaling up Excellence, reviewed by Bret L Simmons here. In 2014, he gave a TEDxUniversityofNevada talk: Scaling up Excellence. Huggy said an organization is excellent when people do the right thing even when no one is watching over their shoulder. Scaling with excellence requires personal and...

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