Innovators like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs saw what wasn’t there; they identified gaps and filled them. Barbee’s nuggets show the rest of us how we can develop insight — and turn it into innovation. Here are some that will move your innovative process along quickly:
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“Simple is the New Smart – 26 Success Strategies to Build Confidence, Inspire Yourself and Reach Your Ultimate Potential” by Rob Fazio (Career Press, $15.99).
Jobs For Nevada’s Graduates, a multi-year program that’s designed to increase high school graduation rates, will head to four high schools in North Las Vegas. The schools include Canyon Springs, Cheyenne, Mojave and Legacy, which are all rated two stars in the Nevada Performance Network.
“The Wisdom of Titans: Secrets of Success from Entrepreneurs Who Rose to the Top” by William J. Ferguson (bibliomotion, $27.95).
If you want your associates to roll their eyes, look at you as if you’ve lost your marbles, or walk away shaking their heads, tell them that thinking is the best business tool ever made.
“The Daily Edge: Simple Strategies to Increase Efficiency” by David Horsager (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, $24.95).
“Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days” by Jake Knapp with John Zeratsky and Braden Kowitz (Simon &Schuster, $28).
Quality education — or the lack thereof — in Clark County is a quandary for both local business owners and parents.
“Get Lucky – How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business” by Thor Muller and Lane Becker (Jossey-Bass, $26.95.)
The law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, in partnership with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, recently hosted nearly 50 Southern Nevada community leaders for a tour of Denver transit development projects. The group traveled to Denver to tour the city’s current transportation options and participated in panel discussions with key leaders from the public and private sectors to learn how Denver positioned itself as a good investment for smart transit options.
“Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets to Being Productive in Life and Business” by Charles Duhigg (Random House, $28).
On a Friday afternoon at the Urban Chamber of Commerce, two members of the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada took questions about their business from associates at SCORE Las Vegas, a nonprofit volunteer business mentoring service.
“Dealstorming – The Secret Weapon that Can Solve Your Toughest Sales Strategies” by Tim Sanders (Portfolio/Penguin, $28).
"Use What You Have to Get What You Want: 100 Basic Ideas That Mean Business" by Jack Nadel (JNJ Publisher, $12.95)
The Governor's Office of Science, Innovation and Technology has awarded the city of Henderson a grant in order to develop new science, technology, engineering and math workforce training.
Alfred D. Hollingsworth -- or "Coach" as he is referred to by most -- is a successful entrepreneur and man of vision.
In 2015, Max Tappeiner took on a new challenge as vice president of hotel operations at The Venetian and The Palazzo, the world's largest hotel.
The University of Nevada Las Vegas' new grant could help bolster student opportunities in the business world and entrepreneurship, along with increasing UNLV's goal of becoming a top-tier research facility.
What does your language and your thoughts say about your leadership.
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A survey of large corporations and small businesses in Nevada about charitable giving is guardedly optimistic.
More than 2,000 members of the business community passed on 70 degree temperatures outisde to sit in Cox Pavilion and listen to a variety of high-powered speakers Jan. 29 during the annual Preview Las Vegas event.
Two books on investors and partnerships