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  • Zinn Weekend

    Zinn Weekend

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    Biz Tips: If you want to improve your productivity, family life, and your personal wellbeing, work no more than...

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  • Writing the Check

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-WritingtheCheck01.mp3It is not always easy to decide when to authorize big company purchases, but you can take steps to...

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  • Holiday Productivity

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-HolidayEmpolyeeSlump01.mp3There is no time like the holidays when employees and management alike tend to think about anything but work....

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  • Achieving Success at Any Age

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    “Success” is defined as “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.” Ipso facto, as long as you have a...

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  • Zinn Weekend

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    Biz Tips: Only fools think they are the best. The humble know they can do better and then proceed...

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  • Organizational Frugality

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-RobertBarker-Talk01.mp3Ray and his former CFO Robert Barker discuss the value of rational corporate frugality and how to achieve it....

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  • 18 Ways That You Can Be Better at Communication in the Workplace

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    “I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I’m not sure you realize that what...

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  • Zinn Weekend

    Zinn Weekend

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    Biz Tips: Having an attitude of gratitude will help you with employees and customers. Expressing appreciation cures a lot...

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  • Is Entrepreneurship for You?

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-IsEntrepreneurship01.mp3Entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone, but it is possible for anybody. Ray Zinn, Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO and the...

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  • Semiconductor, AI and IP

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    Who would have thought that Google, Tesla, Facebook and Cisco would someday be considered semiconductor leaders? Well, I did....

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  • Zinn Weekend

    Zinn Weekend

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    Business tips: Dealing with a difficult customer can be challenging at times. The best practice, under these conditions, is...

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  • Getting Fired

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-GettingFired01.mp3Unexpectedly losing one’s job can be an opportunity. Ray Zinn talks about how getting firsted led to being the...

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  • Become a Better Manager: Leadership Examples to Inspire Your Team

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    “Leading by example” is no trite phrase. People are inspired by positive examples. The average American cannot name their...

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  • Rational Frugality

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-BeautyFrugality01.mp3In business, survivability matters as much as profitability. Nobody ever went out of business with cash in the bank....

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  • Writing Books

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-ZinnOnWriting01.mp3Any challenge you face that can take years, with hours upon hours of thought and work, can seem like...

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