Author archive for admin

  • Michael Canic and Ray Zinn on the Tough Things First podcast

    Making Strategy Happen – Michael Canic

    No Comments

    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Canic-01-1.mp3Strategy is often easier than execution. In this episode of the Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn chats with...

    Read more
  • Alpha, Beta Leadership

    Alpha, Beta, Blended Leadership

    No Comments

    Have you ever watched a wild stallion? They effortlessly switch between being rather tender nurturing of their harem and...

    Read more
  • team innovation

    Creative Teams

    No Comments

    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-CreativeTeams01.mp3No matter how large or small your creative teams are, you’ll want to maximize their cohesiveness and innovation. But...

    Read more
  • How to grow your startup wisely

    Startup Scaling

    No Comments

    Anyone who has gone rock climbing knows that scaling a wall is hard, takes a long time, and if...

    Read more
  • wisdom

    Knowledge versus Wisdom

    No Comments

    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-KnowledgeVsWisdom01.mp3Spending your life in academia doesn’t promise wisdom, any more than working in the trenches guarantees knowledge. In the...

    Read more
  • Entrepreneur Littigation

    You Will Be Sued

    No Comments

    “You can’t call yourself an Adult American until you have been sued at least once.” That is my Marketing...

    Read more
  • venture capitalists

    Venture Capitalist Control

    No Comments

    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-VC-Control01.mp3Why do venture capitalists (a.k.a. vulture capitalists) always want controlling interest in a startup? Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO...

    Read more
  • Shariq Shah - Ambii

    Pivoting – Shariq Shah and the Music Industry

    No Comments

    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Shariq-01.mp3Nearly every startup pivots. In this Tough Things First podcast episode, Ray Zinn chats with Shariq Shah, one of...

    Read more
  • Employee Morale and Motivation During Good and Bad Economic Times

    Employees, Good/Bad Times

    No Comments

    Like all other humans, employees have different needs at different moments. Leadership during good times and bad are uniquely...

    Read more
  • Ofir Paldi on Organizational Learning

    Fighter Pilots and Entrepreneurs – How Organizations Learn

    1 Comment

    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Ofir-AdmittingMistakes01.mp3Learning from mistakes is a team process used by fighter pilot squadrons. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray...

    Read more
  • Corporate Public Good

    People Do Good

    No Comments

    “Corporate good” is not a new thing, though it has been the subject of a lot of recent chatter....

    Read more
  • training to be an entrepreneur

    Training to be an Entrepreneur

    No Comments

    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-EntrepTraining01mp3.mp3Can you train yourself to be an entrepreneur? Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO says ‘yes’ and explains how. Guy...

    Read more
  • Fighting the Cycle of Quitting

    No Comments

    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-EvensSuzzanne01.mp3How do entrepreneurs get past the desire to quit? Ray Zinn, a man who avoids using the word “quit”...

    Read more
  • Crossroads and Tough Decisions

    Crossroads

    No Comments

    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Crossroads01.mp3We’ve all experienced crossroads in life, but is there a way to know when you’re making a good decision?...

    Read more
  • Leadership Horizons in Business

    Looking Over Horizons

    No Comments

    Great business leaders seem to look into the future, to perform magic. But they are not magicians. They simply...

    Read more