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  • When to Quit

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Quit01.mp3If your boss ends up in the headlines should you take upon yourself to quit? In this edition of...

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  • Under Pressure

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Pressure01.mp3Pressure is everywhere in the business world, but it doesn’t have to cause you grief. In this Tough Things...

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  • Communication, Creativity, Innovation

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Isolation01.mp3Communication technology has become a blessing and a curse for American companies. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray...

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  • United States Constitution

    The Second Amendment

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-2ndAmendment01.mp3Whether it’s a political campaign or the tragedy of gun violence, the 2nd Amendment is a regular topic. In...

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  • Paying Talent

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-CostsPay01.mp3It is a constant struggle for balance between what employers can pay and the burdens of cost of living...

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  • Immigration

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Immigration01.mp3As we approach the midterm elections there’re no shortage of issues, but few have had the staying power like...

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  • North Korea Nukes

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-NorthNukes01.mp3It didn’t take long for the leader of North Korea to upset plans for denuclearization. Can the effort be...

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  • Become a Better Manager: 20 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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  • Tariffs

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Tariffs01.mp3Is it a trade war or simply leveling the playing field? President Trump’s tariffs have been applauded and criticized,...

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  • Techniques to Overcome Fear in the Entrepreneurial Journey

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    One of the entrepreneur’s first and most recurring challenges – a challenge to the heart, a challenge to passion...

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  • Facebook Missteps

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-FBDataMine01.mp3Facebook appears to be sliding backwards because of recent missteps. Will it become a cautionary tale for start-ups in...

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  • Workplace Diversity and The Path to Greatness

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    Genetics science tells us that life itself thrives via diversity. Your company does too. Like a species, mankind has...

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  • Security and Reversing China’s Electronics Dominance

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    Control electronics and you will control the world. This reality is not lost on the Chinese government. With the...

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  • CEO Misconduct

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-CEOMisconduct01.mp3High profile resignations and terminations of CEOs continue to rock the business world. In this Tough Things First podcast,...

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  • Skin Deep

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/RayRob-SkinDeep01.mp3It has been said beauty is only skin deep, but in our ever changing world, beauty is a growing...

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