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  • Startup Nervous Energy

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-DrChloe-01.mp3When entrepreneurs channel nervous energy constructively, they take the healthy awareness that their business could fail and we use...

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  • Revenue Rebound

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-ReboundingRevenue01.mp3How companies rebound from prolonged revenue depression is not just for a post-pandemic world. As Silicon Valley’s longest serving...

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  • How Hornbill switched to 100% work from home

    Going 100% Work-From-Home

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Sweeney-Special01.mp3The pandemic taught many companies that work-from-home was a viable option for many employees. Some companies went all the...

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  • Cheap Money

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-CheapMoney01.mp3When should businesses borrow? That question is prime in their era of very cheap money. Ray Zinn, Silicon Valley’s...

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  • Business Disaster Planning

    Disaster Planning for Business

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-DisasterPlan01.mp3Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley has seen business disasters come and go, and dodged many...

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  • Sales and Expansion

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Aleks-Gollu01.mp3Sales drives revenue. But selling has changed when the internet and technology made mass marketing available to everyone. In...

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  • Choosing Board of Directors members

    Board Members

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Boards01.mp3Board Members come and go, but navigating a working relationship with board members good and bad is a constant....

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  • Consultants - when time is money

    Consultants

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Consultants01.mp3Consultants can be helpful experts, but sometimes they show up to fill a need for which there’s purpose. In...

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  • Competing Shareholder Priorities

    Stakeholders and Priorities

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-WhosImportant01.mp3The stakeholders in business aren’t just in boardrooms or corner offices, they are in every room in your business...

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  • Signs of individual and organizational burnout

    Burnout

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Burnout01.mp3Hungry and inspired. It’s a good way to start an ambitious task, but whether you’re launching a start-up or...

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  • Exporting Silicon Valley Culture

    Exporting Silicon Valley Culture

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-CopySiliconValley01.mp3There are good aspects to Silicon Valley culture. Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley knows what...

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  • Silicon Valley History - Part 12

    Silicon Valley History – Part XII

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/History-of-Silicon-Valley-Pt-12-01.mp3Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, discusses the history of silicon as only he can, having...

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  • Silicon Valley History - Part 11

    Silicon Valley History – Part XI

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/History-of-Silicon-Valley-Pt-11-01.mp3Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, discusses the history of silicon as only he can, having...

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  • History of Silicon valley - Episode 10

    Silicon Valley History – Part X

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Peter-SiliconValley-Pt10-01.mp3Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, discusses the history of silicon as only he can, having...

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  • History of Silicon Valley - Episode 9

    Silicon Valley History – Part IX

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Peter-SiliconValley-Pt9-01.mp3Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, discusses the history of silicon as only he can, having...

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