Podcasts

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • God Talk

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/RayRob-GodTalk01.mp3As with politics, you’ve probably been told, the subject of God is forbidden in some circles. But does that...

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