Podcasts

  • Entrepreneur Decisions

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-Decisions01.mp3How should entrepreneurs make decisions? Ray Zinn, the epitome of Silicon Valley entrepreneurship discusses the rigors of starts decisions. Guy...

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  • China and IP theft

    China and Intellectual Property

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-China01.mp3Relations between China and the United States is fractured by theft of intellectual property. Ray Zinn, the longest serving...

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  • Entrepreneur New Year Resolutions

    Entrepreneur Resolutions

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-Resolutions01.mp3Ray Zinn, Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurship godfather, covers some New Year resolutions entrepreneurs should make and keep. Guy Smith: Hello...

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  • Employees and Layoffs

    Employee Fear

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-EmployeeFear01.mp3Hard times are bound to come for any company and that uncertainty can be a real struggle for employees....

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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