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  • Innovation and exporting Silicon Valley

    Innovation Changes

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-InnovationChanges01.mp3Decades of innovation in Silicon Valley show no signs of slowing. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn...

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  • Zinn's Law

    Zinn’s Law

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-ZinnsLaw01.mp3It’s hard to put life into simpler terms, but Zinn’s Law establishes a paradigm that’s hard to oppose. In...

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  • Dealing with Setbacks

    Setbacks

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Setbacks01.mp3Since the day we learned to walk it seems we’ve faced setbacks and challenges. If dealt with properly, these moments...

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  • Sources of Good Advice

    Advice

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-ValuedAdvice01.mp3Most people can relate to the idea that advice is everywhere, it’s what you do with that information that...

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  • Asia and competition – from Japan to China

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    Has much changed with Asia and international competition? Is China in the 21st century what Japan was in the...

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  • Automation, employment and the future

    Automation and Work

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Automate01.mp3Automation isn’t going away. As the use of AI technology and robotics seize ground once firmly occupied by the...

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  • Successful Entrepreneur

    Minting Entrepreneurs

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-MakingEntrep01.mp3Entrepreneurs develop over time through a variety of paths, but is there something different about a successful entrepreneur? In...

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  • Negotiations

    Negotiations

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Negotiations01.mp3The give and take required for successful negotiation stymies the stubborn. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn...

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  • Managing Multiple Generations

    Managing Multiple Generations

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-MultiGen01.mp3Managers today might lead teams with Baby Boomers and Generation-Z members. How does a good manager lead such a...

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  • Say NO to NO

    Say NO to NO

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-SayNo2No01.mp3Self help gurus may entice you to learn to say no, but is that going to really get you...

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  • Dan Moshavi and ZinnStarter at SJSU

    Education for Entrepreneurs

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Dan-Moshavi-Entrepreneurship01.mp3Dan Moshavi, the Dean of the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business at San Jose State University, chats...

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  • Setting Expectations

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-SettingExpectations01.mp3How does, and how should, a business leader set expectations for employees? In this episode of the Tough Things...

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  • When Automation Hurts Your Customers

    Automation and Customers

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Automation01.mp3Automation could be a good thing for a company, but transparent cost cutting that frustrates your customers may backfire....

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  • Millennial Employees

    Managing Millennials

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-GuyMillenialWorkers01.mp3How do front-line managers deal with millennial employees, who have a much different outlook on business+society than previous generations....

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  • Startup partners

    Finding Startup Partners

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-FindinfPartner01.mp3There are good partners, and the other kind. Pick your startup partner well and your odds of success skyrocket....

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