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  • Essential Leadership - Episode 5 with Ray Zinn

    Essential Leadership: Part 5

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/EssentialLeadershipEp5-01.mp3How we carry ourselves and dress at work affects our ability to lead. But professional bearing doesn’t end there....

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  • Essential Leadership - Episode 4 with Ray Zinn

    Essential Leadership: Part 4

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/EssentialLeadershipEp4-01.mp3Founders and visionary CEOs can have passion, both real and imaginary. In Episode Four in this Tough Things First...

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  • Essential Leadership - Episode 3 with Ray Zinn

    Essential Leadership: Part 3

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/EssentialLeadershipEp3-01.mp3Effective leaders are effective decision makers. In this special edition of the Tough Things First Podcast, Essential Leadership Episode...

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  • Essential Leadership - Episode 2 with Ray Zinn

    Essential Leadership: Part 2

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/EssentialLeadershipEp2-01.mp3Leaders of all shapes and sizes can fall victim to one of the great challenges managers face, the danger...

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  • Essential Leadership - Episode 1 with Ray Zinn

    Essential Leadership: Part 1

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/EssentialLeadershipEp1-01.mp3From doing the right things in the right way, to considering how you dress and represent yourself and your...

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  • Growing a business into a conglomerate

    Small Business, Small Conglomerate

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-MultiBiz01.mp3Diversifying, pivoting, or just opening a lot of businesses to see what works, there’s a line between being a...

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  • Business Health Insurance - Alternatives For Startups

    Insurance and Options

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Butler-Insurance-01-intro-Fixed.mp3Insurance is one of the highest cost for business, and alternatives are needed. Ray Zinn, Silicon Valley’s longest serving...

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  • Corporate Optics

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-CompanywideOptics01.mp3Machines are made-up of cogs. But if you spend all you time looking a cogs, you have no idea...

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  • Woke Capitalism

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-WokeCapitalism01.mp3Every CEO needs to heed their stakeholders. But can any CEO possibly have a company represent the values of...

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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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