Podcasts

  • Apr262017
    Article

    Change

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Jeff-Change-Episode-71.mp3Change comes voluntarily and sometimes by force, as with the sudden loss of a job, but is there a...

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  • Apr192017
    Article

    Stock Options

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-DaveW-Stock-Options-episode-70.mp3Stock options can be a powerful tool to hang onto your best and brightest employees, but it also means...

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  • Apr122017
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    Listener Questions

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-Listener-questions-episode-61.mp3Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, answers questions from the listeners of the Tough Things First...

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  • Apr052017
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    Due Diligence and the Entrepreneur

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-60-Ray-Paul-Due-Diligence.mp3Ray Zinn and guest host Paul Moore discuss due diligence from the entrepreneur’s perspective. Are you an aspiring entrepreneur...

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  • Mar292017
    Article

    Talent Wars

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-59-Ray-Rob-TalentWars.mp3Companies large and small find themselves in direct competition for talent, but is it really a war and far...

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  • Mar222017
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    AI and IoT

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-58-Ray-Rob-AIandIOT.mp3Some call it a top priority for businesses in 2017; Be focused more on Artificial Intelligence and the Internet...

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  • Mar152017
    Article

    American Made

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-57-Ray-Rob-AmericanMade.mp3Is it possible to build a successful business that uses American manufacturing? In this Tough Things Fist Podcast, Ray...

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  • Mar082017
    Article

    Religious Tolerance

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-56-Ray-Rob-Religion.mp3Politics and religion, often taboo at the social dinner table, but has it gotten so far that it has...

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  • Mar032017
    Article

    Trump, Tech and Business

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Paul-Trump-Business-episode-77.mp3Donald Trump’s first months in office are proving to be unpredictable, but not in all cases. Tough Things First...

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  • Mar012017
    Article

    Tolerance is Possible

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-55-Ray-Rob-Tolerance.mp3Are there different levels of tolerance? In an increasingly diverse world is it even possible to be completely tolerant?...

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  • Feb222017
    Article

    Startup Work/Life Balance … It Can Be Done

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-47-Ray-Mitch-WorkLifeBalance01.mp3Life in startups can be crazy, but working 80 hours weeks is crazy too. Learn how not being an...

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  • Feb152017
    Article

    Offshoring and Long Term Costs

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-43-Ray-Rob-Offshore01.mp3Product start-ups inevitably face questions about costs, and wonder if it could be cheaper to move manufacturing offshore. There...

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  • Feb082017
    Article

    Getting Started – finding a path for the new entrepreneur

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-37-Getting-Started-what-path-for-the-new-entrepreneur.mp3As an entrepreneur you want to get going … but sometimes it is hard to get started. You may...

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  • Feb012017
    Article

    Xers, Millennials and the Future of Work

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-42-Ray-Rob-Generations01.mp3The battle of the generations, is it necessary? Rob Artigo seeks Ray’s advice and thoughts about what makes Gen-Xers...

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  • Jan252017
    Article

    Against the Grain – don’t leave splinters when creating change

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-35-Against-the-Grain-dont-leave-splinters-when-creating-change.mp3You want to get things done, you have no time for sweet talk, you are a go-getter. Are you...

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