Podcasts

  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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  • Jan182017
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    The Truth Hurts – how to deliver the truth and not be dispised

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-39-The-Truth-Hurts-how-to-deliver-the-truth-and-not-be-dispised.mp3The truth can be so blunt it hurts, or is it your delivery? Consider the delivery and the amount...

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  • Jan182017
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    The Buck Stops Up Top – where leadership and responsibility meet

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-38-The-Buck-Stops-Up-Top-where-leadership-and-responsibility-meet.mp3Are you willing to take the hit? You are the leader and the leader takes ownership and responsibility along...

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  • Jan112017
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    Exercise and the Entrepreneur

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-41-Ray-Rob-Exercise01.mp3Ray Zinn’s motto is “Do the Tough Things First.” For Ray, that has always meant getting up early and...

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  • Jan042017
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    Not Invented Here – debugging what bugs people about external change

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-36-Not-Invented-Here-debugging-what-bugs-people-about-external-change.mp3“Not Invented Here” is usually uttered with contempt and sarcasm. What does the NIH bug do to an organization?...

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  • Dec212016
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    Business Goals: It is never too early to start

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-40-Ray-Rob-BusinessGoals01.mp3Planning for what happens next is as important to success as the business idea itself. Rob Artigo talks with...

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