Podcasts

  • Tech Investing

    Technology Investing

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-BeingTechInvestr01.mp3What does Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO, and now a tech investor, think about tech investing and the current...

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  • startup founder confidence

    Founder Confidence

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-FounderConfidence01.mp3Do founders of startups need confidence? Silicon Valley’s prototype founder tells you so and why. Guy Smith: Hello and...

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  • Passion for Entrepreneurship

    Pros and Cons of Passion

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-PassionProCon01.mp3You can follow your passion, but it takes a lot more than that to be a successful entrepreneur. In...

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  • Employee Compensation

    Employee Piece of the Pie

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-EmployeesPie01.mp3Employees want a larger share of the pie as they stick with a company. Ray Zinn, Silicon Valley’s longest...

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  • Michael Canic and Ray Zinn on the Tough Things First podcast

    Making Strategy Happen – Michael Canic

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Canic-01-1.mp3Strategy is often easier than execution. In this episode of the Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn chats with...

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  • team innovation

    Creative Teams

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-CreativeTeams01.mp3No matter how large or small your creative teams are, you’ll want to maximize their cohesiveness and innovation. But...

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  • wisdom

    Knowledge versus Wisdom

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-KnowledgeVsWisdom01.mp3Spending your life in academia doesn’t promise wisdom, any more than working in the trenches guarantees knowledge. In the...

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  • venture capitalists

    Venture Capitalist Control

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-VC-Control01.mp3Why do venture capitalists (a.k.a. vulture capitalists) always want controlling interest in a startup? Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO...

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  • Shariq Shah - Ambii

    Pivoting – Shariq Shah and the Music Industry

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Shariq-01.mp3Nearly every startup pivots. In this Tough Things First podcast episode, Ray Zinn chats with Shariq Shah, one of...

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  • Ofir Paldi on Organizational Learning

    Fighter Pilots and Entrepreneurs – How Organizations Learn

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Ofir-AdmittingMistakes01.mp3Learning from mistakes is a team process used by fighter pilot squadrons. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray...

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  • training to be an entrepreneur

    Training to be an Entrepreneur

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-EntrepTraining01mp3.mp3Can you train yourself to be an entrepreneur? Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO says ‘yes’ and explains how. Guy...

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  • Fighting the Cycle of Quitting

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-EvensSuzzanne01.mp3How do entrepreneurs get past the desire to quit? Ray Zinn, a man who avoids using the word “quit”...

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  • Crossroads and Tough Decisions

    Crossroads

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Crossroads01.mp3We’ve all experienced crossroads in life, but is there a way to know when you’re making a good decision?...

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  • Keli Hammond - Branding for Startups

    Branding and Startups

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-KelliHammond-Branding01.mp3Startup branding expert Keli Hammond chats with Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO, Ray Zinn, about the importance of branding...

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  • ZinnStarter

    ZinnStarter Student Questions

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/TTF-STUDENTS-SPECIAL-5-13-19.mp3A Q&A between Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, and some new ZinnStarter Fellows – students...

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