Podcasts

  • Grudges

    Grudges

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-104-Ray-Rob-Grudges.mp3Workplace conflicts are as common as the sunrise, but lingering grudges over those conflicts can be even worse. In...

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  • Pot Perils

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-PotPerils-01.mp3The liberalization of marijuana laws in some U.S. states is raising questions about investments in emerging industries. In this...

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  • American Work

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-AmericanWork-01.mp3Some CEOs are celebrating the sudden growth spurt in the American economy while worrying there aren’t enough skilled workers...

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  • Scary

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Scary-01.mp3You may have been told you need to do something scary every day, if you want to be successful,...

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  • Boundaries

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Boundaries-01.mp3Modern companies, some tech some not, have boasted about flexible work schedules, telecommuting, or other work from home opportunities,...

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  • Unicorns

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Unicorns-01.mp3We’ve all heard the term “unicorn” used or overused in tech circles, but what does it really mean? Ray...

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  • ZinnStarter

    ZinnStarter Fellows Quiz Ray

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-and-Zinnstarter01.mp3In this very special edition, students from college campuses around the country who are in the ZinnStarter program ask...

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  • Five Actions

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-FiveActions-01.mp3Making our homes, communities and the world a better place may not be as hard as it sounds. Ray...

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  • Do Good

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Delonna-Rob-DoGood-01.mp3Sometimes the simplest things can improve your own life and the lives of those around you. In this special...

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  • Merger and acquisition strategy

    Growth Strategies

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Guy-Growth-Strategy.mp3How to grow or not. Mergers and acquisitions are tempting, but they are often the wrong strategy. There is more...

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  • How To Succeed

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-100-Ray-Rob-How-To-Succeed-With-Trying.mp3Despite the book and the movie of the same title, “How to succeed in business without really trying” is...

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  • Truth and Trust

    Truth Hurts

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-107-Ray-Rob-Truth-Hurts.mp3The old idiom “the truth hurts” can be a useful approach for managers trying to get to the bottom...

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  • Business Partners

    Business Partners

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-106-Ray-Rob-Partners.mp3Whether to partner or not partner in a business venture can be a vexing question. In this Tough Things...

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  • Work/Life Balance

    Life and Business

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-105-Ray-Rob-Life-and-Business.mp3Tough Things First Author Ray Zinn says, “Your life is your business, but don’t make your business your life.”...

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  • Kelly Perdew and Ray Zinn

    Kelly Perdew, Ray Zinn – discipline, leadership and being an apprentice

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Kelly-TTF-GuestPodcast.mp3West Point graduate, Airborne Ranger, and Donald Trump apprentice Kelly Perdew chats with Ray Zinn about leadership, entrepreneurship and...

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