Insights on leadership, entrepreneurialism and management
Success Through AdversityRead more
Adversity is like manure; it stinks but it helps us grow. If any one lesson could be imparted to a person, this is it. Too often people fold when adversity looms large. Successful people, and almost every entrepreneur, do...
Crafting The Ideal WorkplaceRead more
A lot of people enjoy working from home, because to them it is the ideal workplace. So why isn’t your company headquarters more like your home? Leaders have a mandate to craft corporate cultures and work environments. This includes...
Cash and Your KingdomRead more
No company ever failed when it had cash in the bank. This simple rule evades too many executives, from green startup entrepreneurs to seasoned senior staff. The management of cash is so simple, yet so critical to business success,...
Episode 14: Multi-generational EntrepreneurismRead more
http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-14-Multi-generational-Entrepreneurism.mp3Ray Zinn discusses Silicon Valley entrepreneurism with a special guest interviewer, now active in the red hot tech culture.
Money for NothingRead more
“If you’re in it just for the money, find another line of work.” Some founders I coach hate hearing that. Real entrepreneurs get it. A founder’s focus on being rich is one criteria I use to filter out seed...
Episode 13: The unintended consequences of misguided policiesRead more
http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-13-The-unintended-consequences-of-misguided-policies.mp3Policies. Nobody likes to write them. Some employees refuse to live by them. But Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO knows how they work, and how they occasionally don’t. In this episode of the Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn...