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  • Jun292016
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    Episode 14: Multi-generational Entrepreneurism

    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.

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  • Jun222016
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    Money for Nothing

    “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...

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  • Jun222016
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    Episode 13: The unintended consequences of misguided policies

    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...

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  • Jun032016
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    Changing Silicon Valley

    Silicon Valley is working well, but is increasingly broken. We have venture capitalists to thank and blame for both. Mission, people, focus One of the truly great things about Silicon Valley is that we change the world daily. Inventive...

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  • May252016
    Article

    Money for Nothing

    “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...

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  • May042016
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    Episode 6: Challenges, faith and focus

    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Tough-Things-First-Podcast-Episode-6-Entrepreneur-challenges-faith-and-focus.mp3Entrepreneurs must stay focused, keeping their eyes on the horizon. Doing so makes seemingly insurmountable obstacles look like fun challenges. Ray Zinn, Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO, discusses how to keep focus when the life of a business leader seems...

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