Posts tagged with ‘business’

  • Aug302017
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    When to Take on Debt

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-66-Ray-Guy-when-to-take-on-debt.mp3Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, is famous for having leveraged himself, and not venture capital,...

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  • Jul262017
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    CIO … Optional

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-78-CIO.mp3Is a Chief Information Officer necessary? Ray Zinn discusses what a CIO does, and why your company may not...

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  • Jul032017
    failure and success in business
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    Five Plus Steps to Success

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    Leave it to engineers to reduce the formula for success to a mathematical equation. Ps = 1 – Pf...

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  • May242017
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    Bringing Jobs Back to America

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Ray-Rob-Paul-Bring-Business-Back-Episode-72.mp3The outlook for businesses in the U.S. is in flux, and the climate may be right to entice some...

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  • May022017
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    Public Policy and Private Business

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    With the S&P 500 index up 5.3% since the start of the year, some are hailing the rally as...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dec142016
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    Millennial Compensation – is isn’t all about the Benjamin’s

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-34-Millennial-Compensation-is-isnt-all-about-the-Benjamins.mp3The pool of workers is a constantly changing mix of people with differing values and perspectives. The millennial generation...

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  • Nov302016
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    Episode 32: Trying Not Listening – not all input is necessary

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-32-Trying-Not-Listening-not-all-input-is-necessary-tagged.mp3Communication is the heart of an organization and the heart of relationships. However, there are time we try not...

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  • Nov232016
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    Episode 31: Lifestyle – lifestyle is more than money, and you can start living it today

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-31-Lifestyle-lifestyle-is-more-than-money-and-you-can-start-living-it-today.mp3What is a good lifestyle? We carry the lifestyle choices we make like baggage. Choose your lifestyle well and...

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  • Nov092016
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    Episode 29: Heroes – you and your team can easily be heroes every day

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-29-Heroes-you-and-your-team-can-easily-be-heroes-every-day.mp3What are the criteria for a hero? Simple habits make a person a hero in the eyes of those...

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  • Oct262016
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    Episode 27: The American Dream

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-27-The-American-Dream.mp3Is the American Dream still alive? In this episode, Ray Zinn discuss the role of optimism in the entrepreneurial...

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  • Aug162016
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    Debt: the toothsome tiger

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    Cheap money is like cheap food. It tempts some people to overeat. Money has never been cheaper. Some nations,...

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