Posts tagged with ‘business’

  • Jan102018
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    Hold ‘Em

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-99-Ray-Rob-Hold-em.mp3In business, a winning hand starts with knowing the game and the players. In this edition of Tough Things...

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  • Jan082018
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    Tech Cycle Survival

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    When I launched my semiconductor company, I was betting my family’s entire future on a widely cyclical industry. I...

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  • Dec272017
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    Making Predictions

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-97-Ray-Rob-Making-Predictions.mp3Crystal balls are useless, but predicting future events and trends is not impossible. In this edition of Tough Things...

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  • Dec132017
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    Quitting Losing Battles

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-95-Ray-Rob-Losing-Battles.mp3Losing battles … most people have experienced a moment when they realized they were fighting a losing battle, and...

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  • Nov152017
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    All You Got

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-91-Ray-Rob-Giving-It-All-You-Got.mp3Running a business isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. Are you giving it all you’ve got? In this edition...

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  • Oct252017
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    Running On Empty

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-88-Ray-Rob-Running-On-Empty.mp3At some point an entrepreneur may be called upon to “Run on empty,” but how does a successful business...

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  • Oct112017
    Cash is King
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    Cash is King

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-86-Ray-Rob-Cash-is-King.mp3In business money is like air … without it you die. But borrowing might not be the best strategy....

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  • Sep212017
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    Business and America First

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-85-Ray-Rob-TrumpSpeech.mp3The United Nation’s General Assembly heard a fiery speech from Donald Trump, and the President’s critics were quick to...

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  • 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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