Tough Things First
By Ray Zinn
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Ray Zinn, Silicon Valley's longest serving CEO, discusses entrepreneurship, leadership, executive management, humanistic business and more. Zinn, a Silicon Valley legend, started Micrel Semiconductor without venture capital, and ran it for 37 years, 36 of those profitably. Zinn's insights in disciplined management, the value in all people, corporate culture and true leadership are guiding lights for anyone working for a better future.
||CleanSetting Expectations||How does, and how should, a business leader set expectations for employees? In this episode of the Tough Things First podcast, Silicon valley’s longest serving CEO discusses the public and private motivations employees have,||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAutomation and Customers||Automation could be a good thing for a company, but transparent cost cutting that frustrates your customers may backfire. Ray Zinn explores the value and risks of automation in this edition of the Tough Things First podcast.||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManaging Millennials||How do front-line managers deal with millennial employees, who have a much different outlook on business+society than previous generations. Ray Zinn, who has led employees from boomers to millennials has some thoughts. Guy Smith: Hello once again,||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding Startup Partners||There are good partners, and the other kind. Pick your startup partner well and your odds of success skyrocket. Here is how. Guy Smith: Hello, everybody, and welcome to another episode of the Tough Things First podcast where we get to have a conversati.||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEntrepreneur Decisions||How should entrepreneurs make decisions? Ray Zinn, the epitome of Silicon Valley entrepreneurship discusses the rigors of starts decisions. Guy Smith: Hello again, and welcome to another episode of the Tough Things First podcast,||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChina and Intellectual Property||Relations between China and the United States is fractured by theft of intellectual property. Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley discusses the what and hows of the dispute and options for dealing with it.||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEntrepreneur Resolutions||Ray Zinn, Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurship godfather, covers some New Year resolutions entrepreneurs should make and keep. Guy Smith: Hello everyone, and welcome to another episode of the Tough Things First podcast,||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmployee Fear||Hard times are bound to come for any company and that uncertainty can be a real struggle for employees. Ray Zinn has employed thousands over his career, and in this edition of the Tough Things First podcast,||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWriting the Check||It is not always easy to decide when to authorize big company purchases, but you can take steps to ensure when you do it’s for all the right reasons. In this edition of the Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn discusses his personal experience with du||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHoliday Productivity||There is no time like the holidays when employees and management alike tend to think about anything but work. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn is quizzed on dealing with employee seasonal distractions.||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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