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.
||CleanAll You Got||Running a business isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. Are you giving it all you’ve got? In this edition of Tough Things First, guest host Rob Artigo asks Ray Zinn about what it takes to reach the last mile in your race. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo,||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImproving The Odds Of Success||The odds against a successful new venture are sizable. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth taking the chance. In this edition of Tough Things First, Ray Zinn and guest host Rob Artigo discuss Ray’s list of roadblocks and what you need to do to in||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Entrepreneur’s Worst Enemy||Sometimes the greatest challenge to success is the person staring back at you in the mirror. In this edition of Tough Things First, guest host Rob Artigo asks Ray Zinn about how to meet the challenge of being your own worst enemy.||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRunning On Empty||At some point an entrepreneur may be called upon to “Run on empty,” but how does a successful business operator get through it without losing everything in the process? In this edition of Tough Things First,||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNot Listening, No Sales||Sales mistakes come in many shapes and sizes, and most can be avoided with proper planning. In this edition of Tough Things First, guest host Rob Artigo asks Ray Zinn about how to tackle the “listening” problem that impact your sales efforts.||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCash is King||In business money is like air … without it you die. But borrowing might not be the best strategy. In this edition of Tough Things First, Ray Zinn and guest host Rob Artigo explore why cash is king. Rob Artigo: Welcome back to another edition of Tou||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTraits and Qualities||The traits and qualities of a successful entrepreneur may be as varied as the stars in the sky, but they are achievable essentials to strive for in any business environment. In this edition of the Tough Things First podcast with guest host Rob Artigo,||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCEO Warning Signs||What are the top three warning signs your business is in trouble? Ray Zinn discusses the warning signs CEOs most often ignore. Guy Smith: Hello, everybody and welcome to another edition of the Tough Things First podcast. I’m your guest host today,||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBusiness and America First||The United Nation’s General Assembly heard a fiery speech from Donald Trump, and the President’s critics were quick to call it arrogant. Was it arrogant to say he was putting the US first? In this podcast, Ray Zinn discusses that question.||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRevenue vs Profit||In entrepreneurial circles, you’re likely to hear talk of companies focused on revenue, while others focus on profitability. These approaches are very different and at odds in many ways. In this edition of Tough Things First,||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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