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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

Skin Deep

8/8/2018
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It has been said beauty is only skin deep, but in our ever changing world, beauty is a growing priority and infinitely more possible with the right amount of money. In this edition of the Tough Things First podcast. Ray Zinn discusses the growing trend of paying for it, the virtue of aging gracefully, and should government be involved? Rob […]

Duration:00:13:44

God Talk

8/1/2018
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As with politics, you’ve probably been told, the subject of God is forbidden in some circles. But does that also mean God is forbidden in the public square? Ray Zinn answers this delicate question in the latest Tough Things First podcast. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo. Guest host for this edition of The Tough Things First Podcast with Ray Zinn, […]

Duration:00:10:55

Personal Trainer

7/25/2018
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You’ve probably considered a personal trainer for your physical health, but what about your mind? In this new Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn and guest host Rob Artigo weigh the pros and cons of letting someone else inside your head. Rob Artigo: Welcome back to Tough Things First, the podcast. I’m Rob Artigo, I’m a writer and a business […]

Duration:00:12:59

Opinions

7/18/2018
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Everyone seems to have them, but are all opinions relevant or worthwhile? Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in the history of Silicon Valley, opines about whose opinion should really count, whether in the boardroom or a bookstore. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, guest host for this edition of another Tough Things First podcast. I’m a writer and entrepreneur in […]

Duration:00:15:03

Silicon Valley Sexual Harassment

7/11/2018
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Ethan Baron works as a business reporter with The Mercury News, and a native of Silicon Valley before it was ever known as Silicon Valley. Most recently, he’s been covering the very volatile topic of sexual harassment which is why he is with us today. Ethan sits down with Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO Ray Zinn and Ray’s wife Delona […]

Duration:00:26:50

God is Not Dead

7/3/2018
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Is God dead or simply passé? In this Tough Things First podcasts, Ray Zinn draws on his ample life experience to answer these frequently pondered questions in his usual down-to-earth way. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, entrepreneur and writer, happy to be back for another addition of The Tough Things First Podcast. Hi Ray. Ray Zinn: Hey Rob. How you […]

Duration:00:14:02

Great CEOs

6/27/2018
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What makes a great CEO? Let’s ask one of the greatest, Ray Zinn, Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO.

Duration:00:12:22

Problem Solving

6/20/2018
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How we solve problems defines our success. Ray Zinn discusses problem solving as a life and business skill. Guy Smith: Hello everyone and welcome again to another edition of the Tough Things First podcast. My name is Guy Smith. I’m your guest host for today and this is going to be one of my favorite podcasts because not only do […]

Duration:00:16:42

Obstreperousness

6/13/2018
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How does one deal with obstreperous people and employees? Ray Zinn and his wife DeLona chat about how people who like breaking rules benefit companies and society, and how to keep them from running amok. Guy Smith: Well, good morning everyone in podcast land. My name is Guy Smith, I’m your guest host for today’s episode of the ‘Tough Things […]

Duration:00:17:58

Constiution

6/6/2018
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The American Constitution is an interesting document, and one that seems to be in disuse or abuse. Ray Zinn and his wife DeLona discuss why societal acceptance of the letter and intent of the constitution is important. Guy Smith: Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of the Tough Things First Podcast. My name is Guy Smith, I’m your guest […]

Duration:00:22:05

China Shift

5/30/2018
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Economists now predict China’s economy will surpass the American economy in just a few years. In this edition of the Tough Things First podcast, guest host Rob Artigo asks Ray Zinn about that prediction and efforts on the home front to become more competitive.

Duration:00:13:36

Grudges

5/23/2018
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Workplace conflicts are as common as the sunrise, but lingering grudges over those conflicts can be even worse. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn offers some thoughts on why grudges can be so disruptive. Rob Artigo: Welcome back to another edition of the Tough Things First podcast. I’m your guest host, Rob Artigo. I am a writer and […]

Duration:00:09:12

Pot Perils

5/16/2018
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The liberalization of marijuana laws in some U.S. states is raising questions about investments in emerging industries. In this edition of the Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn talks ethics in investing. Is a return on your money the most important thing? Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, your guest host for this edition of tough things first. The podcast with […]

Duration:00:11:19

American Work

5/9/2018
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Some CEOs are celebrating the sudden growth spurt in the American economy while worrying there aren’t enough skilled workers to meet the coming demand. Ray Zinn explains the reasons for the worry and what might help, in this edition of Tough Things First. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, your guest host for this edition of the “Tough Things First” podcast. […]

Duration:00:10:07

Scary

5/2/2018
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You may have been told you need to do something scary every day, if you want to be successful, but does that mean bungee jumping or something else? Ray Zinn returns for another addition of the Tough Things First podcast, with guest host Rob Artigo, to discuss the difference between scary and reckless. Rob Artigo: Welcome back to another edition […]

Duration:00:14:07

Boundaries

4/25/2018
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Modern companies, some tech some not, have boasted about flexible work schedules, telecommuting, or other work from home opportunities, but are there pitfalls from relying on such schedules, and is abuse likely to emerge? This Tough Things First podcast poses those questions to Ray Zinn, who understands sides of this so-called benefit that most people don’t know until it’s too […]

Duration:00:10:39

Unicorns

4/18/2018
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We’ve all heard the term “unicorn” used or overused in tech circles, but what does it really mean? Ray Zinn is back for another Tough Things First podcasts where he discusses his feelings about the unicorns out there, whether massive companies or rare talent in the worker pool. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, your guest host for this edition of […]

Duration:00:09:39

ZinnStarter Fellows Quiz Ray

4/11/2018
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In this very special edition, students from college campuses around the country who are in the ZinnStarter program ask Ray for his wisdom on being entrepreneurs and business people. Guy Smith: Well, welcome back to another edition of the “Tough Things First” podcast. And I’ve got to tell you, this is going to be one of the most special editions […]

Duration:00:27:27

Five Actions

4/4/2018
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Making our homes, communities and the world a better place may not be as hard as it sounds. Ray Zinn and guest host Rob Artigo are back together for another Tough Things first podcast to discuss the five actions you can take to positively influence the world around you. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, your guest host for this edition […]

Duration:00:12:04

Do Good

3/28/2018
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Sometimes the simplest things can improve your own life and the lives of those around you. In this special Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn is joined by his wife Delonna and guest host Rob Artigo to discuss a major key to living a long and happy life — the concept of doing a good turn daily. Rob Artigo: Welcome back […]

Duration:00:18:35