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Wisdom from Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO, Ray Zinn

Wisdom from Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO, Ray Zinn

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Wisdom from Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO, Ray Zinn

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@Ray_Zinn_

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English


Episodes

Insurance and Options

10/20/2021
Insurance is one of the highest cost for business, and alternatives are needed. Ray Zinn, Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO, is joined by John Butler, and expert in business insurance and some of the interesting alternatives available today. Ray Zinn: Well hello everyone, welcome to another wonderful podcast of Tough Things First, we are so delighted to have with us […]

Duration:00:19:42

Corporate Optics

10/6/2021
Machines are made-up of cogs. But if you spend all you time looking a cogs, you have no idea if the machine as a whole is running right. Ray Zinn educates us on how business leaders should focus. Guy Smith: Hello everybody, and welcome to another episode of the, Tough Things First Podcast. My name is Guy Smith, I’m your […]

Duration:00:15:06

Woke Capitalism

9/22/2021
Every CEO needs to heed their stakeholders. But can any CEO possibly have a company represent the values of every stakeholder. Ray Zinn, Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO, draws lines between being woke and being overreaching. Guy Smith: Hello, and welcome again to another episode of The Tough Things First podcast. I’m your host today, Guy Smith, and I’m really […]

Duration:00:19:26

Startup Nervous Energy

9/8/2021
When entrepreneurs channel nervous energy constructively, they take the healthy awareness that their business could fail and we use that awareness to stay on their toes. In this Tough Things First podcast episode, Ray Zinn – Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO – chats with Dr. Chloe Carmichael, and expert on the psychology of emotional energy for teams and how it can best […]

Duration:00:20:34

Revenue Rebound

8/25/2021
How companies rebound from prolonged revenue depression is not just for a post-pandemic world. As Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO, Ray Zinn has led the way through major dips and explains strategies for exiting them. Guy Smith: Hello again, and welcome to another episode of the Tough Things First Podcast, where we absorb the wisdom of Silicon Valley’s longest serving […]

Duration:00:16:15

Going 100% Work-From-Home

8/11/2021
The pandemic taught many companies that work-from-home was a viable option for many employees. Some companies went all the way. In this Tough Things First podcast, Gerry Sweeney, CEO of Hornbill, a cloud-based provider of workflow management solutions, discusses with Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, how his company cancelled their corporate HQ office lease after a […]

Duration:00:26:52

Cheap Money

7/28/2021
When should businesses borrow? That question is prime in their era of very cheap money. Ray Zinn, Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO, knows and tells you now. Guy Smith: Hello again, and welcome to another episode of the Tough Things First Podcast. I’m your guest host for today, Guy Smith. And as always, we’re picking the brain, the wisdom, the […]

Duration:00:14:29

Disaster Planning for Business

7/14/2021
Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley has seen business disasters come and go, and dodged many of them. In this episode of the Tough Things First podcast, Ray discusses how to plan for unplannable disasters, and even the common ones. Guy Smith: Hello again, and welcome to another episode of the Tough Things First Podcast. I’m your […]

Duration:00:19:50

Sales and Expansion

6/30/2021
Sales drives revenue. But selling has changed when the internet and technology made mass marketing available to everyone. In this Tough Things First podcast episode, Ray Zinn is in conversation with Aleks Gollu, CEO of 11Sight, to discuss sales effectiveness in the 21st century. Ray Zinn: Hello, everyone. Welcome to another fantastic Tough Things First podcast, it’s great to be here with you […]

Duration:00:29:22

Board Members

6/16/2021
Board Members come and go, but navigating a working relationship with board members good and bad is a constant. In this Tough Things First Podcast, Ray Zinn, who has experienced everything when it comes to boards, provides some profitable insights. Rob Artigo: Rob Artigo here, your guest host for another edition of the Tough Things First podcast with Ray Zinn. […]

Duration:00:12:55

Consultants

6/2/2021
Consultants can be helpful experts, but sometimes they show up to fill a need for which there’s purpose. In this Tough Things First Podcast, Ray Zinn discusses when consultants make sense and how to decide when the time is right. Rob Artigo: Rob Artigo here once again, your guest host for this edition of the Tough Things First podcast. I’m […]

Duration:00:15:22

Stakeholders and Priorities

5/19/2021
The stakeholders in business aren’t just in boardrooms or corner offices, they are in every room in your business and well beyond the walls. Who are these people, should any one stakeholder come first? Ray Zinn answer that complicated question in this latest edition of the Tough Things First podcast. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo. I’m your guest host for […]

Duration:00:12:31

Burnout

5/5/2021
Hungry and inspired. It’s a good way to start an ambitious task, but whether you’re launching a start-up or trying to impress the boss, stretching yourself beyond your physical and mental means could have diminishing returns. In his episode of the Tough Thing First podcast, Ray Zinn explores the signs of burnout. Rob Artigo: Welcome to this edition of the […]

Duration:00:17:02

Exporting Silicon Valley Culture

4/21/2021
There are good aspects to Silicon Valley culture. Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley knows what they are and tells how to bring them into your community. Guy Smith: Hello again, and welcome to another and a very exciting episode of the Tough Things First Podcast. I’m your guest host today, Guy Smith. As always, we’re sucking […]

Duration:00:16:28

Silicon Valley History – Part XII

4/14/2021
Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, discusses the history of silicon as only he can, having watched it from Shockley to Facebook. In Part XII, Ray, Goldman Sachs analyst Peter Marchetti, and Silicon Valley vet Guy Smith, close this series by exploring the current state of Silicon Valley and where semiconductor and all high tech may be […]

Duration:00:19:37

Silicon Valley History – Part XI

4/7/2021
Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, discusses the history of silicon as only he can, having watched it from Shockley to Facebook. In Part XI, Ray, Goldman Sachs analyst Peter Marchetti, and Silicon Valley vet Guy Smith, cover the how integration of gadgets, internet and wireless put Silicon valley on a new path. Peter Marchetti has spent […]

Duration:00:16:29

Silicon Valley History – Part X

3/24/2021
Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, discusses the history of silicon as only he can, having watched it from Shockley to Facebook. In Part X, Ray, Goldman Sachs analyst Peter Marchetti, and Silicon Valley vet Guy Smith, cover the the rapid changes that the Internet put upon Silicon Valley, telecommunications, consumer gadgets, and thus the semiconductor industry. […]

Duration:00:16:21

Silicon Valley History – Part IX

3/17/2021
Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, discusses the history of silicon as only he can, having watched it from Shockley to Facebook. In Part IX, Ray, Goldman Sachs analyst Peter Marchetti, and Silicon Valley vet Guy Smith, cover the continuing shifts as the Internet begins commercialization and the cellphone industry explodes. Peter Marchetti has spent the past […]

Duration:00:18:52

Silicon Valley History – Part VIII

3/10/2021
Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, discusses the history of silicon as only he can, having watched it from Shockley to Facebook. In Part VIII, Ray, Goldman Sachs analyst Peter Marchetti, and Silicon Valley vet Guy Smith cover the continuing shifts from hardware to software, from IT to personal tech that Silicon Valley created. Peter Marchetti has […]

Duration:00:17:32

Silicon Valley History – Part VII

3/3/2021
Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, discusses the history of silicon as only he can, having watched it from Shockley to Facebook. In Part VII, Ray and Goldman Sachs analyst Peter Marchetti cover the adoption of PCs and the Silicon Valley shift to computers and software. Peter Marchetti has spent the past 20 years as an advisor […]

Duration:00:17:28