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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

Trey Taylor and the CEO’s Three Things

1/13/2021
Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, sits with Trey Taylor, author of “A CEO Only Does Three Things” for a chat about the priorities facing every business leader. Ray Zinn: Hello everyone, this is Ray Zinn. I’m the author of Tough Things First. Welcome to another Tough Things First podcast. We really appreciate you joining us and […]

Duration:00:17:45

Innovate Virtually

1/6/2021
Norm Wright, Dean of the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University, chats with Ray Zinn on how to innovate virtually, which with work-from-home, may now be the new norm. Ray Zinn: Hello, everyone. This is Ray Zinn. I’m the author of Tough Things First. Welcome to another Tough Things First podcast. I’m excited today to have a friend […]

Duration:00:22:53

Financial Disaster Planning

12/16/2020
Robert Barker, a tech veteran CFO, joins Ray Zinn to discuss disaster planning for CFOs and the tech industry in general. Ray Zinn: Hello everyone. This is Ray Zinn. I am the host for this Tough Things First podcast. I’m Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO and the author of the best-selling book, Tough Things First, as well as my most […]

Duration:00:23:44

Tech Nationalism

12/2/2020
Tech Nationalism is driving China’s near-term goals. Can the U.S. compete and what do startups need to know about this tech tug-o-war? Ray Zinn is back with another informative episode of the Tough Things First podcast. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo your guest host for this edition of the Tough Things First podcast with Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO […]

Duration:00:09:46

Supply Chains – The Onshore Option

11/11/2020
Are jobs and manufacturing poised to return to the United States? What will it take? In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn discusses the dynamics of offshoring and hurdles to balancing out the benefits other countries offer. Rob Artigo: Rob Artigo here once again, your guest host for this edition of ‘The Tough Things First’ podcast. I’m a writer, […]

Duration:00:13:07

How to Set SMART Startup Goals at The Idea Stage

10/28/2020
Not all start-up ideas are created equally. In fact, most are doomed to failure. Are there ways to determine if an idea is worth pursuing before you hit a wall? Ray Zinn, in this Tough Things First podcast, says yes, but it means self-critique and asking the toughest questions in the idea stage. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, your guest […]

Duration:00:15:40

Friendly, Not Friends

10/14/2020
Entrepreneurs can either learn this quickly or slowly, but eventually they’ll learn or fail. Relationships with employees are about being friendly, not being friends. In this episode of the Tough Things First Podcast, Ray Zinn offers insights and examples to one of the most common workplace management problems. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, your guest host for this edition of […]

Duration:00:11:28

Creating Enduring Businesses – The Top Three Tough Things To DO

9/30/2020
To create an enduring business means creating one that will last. That is different than creating a startup and selling it off. Ray Zinn, Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO, and one who ran his semiconductor business for 37 years, tells you the top three things you need to do to make your business enduring. Guy Smith: Hello everybody, and welcome […]

Duration:00:33:01

Strategies for Managing Work Stress

9/16/2020
No matter what phase a company is in, or the level of employee or management, work stress goes with the territory. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn draws on decades of experience to talk about identifying stress and dealing with it before it throws you off your game. Rob Artigo: Welcome back to another edition of […]

Duration:00:15:41

Ruthless Consistency

9/2/2020
Ray Zinn sits with Michael Canic to discuss Michael’s new book, Rutheless Consistancy and how discipline fits into the business consistency framework. Ray Zinn: Hello, everyone, and welcome to another very exciting Tough Things First podcast. My name is Ray Zinn. I’m the host for today’s podcast. I’m an author. I’m the one that wrote Tough Things First, as well as […]

Duration:00:22:42

Worker Decentralization

8/26/2020
World circumstances put more people in a work-from-home situation and companies forced to manage it than ever before. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn explores the trend and its drawbacks. Rob Artigo: Rob Artigo here, your guest host for another edition of the Tough Things First podcast with Ray Zinn. I’m a writer and entrepreneur being invited back. […]

Duration:00:14:12

Greedy CEOs

8/12/2020
Some CEOs are greedy, for their wallets, for market share, for fame. Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO has seen them come and go, and now tells you how to watch out for them Guy Smith: Hello, faithful listeners in the Tough Things First podcast arena. This is Guy Smith. I’m your host today. And as always, we’re having a chat […]

Duration:00:13:13

Toxic Corporate Culture

7/29/2020
How do toxic corporate cultures arise, and how do you cure them? The Silicon Valley leader with the lowest employee turnover rate tells you. Guy Smith: Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Tough Things First podcast, where we pick the brain of Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO, Mr. Ray Zinn. I think today’s going to be an interesting topic, […]

Duration:00:17:35

Being Best When You Aren’t Feeling It

7/15/2020
It can sometimes be painfully obvious we’re not physically or mentally up to a task, but what happens when we turn the situation into an opportunity to challenge ourselves? Ray Zinn tells us in this Tough Things First Podcast that we can learn surprising things about ourselves with the attitude that “the show must go on.” Rob Artigo: Rob Artigo […]

Duration:00:12:25

Pitching Your Company – The Top Three Tough Things

7/1/2020
Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO talks about the three tough things to do when pitching your company. If you don’t do these, don’t bother the investors. Guy Smith: Hello everybody and welcome to another episode of the Tough Things First podcast. And this is one of our specials. We’re doing this periodically. We are talking with Ray Zinn, the longest […]

Duration:00:17:39

Corporate Culture, Part 3 – in conversation with Professor Jennifer Chatman

6/24/2020
Third and final part of a series where Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO chats with Professor Jennifer Chatman, a Distinguished Professor of Management and the Associate Dean for Learning Strategies at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Professor Chatman is also the Director of the Berkeley Culture Initiative, a program with the goal of identifying the most promising […]

Duration:00:21:11

Corporate Culture, Part 2 – in conversation with Professor Jennifer Chatman

6/17/2020
Part two of three in a series where Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO chats with Professor Jennifer Chatman, a Distinguished Professor of Management and the Associate Dean for Learning Strategies at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Professor Chatman is also the Director of the Berkeley Culture Initiative, a program with the goal of identifying the most promising […]

Duration:00:23:39

Corporate Culture, Part 1 – in conversation with Professor Jennifer Chatman

6/10/2020
Part one for three in a series where Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO chats with Professor Jennifer Chatman, a Distinguished Professor of Management and the Associate Dean for Learning Strategies at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Professor Chatman is also the Director of the Berkeley Culture Initiative, a program with the goal of identifying the most promising […]

Duration:00:16:47

Make Points, Not Enemies

6/3/2020
Unskilled communicators can create a breakdown in conversation at every turn, sometimes making enemies in the process. In this Tough Things First Podcast, Ray Zinn explains how to avoid pitfalls we often create for ourselves using the wealth of knowledge he learned over decades at the highest levels of the tech industry. Rob Artigo: Rob Artigo here once again, your […]

Duration:00:15:01

Setting Business Goals

5/20/2020
If Tough Things First stands for one thing, it’s setting and achieving goals even when they are difficult. In this edition of the Tough Things First Podcast, Ray Zinn talks about setting priorities to meet those goals. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, your guest host for this edition of the Tough Things First Podcast. Hi, Ray. It’s good to be […]

Duration:00:13:45