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

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United States

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

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@Ray_Zinn_

Language:

English


Episodes

Difficult Projects

2/21/2024
In life and business decisions must be made, but they do not always have to be hard decisions if you are prepared. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn explores a list of lessons learned that can help you be ahead of the game. Rob Artigo: Well, I was reading a Forbes piece. It had some experts, and these […]

Duration:00:11:22

Who is Responsible for Your Prosperity?

2/14/2024
The ups and downs you feel about how quickly or slowly you are getting ahead are not imaginary, but if you are waiting for some magic, government, pixie dust, for a boost out of a downturn well… In this podcast, Ray Zinn ponders the question, should you be relying on the government or yourself for your prosperity? Rob Artigo: Well, […]

Duration:00:12:41

Ai, Creative Work and a Twist That may Surprise You.

2/9/2024
Ai continues to make headlines and alter the way we think about art and plagiarism, and even the law. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn discusses the diverging lines between what is your creative endeavor and what has no copyright at all. (What we discuss here is anecdotal, based on news reports, and should not be construed as […]

Duration:00:14:35

2024 Trends – More work from home?

1/24/2024
Covid is still affecting the work place and what other trends might we see in 2024. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn Discusses when he expects most people will be back in the office. (Click here for the video.) Rob Artigo: Welcome to the Tough Things First podcast, your indispensable source for business, leadership and life advice with […]

Duration:00:16:18

Divide and Conquer?

1/10/2024
“Divide and conquer,” is a frequently used term and almost as frequently misused when unity is what you’re really after. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn talks about how a winning team in business or on the playing field is one that focuses on what unites, not what divides. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, your guest host for […]

Duration:00:10:12

White Lies

1/3/2024
They may seem harmless, but in business and personal lives a white lie can take on a life of its own. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn looks at what qualifies as a white lie, and, if done by accident, what to do about. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, your guest host for this edition of the […]

Duration:00:14:23

The Interview

12/27/2023
For the entrepreneur who wants to scale, hiring is going to happen. Can there be good interviewers and bad interviewers in this process? In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn uses a lifetime of hiring knowledge to help interviewers and interviewees, get it right. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo here once again, your host for this edition of […]

Duration:00:13:05

Hope and Optimism

12/20/2023
Is there a difference between hope and optimism? In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn gets to the heart of the matter and warns there is a danger of letting your hope and optimism overrule your logic. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, your guest host for this edition of The Tough Things First podcast with Ray Zinn, the longest-serving […]

Duration:00:11:44

No Consequences.

12/13/2023
It seems everywhere we turn these days, lawmakers are opting to demolish basic rules of society. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn discusses the troubling trend of a world without consequences and why it can only get worse unless we address the problem. (Click Here to Watch Video Podcast) Rob Artigo: Welcome to the Tough Things […]

Duration:00:16:32

The Elements of Ambition

12/6/2023
Wealth does not mean success. Many people got wealthy other ways, and never could claim they were ambitious in their efforts to get there. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn explores the building blocks of ambition, and why it is necessary to go from rags to riches. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, your guest host for this edition […]

Duration:00:10:38

Curiosity and Innovation

11/22/2023
Early tech often seems like it solves a problem that doesn’t need fixing, but it can and does lead to sweeping change over time. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn discusses the nexus between curiosity and innovation and why they are inseparable. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, your guest host for this edition of the Tough Things First […]

Duration:00:12:02

Stress and Distraction for the Essential Leader

11/1/2023
Things in life that we have to deal with include stress and distraction. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn says there are different degrees of stress and distraction and you have to know yourself to stay ahead and stress free. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, your guest host for this edition of the Tough Things First Podcast […]

Duration:00:21:16

The War Alternative.

10/18/2023
From politics to road rage, there are all kinds of wars, but do they all need to be fought? In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn discusses conflict in our homes, communities, and abroad and how to seek alternatives to fighting. (Click Here to Watch on YouTube!) Rob Artigo: Welcome to the Tough Things First podcast, a special edition […]

Duration:00:15:22

Self Calibration

10/4/2023
The purpose of self calibration, like self awareness, is to improve your chances at success through recognizing, analyzing, and addressing your weaknesses. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn discusses how to self calibrate, who to trust with feedback and what to do with that knowledge. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, your guest host for this edition of the […]

Duration:00:10:23

Robotics and AI Coming for your Jobs?

9/20/2023
In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn explores how robotics and AI have been around a long time. The pessimistic view, and the optimistic view have their points. But only one is really correct. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo here once again, your host for this edition of the Tough Things First podcast. I’m an entrepreneur in California. It’s […]

Duration:00:16:16

How Self-Awareness Can Make You a More Consistent Leader.

9/6/2023
How does an effective leader constantly calibrate his or herself and does it boost consistency? In this Tough Things First Podcast, Ray Zinn explores the value of self-awareness through a regular inventory of personal strengths and weaknesses. 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:00:10:53

Success is NOT a solo journey.

8/23/2023
A leader may make decisions and plans, but executing on that vision requires a team. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn explores the positive attributes of the leader who knows how to give credit where credit is due. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, your guest host for this edition of The Tough Things First podcast. I’m a writer […]

Duration:00:10:43

Loud Quitting: Tantrum your way out of future job prospects.

8/9/2023
The trend had been “quiet quitting” where an employee stops putting out any effort at all at work, but just draws a paycheck. Now, they are quitting, but doing it loud, publicly, and on social media. In this special Tough Things First video podcast with Ray Zinn, Ray discusses the phenomenon and how it effects the workplace and the employee’s […]

Duration:00:17:46

Back To Work! (in-person)

7/26/2023
Major companies say productivity and creativity are suffering from remote work and are now ordering workers back to the office or face firing. In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn explores the pluses and minuses of remote work and why this back-to-the-office trend is a needed correction. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, your guest host for this edition of […]

Duration:00:12:52

Chasing the Dream! A good way to lose everything.

7/12/2023
You have heard about “chasing the dream,” but is it a fool’s errand in the end? In this Tough Things First podcast, Ray Zinn explores the downside of something that sounds good on the surface, and suggests and alternative. Rob Artigo: I’m Rob Artigo, your guest host for this edition of the Tough Things First podcast with Ray Zinn, the […]

Duration:00:11:16