Tough Things First | A Conversation with Ray Zinn

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As the trailblazing founder and CEO of Micrel, Inc., one of the world’s leading microchip companies, Ray Zinn bootstrapped his company, achieved consistent profitability, and delivered a total equity value of more than $800 million at its acquisition.

In 37 years of leading this publicly traded microchip empire, he saw it through the dot-com bust and Great Recession―with only one unprofitable year―relying on his discipline as a leader, passion as an inventor, and training as an athlete. Zinn is in the process of launching a Silicon Valley accelerator that will help business visionaries build profitable, enduring companies.

In this episode you’ll:

  • Learn why we tend to put of some of our most important work
  • Discover how Ray took the contrarian view of start up companies and venture capital
  • Learn why 9 out of 10 start ups fail and how you can avoid that trap
  • Realize that it’s important to help your employees have an entrepreneurial mindset

“You have to be committed to saying I’m going to learn to love the things I hate doing.” Ray Zinn

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Stacey Alcorn is the author of REACH! and Tuned In. She is a business strategy and sales consultant for large corporations and Global Fortune 100 Firms. She is also a keynote speaker, blogger, trainer, and start-up consultant. Her sales training products have been licensed by hundreds of organizations around the world who use her one-of-a kind sales training materials as the genesis for their own brand growth. Make sure to sign up here for my REACH! Weekly News for awesome interviews with Leaders & Visionaries that I only share with my VIP members.

Becoming an Author | A Conversation with Cheryl Bradshaw

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Have you ever thought about writing a book?

In this episode we talk with author Cheryl Bradshaw about what it takes.

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Bradshaw writes in the genres of mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, and supernatural suspense. To date, she has published almost two dozen novels and novellas, including her New York Times bestselling mystery series based on a sassy, OCD challenged private eye named Sloane Monroe.

In 2013, Bradshaw’s fourth novel in the series, Stranger in Town, was a finalist for a Shamus Award, and that same year, book three in the series, I Have a Secret, won best thriller of the year from eFestival of Words. She was raised in California and currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In this episode you’ll:

  • Learn how Cheryl hands writing blocks
  • Understand the importance of focusing on the business side of being an author
  • Learn the importance of being willing to try everything
  • Realize the need for a strong community of fellow authors

“The fun part is writing and connecting with fans. But the realistic part is I spend more time working on the business end.” Cheryl Bradshaw

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Stacey Alcorn is the author of REACH! and Tuned In. She is a business strategy and sales consultant for large corporations and Global Fortune 100 Firms. She is also a keynote speaker, blogger, trainer, and start-up consultant. Her sales training products have been licensed by hundreds of organizations around the world who use her one-of-a kind sales training materials as the genesis for their own brand growth. Make sure to sign up here for my REACH! Weekly News for awesome interviews with Leaders & Visionaries that I only share with my VIP members.

Stacey Alcorn on WBZ Radio Road Map to Wealth – August 2013


This is the mp3 archive to the August 2013 Road Map to Wealth Show.  Learn how to build an awesome company.  Download the mp3 file by clicking the link and DON’T forget to Tune In monthly to WBZ Radio on Saturday nights to listen to your Road Map to Wealth.

Stacey Alcorn is the author of REACH! and Tuned In. She is a business strategy and sales consultant for large corporations and Global Fortune 100 Firms. She is also a keynote speaker, blogger, trainer, and start-up consultant. Her sales training products have been licensed by hundreds of organizations around the world who use her one-of-a kind sales training materials as the genesis for their own brand growth. Make sure to sign up here for my REACH! Weekly News for awesome interviews with Leaders & Visionaries that I only share with my VIP members.

Stacey Alcorn on WBZ Radio Road Map to Wealth – June 2013

This is the mp3 archive to the June 2013 Road Map to Wealth Show.  Learn how to build an awesome company culture.  Download the mp3 file by clicking the link and DON’T forget to Tune In monthly to WBZ Radio on Saturday nights to listen to your Road Map to Wealth.

Stacey Alcorn is the author of REACH! and Tuned In. She is a business strategy and sales consultant for large corporations and Global Fortune 100 Firms. She is also a keynote speaker, blogger, trainer, and start-up consultant. Her sales training products have been licensed by hundreds of organizations around the world who use her one-of-a kind sales training materials as the genesis for their own brand growth. Make sure to sign up here for my REACH! Weekly News for awesome interviews with Leaders & Visionaries that I only share with my VIP members.