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Episode 13 – Vision, Discipline, and Business Lessons from the Longest-Serving CEO in Silicon Valley, Ray Zinn

by | Jun 15, 2021

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What vision do you have for your legacy?

What about your company’s legacy?

Ray Zinn is a man of esteemed vision. As the CEO of Micrel for 37 years – making him the longest-serving CEO in Silicon Valley – he’s learned a thing or two about how to build and run a business, as well as leaving a legacy. Tune in as Doug C. Brown and Ray discuss concepts from Ray’s new book, Tough Things First, and go in-depth on lessons learned over Ray’s career.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to stay committed to your vision – and how to stay committed to it when it changes as life changes around you.
  • How monitoring your business is like monitoring your health, and why it’s so important to truly know your numbers – your finances and your sales.
  • Ray’s lessons on trusting intuition, what it means to have true grit, and much more.

Episode’s guest – Ray Zinn

Raymond D. “Ray” Zinn is an entrepreneur, inventor, and author, and is the longest serving CEO of a publicly traded company in Silicon Valley. He is best known for conceptualizing and in effect inventing the Wafer Stepper and for co-founding semiconductor company Micrel, which provides essential components for smartphones, consumer electronics, and enterprise networks. He holds over 20 patents for semiconductor design, has been mentioned in several books, and recently released his latest book, Tough Things First.

Visit his website: ToughThingsFirst.com

Doug C. Brown is the CEO of Business Success Factors and creator of Sales Revenue Growth University, where he teaches the best sales revenue growth strategies for companies who are serious about their sales growth. These are the same strategies and methodologies that he used to increase a company’s close rate by 862% and their revenue growth by 116% - all within four months.

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