About Ray Zinn
Raymond “Ray” Zinn is an inventor, entrepreneur and the longest serving CEO of a publicly traded company in Silicon Valley. He is best known for creating and selling the first Wafer Stepper and for co-founding semiconductor company, Micrel (acquired by Microchip in 2015). Zinn also holds over 20 patents for semiconductor design. A proud great-grandfather, he is actively-retired and mentoring entrepreneurs. His new book, Tough Things First (McGraw Hill), is available at ToughThingsFirst.com, Amazon and other booksellers.
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Board of Directors
Extending control to others is a big step. Make sure you choose the right mix of leadership and industry experience.
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If you're always working 10-hour days, somebody needs to explain 'diminishing returns' to you.
If you're in it just for the money, find a well paying job. Entrepreneurship is not your line of work.