Silicon Valley’s Longest Serving CEO Ray Zinn Publishes Zen of Zinn

Top Quote Book Embraces Entrepreneurship Renascence in Silicon Valley with Wisdom, Insight, Life Lessons and Motivating Observations. End Quote
  • San Jose, CA (1888PressRelease) April 30, 2018 - Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO Ray Zinn has announced the availability of his second book, Zen of Zinn. The new book, now available at popular book retailers, encapsulates Ray’s observations about how individuals motivate themselves and push others toward greatness. Zen of Zinn collects Ray’s decades of observations of people, business, society, entrepreneurship, personal discipline, leadership, government, and life itself.

    “Silicon Valley is currently experiencing a renascence in start-ups and innovative entrepreneurship so the time felt ripe for a renewed perspective and insight on topics relevant to this unique and exciting time in high tech,” said Ray Zinn. “After publishing my first book, “Tough Things First” in 2015, launching ZinnStarter and my venture capital program, I felt there was more I had to offer in the form of advice, inspiration and motivation to inspire the next generation of innovation in Silicon Valley and beyond.”

    In addition to being Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO, Zinn was the driving force behind his industry’s most consistent profitability streak. Zinn continues to drive innovation with the next generation of entrepreneurs via his ZinnStarter program, a combination of financial and business mentorship that provides financial and experienced guidance for students to launch new products and companies. Started in 2016, the program is designed to allow students to create go-to-market plans, finish prototypes, and ultimately to be evaluated on the performance of their use of funding.

    In addition the ZinnStarter program, Zinn continues to invest in the next generation of Silicon Valley start-ups via his capital venture program that focuses on funding and mentoring for disruptive and groundbreaking tech, B2B products, semiconductor startups and founders striving to build enduring companies.

    “The Zen of Zinn is a highlight film of the wisdom Ray has garnered from leading teams and organizations to deliver quality and service to customers with flawless consistency. It is a rare collection of unique and valuable insights.” ─ Lee T. Perry, Dean, Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Business

    “Ray Zinn is the epitome of what every entrepreneur should strive to be. From bootstrapping a massively successful company, to bringing together an incredible family, to treating all of the people around him with respect and dignity, Ray’s wisdom goes a long way in making all entrepreneurs that come in contact with him better in both inside and outside of their business.” ─ Erik Huberman, CEO, Hawke Media

    “Ray delivers the hard-fought experiences of his childhood and life as an entrepreneur for readers in a very entertaining and compelling fashion. Entrepreneurs of all types are well-served to learn those lessons.” ─ Kelly Perdew, General Partner, Moonshots Capital

    “Zen of Zinn offers many pearls of wisdom for leading and navigating organizations. Ray provides an engaging approach for reflecting on one’s own organizational experiences and presents critical management issues in simple but powerful ways. A great read for first-time managers and long-time leaders.” ─ Dan Moshavi, Dean, Lucas College and Graduate School of Business, San Jose State University

    “I’ve never met another leader who shared such deep moral character and concern for YOU, the reader. Ray’s visible intensity and search for excellence were the traits that originally caught my eye, but it was his humanity and willingness to give of himself that touched my heart.” ─ David K. Williams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fishbowl

    About Ray Zinn
    Ray Zinn is the longest serving CEO in Silicon Valley, having founded and led Micrel Semiconductors for 37 years. Ray’s humanistic leadership principles, keys to building enduring businesses and conservative management are expressed in his first book, Tough Things First. His second book, Zen of Zinn, focuses on decades of observations of people, business, society, entrepreneurship, personal discipline, leadership, government, and life itself. Visit the website at:

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