3rd Ingredient®

Advice, information and training in the field of economics, business operations and business management.

3RD INGREDIENT® is a fundamental belief system originating with Jim Blasingame.

3RD INGREDIENT® is a line of products and services offered by Jim including a series of books, written articles and publications, and educational materials; advisory services; and consulting/training all in the field of Economics, Business Operations and Business Management.

Please browse the following selection of 3RD INGREDIENT® educational audio products to learn more about Jim’s motivational beliefs, products, and services concerning small business economics and operations; including Jim's exclusive series of 3RD INGREDIENT® shows.

Joe Tankersley
Joe Tankersley joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how small businesses will have to focus on combining digital capability with the “high touch special sauce" analog humans will continue to require, even in the Digital Age.
Joe Tankersley
Joe Tankersley joins Jim Blasingame to discuss whether the digital leverage – AI, blockchain, etc. – aspect of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will have a disruptive effect on job creation, or counter-intuitively, create more jobs.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals what we have to do to correct the inequities in the new tax law, plus Jim’s prediction, and now fulfillment, with the new cryptocurrency to be offered by Facebook. He says Amazon will follow.
Steve Lohr
Steve Lohr joins Jim Blasingame to report on a recent event he attended in the E.U. on privacy and technology, and how that group of governments deal with the issue compared to the U.S.
Steven Gaffney
Steven Gaffney joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the way you develop an organizational culture, have a high-functioning work environment and reward excellence all are elements of foreshadowing honesty.
Jay Baer
Jay Baer joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how social media platforms are having to reevaluate their business models around not abusing their users, which are increasingly abandoning them because of those practices.
Steven Gaffney
Steven Gaffney joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the way you develop an organizational culture, have a high-functioning work environment and reward excellence all are elements of foreshadowing honesty.
Robert Grede
Rob Grede joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that cultivating influencers leads to high marketing ROI, as does creating native ads and of course, anything to do with video.
Jack Uldrich
Jack Uldrich joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that advances in the digital age – and associated ethical elements – will evolve at unprecedented speeds, held back by the human capacity to deal with these changes.
Joel Libava
Joel Libava joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the “3 Ps” of franchising, including partnership, power, and profitability.