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.

Robert Smith
Rob Smith joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the issues humans face in embracing the paradox of digital leverage: the powerful and seductive benefits and the inherent and sometimes frightening dangers.
Robert Smith
Rob Smith joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the human expectation of values that often isn’t reconciled with modern digital technology, and why an algorithm that’s indifferent to your existence might seem evil.
Robert Smith
Rob Smith joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the seductive encroachment of machine intelligence on the human experience, and associated implications.
Steven Mintz
Steven Mintz joins Jim Blasingame to report on the U.N.’s world happiness report that shows the U.S. is #19, and discuss some of the reasons, while also discounting the always questionable methodology of anything the U.N. does.
Steven Mintz
Steven Mintz joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the loss of human interaction that was the essence of society for thousands of generations to the impersonal social media methods of communication.
Steven Mintz
Steven Mintz joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the fact that the facets of human life is not a binary, black or white proposition, which requires the imperative of well established ethical behavior, which is gray.
Kristin  Zhivago
Kristin Zhivago joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the current problem of employee candidates lying about the depth of their experience when interviewing for a job.
Kristin  Zhivago
Kristin Zhivago joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how we go to market in the digital age with digital leverage that – left to its own devises -- challenges our ethical standards.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals the massive explosion in artificial intelligence and other digital leverage tools that, while very handy, also don’t provide us with the ethical evidence analog humans require.
Mike Daniels
Mike Daniels joins Jim Blasingame to report on the cybersecurity shortcomings of the Internet of Things devices, and how we can protect ourselves and our data.