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.

Steven Mintz
How corporate greed has created the ethical challenges they face
Steven Mintz joins Jim Blasingame to report on the research showing most younger generations are critical of how corporate America focuses on their greed and not enough on society.
Anna Murray
Anna Murray joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how tech innovations have morphed from exciting new ways to do things, to encroaching on our lives in ways that are creepy and invasive.
Steven Mintz
Steven Mintz joins Jim Blasingame to propose that the C-Suite should include a morality/ethical governance officer who holds the company accountable to more than the profit motive.
Steven Mintz
Steven Mintz joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how the focus on values and ethics is increasingly guiding the mission and goals of corporate America, and what Adam Smith and Milton Freidman would say today.
Steven Mintz
Steven Mintz joins Jim Blasingame to report on the research showing most younger generations are critical of how corporate America focuses on their greed and not enough on society.
Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why, even as we create and adopt more technology, the human relationship will never not be the most powerful force in the marketplace.
Michael Harrison
Michael Harrison joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the idea of regulating social media platforms, the difference between what they can do and what they should do, and the implications of political correctness on free speech.
Robert Smith
When human intelligence is seduced by machine intelligence
Rob Smith joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the seductive encroachment of machine intelligence on the human experience, and associated implications.
Jim Canterucci
Jim Canterucci joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why it’s essential to include the human expectation of trust in all of the technology we develop and use.
Daniel  Cage
Daniel Cage joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the current and future ways that blockchain technology will be used and the disruptive impacts thereof.