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.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the concept of ethics as the practice we use to operate with honesty and earn the right to be trusted.
Olivia Friedman
Olivia Friedman joins Jim Blasingame to report on the increasing use of technology to screen the public with UV lights that can kill viruses, and other biometrics, and the ethical tradeoff between privacy and convenience/safety.
Tony Uphoff
Tony Uphoff joins Jim Blasingame to discuss that, while continuous remote working has many organizational and financial benefits, thanks to technology, there will be some impact on the humans, which must be considered in any future plans.
Sarah Hiner
Sarah Hiner joins Jim Blasingame to discuss her blog post about the primal necessity of human beings to need to have the closeness of other humans, regardless of how much digital we adopt.
Anna Murray
Anna Murray joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the role of every consumer of any service of the Big Tech companies to check their increasingly monopolistic practices in information creation and distribution.
Anna Murray
Anna Murray joins Jim Blasingame to point out the enormous power and unprecedented leverage big tech companies have, and the many ways they wield it in troubling and dangerous ways.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals how the digital and analog universes are currently colliding in a more disruptive way than ever, and what you must do to be able to adopt technology while still being relevant to analog customers.
Wayne Crews
Wayne Crews joins Jim Blasingame to debate whether big tech companies – including Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc. -- have gotten too big to contribute to the general well-being of American ideals and liberty.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals why he and others think America is currently fighting World War III in cyberspace and now on our streets, as un-American forces are attacking us online and on our shores.
Rich Galen
Rich Galen joins Jim Blasingame to discuss World War III, the very serious global conflict in cyber-space being waged between the West and despots like China, Iran, and Russia, and the fact that this war shouldn’t result in body bags.