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 Gaffney
Steven Gaffney joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how he differentiates the process of being honest and practicing ethical behavior.
Stijn Hendrikse
Stijn Hendrikse joins Jim Blasingame to define artificial intelligence – AI – and explain the connection with big data.
Mike Daniels
Mike Daniels joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that as the digital age is creating the Internet of things, we have to wage a national cyber-defense simultaneous with a military defense.
Marsha Egan
Marsha Egan joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the reasons ethical behavior is not merely determining what’s black and white.
John Dini
John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how much you can influence the ethical behavior of your competitors by creating a relationship with them.
Harold Furchtgott-Roth
Harold Furchtgott-Roth joins Jim Blasingame to report on the curating practice by Facebook that discriminates against conservative postings, and Jim’s reminder that he warned you that these platforms will only operate in their own interests.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame joins us to report on the news that Facebook is not including politically conservative posts in their trending feeds, in favor of more liberal posts, and to remind you he told you not to trust the big social media platforms.
Anita Rosen
Anita Rosen joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the implications that we can see and anticipate by the current and increasing level of artificial intelligence, including the good and the not so much.
Jack Uldrich
Futurist Jack Uldrich joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that blockchains are a digital ledger that will increasingly be at the heart of business finance as time goes by, and why small businesses need to understand this.
Jack Uldrich
Futurist Jack Uldrich joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that the controlling mechanism of the digital currency bitcoin is something called “blockchain” which is a digital ledger that will increasingly become part of our lives and business world.