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.

Gary Moore
Is there a conflict between Wall Street and Main Street? If so, did it contribute to the current financial crisis? Gary Moore thinks that there is a conflict and he talks with Jim Blasingame about it, including how he thinks investing will change as a result of this conflict.
Philip Broughton
How could Harvard MBA's have caused the financial crisis? Phillip Broughton joins Jim to talk about his experience in the Harvard Business School and why he thinks the standards, values and ethics of that are taught to and encouraged of their graduates and alumni community, and how they have impacted the marketplace and politics, sometimes negatively.
Gary Moore
What behavior and policies lead to Wall Street betraying Main Street and capitalism itself? Gary Moore explains how this happened with Jim Blasingame, including events and dates.
Arky Ciancutti
When it comes to trust, the world could do worse than emulating the values of main street small businesses, according to Arky Ciancutti and Jim Blasingame, who discuss this idea, plus why trust can't be legislated, it must be earned.
Len Marrella
An educated person without character is dangerous. This is one of the concepts Len Marrella shares with Jim Blasingame as they talk about how critical it is for our society to have what Len calls, "Devotion to the unenforceable."
Gary Moore
What are the conflicts between Main Street and Wall Street? Gary Moore talks with Jim Blasingame about some of the ways that these two sectors are at cross-purposes, and how we can fix that problem.
Arky Ciancutti
The world could do worse than emulating the values of main street small businesses as a model for a better form of capitalism. Arky Ciancutti and Jim Blasingame discuss this idea and why it is needed so much.
Chuck Martin
Why is there such a disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street? Chuck Martin talks with Jim Blasingame about the results of surveys his company has conducted on this disconnect. A lot of people are angry at the damage Wall Street has done to Main Street.
Stephen M. R. Covey
What is the fundamental issue at the heart of our current financial and economic challenges? The answer is a loss of trust, and Stephen M.R. Covey talks with Jim Blasingame about where things have gone wrong and how we -- you and I -- can get back on track by demonstrating and demanding trustworthiness.
Jim Blasingame
Is there a conflict between Wall Street and Main Street? Jim thinks there is, and he talks about what is causing it, how to fix it, and how it can be an opportunity for small businesses.