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Eric Ruiz
Modesto, CA
Interests: Soccer, poker, hip hop, reading, being awesome
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Apparantly, I wrote a book last year. How the hell did I forget that? Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2012 at The Blog of Eric Ruiz
Despite a 2-6-1 record during the fall, BAU showed flashes of brilliance. The team stayed competitive in every match, losing 5 games by a combined 5 goals. BAU closed out last season with a tie to eventual champions Main St. Floral. Captain Eddie Avak and co. look to build on that this winter. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2011 at The Blog of Eric Ruiz
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He looked at me with a combination of bewilderment and excitement, seemingly surprised to find a French speaker in Modesto. While my native city has significant Portuguese and Italian communities, a French person is about as rare as a good Drake song. He introduced himself as Raphael. We were joined mid conversation by his friends. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2011 at The Blog of Eric Ruiz
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Ever dreamed of being multilingual? I have developed a super awesome guide to learning almost any language in like, 2 minutes guaranteed! Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2011 at The Blog of Eric Ruiz
I used to think that Modesto was horrible, then I learned to step out of my comfort zone. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2011 at The Blog of Eric Ruiz
When I was seven years old, I was told i could be anything I wanted. Now that I'm 23, I'm told to get realistic. What happened? Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at The Blog of Eric Ruiz
"The world changes, and changes again. Old structures crumble. As the New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman observed, his generation went out and found jobs, but his children will have to invent them. We can’t just “be who we are” but must construct personal brands and online identities. We no... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at The Blog of Eric Ruiz
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"so close" Which player are you? Use this handy dandy list to find out instantly. Yoann Gourcuff “The Misplaced Genius” It doesn’t matter how smart or talented you are if you can’t put it to use. You want more from you’re current position but know you won’t get it. You... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at The Blog of Eric Ruiz
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It wasn’t a perfectly thrown ball, but Stefan could have made a better effort. The All State Wide Receiver jogged back nonchalantly as if to say “No big deal.” Andrea was furious. The junior quarterback stared him down as he made his way back to the huddle. The offensive lineman... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at The Blog of Eric Ruiz
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One of my favorite business bloggers, Michael Ellsberg is getting ready to release his next book, "The Education Of Millionaires." In it he discusses the outdated college model and implores you to develop your millionaire plan. He just released an excerpt which I have been reading for the past hour.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at The Blog of Eric Ruiz
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Two years ago I left for Spain. This is the awesome recount of the wonderful 4 months I spent there. Read it, enjoy it, and let me know what you think. Or tell me how much you hate it. Either way! https://rapidshare.com/files/2148435981/Lost_In_the_City.pdf Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2011 at The Blog of Eric Ruiz
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"Eric this is Maddie, Maddie this is Eric. Maddie is visiting me from UCLA; she's back for the weekend." I was fiddling with the chew in my lip, embarrassed that someone had seen me. I lowered my head as I shook Maddie's hand, hoping that the tobacco wasn't all over... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2011 at The Blog of Eric Ruiz
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"...do we, uh don't we stand up?" This was only my third "white" wedding, but I was pretty fucking sure that the guests were supposed to stand up once the bride and her father began their approach down the aisle. The song was beginning to play and the emcee had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at The Blog of Eric Ruiz
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"Stephen Key is the most consistently successful inventor I've ever met, with millions in royalties from companies like Disney, Nestle and Coca Cola." Tim Ferriss, author of the New York Time's Best Seller "The 4 Hour Work Week" Like most of us, I had first heard of Stephen Key through... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2011 at The Blog of Eric Ruiz
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"The 'Creative Life' Is No Longer One of Many Economic Options; It's Now the Only Option We've Got." Hugh MacLeod is a marketer, cartoonist and one of my favorite authors. I came across his book Evil Plans while fighting through the Twighlight crowd at a soon to be closed Borders... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2011 at The Blog of Eric Ruiz
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Being the world's sport, soccer has always been a reflection of the changing landscape and globalization of our world. Immigration, opportunity and even communism have had a considerable effect on the demographics of the old continent. It should come as no surprise then, that globalization can be observed on some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at The Blog of Eric Ruiz
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