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Richart Ruddie
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Internet entrepreneur - Born in Baltimore
Interests: Philanthropy, humanitarian work, technology, entrepreneurship, traveling.
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Seth Klarman a hedge fund manager from the Boston, Massachusetts area that I have admired for years and author of one of my favorite finance books "Margin of Safety" has a great quote in a recent Harvard Business School speech. The quote is "A big part of leadership is deciding,... Continue reading
While the crisis of World War 2 is not an apples to apples comparison by any means the future hopefully will reveal the unsung heroes like Chiune Sugihara who was recently re-honored in a nice NY Times piece seen here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/opinion/sugihara-moral-heroism-refugees.html Some excerpts from the piece: “heroic imagination,” a focus... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
As any millenial remembers the Simpsons being one of the biggest parts of our lives as far as entertainment goes we can also embrace a day when the Simpsons far past it's prime years may no longer really be the Simpsons as they start to kill off characters. The Guardian... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
Miami commissioners have said no to renewing Ultra Music Festivals Bayfront Park location earlier today. The only comment on potential alternative locations was the Hard Rock Stadium which is quite far from the usual Downtown Miami location. If they would want to move the location that far away then here... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
For the years 2016 and 2017 I was lucky enough to be a special guest on Night Owl Radio the radio show that plays on Friday nights @ 9:00 PM Eastern and 6:00 PM Pacific for those who are Insomniac fans this is a great show with a diverse set... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
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Myers-Briggs personality type test results come out as an ESTP. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
Was really interesting to find out that New Mexico has an event that goes back to the 1700's for Fiestas de Santa Fe. It's where a man is burned similar to the "Burning of the Man" at Black Rock Desert for the annual Labor Day Week counter culture event Burning... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
Stories that seem almost too good to be true that would make for a great film would certainly be the Babani Sissoko film. This is the story of the man from West Africa who used his black magic skills to get a middle eastern bank to give him over $200... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
One of the few commonalities you will notice anywhere in the world is that the international airport terminals look and feel the same. The domestic terminals however do not have the same standards across the world but rather tend to reflect the local culture of the area. From the Scoreboard... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
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Apperion has created some graphs to display how innovation and inventions can impact us globally saving billions of lives. To say that we're living in the best of times would be correct if you look at life expectancy globally. In the late 1900's Africa and the former USSR declined sharply... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
Enjoy the spring weather of May and remember this quote from DJ AM: "Starve the ego. Feed your soul" Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
Batteries are not just for charging and moving us around in our cars in the future. We're going to be using that stored energy and putting it back into the grid and fueling our homes electricity in the future with this technology. While this seems like it's quite far away... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
Steven Hawking a true legend has passed away and one of the smartest individuals alive if not the smartest. His work will forever be ingrained in our society and some have said his disability gave him an advantage to learn even more and think in unique ways. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
In what I think is one of the best editorial pieces I have read that has ever come out of the Huffington Post by Jason Fagone: The Lottery Winners is a great piece that details how a semi-retired Michigan couple embarks on a journey to take advantage of an opportunity... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2018 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
Watch the 43 minutes of Tupac Shakurs interview from Prison when he was in the Clinton Correctional facility in New York. Some of the crazy things to hear knowing what happened to him the following year was that he said he has already taken 5 bullets and god willing doesn't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
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Amazon has yet to announce where they are going to put their newest headquarters called HQ2 into Overtown, Miami. With some proprietary AI software I've been testing and using Google Trends I can say with a high degree of probability that Overtown Miami will be the announced city for the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
Bloomberg just did a great interactive piece covering 2017. There are some key points that stuck out to me: More money went into startups in 2017 than any other year in history. SoftBank certainly led the way with huge investments in already established startups and Theranos receiving a huge end... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
A rare glimpse and talk with one of the worlds smartest men Jim Simons who started Renaissance Technologies which is the most successful hedge fund of all time. If you enjoy mathematics then you will appreciate this: Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
The myths and rumors you may hear about where there are cables underneath the ocean that provide internet service throughout the world are actually true. Cool story of the day is that Microsoft is improving it's efficiency: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-subsea-speed-monster-a-cable-16-million-times-faster-than-your-broadband/ Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
Between boarding time and taking off you soon will be able to go to any city in the world thanks to SpaceX. Elon Musk who I've written about a few times... Recently put out this video: Now you can travel intergalactically from NYC to Shanghai with only 39 minutes of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
Burning Man comes with a lot of amazing experiences and stories for a first time visitor. It's a place where you need to go and see for yourself. The one story I'm roughly journaling out for my own memory is about my first experience to the Temple in 2017. Temple... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
“If you already know it's going to work, it's not an experiment, and only through experimentation can you get real invention. The most important inventions come from trial and error with lots of failure, and the failure is critical, and it's also embarrassing.” – Jeff Bezos Bezos may be talking... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
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Reading through this article on the downfall of Nike from Quartz: and it has this graph below that showcased to me something that I never knew and assume most people don't know. That the Dassler brothers from Germany had a shoe company and it consisted of Puma and Adidas. This... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
Hurricanes put in the highest levels of fear, uncertainty, and doubt in people. The media exploits these fears and it is better to be safe than sorry. The problem IMO with Hurricanes are that you never know where in the path it's going to hit, how much damage its going... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog
Personal note to review in a decade. Anything that requires or is dependent on a central database is an excellent candidate to be disrupted by Blockchain technology. What industries will be transformed thanks to the ledger? Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Richart Ruddie Entrepreneurial Blog