Press coverage naming Richard Ruddie and some of his accomplishments:
Tech Bullion Covering a project to develop software in China pre-covid: https://techbullion.com/interview-with-richart-ruddie-internet-entrepreneur-building-a-billion-dollar-business-in-china/
Everipedia Listing also mentioning philanthropy and donations: https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/richart-ruddie
Daily Advent: https://www.dailyadvent.com/tag/richard-ruddie
Social Media Explorer: https://socialmediaexplorer.com/content-sections/news-and-noise/ministry-of-foreign-affairs-look-to-richart-ruddie-for-help-restoring-online-image/
If you're wondering why it's spelled Richard and not Richart on this post that's because these are places where there are mispellings or rankings for the name spelled with a "D" and not the "T'.
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As the most instagrammable pieces in Florida you will feel like you're back on the playa at Burning Man when you see Daniel Poppers 20+ foot tall sculpture named "Thrive". This beautiful piece of art work is what makes a place like Fort Lauderdale great and notable. Things like this deserve a mention on travel sites like Atlas Obscura so tourists will come, visit, and most importantly experience interactive art. Of course taking a photo and sharing with others is really important as well.
So if you were wondering who created this piece it's by South African Artist Daniel Popper and it is on permanent display next to Bodega of Fort Lauderdale, The Wharf and Society Las Olas just off of the river.
Richart Ruddie of JRR Funding and Profile Defenders (NuProfile) was sued in August 2012 by Las Vegas sports betting giant Bill Walters as part of litigation against companies and individuals that Walters said put up phony websites to trick gamblers into thinking they were buying betting tips from him. Download William Walters Complaint against Richart Ruddie Nevada 2012.
Claims alleged against Richart Ruddie in the lawsuit included:
Richart Ruddie and Michael Cooper, among the Defendants in the case, are listed as managers and members of Cooper's Picks, an online sports betting site, according to annual reports filed with the Florida Secretary of State at all relevant times Download Coopers Picks FLA Secretary of State Annual Report 2012 and still are today.
Walters filed suit in U.S. District Court for Nevada and sought a temporary restraining order to have the sites shut down, which was granted. The matter was settled in 2014, according to Court records.
Walters said in the lawsuit he earned hundreds of millions of dollars from his sports betting and gaming investments and that he does not share his betting picks with the public or others in the sports betting industry.
In line 32 of the of the pleadings Walters alleged that "upon information and belief, Defendant Richart Ruddie has criminal records in the States of Maryland, Virginia and Florida".
Clearly Ruddie has a history of being associated with "brandjacking" even before his involvement with Einstein Structured Settlements, which burst onto the scene in October 2012.
As I have clearly documented, Richart Ruddie has been involved with JRR Funding and Einstein Structured Settlements, a "master class" in the brandjacking of competing settlement purchasers, generation of crap content and false and misleading advertising, including the use of fake names and aliases and fake academic credentials. Other JRR Funding associated properties Edison Funding and Greenspring Funding use fake BBB seals. A number of companies in the structured settlement secondary market have been the financial beneficiaries of this.
Elsewhere on the internet there is evidence of Ruddie's threats of a DDOS attack on a website in 2011.
Also in July 2012, Park Avenue Funding (PAF), a mortgage investment firm, sued Profile Defenders and its principals, David Lynn and Richart Ruddie, in Superior Court of Ocean County, New Jersey Docket L01771. In the lawsuit, PAF asserted that it hired Profile Defenders to help it manage its internet reputation. According to the suit, Profile Defenders, rather than assisting PAF, used confidential information that PAF provided to it to blackmail PAF in an attempt to extort money from them with threats to further damage their online reputation. PAF filed the lawsuit to illustrate the dangers of providing confidential information to unknown "web companies" who claim to do "reputation cleanup" or otherwise monitor your "internet presence." Bruno de Vinck, Officer of PAF, said, "These firms can very well turn out to be the client's worst enemies that they actually brought upon themselves."
Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’ Meeting with New Zealand’s Minister for Justice and Minister for Immigration, Kris Faafoi
On Monday, April 5, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas spoke by phone with New Zealand’s Minister for Justice and Minister for Immigration, Kris Faafoi. Secretary Mayorkas and Minister Faafoi reaffirmed the continued strength of the U.S.-New Zealand relationship and discussed opportunities to enhance the bilateral partnership through collaboration with Five Eyes partners. Secretary Mayorkas emphasized DHS’s continued commitment to work with New Zealand on countering the threat posed by domestic violent extremism.
An email was received from the radio conglomerate Entercom run by CEO David Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The announcement is that Entercom is changing their name from Entercom to Audacy. One of the cases which was triggered by an "Anti-trust/Trade Regulation" and pure negligience from the Entercom legal team especially Peter Gould who blamed his peers for his inability to make good on the signed contracts and was completely negligent in ignoring a lawsuit despite multiple notifications. On top of this a sales manager named Dana Panepinto according to a recent lawsuit that Entercom/Audacy lost for almost a million dollars stated that Boston's WEEI's lawyer and sales manager Dana Panepinto engaged in the unconscionable acts or practices, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices, in the conduct of negotiating. Which essentially means that he breached a signed contract and agreement and was one of the root causes for a lawsuit against Entercom Communications Corp. which potentially led to Entercom being renamed to Audacy.
Also in the Florida lawsuit against Audacy says that "Entercom tried to extort SIT out of greater funds by changing the previuously agreed contract and asking for egregious terms and an unfathomable higher rate knowing the importance of the time of year.."
Does this sound like an ethical and honest company that you would want to work with? CEO David Field says in his newsletter that their acquisitions of CBS Radio, Cadence13, Pineapple Street Studios, the QL Gaming Group, and Podcorn, have led them to a greater expansion of content and offerings. In my opinion I think part of the negative connotations of Entercom and the negligence by some bad apple employees like Dana Panepinto and attorney Peter Gould are a factor.
The Florida lawsuit filed that Audacy/Entercom lost as of April 2021 concerns Audacy/Entercom:
Breach of Contract
Negligiently Supplied Information
Sometimes you contribute content online and forget that you were once a contributer and writer for a publication. I used to be a writer for Wired.com when they had a program letting young entrepreneurs contribute content and did a few editorials for Today.com. Recently old publications done for Engadget.com popped back up online and are now visible at:
Not sure why they suddenly decided to index and showcase some of my older contributions but perhaps it's because of all the recent press around the work that I'm doing for countries around the world. The Irish Central website and the Times of Malta have both featured me of late and other well known global publications have approached me about covering similar stories.
As Sega always brought the best out of Nintendo they learned a lesson when the Game Gear came out chewing through batteries and having only 4 games after two years versus the Monochrome Game Boy with hundreds of games. As the Game Gear ultimately failed and the Game Boy is still a classic today we have a lot to learn from this. That lesson is that Nintendo doesn't need the best graphics but they need to appeal to their fanbase with their less superior technology with top tier assets such as 1st party game library. They feed their millions of fans what they want and it works for them. They learned this after the handheld competition and have followed the playbook ever since.
In business you can follow the same strategy. It doesn't need to be pretty it just needs to work.
Below is a piece from at the New York Times about how we are attracted to negative news and that the major media players in the USA overly promote negative headlines with pessimism regarding COVID-19 vs. other countries, scientific journals, and smaller media outlets that tended to cover it more on a factual basis instead of promoting their opinion. I will add my commentary and thoughts in bold below:
Is bad news the only kind?
Bruce Sacerdote, an economics professor at Dartmouth College, noticed something last year about the Covid-19 television coverage that he was watching on CNN and PBS. It almost always seemed negative, regardless of what was he seeing in the data or hearing from scientists he knew.
When Covid cases were rising in the U.S., the news coverage emphasized the increase. When cases were falling, the coverage instead focused on those places where cases were rising. And when vaccine research began showing positive results, the coverage downplayed it, as far as Sacerdote could tell.
But he was not sure whether his perception was correct. To check, he began working with two other researchers, building a database of Covid coverage from every major network, CNN, Fox News, Politico, The New York Times and hundreds of other sources, in the U.S. and overseas. The researchers then analyzed it with a social-science technique that classifies language as positive, neutral or negative.
The results showed that Sacerdote’s instinct had been right — and not just because the pandemic has been mostly a grim story.
The U.S. media is an outlier
The coverage by U.S. publications with a national audience has been much more negative than coverage by any other source that the researchers analyzed, including scientific journals, major international publications and regional U.S. media. “The most well-read U.S. media are outliers in terms of their negativity,” Molly Cook, a co-author of the study, told me.
About 87 percent of Covid coverage in national U.S. media last year was negative. The share was 51 percent in international media, 53 percent in U.S. regional media and 64 percent in scientific journals.
Notably, the coverage was negative in both U.S. media outlets with liberal audiences (like MSNBC) and those with conservative audiences (like Fox News).
Sacerdote is careful to emphasize that he does not think journalists usually report falsehoods. The issue is which facts they emphasize. Still, the new study — which the National Bureau of Economic Research has published as a working paper, titled, “Why is all Covid-19 news bad news?” — calls for some self-reflection from those of us in the media.
If we’re constantly telling a negative story, we are not giving our audience the most accurate portrait of reality. We are shading it. We are doing a good job telling you why Covid cases are rising in some places and how the vaccines are imperfect — but not such a good job explaining why cases are falling elsewhere or how the vaccines save lives. Perhaps most important, we are not being clear about which Covid developments are truly alarming.
As Ranjan Sehgal, another co-author, told me, “The media is painting a picture that is a little bit different from what the scientists are saying.”
Why the bad-news bias?
The researchers say they are not sure what explains their findings, but they do have a leading contender: The U.S. media is giving the audience what it wants.
When the researchers examined which stories were the most read or the most shared on Facebook, they tended to be the most negative stories. To put it another way, the stories that people choose to read skew even more negative than the stories that media organizations choose to publish. “Human beings, particularly consumers of major media, like negativity in their stories,” Sacerdote said. “We think the major media are responding to consumer demand.”
That idea is consistent with the patterns in the data, Sacerdote added: It makes sense that national publications have better instincts about reaching a large audience than, say, science journals. And overseas, some of the most influential English-language media organizations — like the BBC — have long received government funding, potentially making them less focused on consumer demand.
All of that sounds plausible to me, but I don’t think it is the full explanation. I have worked in media for nearly three decades, and I think you might be surprised by how little time journalists spend talking about audience size. We care about it, obviously, but most journalists I know care much more about other factors, like doing work that has an impact.
In the modern era of journalism — dating roughly to the Vietnam War and Watergate — we tend to equate impact with asking tough questions and exposing problems. There are some good reasons for that. We are inundated by politicians, business executives, movie stars and others trying to portray themselves in the best light. Our job is to cut through the self-promotion and find the truth. If we don’t tell you the bad news, you may never hear it.
Sometimes, though, our healthy skepticism can turn into reflexive cynicism, and we end up telling something less than the complete story. I am grateful to Sacerdote, Cook and Sehgal for doing to us journalists what we normally do to others — holding up a mirror to our work and giving us a chance to do better.
As our South Florida ecosystem continues to grow one of the biggest proponents of South Florida living Keith Rabois has officially announced his newest startup Openstore a Miami based startup. More details to come as Miami and surrounding areas really is the current gold rush of 2020-2021 for those seeking freedom, refuge, and mental health.
The Irish Central feature on Richart Ruddie and his contributions to the digital marketing industry portrays the role that the digital marketing industry plays behind the scenes in helping to shape decisions and influence not only businesses but countries looking to rebound from the global pandemic.
Marketing Entrepreneur Richart Ruddie has been hired by numerous tourism boards & ministry of foreign affairs to help market their respective cities & countries as safe places to visit as the global pandemic starts to subside.
The Covid-19 pandemic entirely affected nearly every business sector in the world and global travel was halted last year. Particularly, the tourist industry has recorded major drawbacks, affecting the productivity of the business. Moreover, the decline has seen many workers in the industry losing their jobs including airlines, restaurants, and hotel workers.
In terms of revenue, many states have lost a significant amount of cash generated from tax, hence, slow the global economy. To retain their position economically, many countries are now focusing on using successful entrepreneurs to promote tourism. For instance, Richart Ruddie is among the top marketers who have been hired to promote and attract visitors to hotels and shores.
In 2020, Richart was hired to promote safety during the pandemic by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This worked well, as visitors were guaranteed a safe place to visit even before traveling. Richart Ruddie has also been hired by many countries, especially during global events, and many have recognized his valuable work which has led to more countries following suit hiring Ruddie.
Ruddie emphasizes the need to partner with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure that all people adhere to safety protocols to promote tourism. Besides, he also feels that if countries establish innovative ways to retain visitors it would help boost tourism despite the rise of coronavirus. \
Strategies To Win Back Global Travelers
Creativity is key in retaining tourists. In the same way, Elon Musk's innovations are driving growth in numerous sectors, attracting back travelers by leading countries would call for an extra mile in innovation and honesty something Ruddies character has never been in put in question by friends or people who have had the pleasure to work with him.
Misinformation about travel could only cause harm to both travelers and to the final destination promoting any misinformation. For instance, if a visitor wants to locate the best country selling wine, then this is where Richart Ruddie's marketing expertise will help turn everything in their favor. Simply, it's putting the right information in front of travelers researching online.
One thing that has worked well for the industry is the use of the Google Autocomplete pop-up that offers suggestions every time a potential guest searches for a particular service in the hospitality sector. On the other hand, this technology can be of great use when comparing products from various countries. What happens is that a tourist will be re-directed to one of Ruddies clients, showing different articles and other press coverage indicating reasons to visit.
Richart Ruddie's contribution to the tourism industry has cemented a great foundation for him, and he is now recognized as the Ray Donovan of the internet.
CEPTIA a small bootstrapped organization in the 1970's said enough was enough paying a dime every time you wanted to use the restroom. As you can imagine there was revolt against the free restroom movement but much like any change in the country there will always be revolt and disugst but decades later it will have seemed obvious. A perfect example is when the phone system changed and each individual home got it's own number there was protests in San Francisco.
For more information on this piece of American history read: https://psmag.com/economics/dont-pay-toilets-america-bathroom-restroom-free-market-90683
Wathcing the newest trending Netflix series about Elisa Lam and the Cecil Hotel. If you enjoyed this docuseries then you will absolutely love Don't F*ck with Cats and the Keepers. These are the closest thrillers and murder mystery series to The Cecil Hotel.
If you need an expert witness for an online defamation case I'm glad to help.
Excited to see how April's company grows and this is my personal reminder to re-check this in time: https://nearbyhq.com/our-story
Childhood actors can suffer from such stress and anxiety as they grow older. It's bad enough we've lost Jonathan Brandis (kid from Ladybugs) and River Phoenix at such a young age but this I read about the late Screech Powers from Saved By The Bell on why the real life Dustin Diamond waited months to get a giant lump checked out that with early enough detection could of saved the young actors life.
Richart Ruddie was born in Baltimore, Maryland on Sunday August, 25th, 1985 at Mount Sinai hospital in Baltimore City. He is an American who's Grandmother was born in the city of Riga, Latvia and then stopped into Suvalki, Poland before arriving at Ellis Island in New York City. Her father was born in present day Belarus. Living in small towns such as Zdiecol and Dzyatlava. Ruddie is a distant relative to the Bielski brothers who spent time during WW II leading a resistant group in the forests with Rae Kushner. Richart Ruddie's father's side of his family immigrated from present day Lviv Oblast in Western Ukraine being known as a Galician.
For more information about Richart Ruddie visit RichartRuddie.blogspot.com
From the book turned Steven Spielberg film Ready Player One Transmira a North Carolina based startup has the opportunity to become one of the biggest companies in the world if it can execute like it's recent investor Calvin Ayre did with Bodog in the early 2000's making online poker and casinos accessible to everyone.
He was a Costa Rican legend and if it weren't for over-zealous regulations he would've become one of the richest people in the world. Transmira is now going to combine AR/VR/XR and Blockchain technology.
Time will tell on this one: https://transmira.com
Having an issue on Google with your local business listing? If so you can call their support line at 844-491-9665. If you're looking for a great book recommendation check out Zero to One by Peter Thiel.
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Started by Tawn Kelly they are a top originator in the country. She's got over 16 years working as a mortgage lender. She's got 4,7000+ mortgages that have been originated and also owns the company Mortgage Direct Ventures who partners with construction companies, contractors, realtors, and banking institutions to create mortgage companies. They have over 35 years of combined experience which in the mortgage industry and after surviving the Florida market crash in 2008-2009 that feels like a lifetime.
Photo of Mortgage Funding Direct LLC's website that is due for an update in the Web 2.0 world...
Overall the client who was buying a home I helped finance to build worked with Mortgage Funding Direct LLC and sang praises. As I remember the nightmare of dealing with mortgage brokers both good and evil it's nice to hear a compliment as it can be a huge pain in the ass to deal with.
They are not related to the mailers I keep on receiving for merchant cash advances and direct funding loans to "help your business with the capital it needs."
The merchant cash advance business probably got burned pretty badly during the pandemic with so many restaurants and businesses being completely shut down and not re-opening. We have to wonder are the merchant cash advance loans that did not sour did they make up for the attrition?
Desert. If you received a plate that is round than you are going to perceive the dish as better and sweeter than if it's on a square plate. Why is that? Well let's look at the coca-cola campaign to save the polar bears with white cans instead of blue. The crowd fought back and said this new coca-cola just isn't as good. The issue was that it was the same exact product but the color of the can made it taste worse.
Here are some suggestions for food & places to go when visiting the greater Fort Lauderdale area.
|Bombay Darbar||1521 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301||https://bombaydarbar.com/||Best Indian|
1515 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
|Primanti Brothers||901 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd||https://primantibros.com/location/fort-lauderdale-beach||Open 24 hours|
|Luigis Coal Fired||1415 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301||https://luigiscoalovenpizza.com/||Coal Fired Pizza|
|Greek Isles Taverna||3300 N Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308||greekislandstaverna.com||
Authentic small and good for to-go
|Myapappaya||1040 Bayview Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304|
|Green Bar & Kitchen||1075 SE 17th Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316|
|Spa Juice Bar||1217 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301||http://spajuicebar.com|
|Stone Crab Claws|
In Fort Lauderdale
|Billys Stone Crabs||In Hollywood|
|Phat Boy Sushi|
|Larb||6234 N. Federal Highway|
|Living Green Market||1305 E Commercial Blvd,Oakland Park, FL 33334||http://livinggreenfreshmarket.com||
Small Grocery Store and Juice Bar
|Vegan Fine Foods||330 SW 2nd St #102, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312||https://www.veganfinefoods.com/||
Small Grocery Store and vegan menu
|Yellow Green Market||3080 Sheridan StreetHollywood, FL 33021||http://www.ygfarmersmarket.com/||
Currently closed due to covid-19
|Family Friendly Events & Activities|
|Santa's Enchanted Forest||7900 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155||https://www.santasenchantedforest.com/||
Canceled for 2020
|Childrens Musuem of Science & Discovery||401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312||http://mods.org/||
Only opened weekends right now
|Drive in Movie Theater||3291 W Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311||https://www.floridaswapshop.com/||Open everyday|
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132
Parrots & Animals mostly outside I believe
Some fun Fort Lauderdale trivia. The famous bank robber and career criminal Forest Tucker who was born in Miami met his 3rd and final wife Jewell Centers in the 1980's thought to be around 1981 at a private club here in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They married a year later in 1982 and never had any children together. In the movie The Old Man and the Gun starring Robert Redford he is portrayed meeting her on the side of the road helping her fix her car to through off on coming police officers pursuing him.
Jewell was an heiress to a local moving company called Acme Moving and Storage which by the looks of it is no longer in business...queue **GREEK for moving. Jewell was previously married before she became a widow and met Forest Tucker. It is said that she looked like Marilyn Monroe.
So fun fact about Fort Lauderdale and whichever private club it was that they met at. If you know which club it was please do message me.
Recently coming out of stealth mode Heyday.co is a company that is buying fulfillment by Amazon and consulting for Amazon based store fronts. This is the future of marketing and consulting services on e-commerece. My prediction (please note that humans are horrible about predicting the future) is that there will be a influx of companies promoting and selling services strictly for Amazon Optimization versus the current trend of SEO's from around the world selling their services.
Heyday.co is going to lead the way and with a new funding round you will hear about more services like this.
Sellbrite.com is a software that Godaddy just purchased for an undisclosed sum but is a software that I think will become ubiquitous in the e-commerce space similar to how Hootsuite became ubiquitous in the social media space. Essentially its a central dashboard with feeds through API's of Etsy, eBay, Amazon, Wal-Mart, Sears, Woo Commerce, and shopify to track, edit, and manage your online listings.
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There's a few famous South Floridians that stand out for either their impact on the state or for just being well known residents of Palm Beach, Broward, or Dade County. Here are some notable ones that come to mind when I explain to newcomers to the Sunshine State who these people are or why streets are named as they are.
Jim Moran - You see JM Lexus and the big JM building off of Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach. Jim brought Toyota to the Southeast and really helped Toyota expand their footprint in North America at a time when others doubted their cars he thrived and built a legacy for himself.
Wayne Huzienga - I didn't spell check that but hope I got it right. The most famous Fort Lauderdale resident brought the Florida Marlins to Miami and brought the Florida Panthers to Sunrise Florida. He at one time (when he was still alive he passed away a couple of years ago) owned Blockbuster video before spinning it off, Waste Management, and Auto Nation which is still headquartered in downtown Fort Lauderdale today.
Jorge Perez - The majority of those beautiful condo buildings you see in South Beach, Edgewater, and Miami are as a result of this Cuban art collector and developer who has transformed the Miami skyline over the years.
Dan Marino - Former quarterback for the Miami Dolphins used to be a big spokesperson for all things South Florida and was a main character in Ace Ventura Pet Detective which was filmed in South Florida.
Burt Reynolds - Jupiter's famous resident even has a park named after him. Jupiters second most famous resident either goes to Tiger Woods or Michael Jordan but I don't consider them Floridians but rather just celebrities who have homes down here. For that matter you could also add Donald Trump via Palm Beach's most famous resident along with Howard Stern.
Gloria Estefan - As you always hear about Miami's most famous resident besides Versacce.
Don Shula - Coach of the perfect season Miami Dolphins used to have a bunch of restaurants down here but they are vanishing along with the recognition of Shula it seems like.
Henry Flagler - Everything seems to be named after Flagler who built the railroad to South Florida.
Mary Brickell - A generous philanthropist who was the founder of Miami.
Richart Ruddie on Building a Billion Dollar Software Business During a Pandemic
What role is technology playing in improving business scores when viewed from above? China has been developing and working on a social credit monitoring system that is something that could be seen in Western Culture as invasive but during a pandemic is seen as a safety measure akin to contact tracing software.
Modern Software is opening up so many doors and possibilities. The most exciting news recently has been the Neuralink from business Magnate (not magnet) Elon Musk which will help solve numerous mental and health issues through a chip installed in peoples brains. Musk said at the public’s unveiling that they expect to have hundreds of thousands installed eventually and for it to be scalable.
A modern technology not as lifesaving as Neuralink but one that entrepreneurs like Richart Ruddie predict that businesses and individuals will stake their future on is the Social Credit Scoring system. Ruddie foresees significant decisions being made over social credit scores one day similar to how you choose to eat at a restaurant if it has a high Yelp score or choose not to stay at a hotel because the reviews are bad. The same will be the case for doing business with somebody in China because their “credit rating” is great vs. passing on those who have bad credit scores.
This technology is becoming widely popular as people want to be able to know who it’s safe to do business with and who is not. In the modern world, creating a billion-dollar business is possible more so now than any other time in history thanks to the connected world that we live in. Staying vigilant and taking advantage of modern technology has helped companies sprout into unicorns at a faster pace than any other time in history.
Seeing a lot of opportunity pre-pandemic Ruddie went over to China and was working with a team over there to register as a Chinese company and to help develop software to track, monitor, and improve scores. This is something similar to his work as a leading public relations and reputation repair expert who has served over 10,000 clients. China is different though he said. The opportunity here is beyond anything in America simply due to the fact that the total addressable market size is greater than the entire USA population.
As even Mark Cuban has said there is a little bit of luck in becoming a billionaire but If he had to start all over again he is positive that he would end up a multi-millionaire but not so sure he would join the 3 comma club once again.
Creating useful technology that is revolutionary has both pros and cons. All you have to do is ask Mark Zuckerberg’s critics about it. There are more cybercrimes in the modern world and COVID-19 has exacerbated that trend with the work from home policies, but technology also provides an opportunity to solve these crimes and connect us at a time that we have all felt so disconnected from each other. Credit monitoring software allows people to identify fraud and solve it before it causes damage to businesses globally and Ruddie has developed another piece of software to help alert users when their information has been breached or stolen and is being sold on the dark net. He’s garnered interest from top telecom names on expanding and due to the inability to work in China directly at the time he’s finding other areas in the cyber world to focus on while he listens to his favorite DJ’s, is surrounded by his impressive art collection, and cranks away on refining the software.
For those unfamiliar with the credit monitoring software this is a further explanation:
What is the Chinese credit monitoring software?
Credit monitoring is a comprehensive way for entrepreneurs to safeguard their businesses from fraud and identity theft. There are criminals devoted to taking advantage of business startups using client information for their gain, limiting the growth.
However, this software is designed to notify business owners of any transactions made through the credit reports and provide favorable action. In case there is someone taking advantage of personal information, then the investor will know.
Vulcanpost.com posts essential information that keeps a record of common cybercrimes in the entrepreneur's world and provides viable solutions. Business owners need such a website to be updated on what's going on in the entrepreneurial world and understand what customers expect.
Role of credit monitoring software to business startups
China has created a new system that tracks people's and businesses' actions to reward them by punishing the wrongdoers and supporting business startups. Business owners now have an opportunity to improve their scoring, while those who score low will suffer such as one would in the Western World for having a bad credit score.
Any investor wants their business to be successful, and this is possible when the clients are confident and know the information is protected. A credit monitoring system in China guarantees transparency and notifications sent in case of any fraud.
Investors now have a peace of mind knowing they are involved in a legal investment. This system protects the business from trade conflicts between business owners, investors, and customers.
To improve your persona score you need to follow the golden rule and follow the law. The Chinese social credit monitoring software does the trick in providing customers with transparency. Loan providers can monitor their client transactions and credit score; therefore, making the right choice who do to do business with and who they shouldn’t be able to trust.
For instance, if someone hasn't been paying their debts, than loan providers can access the score and be warned about the un-credit worthy client. Richart Ruddie’s plan for those using the software will be to help users to improve their credit scores by doing good in society and promoting that good karma. The amount of data compiled is enthralling when you calculate that there are over 1.3 billion people in Mainland China.
Finding a Reliable decision making tool
Many people use credit monitoring software in Singapore to safeguard themselves from identity theft and fraud. This software also comes in handy when people want to increase the credit score. Whenever people borrow money, this software tracks the credit report as well as the scores.
Why Chinese Social Credit Monitoring software
Reliable software is needed and with a proper UX/UI design that has functionality to send notification messages to the account holder's phone if any transaction takes place or score changes. It becomes easy to see the potential here and it wasn’t cooked up in a Stanford incubator.
A successful business idea will end up attracting attention from all corners of the globe, and even if the owner is cautious, other sharp entrepreneurs are going to hack away at the idea. Also concerning is the data treasure chest that these startups will have and for nefarious hackers that may try take advantage of the client's personal information and all the data encased in the credit monitoring software.
Business owners who have adopted Chinese social credit monitoring software and have high scores for honesty are experiencing increased sales. People want to be associated with companies that guarantee protection and follow all legal standards. This software being developed by Ruddie will further help people keep a close guard through regular checks and balances.
By definition, evidence follows–and does not precede!–rare impactful events. Waiting for the accident before putting the seat belt on, or evidence of fire before buying insurance would make the perpetrator exit the gene pool. Ancestral wisdom hasnumerous versions such as"Cineri nunc medicina datur"(one does not give remedies to the dead), or the famous saying by Seneca"Serum est cavendi tempus in mediis malis"(you don’t wait for peril to run its course to start defending yourself).
Tags: By definition, evidence follows–and does not precede!–rare impactful events. Waiting for the accident before putting the seat belt on, or evidence of fire before buying insurance would make the perpetrator exit the gene pool. Ancestral wisdom hasnumerous versions such as"Cineri nunc medicina datur"(one does not give remedies to the dead), or the famous saying by Seneca"Serum est cavendi tempus in mediis malis"(you don’t wait for peril to run its course to start defending yourself).
As the Latin sayings: cineri nunc medicina datur (one does not give remedies to the dead) or post bellum auxilium ([one must not] send troups after the battle).
Never cross a river that’s 4 feet deep on average: As we saw, risk management (or policy making) focuses on tail properties not the body of probability distributions. For instance, Holland has a policy to calibrate their dams not on average height of sea levels but on the properties of the maxima — all it takes is one mistake to cause a disaster.
Science is not about safety: Finally, science is a procedure to update knowledge; it can be wrong provided it produces interesting discussions that lead to more discoveries. But real life is not an experiment. If we used a p-value of 0.01 or other method of statistical comfort for airplane safety, no pilot would be alive. For matters that have systemic effects and/or entail survival, the asymmetry is even more pronounced.
What is it about Fort Lauderdale that two well known associates to the Trump Campaign are down the street from me here? First I learn when Roger Stone was getting arrested that he has a house in the Isles on the South Side and today I learned in Seven Isles Brad Parscale the social media star from the 2016 campaign. I remember meeting Obama's social media star before a meeting with Battery Ventures in San Francisco and thus I expect the democratic tech team to be located in the Bay Area but am confused as to how Roger Stone and Brad Parscal ended up as neighbors to me here in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Nice to see a local Fort Lauderdale venture picking up a nice funding round. This local Florida company is a smart cell and smart grid technology company that just raised $30 million dollars in a series C funding round led by Fuel Venture Capital. To date they have raised $60,000,000 in funds since being founded in 2014 (why am I just now hearing about this company?)
The last fund raise was 2 years ago when CEO Ian Aaron joined the company 3 years developing internet of things sensors and devices. Aaron's focus has been to develop commercial products and building out a solid team here in Fort Lauderdale (which can be hard to find top talent down here outside of sales in my experience).
The Broward based company's smart city platforms plug into current streetlights to provide the critical services that include light control, video A.I., and public WiFi. They operate in over 100 cities from across Latin America & the USA including South American Countries Chile, Colombia, Central America's biggest Country Mexico, and of course here in Fort Lauderdale.
“We plan to leverage our position for streetlights to help develop 5G faster,” Aaron said. “It is a big challenge to find the sites and get the permitting. What we did is plug in a small cell, shorten the process by over a year, and reduce the cost by 25 percent of what they would have paid.”
The company is just now starting to deploy at scale and will go into 2021 with a sizeable backlog of booked orders pending installation, Aaron said.
“I love that we make cities more connected,” he added.
Myself Richart Ruddie a Fort Lauderdale investor and entrepreneur look forward to seeing Ubicquia grow.
Think of a world today where the most complex phone we have is the Blackberry or a Nokia device. Sounds like an even worse version of 2020 but if it weren't for this favorable ruling against the RIAA detailed here: https://cyber.harvard.edu/is99/RioSpaceShifter.htm then that might have been a reality today. The reason is that the recording industry tried to say that having music on your portable MP3 player was illegal piracy. If supreme court ruled in their favor than we would not have legally been able to use iPods which led to the iPhone, Apples, growth, and all the amazing things that our smart phones help us do today.
Maybe it's a stretch where I'm going with this but very plausible when you think about how important of a ruling this was.
I've found a few good bug bounties and understand the importance and a depth of knowledge concerning Cyber Security but wouldn't quite say I'm am expert by any means especially compared to some of my Defcon friends. None the less thank you Bulgaria: https://www.novinite.com/articles/205948/Cyber+Security+Expert+Richart+Ruddie+On+Why+Bulgaria+is+a+Growing+Tech+Hub+For+Outside+Investors
It's actually not Florida Man this time when a Vietnamese man called 911 over 1,100 times in one month. One of the calls he asked for egg rolls. We hope the Tennessee man gets the help that he needs.
Florida Man stories from last year: https://richartruddie.typepad.com/entrepreneur/2019/07/florida-man-woman-stories-challenge-by-birthday.html
Remember when Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher came on the Fox scene with That 70's Show in the 1998? The show took place 22 years earlier so if we had that 90's Show come out today (maybe on Netflix this time instead of Fox) It would be set 22 years earlier aka 1998. So just let that set in if you're an 80's or 90's baby that watched that 70's show.
You may think it's crazy that in 20 years from now somebody who was born in 2020 perhaps your children or nephews and nieces will not recognize the top hits from today. If you take any present-day hit that’s culturally pervasive, such as “Old Town Road” or “Despacito,” we’d expect that someone born today will probably not recognize it twenty years from now. Sounds crazy but reading this article here that you can get very deep into if you're a 90's or 80's baby and it will start to make more sense: https://pudding.cool/2020/07/song-decay/
So you've heard the term Military Grade and think it must be bullet proof and indestructable. After all if it's good enough for the United States Military than it must be good enough to sell and advertise. Well thats the beauty of marketing and psychology. There's a lot of products in the world that are just plain junk but if its advertised well than it won't matter because buyers will jump on a product for a multitude of reasons.
What Military Grade actually relates to is that it meets the very bare-minimum requirements of durability and costs the very least. So it's like when you ask a lazy person to get something done for you they are going to find the easiest way to get it done. That could be equivalent to military grade too. So next time you find something that says Military Grade now you know what it translates to.
Also thank you to Everipedia for the Richart Ruddie Feature: https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/richart-ruddie
What a great interview as artist Kehinde Wiley discusses his growth and change starting with the Obama portrait that he claims will be painted on his gravestone for it's notoriety. This was the first time I got to hear Wiley speak after seeing his pieces in a few museums and one collectors home in Manhattan.
Stand at the gates of culture and say this is what we want. This is what culture and museums are here for.
Powerful interview all should watch that appreciate art and want to see deeply into the history to the present.
From the former partner of Jim Simmons Rennaisance Technologies Leonard E. Baum (1931-2017) who co developed the Baum-Welch Algorithm said:
"Bad ideas are good, good ideas are terrific, and no ideas is terrible."
So come up with ideas and eventually one or two may be a good one that works. Whether it's in science, business, or life. Try and test out ideas. Have that scientist and experiment mentality and you will be successful in real life.
Touch points in multi marketing programs are growing in importance as COVID-19 affects consumers typical behavior. Pre-Covid marketers had more options. The business traveler who sees the ad in the airport, then sees the ad in the magazine on the plane, and then Googles them and is tracked with a pixel and enters the funnel. Today that funnel is changing and touch points adjust just as marketing spend and direction does each year (or in this years case each quarter).
As marketers we have a number of ways to measure the impact of each touch point along the customer journey. Measuring in marketing is difficult as there are so many different ways a customer is touched and how do you attribute just one touch point as the entry way to the funnel? As marketers we need to continually optimize campaigns to get the most value for our investments and measure ROI over the short and long term.
Understanding the benefits and drawbacks of each allows you to have a plan that gets you the insights you need to grow your business in todays climate.
To sustain and build a community to survive on Mars we will need at least 110 people. Now we have to figure out logistically to get the humans from SpaceX launch sites to Mars and to start terraforming and turning us into multi-planet species and ensuring our survival after an already rough 2020 but this is nothing compared to what real devastation could entail.
Here is the scientific paper breaking down the information on Mars Sustainability: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-66740-0
The official Richart Ruddie Twitter account can be found here: https://twitter.com/RichartRuddie
While I try to keep a low profile there were some impersonation profiles that I've had deleted and removed from the internet. I've grown found of using Twitter for real time updates on issues and seeing what some of the smartest people that I follow have to say on different topics. Of course on Twitter everybody is greatly opinionated but thats what the internet thrives on.
I've started to spend more time updating on twitter but find my official Richart Ruddie Blog here at Typepad more conducive for taking notes and coming back here for updates when I want to find a note that I blogged about as opposed to searching through my old tweets vs. blog posts that I can rapidly google.
Here's a random photo from a few years ago of DJ Jamie Jones and myself in California.