Author - Richard Taveras

richtaveras.com – New Blog Layout

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I haven’t been very active in the last two years (for several reasons), but I’ve made a push to refresh the layout of the blog with the intention of getting started again. The shiny new layout is the result of transitioning over to a self-hosted WordPress site from my prior site, which I built using Python/Django. Making the transition...

Time

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I just finished "The 48 Laws of Power," which - as a former hater of learning history - I have learned to love the lessons that history can provide. As my next challenge, I've started reading Meditations by Marcus Aurelius recently to continue challenging myself to learn more from the books ...

Deriving Success

Deriving Success

What are the determining factors for an individual's success? Parents will say that college is a pre-requisite for success, but people like Peter Thiel would like to convince the world otherwise. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs would probably say that it comes down to hard work and hustle, but how can ...

The Amazing Proposal

Shana and Richard Engagement

Last year, I planned a little something special for my beautiful then-girlfriend on a random Saturday in the middle of August. I truly couldn't have done it without the help of Shana's and my close friends and I wanted to thank all of them for helping us make it such a ...

My Experience at TEDx

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On February 4th, 2010, I had the opportunity to attend the TEDxBigApple event in Manhattan. As expected, the all day event was truly inspirational and seemed to have an energy about it. In order to attend, each person was required to submit an application and I was lucky enough to ...

My Q2 2012 fitness mission

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I typically don't task myself with a New Year's resolution, especially given the fact that resolutions are like diets: they always end up being temporary. Like clockwork, the gym is packed for the first one and a half months of the year, with only the regulars continuing to go for ...