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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 ...

My Experience at TEDx

TEDx Big Apple NYC

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 ...

Prediction: XBox Life?

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I recently read an article on The Verge - which is my favorite tech blog - about how Microsoft is re-branding it's Zune music service to leverage its Xbox brand (article here). The change in branding makes a huge amount of sense, since MSFT is no longer producing Zune branded hardware, but ...