Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Best of Fort Lauderdale

List of the best places in Fort Lauderdale and surrounding Broward County area:

Food in Fort Lauderdale

 Best Steakhouses in Broward County:

1. Steak 954 @ the W Hotel
2. Council Oak @ the Hard Rock Hotel
3. Ruth's Chris on Federal Highway
4. Grille 66

Best Seafood in Fort Lauderdale

1. Lobster Bar on Las Olas
2. S3 on Ocean Boulevard
3. Boatyard
4. Kellys Landing (For their Lobster Rolls)
5. 3030 Ocean

Best Sushi in Fort Lauderdale

1. Asia Bay
2. Kuro @ the Hard Rock Hotel
3. Sushi Rock

Best Pizza

1. Louie Bossi
2. Midici


Best Beach Bar

1. Blondies
2. Elbo Room

Best Rooftop Dining & Bar

1. Tower Club
2. Rooftoop @ 1WLO

Best Movie Theatre

1. IMAX Theatre Riverfront

Best Beach in Broward County

1. Fort Lauderdale Beach @ Las Olas (Not family Friendly)

Most Successful Startup in Fort Lauderdale

1. Chewey

Best New Condo Buildings

1. Icon
2. Paramount 
2. Auberge

Best Construction Companies (Residential Homes & Commercial Property Developers)

1. Stiles
2. Unique Palms Development
3. GSD Contracting 

Nicest Neighborhood to live in Fort Lauderdale

1. Beverly Heights 
2. Colee Hammock
3. Idlewyld 
4. Seven Isles

Best Newspapers

1. Sun-Sentinel
2. New Times
3. Palm Beach Post

Best Hipster Bars

1. Glitch (Barcade)
2. Stache

Best Overall Restaurant Show & Experience

1, Mai-Kai

Friday, January 18, 2019

Knowing What You Don't Know and Other Lessons for 2019

Let 2019 be a great year by improving your well being and psychology on every day events. Knowing what you don't know has been one of the best ways in which I've improved upon myself over the last decade and has helped me to expand in numerous ways.

Know what you (don’t) control
Consider the formula of compounding, where –
Future Value = Present Value x (1 + Rate of Return) ^ Time
What excites most of us in this formula and where we wish to exert the maximum control and expect the greatest certainty is the ‘rate of return’. This is despite that it is the only variable in this formula that is tentative and most uncertain, and beyond our control.

Here are 50 other great lessons and tips for the future: here

Friday, October 19, 2018

Recommended Website and reading

Technology Review has thought provoking and innovative content.

What If We All Followed Ayn Rand's Principles?

PBS has an interesting overview on this. FWIW I'm a big fan of The Fountainhead:

Monday, October 1, 2018

Bielski Brothers Story Told by Rae Kushner

As I went in the summer of 2018 to visit the towns in which my family immigrated from in Belarus, Lithuania, and Latvia I got to see a small town where my great grand father Lazar Bielsky was born in a town called Molcadt Belarus (multiple ways to spell it based on which language you speak).  He became a rabbi by graduating from the yeshiva in Zhetl (now called Zdzieciol) also in Belarus.

As I came to the small town and did my research I came to find out that Rae Kushner grandmother of Jared Kushner was from a town not far from there. She was known for escaping the Zyde Ghetto for the forest where the Bielski brothers set up a camp to fight and hide until liberation came.

For my records I'll upload photos and stories of my trip but it's telling of our worlds past in Rae Kushners story told here:

The photos below are from the towns of Molchad, Belarus in present day 2018. The location is approximately 2.5 hours away from the city of Minsk. From Molchad I ventured to Zdzieciol Bialorus which is present day the town of Dzyatlava.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Circle of Concern vs Circle of Control

Worry about the things you can control and not the ones you can't. Also our worries and fears are often misplaced. We fear sharks, alligators, and terrorist attacks but yet we don't worry about often preventable diseases such as heart disease which kills exponentially more than all of the above.

Monday, August 6, 2018

richart ruddie dj sets on Night Owl radio

For reference the two appearances from being the up all night top donor in 2016 and 2017 I was a special guest dj on Night Owl Radio. Episodes 44 and 96 can be heard at the following links:

Episode 44 with Eric Prydz

Episode 96 with Alison Wonderland B2B Diplo B2B Jauz
Official website