The Big Trade Podcast, part 2 of 2: Ender’s Game ft. Tom Ruby

September 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Tom sits down with Peter Pham for another tactful conversation on strategic planning. To begin part two of their two-part discussion, Peter talks about how to cut out of the noise of bad information in decision-making. Tom then shares his experience with his consultant business. This is followed by a discussion on their mutual interest in the military science fiction novel, Ender’s Game, which was transformed into a movie in 2013. The discussion then progresses to cover social trends in regards to personal expertise. After that, Tom talks about his greatest strategists and their tactics used [...]

The Big Trade Podcast, part 1 of 2: The Arts of War ft. Tom Ruby

August 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Tom joins The Big Trade Series for the first in a two-part conversation. Peter and Tom start off by talking about strategies based on limited resources. The two then delve to various topics including strategies for startups, the difference in mind set between the East and the West, and various determinants of individual and business success. After that, Peter shares some tactics that he uses to do business in Vietnam, particularly relating to taking advantage of digital marketing. They then discuss how to use quantitative analysis in trading and how this method works in predicting market [...]

Art of Manliness: Podcast #121

July 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Tom was recently featured on episode 121 of the popular Art of Manliness podcast, a podcast devoted to men’s interests and lifestyle with content geared to helping men become better men. Tom discusses how the Average Joe can improve his critical thinking and be a better strategist. More info at

Endercast: Podcast #18

February 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Tom was recently featured on episode 18 of the popular Endercast podcast, a podcast devoted to the popular Ender series novels by Orson Scott Card. Tom talks about his involvement in Card’s book “Ender’s World.”


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Before all else, goodness can make an organization; no matter your job, no matter your position, no matter your rank, if you show genuine goodness towards all people, they will go out of their way to help you succeed.
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Seek Balance in Life
You will not always be in the job you are in; one day you will retire and will need to survive that Strong family life is completely compatible with professional advancement.

Find a path on which you can advance in your industry and still grow personally and with your family and friends.

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Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

I was very intrigued when I read Georgie Ann Geyer's Buying the Night Flight. This woman traveled alone in a man's world from Egypt to Russia to Cambodia to Cuba in her rise as a foreign correspondent. In reading her autobiography I got the sense of her interaction with her environment and the delicacy it required. In reading Ryszard Kapuscinski's Travels With Herodutos, I saw his fascination with the transcendent nature of the things Herodutos wrote about and Kapuscinski saw centuries later. But in Rebecca West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, you see one country come alive. You feel like [...]


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