As I’ve blogged previously, I have almost ~65k contacts spread across contacts+, apple, five google accounts, and some cell phones and tablets. Given I know, at last count: 65k+ people across Venture Capital, startup, blockchain, AI/ML, FinTech, Space, Advertising, journalism (or just media in general), gaming, entertainment, burning man, ladies I’ve, um, dated, people I’ve dined with, or chatted up, I met on layovers or heliskiing; I have become a person that others regularly ask to make introductions.

Usually, it’s “I noticed you know (insert name of VC/founder/ladyfriend/dude) on Twitter/Linkedin/Facebook/Instagram/at a conference/etc. — would you introduce me to him/her/them, share…


Del Mar Fair — happier days

Over the past 90 days, I’ve experienced shock, awe, amusement, and fascination with the unimaginable events of our living history. I haven’t thought this hard or deeply in such a short period of time, we’ve seen a group of people on the losing side of an election, egged on by their candidate, storm the capital, and threaten the lives and safety of our sitting government representatives. Aided by and inclusive of, members of law enforcement. …


As a young child, I remember playing at my Grandfathers feet while he conducted business by telephone. Handgun on a tray near his feet.

When he finished one particular argumentative…


CDL Recovery:

Since I was invited by Barney Pell, for what will be four years this fall — I continue to be honored and challenged to be a part of the Creative Destruction Lab. My work, first as an associate, then mentor, and now, a Fellow has been immensely rewarding both personally and professionally.

CDL is a not-for-profit seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based companies. Its nine-month program pairs founders with experienced entrepreneurs and investors to set focused, measurable objectives with the goal of maximizing equity value creation. Founded in 2012 by Professor Ajay Agrawal at the Rotman School of Management at…


[This is a repost of a blog I’d shared previously on Typepad which is now dead. Many of you may not know that I was once a senior executive at the BBC — my title, get this, was Controller of Future Media for the BBC. I hope you enjoy this little story]

When leading the user experience and design team for the BBC, and specifically when working on the UI for the BBC’s iPlayer, as well as the Embedded media player (which is actually the product that has a volume control) One of my visual designers from the News design…


Venice tides

For the past few days, my social media feed has been overwhelmed with comments, opinions, and notes about the announcement of Libra, Facebook’s new global blockchain protocol and cryptocurrency.

A few reached out to me both in private and on social media and in public to ask for my take. I have been, as several indicated, “noticeably and oddly silent.”

I can now reveal that this is because of my involvement with the Creative Destruction Lab. …


— in the electric vehicle arena

I suspect I’m like a lot of people at my age where it seems like every third news article inspires me to make a note to “write a blog about the thing that reminds me of.” Current potential blog count 2353. Current actual blog count 23. Channeling my inner Samuel Clemens, I’m inspired to regale at every turn.

However, these last two weeks several intersectional and significant events personal, current and newsworthy inspired me from intention to action.

Many dear readers will know me as a serial entrepreneur. Some may know me as an investor. But you may not know…


— in the electric vehicle arena

I suspect I’m like a lot of people at my age where it seems like every third news article inspires me to make a note to “write a blog about the thing that reminds me of.” Current potential blog count 2353. Current actual blog count 23. Channeling my inner Samuel Clemens, I’m inspired to regale at every turn.

However, these last two weeks several intersectional and significant events personal, current and newsworthy inspired me from intention to action.

Many dear readers will know me as a serial entrepreneur. Some may know me as an investor. But you may not know…


“A judge shall act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the independence, integrity, and impartiality of the judiciary, and shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety.” — Rule 1.2, American Bar Association model code of Judicial Conduct

From a simple read of the above, and a review of the basic facts present both in the hearings and revelations of the past two weeks, as well as those from his previous confirmation hearts. It is my opinion, Judge Kavanaugh is not fit for the bench in any way, much less the Supreme Court. …


One of the first questions many blockchain entrepreneurs are faced with is where to set up shop. Regardless of a company’s geographic location, launching a crypto company — especially one running an ICO — requires an understanding of the pros and cons of various jurisdictions. At ARK ADVISORS, this is one of the ways we help founders & entrepreneurs navigate the constantly shifting crypto landscape.

While many jurisdictions have cracked down on Blockchain related businesses and ICOs, others have taken an opposite approach, realizing the vast potential in fostering innovation in this emerging marketplace. One such jurisdiction is Malta, the…

Richard Titus

CEO, Yogi, Serial entrepreneur, raconteur, coach, advisor and sometime filmmaker.

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