The Blog of Eric M. Ruiz

Exploring the differences that make us the same.

Barcelona Abroad: Table For One

Early last year, I wrote a recount and chronicle of my time spent studying in Barcelona. The completed work was released via Amazon. Looking back, the work was written from various vantage points. While it had it’s moments of brilliance, it was mostly a loosely related narrative that was hard to follow. Time has made me a better writer, and I now feel that I am ready to give this work the time.. Read More

Barcelona Abroad: Cultural Awkwardness

Early last year, I wrote a recount and chronicle of my time spent studying in Barcelona. The completed work was released via Amazon. Looking back, the work was written from various vantage points. While it had it’s moments of brilliance, it was mostly a loosely related narrative that was hard to follow. Time has made me a better writer, and I now feel that I am ready to give this work the time.. Read More

Two Quick Notes on “Networking”

The following is a compilation of a few email exchanges between myself and my good friend Stephen. We often get together to talk about networking, social tips and building rapport. I sincerely hope this helps those of you looking to increase your networking skills!

A Book You Need To Read NOW

For young entrepreneurs like myself, the idea of starting a business from scratch could be daunting. There are so many questions and seemingly so many answers. But no question is more important than “will my idea have traction?” The era of Facebook and Google has left us with the impression that in order for a business to be successful, it needs to attract millions of users and change human behavior.