MARATHONS (ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
Baltimore City Marathon 3:39
Mardi Gras Marathon 3:50
Marine Corps Marathon 3:31
Marine Corps Marathon 3:32
** Stop-watch times rounded to nearest minute.
PLACES RICH HAS VISITED*
Kuala Lumpur, Malasia
Most of contiguous U.S.A.
U.S. Virgin Islands
* Airport stopovers not included.
RICH HAS LIVED
OUTSIDE THE U.S.A.
Kuala Lumpur, Malasia
Ohio State University: BA degree
Santa Clara University: MBA degree
Silicon Valley, California
RICH’S OBSERVATIONS ABOUT
BRILLIANT PEOPLE HE HAS KNOWN
--They also seem to be the hardest workers.
--Like the rest of us, they manage to screw up royally on a fairly regular basis.
--Dress, titles and other trappings of status really don’t really seem to mean very much to them.
--They tend to treat people at the bottom of the totem pole with the same attention and respect as those at the top of the heap.
--They are often surprisingly enthusiastic about going off in entirely new directions in their business, professional or private lives.
SOME OF RICH’S RULES FOR LIVING
--Never pre-judge anything or anyone.
--You cover more distance when you travel at a brisk but steady pace than when you sprint at full speed and then have to periodically rest.
--You benefit more by thoroughly understanding the basic principles and underlying logic behind a phenomenon than by trying to memorize all the facts about it.
--When you commit to an obligation, always deliver on it as soon and as thoroughly as possible.
--Don't take yourself too seriously.
--Laugh a lot, especially at yourself.
A serendipitous assignment decades ago drove home to Richard Widows the potential of directing the enormous energy of data processing toward creative graphics. After earning a Master of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley, California, Rich entered a challenging, stimulating career designing, developing and marketing software for the investment industry. An assignment early in Rich’s professional career to design interactive graphic displays for visual analyses of investment alternatives led to a fascination with the potential of computers to generate art.
Imbedded in many of Rich’s algorithmic art creations are metaphysical issues that remain unresolved in his mind:
MEET RICH WIDOWS