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Author Archives: Mike Richardson


Your Elusive Creative Genius: Overcoming Fear

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A Lesson on Looking: Visual Intelligence

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It’s Official! Mike Richardson Named President of Online Trading Academy

It’s Official!  Mike Richardson Named President of Online Trading Academy

It’s official – the press release went out yesterday announcing my new role as President of Online Trading Academy:   Mike Richardson Named President of Online Trading Academy:  “High growth financial education company taps experienced executive for a critical new role”. Getting busy, not least of all in evolving this as a real-time case-study of Agility: Trading Places – My ... Read More »


Organized Chaos: Awesome Video of Starlings in Flight

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Farewell: “They Rise Highest Who Lift As They Go”

Farewell:  “They Rise Highest Who Lift As They Go”

Hello all – yesterday was my last official day as a Vistage Chair and Speaker after 15 years … I am trading places … literally:  Trading Places – My Next Leadership Chapter as President at Online Trading Academy evolving a real-time Agile Case-Study. OTA has been built by a one of a kind Vistage member, entrepreneur, founder and CEO, Eyal ... Read More »


Shifting AGILE into a Next Gear with our OTA Audience

Shifting AGILE into a Next Gear with our OTA Audience

Such fun bringing our Online Trading Academy audience up to speed with our AGILE progress so far (and as a bi-product evolving a Business Agility case-study) and shifting into a next gear. Read More »


A lot of life’s problems can be explained by the applications of the common sense from these recently declassified Military Secrets!

A lot of life’s problems can be explained by the applications of the common sense from these  recently declassified Military Secrets!

Love this! Some of my favorites are: #5:  If the attack is going well, you have walked into an ambush” #8:  If something hasn’t broken on your helicopter, it’s about to” #9: “When a flight is proceeding incredibly well, something was forgotten” #11:  Radios will fail as soon as you desperately need fire support” #26:  “A good battle plan that ... Read More »


Real-Time Agility Case-Study: Democratizing Financial Freedom with AGILE!

Real-Time Agility Case-Study:  Democratizing Financial Freedom with AGILE!

Under Construction/coming soon. I will be blogging real-time about the unfolding case-study of agility in my new role as President of Online Trading Academy.  We are Democratizing Financial Freedom with AGILE!   If you ever wanted to follow along step by step with an agile transformation journey, now is your chance! To follow along, sign up below. Subscribe to our ... Read More »


Trading Places – My Next Leadership Chapter as President at Online Trading Academy evolving a real-time Agile Case-Study

Trading Places – My Next Leadership Chapter as President at Online Trading Academy evolving a real-time Agile Case-Study

Have you ever had that feeling that everything you ever did was preparation to do this? I have been lucky enough to experience that 4 times previously and now again for a 5th time.  After 17 years as an independent facilitator, coach and mentor, including 15 years as a Vistage Chair and Speaker, I am trading places … literally … ... Read More »


B Corporations: The Evolution of Capitalism

B Corporations:  The Evolution of Capitalism

Proud that OTA is an early adopter B-Corporation.  As of the time of writing this … One of still only 2,655 Companies from 60,000+ who have applied, across 150 industries, in 60 countries … With 1 unifying goal: Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact ... Read More »