Ask Reese Richards what one word best describes himself and
he’ll tell you: Hungry.
At age 7, Reese ran a 26-mile marathon in Montreal, Canada.
When he was 8, he completed a 500-lap swim-a-thon and at 10,
biked across half of Alberta, Canada through the mountains from Banff to Jasper to
Red Deer. At the age of 14, he canoed the length of the Rideau River waterway in Ottawa,
Canada. Onwards to age 15, where he won silver in the Ontario Provincial Boxing
Looking for a fun, high-paying job after high school, Reese lucked out and got in as a
bartender at a local hotel pub. After realizing the money to be made at a bar (in North
America), he jumped into the bar industry with both feet, moving up quickly through the
ranks to management.
Soon after graduating on the Honors list from Business Marketing at Algonquin College
in Ottawa, Canada, Reese got his first taste for travel – in Mexico. Then came Spain and
Portugal. And then Asia – Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and
Hong Kong; finally settling for 6 years in Taiwan.
Being entrepreneurial by nature, Reese Richards started building businesses – on and
offline – in Taiwan in 2003. Starting with his first business, a dating company called
Organized Flirting, he went on to buy, build and sell an entertainment magazine, 24
Seven, start a live music bar named Bliss, an art company called Zennd, launch another
national, bilingual entertainment magazine called +886, and build a supplements business
operating in 12 countries.
Combining his three passions – bars, business and travel, Reese now travels the world,
writing and blogging for his passion-turned-business:
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