My name is Richard Bagdonas. I have been in the healthcare industry for seventeen years and the hospitality industry for over a decade. Twenty years ago I founded a non-profit food delivery network called Operation Turkey which fed 15% of the US homeless population last year. …


And as I stood there in the kitchen listening to some music from the Steve Miller Band the song “Fly Like An Eagle” came on. I put away two tall glasses.

Time keeps on slipping into the future…

I washed off some forks.

I want to fly like an eagle…


And as I stood there in the kitchen listening to some music from the Steve Miller Band the song “Fly Like An Eagle” came on. I put away two tall glasses.

Time keeps on slipping into the future…

I washed off some forks.

I want to fly like an eagle…


September 7th of this year was the day I sold my car, a Porsche Panamera SE Hybrid. It was an amazing car. I started out getting over 800 miles per tank of gas. This year my per-tank mileage shot up to over 1,000 miles. …


This summer I had the pleasure to vacation with my family and friends in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. That trip inevitably saved my life.

It was on our trip where I ate some Mexican papaya containing a small protozoa named “cyclospora cayetanensis.” This protozoa later caused some serious intestinal discomfort…


Yesterday was the day. The Boring Company #notaflamethrower arrived. It was nicely packaged with a check for $5 to cover the cost of the propane tank.

They were unable to send propane because of the shipping, but I really think it is to prevent someone from hooking it up and burning down their house.

I picked up a canister of propane, hooked it up, and let her rip. Holy cow this throws a big #notaflame! And before you say “wait! you shouldn’t do that inside!” you are right. I don’t recommend doing it indoors, but with our very large great room, and after checking the specs, I took the shot below from the safest place indoors.

Now my #notaflamethrower is going to be mounted on my wall and I go attend to my pants which need changing.


A healthcare company started by President George W. Bush’s cousin Jonathan Bush has the tagline “More Disruption Please” for their program designed to help foster the building of innovative ways for the healthcare industry to operate effectively.

The Disruptors

Disruption is obviously caused by disruptors and most of the time it is…


Statements like “we have always done it this way” can be heard nationwide after each mass murder in the United States. This is the common party line for members of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

But it is time for us to look at something different. We have the power…


Today was the day I had been waiting for all year. The alarm on my phone was set for 6:50 am however I woke up at 6:15 because I was too excited and didn’t want to miss it.

The alarm started ringing and I had the pleasure to go in…


A year ago an Austin-based venture capital firm offered my company $400,000 for 40 percent of its equity. Their counterpart in the Bay Area offered $2 million for 20 percent of the same company — just one week prior.

My belief was Austin’s fundraising problems were due to the age…

Richard Bagdonas

Disruptor & Austin entrepreneur with 4 acquisitions and 2 exits to the public markets. Proud father, husband, and philanthropist. @richardbagdonas

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