How to Lose a Bank in a couple of days….

  Unlike every guru’s take on the Silicon Valley Bank debacle, we at the Ribotsky Institute decided to break down the bank’s failure for the rest of us mortals.   News organizations and pundits love to throw around the term “failure” or “demise” but these are loosely used terms.  How did Silicon Valley Bank fail?  WhyContinue reading “How to Lose a Bank in a couple of days….”

How Did We Get Here…

By Skylar Ribotsky In February 2020, I had the privilege of attending the B’nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO) international convention in Dallas, Texas. On the second day of the convention, Bari Weiss, former editor for the New York Times spoke. Weiss talked about the Jewish star necklace she received for her Bat-mitzvah in Pittsburg, atContinue reading “How Did We Get Here…”

Smoke and Mirrors

We at the Ribotsky Institute have long stated that cryptocurrencies are just the newest in a long line of scams perpetrated on society through financial engineering.   Since cryptocurrency does not really exist and is somewhere in cyberspace, it is a great tool to perpetuate fraudulent behavior. We certainly are not surprised that FTX was forcedContinue reading “Smoke and Mirrors”

The Time to Act has Long Passed…

By Skylar Ribotsky and Corey Ribotsky Over the past couple of years, we have watched as Americans have become more and more divisive, and as a result, we have seen events and or issues that shouldn’t be political at all, becoming politicized.  This has led to the inability in this country for our leaders andContinue reading “The Time to Act has Long Passed…”

The Fresh Prince of NOTHING

Dear Hollywood- So, this past Sunday night over 15 million people tuned in to watch the Academy Awards show or commonly referred to as the Oscars, you know the show where the rest of us watch you already celebrated, highly paid and egotistical human beings compete (quietly of course) for your industry’s most coveted signContinue reading “The Fresh Prince of NOTHING”

Let’s Hope the Russians Love Their Children too…

By the time you are reading this, it will be approximately twenty (20) days since Russia invaded Ukraine.  To date, Russia has killed several thousand Ukrainians, including destroying hospitals, schools, and residential areas.  Millions of Ukrainian refugees have fled the country while others move about from place to place dodging the bombardment by the Russians,Continue reading “Let’s Hope the Russians Love Their Children too…”

Land Grab – Putin Style…….

While we all meander through our lives this Sunday, February 27, 2022, on the other side of the globe in Ukraine, citizens are fighting for their lives.   Average citizens are taking up arms to push back the invasion of Russian forces.  Everyone has seen the graphic pictures and videos splashed all over media showing theContinue reading “Land Grab – Putin Style…….”

Cryptocurrency Hack – In and out in milliseconds

 In our ongoing series on cryptocurrency, we thought it was important to point out a specific issue that reared its head this past week.  This issue definitively makes the case for regulation and standardized platforms.   For those that may not know, if you buy and sell things using cryptocurrency,  you work with or transact inContinue reading “Cryptocurrency Hack – In and out in milliseconds”

The Real Supply Chain Issue – Just in Want Purchasing…

Years ago, when some of us attended business school we learned about the different kinds of manufacturing, distribution and supply chain processes.  In today’s world, terms like ‘just in time’ manufacturing or ‘manufacture to order’ have become common place.  The new phenomena in economic reality thought are ‘just in want’ purchasing or JIW.    Yes JIW,Continue reading “The Real Supply Chain Issue – Just in Want Purchasing…”