Richie has been featured in Forbes, Businessweek, Young Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, Inc. and more. The 2013 San Francisco Book Festival named The Power of Starting Something Stupid the winner of the business category and the grand prize winner of all book categories in its annual competition. In 2010, Pacific Business News recognized Richie as one of the Top Forty Under 40 “best and brightest young businessmen” in Hawaii.
Richie founded an international mentor capital company - the Mark & Laura Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship, where he also serves on the Mentor Venture Capital Board at BYU-Hawaii. In 2005, Richie was published in the Journal of Microfinance and became a ChangeAid Award winner for outstanding accomplishment in international development, international relations, humanitarian aid and academic achievement.
He founded the Empower Laie Project--educating hundreds of families on principles of self-reliance. Richie helped institute/manage the International Business Conference where executives of over 100 companies from the USA, Asia and Canada were trained over 3 years.