Hello, I’m Ricky Steele. I am an author, networker, and host of the Booth 61 show on Business Radio X. For over 35 years I have been active in the Atlanta community building relationships through business, community service, associations, and my personal faith journey. My philosophy in both business and my personal life is simple, I believe that by serving others and living by Golden Rule, you will bring value to your community, your profession, and your life.

My first book The Heart of Networking was published in 2005. The Heart of Networking Second Edition was published in 2011. Both books detail my life experiences and outline the principles that have brought me whatever success I have achieved. I speak regularly on the topic of servant leadership for groups all over the country. Whether my audience is a small community group or a large university, I love the opportunity to share my story with others, and learn from their experiences as well. Reviews about the book can be found here.

In my personal life, I have been married for 35 years and have 3 wonderful children and 1 amazing son in-law. Perhaps best of all is I am a grandfather to a two beautiful young ladies who I love both dearly, Sophia and Zoe. I’m quite active in my community and serve in a number of leadership positions. I serve on the Board of Councilors of The Carter Center, Board of Advisers of Atlanta’s Table (a program of The Atlanta Community Food Bank), and the Executive Cabinet of United Way’s ITUnited. I am a proud alumnus of Leadership Atlanta 1986 and Leadership Georgia 1987.

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Recent Posts:

May 1st, 2009 Started a new chapter in my life; May 1st, 2015 starts another even more exciting chapter

:-)This post was intended for yesterday but my elbow issue kept me tied up all day with doctors. May 1st: 6 years ago today I began what I believed would be my last rodeo. I worked hard putting all my energy and heart into helping my new company grow. InRead More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: If Only The Dreamer Still Dreamed

47 years ago today at around 6:00pm a bullet ended the life of the world’s greatest Dreamer. Can you and I begin to imagine how much better this world would be today if Dr. King had been allowed another year or even 47 more years? The wisdom of an 86Read More

Not sure column should be titled: "Recent Posts"

:-)Because it has been almost two years since I last posted on my website, I think I need to change the name of this column to “Posts every now and again” or “Posts Not Likely”. I am very active on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. There is a Link on myRead More


Saturday night, May 11, 2013 the Atlanta Technology Community gathers in a night of celebration and commitment. TechBridge is a 10+ year old organization that was created by the Atlanta Technology Community to help the Not For Profit Community be more effective in their mission. Today, TechBridge maintains the infrastructureRead More

TAG Twitter Competition: Why Am I ALL IN?

Share ButtonA number of people have asked me why I would spend so much time trying to win a competition that awards no prize. My reason is simple, I am not trying to win for a prize or win for my ego although some might question that last part. My reasonRead More

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