Ronald D. White

Writer

Ronald D. White contributes to several ongoing series for the Business section, including Money Makeovers, Made in California, How I Made It, and Stock Spotlights. White did stints as a reporter for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot and as a reporter and editorial writer for the Washington Post before coming to the L.A. Times in 1993. His favorite weekend pastime is playing paintball with his son, Jules.

Recent Articles

  • Stress: Bad for you, good for these businesses

    Stress: Bad for you, good for these businesses

    When weeks had passed and her anger about the presidential election still hadn’t subsided, Jill Weiss figured she had two options: She could keep replacing broken home furniture or she could find a therapeutic way to put a whupping on something. Now, the 63-year-old, 90-pound 5-footer dons her...

  • He helps keep athletes and regular folks in the game

    He helps keep athletes and regular folks in the game

    The gig: Plagued by severe back pain, Bill Schultz didn’t like his options -- surgery, potentially addictive painkillers or suffering in silence. Schultz not only found an alternative, but he also wound up turning his idea into a thriving business. Schultz, 58, is the founder and president of Alignmed,...

  • Ultra Mobile CEO David Glickman finds his calling

    Ultra Mobile CEO David Glickman finds his calling

    The gig: David Glickman, 51, is co-founder and chief executive of Ultra Mobile, a prepaid mobile carrier that provides low-cost, no-contract SIM cards with a focus on immigrants living in the U.S. The Costa Mesa company leases wireless telephone and data infrastructure from T-Mobile. The pitch: Glickman...

  • TaskUs co-founder Bryce Maddock provides helping hands for tech start-ups

    TaskUs co-founder Bryce Maddock provides helping hands for tech start-ups

    The gig: Bryce Maddock, 30, is co-founder and chief executive of TaskUs, a Santa Monica company that describes itself as “a progressive, new-age outsourcer” that handles customer service, call-center operations and other functions for start-ups as well as established firms. Revenue reached $80...

  • JBL at 70: This Northridge operation still knows how to throw sound

    JBL at 70: This Northridge operation still knows how to throw sound

    At least one participant at the upcoming presidential inauguration will care more about how clearly the speeches will be heard than about anything said that day. JBL speakers will be used to swear in Donald Trump, just as they were at President Obama’s two inaugurations. JBL makes more than 3,000...

  • He learned by studying greatness

    He learned by studying greatness

    The gig: Gotham Chopra, 41, is a journalist turned documentarian whose six-part series, “The Religion of Sports,” recently began airing on the Audience Network. Chopra previously directed the 2015 Showtime documentary “Muse,” about future Hall of Fame basketball player Kobe Bryant. Another of Chopra’s...

  • Why your Christmas tree may cost more this year

    Why your Christmas tree may cost more this year

    A Christmas tree shortage could have many Southern California shoppers feeling the holiday blues.  Some local sellers have increased prices 10% or more on certain varieties, especially the popular Noble fir, because they have become scarce. Some buyers have returned to their usual holiday tree...

  • The future of credit-card security may involve blinking numbers

    The future of credit-card security may involve blinking numbers

    Your credit card may start winking at you soon in an effort to keep your data safe. French digital security company Oberthur Technologies, which maintains a significant design and production operation in Los Angeles, has developed a digital display powered by a micro-thin battery. It will change...

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