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#whenthisisallover Pt. 2

Here are some things I have been thinking about that will likely be permanent changes to our way of living. Some will cause business and investment opportunities. Baby Boomers will move online. COVID-19 is forcing Boomers to buy everything online from groceries to prescription medications. America’s wealthiest generation, who has been notoriously slow to transition to…

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José Andrés is a hero’s hero

Photo credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com Restaurant entrepreneur and master chef José Andrés is the kind of human being we should all strive to be. His World Central Kitchen is feeding millions of health workers, victims, and families of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday, Oprah Winfrey announced she would donate $1M to his charity. Andrés, who…

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Enjoy the moment

While so many people are suffering because of COVID-19, it seems wrong to suggest that anything good will come of this, When things settle down, I think there will be positive outcomes we can point to. The time spent with my immediate family is something I know I will cherish. I am very close to…

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Video Conferencing Best Practices

Photo credit: Postmodern Studio / Shutterstock.com As we all spend more time in front of our computers, it is probably a good idea to review a few resources on how to best host and participate in a video conference. I prefer Zoom, and CNBC put together a nice tutorial on the various ways to use it effectively.…

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Books to read

I have recently discussed the importance of having a routine, and setting goals for my children while we are all home fighting the spread of COVID-19. I am going to use this time to get more physically fit, do more strategic thinking, and read more books. The three books I plan to read this month…

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We Are All Human

This week I was in New York for L’ATTITUDE meetings with CNBC and American Express. I also had the chance to meet up with Claudia Romo Edelman, a career diplomat with the United Nations and the World Economic Forum. Claudia is a force of nature and recently launched an organization and campaign called “We Are All…

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The State of Hispanic Homeownership

My blog is brief today because I am working with the NAHREP research team to complete the annual State of Hispanic Homeownership Report. The report provides an overview on how Hispanics are faring in terms of homeownership, and reviews various metrics to predict what is likely to happen in the near future. For NAHREP, it is…

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Coronavirus

There was only one real story in the world news this week – coronavirus. I am not an expert of infectious diseases, but let me say up front that while I think the threat is real, I think the U.S. will avoid the worst of it. While the disease is less dangerous than previous strains…

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Academy Awards and Korean BBQ

For those that don’t follow the Academy Awards, Parasite, a film directed by Bong Joon-Ho, won the Oscar for Best Picture. The film was made in South Korea with English subtitles. It is the first non-English language film to win Best Picture. I haven’t seen the film yet, but I think it’s cool that the…

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