On a sad note, I had four friends lose parents last week alone. Three died of COVID-19. It’s unbelievable. I recently made the decision to allow the NAHREP staff to work from home for the remainder of the year. We are lucky because not everyone has a job that can be done from home and I understand why some of the people out of work are questioning the closure policies. The fact is nobody knows everything about this disease.
That said, I would rather allow my staff to work from home, and be wrong, than require them to come in and be wrong. I would rather everyone wear a mask, and be wrong, than not wear a mask and be wrong. I would rather be safe for everyone around me, and be wrong, than not be safe and be wrong. To err on the side of safety, in the face of a life-threatening infectious disease, is a no-brainer for me. Stay healthy, everything else can be replaced.
Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to speak at the T3 Conference in Florida…I surprised the audience when I explained how the issue of diversity has been framed incorrectly, and has for the most part alienated the business community.
Elon Musk dropped by the Real Time with Bill Maher show recently for an interview with the host. Maher, who considers himself a liberal is an obvious fan of the CEO of Tesla and Space X. The centerpiece of their conversation was their discussion regarding what Musk called the “woke mind virus” or what I prefer to call “cancel culture”.
People sometimes get me wrong. They think that because I talk a lot about giving back and living modestly, I must not care about money. On the contrary, I care a lot about money because I understand how our system works.