My friend Ruben Navarrette referred me to an inspiring hashtag on Twitter, #WhenThisIsAllOver. People from all over are posting things they think or hope will happen when this pandemic is behind us. Some are funny, like “#WhenThisIsAllOver we will all have bidets”, and some are more heartfelt such as “#WhenThisIsAllOver I will visit my parents more”, but the ones I like the most express appreciation for our healthcare workers. It inspired me to post my own tribute to healthcare workers on Facebook and asked my friends to post pictures of family members who are healthcare workers. I got dozens of comments and photos sent to me, and they all touched me deeply. If you have a family member who is in the trenches right now treating patients and protecting us all from this horrible pandemic, please send me a note about them with a photo. I’m not sure what I am going to do yet, but I want to do something nice to recognize them. They are the heroes of the moment and I hope we never forget what they did for us during this crisis.
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.