If you haven’t had the privilege of seeing Hamilton, The Musical, you’ll have a chance to see it on Disney+ starting on July 3rd. If you are not a fan of theater, you may not know how rare this sort of thing is. Broadway musicals are almost never shown on television, much less when they are currently running on Broadway. And, while I’m sure you lose a lot of the show’s energy by watching it on TV versus in a live theater setting, Hamilton is special and I think will be amazing to see it on the small screen. As most people know, Hamilton chronicles the extraordinary life of one of America’s least known founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. Lin Manuel Miranda, the show’s creator, has been credited with reinventing the theater genre by using hip-hop music and Black and Latino actors, exclusively, to tell a traditional American story. I am an avid theater fan, but didn’t get a chance to see the show until two years after it premiered. By the time I saw Hamilton, there was so much hype around it, I was sure I was going to be disappointed. I was wrong, and can honestly say it was even better than I expected. I plan on hosting a watch party with my parents and sisters, who haven’t seen it yet. I can’t wait.
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.