For years, a lot of us have been talking about the disparities in homeownership rates, the lack of Latino representation in the boardrooms and C-suites of America’s largest corporations, the wealth and income gaps, etc. These are real issues that frankly have not seen much progress in the last few decades. On the heels of the Black Lives Matter movement, these disparities are starting to work their way into the national dialogue. A number of major corporations have made commitments to invest in communities of color and aggressively diversify their organizations from the top down. For those of us who have spent years advocating for these sorts of things, we need to get our acts together. Specifically, we need to get organized with what we want and we need to get our community to rally around those things. Sol Trujillo and I have been working on something for L’ATTITUDE that is audacious, and yet achievable. It would be an absolute shame to waste this unique moment of awareness in our country by not being clear and consistent about the things we want as a community. Now is not the time to be shy. Now is not the time to be polite, and now is not the time to be bickering about things that don’t matter. This is our time to “rise up” as a united force and make a quantum leap forward for ourselves and our children. Don’t miss L’ATTITUDE 2020!
Almost everyone, including Democrats, were expecting last Tuesday’s midterm election results to heavily favor Republicans. Many predicted a “red wave” where they would pick up 50-60 seats in the House and 3-4 in the Senate. Joe Rogan said the red wave that is coming will be like the elevator doors opening in the horror film The Shining.
When we invited Gary Vaynerchuk to NAHREP at L’ATTITUDE in 2021, I was mostly relying on input from others. Several members loved his content, but the little I saw online left me underwhelmed. However, I thoroughly enjoyed his presentation at our event, particularly his comments about toxic employees, which he says to dump with impunity.
Selling during a downturn required a more strategic approach, but the opportunities for growth and expansion are available to the savviest of companies. Here are some of the best ideas I’ve read about.
A farmer and his son had a beloved stallion who helped the family earn a living. One day, the horse ran away and their neighbors said “Your horse ran away, what terrible luck!”. The farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.” A few days later the horse returned home, leading a few wild mares back to the farm as well. The neighbors shouted out “Your horse has returned and brought several horses home with him. What great luck!” and the farmer replied, “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.”