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!
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.