This week I was in New York for L’ATTITUDE meetings with CNBC and American Express. I also had the chance to meet up with Claudia Romo Edelman, a career diplomat with the United Nations and the World Economic Forum. Claudia is a force of nature and recently launched an organization and campaign called “We Are All Human” with a focus on advancing the Hispanic brand. She has a lot of stuff going on, but one of the more interesting ideas she has is to create a logo for U.S. Hispanics that she calls the Hispanic Star. It’s a bold idea inspired by the rainbow flag that became such a powerful image for the LGBQT community. I find the idea intriguing. A few months ago, I wrote about how the term Latinx was starting to grow on me, primarily because the way it has seemed to galvanize young people. Perhaps the same can happen with Claudia’s logo. Symbols can be powerful, but they are not easy to gain adoption so she certainly has an uphill battle. It will be interesting to see how this develops. The We Are All Human campaign officially kicks off in April, in Chicago and hosts annual events in Paris and Switzerland at the United Nations.
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.