While so many people are suffering because of COVID-19, it seems wrong to suggest that anything good will come of this, When things settle down, I think there will be positive outcomes we can point to. The time spent with my immediate family is something I know I will cherish. I am very close to all of my kids, but our lives are so fast-paced, there is no chance I would have been able to spend as much quality time with them under any other circumstance. I also speak to my parents almost daily and I have connected with friends I haven’t spoken to in years. I also think we all have an incredible opportunity to do some deep thinking and contemplate what we truly want to do with the rest of our lives. I believe the next Microsoft and Amazon will be birthed in 2020, and some of the best investment opportunities in decades may emerge. But more than any of that, I hope we all spend time thinking about how we can become better people… How we can become better citizens of the world and how we can all be a little more grateful for the blessing we have in the world and in this great country.
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.