That was me and my friends Greg and Michelle having lunch yesterday, catching up on life and opining on the election. But while we have various liberal and conservative views and come from different religious backgrounds, we are also very similar, as highly-educated, banking professionals who live in the diverse bubble of the Bay Area. I am very proud of the friends I have surrounded myself with, who come from all walks of life, but it has not been enough. I’m making it my duty to do more and I hope you’ll join me in this journey.
Michelle had this great idea to do an exchange program within our company, which is something I think would be beneficial across our school system. You know how schools have study abroad programs? We should institute a program within our own country where you spend a semester in a rural area if you’re from NYC. City slickers! Or if you come from a small farming town, we send a Tesla to pick you up and drop you off at the Google campus. How eye-opening would that be?
I’ve been reading a ton on the election. Here’s a curation of my favorites.
- Hands-down the best post-election summary in PPT format
- Made me weep. Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton singing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah on SNL
- Hugely insightful for me: the mindset of rural America
- A conservative explains the backlash to come
- Super angel investor Dave McClure’s raw, profanity-infused monologue on Trump’s election
- How to intervene when witnessing racism, with specific examples we can all relate to
Anything interesting that you have come across recently? Please share.