I do poorly when answering interview questions from folks wanting me to fit their way of thinking.
God bless Elon Musk who is keeping it real in the U.S. these days by currently serving as our shining star of modern entrepreneurship while no doubt inspiring folks like myself and the next generation of entrepreneurs for years to come. Elon, originally born in South Africa, and yet another great example of immigration success and the American Dream, does not yet seem to quit with his ambition.
I am and always will be a strong proponent of immigration. My latin father, the other half of my family that still lives in Colombia and my genetics are part of my mixed ethnicity. My father, The Gonz, as we endearingly call him, came to the U.S. in the 1960’s for his American Dream and the opportunity it offered after he graduated from medical school in Colombia.
My father and I are classic last minute travelers. Ever the adventurer, he’s become quite fond of travel by way of cruise ship and the variety of cities one can take in without having to keep jumping on and off an airplane. This Christmas he sold me on heading to the Caribbean for a little break from the cold that keeps crippling the east coast of the U.S.
Working this Sunday morning from my father’s office in Virginia, I noticed the aftermath of a bad accident that occurred at around 11am. From the unusual location and positioning of the cars involved, it’s hard to know exactly why this accident occurred without having witnessed the event or knowing the full details, however, I can’t help but infer that the driver in the blue sedan had somehow been distracted during the moments leading up to the accident. For the record I do admit that I am making an assumption here, which I generally don’t like to do. Regardless of how this accident occurred it brought top of mind a few topics from recent discussions with friends and family.