For today’s general session, I got here a little earlier and got a seat right up front. The next session is the one I’ve been excited about for months: it’s a talk from surgeon and best-selling author Atul Gawande. Dr. Gawande’s humanism and his humor make him a joy to read; his commitment to working smarter to better serve others makes him one of my heroes. And now you know why I raced here in order to sit right up front.
In the meantime, there are a pair of violinists serenading us before things get started. Lovely way to start the day.