Yay and phew, in equal measure. Luminaries at TED2017 in Vancouver last week included athlete Serena Williams, grandmaster Gary Kasparov, megastar Shah Rukh Khan, entrepreneur Elon Musk, and, oh yeah, Pope Francis. High point for me? When fellow speaker (and my predecessor as Next Avenue Influencer of the Year) Atul Gawande congratulated me on my standing ovation. “Let’s make it happen!” I ad libbed to the crowd before leaving the stage. Yes, let’s.
photo: TED2017 Instagram feed