I couldn’t believe the hall wasn’t standing room only. But I probably shouldn’t have been surprised. I was at the Cannes Lions International Advertising festival, and in an auditorium next door, Anderson Cooper was having an onstage discussion with Conan O’Brien. That session was packed.
Meanwhile, in my forum, a little-known Chinese executive named S.Y. Lau was speaking. Who cared about him? He doesn’t have his own TV show, and isn’t likely to ever get one.