Thank you, that is delightful!
Is he bringing the cab drivers he always mentions?
Uber and Lyft are ruining his writing!
Clearly the insights into strategies for success are "invaluable" because, in Friedman's version of the new world order, mere money is only the starting point to enjoy the kind of lifestyle and career and business opportunities you get from, say, marrying a billionaire heiress or rooming with a NYT columnist's kid. Any cab driver will tell you that you can't buy connections like that with money alone.
Well, Hamilton, Asia is a whole continent and if a bunch of white people can't come together and create a website for their conference about it, then I don't know who can.