The part of the Allen & Company Sun Valley media and technology conference that outsiders don’t see isn’t glamorous. It’s an old, generally over-air-conditioned conference room where attendees gather to hear talks closed off from the media.
The topics vary from year to year, but many of the names stay the same: Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos are regulars. They often talk about evergreen topics like leadership.
Perhaps that’s why many attendees I talked to enjoyed listening to Google CEO Larry Page be interviewed by venture capitalist Ben Horowitz earlier in the week. Buffett, as usual, was sitting in the front row.