It is a long way to travel to this conference. You don’t get your usual sleep or exercise workouts in. Your business files and clients take second place: the best you can do is play catch up, returning calls and emails when you can. It’s all worth it when you witness Bob Woodward speak so eloquently and so intelligently about the American presidency. You can surely read his many books, see him on TV, but nothing beats watching him up close and personal. Ninety minutes of observations over his past 40 years of paying close attention. Knowing who we are today and where we are going requires an understanding of the past. Thank you, Mr Woodward!