I'm a GCT and attended an event like you describe. And thought about all the things you mention. Maybe the thing to note is when you mention Apple. And there's MS. In fact this is true of many parts if socioeconomy. Think supermarkets. Sport. TV. Banks. Political parties. Celebrities. The big players are a necessary evil and you are on the money to scrutinise their roles, influence and behaviour. Always. But we don't want them to leave the party. Or do we?