Today Joel Kotkin, author of The Next Hundred Million, will speak at a Regional Dallas Chamber luncheon at the Fairmont. To get warmed up, he’s having breakfast with us at D Magazine, talking shop with Trinity Trust mistress Gail Thomas. That’s the two of them you see seated in front of our other guests. (That spherical object you see in the foreground is either a yard art globe or the back of Eric Celeste’s head.) We’ll have some more notes after Kotkin’s luncheon speech, but I can tell you he knows how to play to his audience. He just cracked a Nancy Pelosi joke that went over well with our crowd of real estate and business types.