In the marketplace of ideas, some goods are Freakshakes™, and others are Coca-Cola Life with a side of ‘The Verdict’. This phenomenon is so in business and in politics. Why? Why do some goods, and some policies, work and others don’t? John Kingdon has a theory.
The best defence against melancholy is curiosity.
That’s a big statement, so I’ll tell you how I got there.
A friend in need is a friend indeed. But when it comes to friendship, when is an act of compassion just an act of schadenfruede? Some say your truest friends are not the ones you call in a crisis, but the ones you can call with your good news.