Not directly related to startup investing in any way. That said, it has a fascinating concept of a world tour exploring the themes of happiness and national cultures interpretation of this. Makes me wonder what a "Geography of Entrepreneurship" would look like. In addition, in the 2020's, 1) is there a golden age taking place somewhere? 2) if so, what is the golden age centered around, 3) how do we find it?


  • Netherlands: Happiness is a Number
  • Switzerland: Happiness is Boredom
  • Bhutan: Happiness is a Policy
  • Qatar: Happiness is a Winning Lottery Ticket
  • Iceland: Happiness is a Failure
  • Moldova: Happiness is Somewhere Else
  • Thailand: Happiness is Not Thinking
  • Great Britain: Happiness is a Work-In-Progress
  • India: Happiness is a Contradiction
  • United States: Happiness is Home
  • East Asian Happiness gap
  • Maybe philosophers are unhappy because most of the time they're lonely brooding pasty skinned white guys who wrote philosophy
A quote by Henry Miller
One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.
Subjective well-being - Wikipedia
A quote by Laura Klos Sokol
When Americans say it was great, I know it was good. When they say it was good, I know it was okay. When they say it was okay, I know it was bad.
Hardwired for Happiness | Dana Foundation
Happiness, which is good for both mind and body, is at least in part biological, rooted in the evolution of the brain and nervous system.
Eric Weiner Quotes (Author of The Geography of Bliss)
315 quotes from Eric Weiner: ‘Money matters but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important. So are friends. Envy is toxic. So is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude.’, ’So the greatest source of happiness is other people--and …
Lots of good

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