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Rank Ideas

Nov 29, 2021

You gotta be cruel to be kind.

Not sure if that's true, but it's definitely true that you can inadvertently be cruel through being kind.

There should be a platitude that says 'all proverbs are true' so that we can screw up our faces and give them the mistrust they deserve.

Sorry if that's a cruel way to teach, but you...

Nov 22, 2021

Our collective understanding of the past does a tremendous amount of heavy lifting in how we navigate our own time. It is a force that cannot be overstated.

"The present is the past rolled up for action, and the past is the present unrolled for understanding."

Ariel Durant said that, but maybe others did too. The...

Nov 2, 2021

The universal acclaim that the Rank Ideas podcast has achieved might make you assume that Nick and Chris would be instinctively warm to the idea of criticism.

True listeners know however, that Nick and Chris are instinctively warm to nothing! Except of course, each other, dense meals, and other types of meals.