With more than 11 million mostly satisfied customers around the globe, it is one of the most rapidly successful drugs in history. An antidote to clinical depression, the green-and-yellow capsule, introduced six years ago, has also been extolled by some enthusiasts as just the thing to help frazzled parents cope with their kids or to make chronic loners stop fearing rejection.By MARK NICHOLS10 min
When Martha Billes moved from Toronto to Calgary in 1978 and got involved in the oil business, she noticed a difference in the collective psyche. Financial caution was no longer the ultimate virtue. “In the oil patch,” says Billes, whose father was one of the co-founders of the Canadian Tire empire, “you see a property and you think, Wow, maybe one in five will be a winner.’By MARTIN KNELMAN8 min
One day, some aeons ago, your agent was noodling around Berlin on a mini-motorcycle, looking for trouble but, being broke, in little hope of finding it. At a youth hostel, I chanced upon another chap on a mini-motorcycle. His name was Tony and he was a young South African architect.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
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