The stamp of the stampede - A cautionary tale.
How a stampede into stamps by a tight circle of ‘well informed’ people turned a frenzy into a tepid shallow pond of despondency. During the early 2000s when I first moved to Barcelona I encountered a lawyer who helped a lot of wealthy local people – real old money families – at a dinner party. We will call him Jordi in order to respect his privacy & that of his clients. He told me a story which has stayed with me since as it serves to illustrate the dangers of groupthink & il