"Understandably is my personal project. It’s dedicated to exploring one or two big questions that I find myself asking over and over and over: “Why this, now?” or “What’s the real story behind this thing I’m reading..."
“What’s the real story behind this thing I’m reading?”
A few examples:
What prompted this writer in 2019 to do a 7,000-word (but very well-written) examination of what destroyed the Blockbuster video chain a decade ago?
How did this husband and wife team win the lottery again and again and again —a total of $27 million over 55 weeks?
A Wall Street Journal reporter ran a long profile of the CEO of WeWork that included crazy details of alleged drug use, hard drinking, and a crazy leadership style. Days later, the CEO was gone. How did the reporter even learn about all these anecdotes?
It turns out Delta Air Lines backs up its airplanes from the gate differently than almost every other airline (except the few that apparently copied it). Why do they do it differently, and why?