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The Resource The hypomanic edge : the link between a little craziness and a lot of success in America, John D. Gartner

The hypomanic edge : the link between a little craziness and a lot of success in America, John D. Gartner

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The hypomanic edge : the link between a little craziness and a lot of success in America
Title
The hypomanic edge
Title remainder
the link between a little craziness and a lot of success in America
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John D. Gartner
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Language
eng
Summary
Why is America so rich and powerful? The answer lies in our genes, according to psychologist John Gartner. Hypomania, a genetically based mild form of mania, endows many of us with unusual energy, creativity, enthusiasm, and a propensity for taking risks. America has an extraordinarily high number of hypomanics--grandiose types who leap on every wacky idea that occurs to them, utterly convinced it will change the world. Market bubbles and ill-considered messianic crusades can be the downside. But there is an enormous upside in terms of spectacular entrepreneurial zeal, drive for innovation, and material success. Why is America so hypomanic? It is populated primarily by immigrants. This self-selection process is the boldest natural experiment ever conducted. Those who had the will, optimism, and daring to take the leap into the unknown have passed those traits on to their descendants.--From publisher description
Summary
Explores the American pervasiveness of hypomania, a genetically based, mild form of mania that endows certain people with high energy, creativity, and a propensity for risk-taking
Biography type
contains biographical information
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226820
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gartner, John D
Dewey number
362.196/895/00922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC516
LC item number
.G376 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Hypomania
  • Hypomania
Target audience
adult
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the link between a little craziness and a lot of success in America
Label
The hypomanic edge : the link between a little craziness and a lot of success in America, John D. Gartner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-340) and index
Control code
16844196
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
354 p.
Isbn
9780743243445
Lccn
2004062624
Other control number
9780743243445
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm57010089
Label
The hypomanic edge : the link between a little craziness and a lot of success in America, John D. Gartner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-340) and index
Control code
16844196
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
354 p.
Isbn
9780743243445
Lccn
2004062624
Other control number
9780743243445
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm57010089

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