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A First-Rate Madness by S. Nassir Ghaemi
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Nov 28, 2016

really liked it
bookshelves: leadership, psychology

An interesting perspective that mental abnormality and illness may confer some really cool benefits when it comes to leadership. Books like this will hopefully reduce stigma associated with mental illness. A brave effort indeed by Ghaemi to retrospectively diagnose many leaders with mental health and illness and make his case. Not a typical psychology book, but more of psychobiography of prominent leaders. A good read nevertheless.
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Quotes Sandeep Liked

S. Nassir Ghaemi
“The depressed person is mired in the past; the manic person is obsessed with the future. Both destroy the present in the process.”
Nassir Ghaemi, A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness


Reading Progress

November 25, 2016 – Started Reading
November 25, 2016 – Shelved
November 28, 2016 – Shelved as: leadership
November 28, 2016 – Shelved as: psychology
November 28, 2016 – Finished Reading

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