The Hypomanic Edge has ratings and 25 reviews. Sandy said: READ THIS BOOK! The content of this book was no surprise to me. A first generation immig. The Hypomanic Entrepreneur. The s will be remembered as the age of Internet mania, a time when entrepreneurs making grandiose. THE HYPOMANIC EDGE: The Bipolar Disorder That Made America the Most Successful Nation in the World. John Gartner, Author.

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Also, this work is not a rigorous scientific defense of his thesis that immigrants with a higher proportion of hyperthymian than those who stayed in the Old World have been a significant factor in American culture. This in itself is quite noteworthy and refreshing, and I’m sure the book will be rewarding to most who open it. The author offers us few useful insights into the lives of these historical figures, nor does he seem to have any qualms about framing his case for an “American temperament” solely in male terms.

One now understood better why he regularly rented palatial office space he could not afford and why his wife hid the checkbook. He argues that hypomania—a mild form of mania—drove many of America’s most famous leaders and entrepreneurs to succeed.

To show America’s development through a kind of time-lapse photography, I searched for people from each century of our five-hundred-year history who played a leading role in America’s growth, especially her economic growth. He is a graduate of Princeton University.

The Hypomanic Edge : The Link Between (A Little) Craziness and (A Lot of) Success in America

True Crime Children’s Books. Successful entrepreneurs are not just braggarts. He sensed that the American motivation to get rich was more about the excitement of making money than it was about wealth itself.

Description Why is America so rich and powerful?

The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (A Little) Craziness and (A Lot of) Success in America

He feels brilliant, special, chosen, perhaps even destined to change the world. Get our latest book recommendations, author news, and competitions right to your inbox. Three cherries produces a moderate payout: Being born and raised in what became Silicon Valley, what Gartner says is somewhat old hat ecge me.


An immigrant who doesn’t speak the language of his new country might find economic opportunities limited outside ethnic niche industries, such as Korean grocery stores, where fellow countrymen can help him start his own hypo,anic. Commercial business is there like a vast lottery, by which a small number of men continually lose, but the state is always the gainer The next gold rush, the next boom, the next market mania is coming.

Three cheers for Gartner. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Americans believed so deeply in the “virtue” of “commercial temerity” that they had all but removed the stigma surrounding financial failure: Gartner has captured the latter form of writing hypoomanic handily in The Hypomanic Edge. Hyponanic terms like “depression” and “hypomania” to Winthrop’s spiritual ups and downs, for instance, is anachronistic and reductionist.

Not all hypomanics cycle down into depression. Media Coverage The reviews section has a growing sampling of the amazing news coverage The Hypomanic Edge is receiving in the National Press.

In every census from toas long as they have been hypomxnic records, immigrants were significantly more likely to be self-employed than natives. America has an extraordinarily hypomxnic number of hypomanics — grandiose types who leap on every wacky idea that occurs to them, utterly convinced it will change the world. It led me to some other things I want to read and research. From our studies of the brain we now know that mood is an intrinsic part of the apparatus that controls motivation.

He is witty and gregarious. We’ve changed little in that regard since Tocqueville’s day.

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Tocqueville noticed that Americans were entrepreneurial risk takers: Books by John D. He confesses that Gross converted him into a believer: Alexis de Tocqueville, a Frenchman who traveled throughout America in the s, was among the first to define the American character.

He also contends that hypomania is a peculiarly American trait. While hypomwnic have no cross-cultural studies of hypomania, we can infer that we would find increased levels of hypomania among immigrant-rich nations like America, since mania and hypomania run together in the same families.

They were not “well adjusted” by ordinary standards but instead forced the world to adjust to them.

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Captains Outrageous America has been good to hypomanics — a land of opportunity that has liberated their energies and lifted their edgd. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. That hypomania is so much more common than mania may give us a crucial clue to its genetic function and evolutionary importance. I was even a millionaire on paper for one exhilarating day in March at the peak of the market, before my edfe lost 90 percent of its value.

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New Releases Books and The City. He bubbled over with irrepressible optimism. Such hypomanix entrepreneurs” will tell you that they shake off failure like a dog shakes off water and are soon raring to go again with a new idea. Much to like here, particularly for me the author’s perspective on Alexander Hamilton.