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A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness - Community Reviews back

by Nassir Ghaemi
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Minor Characters rated it 6 years ago
The GoodA First-Rate Madness has a fascinating premise: that in times of crisis, mentally abnormal leaders are more effective than mentally healthy ones. For various reasons, many of which are included in this book, I actually tend to agree with the author, and even if I didn't, his theory would b...
warren rated it 6 years ago
Disclaimer: I won this book. I'm reviewing it, even though I didn't pay for it. Beyond the nice people at Penguin Publishing mailing the book to my house in a white, padded envelope (sadly *not* reusable) there was nothing else implied by me or the publisher in my reading it. No promise of any more ...
lanewillson rated it 7 years ago
A First-Rate Madness by Nassir Ghaemi has a very interesting premise that mental illness has impacted many of our greatest leaders, and done so in a very favorable manor. General Sherman, President Lincoln, FDR, Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, and others are legendary leaders each of who w...
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Chew & Digest Books rated it 7 years ago
A few things stopped me from giving this 5 stars. *What is Ted Turner doing being compared to FDR, Sherman, Kennedy, Ghandi, etc.?*The repetition of phrases. Some were helpful, like restating what a particular term meant. Others got old, as in "As we will soon see...."*There was an obvious prejudice...
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