Gartner unrolls life stories offering
repeated instances of recklessness, grandiosity, innovation:
Columbus, John Winthrop, Roger Williams, William Penn, Alexander
Hamilton, Andrew Carnegie, Louis B. Mayer and Craig Venter.
From published biographies (and with Venter, the human genome
scientist, interviews), Gartner extracts some great illustrations:
Theodore Roosevelt timed at 50 handshakes a minute; Hollywood
producer David O. Selznick smoking five packs a day. In many
readers, mood will elevate.
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