The book The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (a Little) Craziness and (a Lot of) Success in America has a lot of buzz going on around it. Tom wrote about it in March, in a blog entry called "Nuts!," where he said, "'nuts' is the source of our economic might. ... I'm quite taken by John Gartner's new [book]." Hypomanic Edge has been featured in many national, business, and international publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and the International Herald Tribune (paid subscriptions required except Fortune). Perhaps its ultimate tribute is to come—it is to be featured in the New York Times Magazine's annual "Year in Ideas" issue, which highlights the "most innovative, controversial, and exciting ideas of the year."
We interviewed John Gartner, the author of The Hypomanic Edge, and we're glad to have him join the ranks of our Cool Friends. Read the interview here. You can also visit his website, hypomanicedge.com.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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