Today’s successful entrepreneur might possess an MBA, well-connected parents and plenty of chutzpah, but there’s one often misunderstood component and it goes by the four-letter acronym known as ADHD.
Experts say Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological condition shared by most entrepreneurs, some of whom have a knack for controlling their ADHD so they can foster success in their professional lives.
Great article on John Allison, an Executive Creative Director at 4Creative, Channel 4’s in-house creative agency, who was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a condition he has lived with all his life and which has had a significant impact on his personal life and work. Here he talks to Creative Review magazine about ‘coming out’ to colleagues and friends as suffering from a mental health condition, and the importance of asking for help if you are struggling!
Learn faster. Retain more. Perform better on tests. Yes, really. With these research-based techniques for studying with ADHD, teens can do better on exams without pulling all-nighters.
Tim Lott may have written nine books and won a Whitbread award, but he also suffers from depression, struggles to finish tasks and has a poor track record in relationships. It is only since a doctor diagnosed him with an attention deficit disorder – at the age of 61 – that his life has begun to make sense.
December 2016. I am travelling on the 11.10 to Crewe, where I will change for Liverpool Lime Street. Shortly after I arrive there, in a city of which I know practically nothing, I will at last find out who I am.
As many as nine million adults in America have ADHD, and most of them are part of the national workforce. Unfortunately, many of them struggle in their employment roles.
One survey found that 50 percent of adults with ADHD are unable to maintain a full-time job. Even when adults with ADHD do hold down full-time employment, the odds are good they’ll make less than their peers. And they’re still more likely to be fired or rack up absences at work.