How Obsession and Compulsion Powered American Genius

April 23, 2017

There are certain qualities that are common to all great innovators. They have to be tenacious, independent, ambitious, and it certainly doesn’t hurt to be a little obsessive.

In his book “America’s Obsessives,” journalist Joshua Kendall profiles 7 iconic American innovators, from Steve Jobs to Estee Lauder to baseball legend Ted Williams. He explains how these all-American super achievers were able to channel their compulsions into greatness.