Adult ADHD: How to Succeed as a Hunter in a Farmer’s World

Title: Adult ADHD: How to Succeed as a Hunter in a Farmer’s World
Author:           Thom Hartmann
Genre:              Non-Fiction, Business, Psychology/Health

Publisher:       Park Street Press

Released?        June 19, 2016
Source:            The publisher provided a galley proof in exchange for an honest review.
Rating:             4 out of 5 stars

This is a new edition of this title. I’m sorry I missed the first one, I think I would have found it very helpful as I started various businesses at the time of it’s publication. This title’s genre is listed as psychology/health, but I found it invaluable as a business title. It starts with the premise that we live in a farmer’s world that is a very static environment and that the hunters of old exhibited characteristics of ADHD to accommodate the rapidly changing situation of the hunt. Both types are valuable according to Hartmann. The “farmers” handling the details and follow-up while the “hunters” handle the creative side, the sales, the start up excitement. As someone who as not been diagnosed by a health professional as ADHD, but who identifies more closely with Hartmann’s “hunter” this book would have been a huge help back in the day.

Hartmann provides strategies for “hunters” to cope with the mundane if they don’t have a “farmer” to help, or if that “farmer” happens to be a spouse and the success stories of other “hunters” who have used their ADHD to their advantage. Apparently, “hunter” is the old “entrepreneur.”

What’s best about this work is that Hartmann discusses the positive side of ADHD and that it’s really not a curse, but more of a blessing. 4 out of 5 stars.



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