Why business needs people with Asperger’s syndrome, attention-deficit disorder and dyslexia. - IN 1956 William Whyte argued in his bestseller, “The Organisation Man”, that companies were so in love with “well-rounded” executives that they fought a “fight against genius”.
Today many suffer from the opposite prejudice. Software firms gobble up anti-social geeks. Hollywood bends over backwards to accommodate the whims of creatives. Unlike the school playground, the marketplace is kind to misfits. Recruiters have noticed that the mental qualities that make a good computer programmer resemble those that might get you diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome
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