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Get Things Done: What Stops Smart People Achieving More and How You Can Change by Robert Kelsey

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Conditions and Types

Yet there are those claiming our productive or organizational malaise isn't developmental at all. And it's certainly not the result of low self-esteem. Debate rages, but many professionals think the disorganized mind is a diseased mind, and therefore incapable of organizational competence (at least without medical treatment).

Recent decades have seen the ‘discovery’ of a plethora of illnesses to explain away our productive deficiencies; many – according to their detractors – conforming more to lifestyle trends than hard science.

Attention deficit disorder (ADD or ADHD if including hyperactivity) is probably the best known. A neurobiological condition, ADD is an indication of brain damage or underdevelopment, perhaps to ...

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