On Saturday, Erika Andersen published an article about the death of the MBA in Forbes online. She outlined a few skills that she sees as important for entrepreneurs and business leaders and explained why a 150K MBA might not be the best way to get these skills. As I read her list, I was surprised at how many of the skills seemed to overlap with some of the more positive ADHD traits. With a little bit of discipline, the new economy may prove to be a great place for your child with ADHD to explore her talents.
Andersen describes a set of traits that make someone a “Master of Mastery,” that is a person who learns quickly and adapts to changing situations. While some of the traits come naturally to ADHD people, others can be learned with practice. According to Andersen, people with the whole group of traits will be unstoppable in the new economy.