The Obsessive Behavior of America's Most Successful People

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was so attentive to cleanliness he would crawl on the floor looking for specks of dust on the equipment. Charles Lindbergh would make detailed to-do lists for his children and had his wife document every penny they spent. Ketchup king Henry Heinz used a tape measure to document every square inch of the ship he sailed on. Journalist Joshua Kendall says it was that laser-like focus, along with a touch of madness, that made people like Jobs and others like makeup mogul Estee Lauder and Thomas Jefferson as successful as they were. He joins us to talk about his new book, "America's Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation."


Joshua Kendall, journalist and author of "America's Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation"