Joshua Kendall is an award-winning freelance journalist and biographer.   His new book is America’s Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation.

Brain Power

Companies are discovering the untapped brainpower of a group long thought ill suited to the office: adults on the autism spectrum. Joshua Kendall, author of America’s Obsessives, reports on one Danish man’s mission to employ the seemingly unemployable—and successful famous obsessives (think Jefferson and Heinz) in American history.