This week on Chutzpah, meet Peter Shankman — author, entrepreneur, licensed skydiver and Ironman triathlon veteran.
Shankman — who helped found AOL Newsroom and founded HARO (Help A Reporter Out), a listserv database that helps reporters get the information quickly — also has ADHD, and he’s not quiet about it. Over the past few years, he has worked to reframe the conditions commonly thought of as “disorders” as gifts. On his podcast, “Faster Than Normal,” Shankman interviews people who succeed not despite neuroatypical conditions like ADHD or dyslexia, but because of them. If you want to know more about Shankman’s simple rules for life-success, outrageous physical feats and how to rise against the odds, you’re in the right place.