Hodges University professor Dr. Gene Landrum has announced the publication of his twelfth book. His new book, Paranoia & Power – the Fear and Fame of Entertainment Icons, finds that most eminent people have the same fears and foibles as others possess, but are able to attack those inner qualms better. Dr. Landrum contends that in some, fear can inhibit, where in others, in can motivate.
“Afraid of swimming? Take scuba lessons,” says Dr. Landrum. “Once you stare fear in the face it disappears magically and often becomes strength.”
In the book, he cites several examples of successful people who turned their fear into power. “The only time Steven Spielberg was not afraid of the dark was in a theater, where he could escape into a fantasy. Did that have much to do with his $2 billion net worth? Plenty,” says Landrum.
Dr. Landrum is a businessman turned educator and author. He originated the Chuck E. Cheese concept of family entertainment among other entrepreneurial ventures and after many years of interacting with creative and overachieving personalities decided to write about what made them tick. He is now a full-time professor at the Kenneth Oscar Johnson School of Business at Hodges University.
For additional information, contact Dr. Gene Landrum at (239) 513-1122.