Today on The Gist, how common is the phenomenon of the historic genius or eccentric CEO who needs less sleep than the rest of us? Could more of us benefit from less sleep? Mike asks Maria Konnikova of the New Yorker to open our eyes about sleep deprivation, the latest in a series we call “Is That Bulls--t?” For the Spiel, Burwell or not so well.
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