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How a Young Dyslexic Entrepreneur Launched a $2 Million Business

 

When Henry’s 4th grade teacher announced a trading post project where students would have to come up with an idea to sell, Henry decided to make buttons instead of baking cookies or cupcakes which were the most commonly chosen products. With buttons like “I like Minecraft” or “Fall City Elementary”, Henry quickly sold his […]

[PREMIUM] ENTREPRENEURS – What Worked for Us

In research from the London School of Economics and City University London, successful dyslexic entrepreneurs were interviewed about their workplace strategies, challenges, and strengths. We’re grateful to Nicola Martin and Julie Logan for sharing their work. POSITIVE STRATEGIES: – Create a positive environment for your business – Delegate admin and clerical – proofreading and report […]
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Creator of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad – Dyslexic Entrepreneurs

Ingvar Kamprad grew up in poverty on a small farm in Sweden. His grandfather had killed himself after realizing he could no longer afford his mortgage. His grandmother was able to save the family farm.

Because Ingvar struggled in school because of his dyslexia and he shirked tasks like milking the cows, his father […]

Dyslexic Entrepreneur’s Advice for the Road [Premium]

Great advice from Stephen Key at Additude.

For many adult dyslexics, running your own business is the best way to build on strengths and create a positive working environment. Stephen offers the following helpful advice for those at the beginning their journey.

“1. I prepare for every situation.

My learning disability has caused me to fear the […]

Dyslexia, Thomas Watson Jr, and IBM

“While my father was achieving phenomenal success at IBM, I barely made it through high school. It took me three schools and six years before I finally graduated at 19.… He knew I was drifting, but never gave up.”
– Thomas Watson Jr, President of IBM, President Medal of Freedom Winner, US Ambassador to the […]

Dyslexia Cybersecurity CEO Lior Div – Hacking the Hackers

“Dyslexic people process visual information differently than most people, so instead of starting with letters or sounds, I looked at sentences or even paragraphs as a whole, and then broke them down into parts. That process – starting with the big picture and breaking things down – worked much better than the “normal” word-by-word, […]

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