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Dyslexic Innovation: GOOGLE (X) CAPTAIN Astro Teller [Premium]

Many of the world’s greatest innovators are dyslexic. These creators with a capital ‘C’, more often than not, arrive at their conclusions through wild leaps of their ideas rather than incremental, step-by-step invention. This pattern, which appears in so many accomplished people in every type of field and discipline, should be telling us what […]

The Power of Different – Exclusive Interview

Dr. Gail Saltz has a hit book on her hands, and it’s called The Power of Different.

In addition to being a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, she grew up with a brother who’d win a Nobel Prize. Gail was kind enough to talk to her about what she learned about the genius of […]

DEAN KAMEN INVENTOR [Premium]

“If you start to do things you’ve never done before, you’re probably going to fail at least some of the time…and I say that’s ok.” – Dean Kamen Dean Kamen is one of the world’s most prolific inventors with over 440 patents to his name – including the Segway, the Luke Arm (robotic prosthesis), a […]
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How Herd Aversion Helps Adult Dyslexics [Premium]

“I have herd aversion to the point it’s ridiculous.” – Vince Flynn In our earliest interviews with adult dyslexics in research for our book, a recurring theme of “herd aversion” emerged. Herd aversion or tendency to avoid group think – seems to be a common feature among some of the most innovative and pioneering men […]
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Harvard Genetics Professor George Church on Dyslexia and Failing

“If you’re not failing, You’re probably not trying as hard as you could be.” – Dyslexic Harvard Genetics Professor George Church

From Harvard’s Gazette:

Church had an erratic path through higher education like many dyslexic students, but his path shows a lot of ingenuity, passion, and dogged persistence in spite of not learning to read well.

As […]

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 […]

Why Are So Many Dyslexic Student Good at Science? [Premium]

Nobel Prize winners, MacArthur Geniuses, Engineers of the Century, SiliconValley pioneers, and more. Why are so many dyslexic people exceptional at science and tech? Here are 5 Reasons (there are many more…):
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