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A learning disability often makes for a more visionary, innovative CEO

Ambassador Nancy Brinker

By David Cox (original source Quartz/Reuters)

“After 20 years at the top of Silicon Valley, John Chambers is stepping down as CEO of Cisco. As a dyslexic in an unrelenting corporate world, Chambers had to overcome many obstacles. But while posing daily challenges, dyslexia can also be a hidden gift.

“I’m currently in the midst of an ongoing war with my iPhone,” laughs Nancy Brinker, as our lunchtime chat turns to the ups and downs of 21st century technology. Brinker is the founder of Susan G. Komen, the global breast cancer charity which has raised more than $2.2 billion to raise awareness and fight the disease.”

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