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When Struggling With Dyslexia Makes You a Better Entreprenuer

Ambassador Nancy Brinker

(original source Fast Company

For most people, dyslexia has negative connotations, but is it possible that the learning difference can make people better entrepreneurs?

According to Dr. Sally Shaywitz, co-director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity and the author of Overcoming Dyslexia, the highly prevalent learning difference is often misunderstood. According to her, dyslexia affects people of all intelligence levels, and it can provide fertile grounds for entrepreneurial success. “People who are dyslexic have learned how to deal with adversity,” says Shaywitz. “People who are dyslexic are so used to having challenges that they become resilient. Nothing puts them off.”

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