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Thursday, December 06, 2021

Not to sound overly callous regarding a legitimate learning and comprehension disorder, but I now I know why so many businesspeople can’t write so much as a halfway-legible email:

The report, compiled by Julie Logan, a professor of entrepreneurship at the Cass Business School in London, found that more than a third of the entrepreneurs she had surveyed — 35 percent — identified themselves as dyslexic. The study also concluded that dyslexics were more likely than nondyslexics to delegate authority, to excel in oral communication and problem solving and were twice as likely to own two or more businesses…

One reason that dyslexics are drawn to entrepreneurship, Professor Logan said, is that strategies they have used since childhood to offset their weaknesses in written communication and organizational ability — identifying trustworthy people and handing over major responsibilities to them — can be applied to businesses.

“The willingness to delegate authority gives them a significant advantage over nondyslexic entrepreneurs, who tend to view their business as their baby and like to be in total control,” she said.

Basically, dyslexia requires people to get creative in wriggling around everyday challenges, and that skill encourages them to take on ever-greater challenges. An upside to not being able to read, even if the rest of us have to muddle through the lack of communication.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 12/06/2021 11:25:48 PM
Category: Business, Creative
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