Dyslexic Advantage in Entrepreneurship

How to Correct Your Child Without Discouraging them (31)Dyslexics tend to go through life unconventionally. They have to come up with alternative routes to garner successful results– and often by themselves. They regularly deal with adversity and build up resiliency.

This is why dyslexics excel in entrepreneurship, the dyslexic advantage.

In small businesses, almost nothing goes as planned and the likelihood of failure is high. Dyslexics learn from an early age that the odds are stacked against them and they must think creatively to surpass their barriers. Those without a learning disability may not have this same learning curve as a child which can lead to being risk adverse.

planning-meetingJulie Logan, a professor of entrepreneurship at the Cass Business School in London compiled a report regarding dyslexia in business. She found that 35 percent of entrepreneurs identified themselves as dyslexics in America. She also found that dyslexics are more likely to delegate authority and to excel in oral communication and problem solving and were twice as likely to own two or more businesses.

James Banister, a successful CEO has discovered that being dyslexic has advantages in business.

“Its strengths are ones which are particularly useful in building a strong company – problem-solving abilities, strong reasoning and being able to picture how circumstances will evolve,” he says in an interview with The Guardian. “I consciously focus on the wider picture and likely consequences, for example in formulating my business strategy. Dyslexia doesn’t impede my ability to see and analyze things – I may simply see them differently from other people.”

Lexercise provides children with the tools they will need to be successful in the real world, helping with the “school stuff” so they can go on and build upon their natural talents.

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Taylor Quinn

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Taylor is a senior studying communication at NC State University. As the Blog and PR intern for lexercise she utilizes her passion for writing to help inform parents of struggling readers, writers and spellers. She feels a connection to Lexercise through her love for children and their well-being.