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Published on January 25, 2008

Author: Maria

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Student Number One was spanked by his teachers for bad grades and poor attitude. He dropped out of school at 16.:  Student Number One was spanked by his teachers for bad grades and poor attitude. He dropped out of school at 16. Student Number Two failed remedial English and came close to flunking out of college.:  Student Number Two failed remedial English and came close to flunking out of college. Student Number Three feared he would never make it through school and might not have without a tutor.:  Student Number Three feared he would never make it through school and might not have without a tutor. Student Number Four finally learned to read in third grade, devouring Marvel Comics, whose pictures provided clues to help him untangle the words.:  Student Number Four finally learned to read in third grade, devouring Marvel Comics, whose pictures provided clues to help him untangle the words. Student #1 Richard Branson:  Student #1 Richard Branson Developed Britain’s Virgin Records and Atlantic Airways Richard Branson “At some point, I think I decided that being dyslexic was better than being stupid.”:  Richard Branson “At some point, I think I decided that being dyslexic was better than being stupid.” Student #2 Charles Schwab:  Student #2 Charles Schwab Created the Discount Brokerage Business Dyslexics don’t outgrow their problems. Reading and writing could be hard work all their lives. Schwab – very strong in math, science and sports –but English was a disconnect. He couldn’t listen to a lecture and take notes.:  Dyslexics don’t outgrow their problems. Reading and writing could be hard work all their lives. Schwab – very strong in math, science and sports –but English was a disconnect. He couldn’t listen to a lecture and take notes. He couldn’t memorize four words in a row.:  He couldn’t memorize four words in a row.   Brain's Lobes Student #3 John Chambers:  Student #3 John Chambers CEO of CISCO Dyslexic Each year John Chambers increases Cisco’s profits by 2 billion dollars Chambers – “This is very painful to talk about, even today. The only reason I am talking about it is 100% for the kids and their parents.”:  Chambers – “This is very painful to talk about, even today. The only reason I am talking about it is 100% for the kids and their parents.” You have just got to learn your way through it. What works is to go a little slower.:  You have just got to learn your way through it. What works is to go a little slower. Chambers reads right to left up and down:  Chambers reads right to left up and down Student #4 David Boies:  Student #4 David Boies Celebrated Trial Attorney The guy who beat Microsoft Dyslexic Boies “It is a disability in learning. It is not an intelligence disability. It doesn’t mean you can’t think.”:  Boies “It is a disability in learning. It is not an intelligence disability. It doesn’t mean you can’t think.” What do they have in common? They are all :  What do they have in common? They are all Craig McCaw:  Craig McCaw Billionaire – Cellular Industry Thinks differently – invented the cell phone because he couldn’t see why people would want to be tied to the wall by a six foot cord. All the other experts thought he was crazy. But he could vision a person standing in their front yard talking on a phone. No one else could. Learning Disabilities have NOTHING to do with intelligence.:  Learning Disabilities have NOTHING to do with intelligence. John Reed:  John Reed Led Citibank to the top of the banking industry Donald Winkler:  Donald Winkler Headed up Ford Financial Winkler remembers coming home from school bloodied by fights he’d had with kids who called him dumb. :  Winkler remembers coming home from school bloodied by fights he’d had with kids who called him dumb. Gaston Caperton:  Gaston Caperton Former Governor of West Virginia Head of the College Board If you can survive childhood, you will be great in the business world.:  If you can survive childhood, you will be great in the business world. Paul Orfala:  Paul Orfala Founder of Kino’s 800 stores around the world Orfala failed second grade and spend part of third in a class of mentally retarded children. He could not learn to read. He was taken to testers, tutors, therapists, special reading groups, and eye doctors. Nothing worked.:  Orfala failed second grade and spend part of third in a class of mentally retarded children. He could not learn to read. He was taken to testers, tutors, therapists, special reading groups, and eye doctors. Nothing worked. Orfala – As young classmates read aloud, I felt as if angels must be whispering the words in their ears.:  Orfala – As young classmates read aloud, I felt as if angels must be whispering the words in their ears. I have always been a bad reader. I was 40 years old before I would let anyone see my handwriting. Never made it through high school.:  I have always been a bad reader. I was 40 years old before I would let anyone see my handwriting. Never made it through high school. Orfala in college did all the photocopying for his writing team working on a business project. That copying gave him the idea for Kinko’s.:  Orfala in college did all the photocopying for his writing team working on a business project. That copying gave him the idea for Kinko’s. Diane Swonk:  Diane Swonk Chief Economist of Bank One Can’t remember phone numbers Forgets which way to turn when she gets off the elevator. Forgets which number is her train Bill Samuels, Jr.:  Bill Samuels, Jr. President of Maker’s Mark Dyslexic http://www.brainconnection.com/topics/?main=anim/plastic Think in 3D Like having a CAD in your brain Thinking in MOVIES not words:  Think in 3D Like having a CAD in your brain Thinking in MOVIES not words Winston Churchill:  Winston Churchill Prime Minister of Great Britain Writing and reading problems Albert Einstein:  Albert Einstein Physicist and Mathematician Greatest mind of the 20th century Dyslexics think outside the box.:  Dyslexics think outside the box. Cerebral Cortex Neurons Hippocampus Neurons Dyslexics don’t outgrow their problems. They learn to manage them. Without coaching, the problems can snuff out dreams and make people give up. :  Dyslexics don’t outgrow their problems. They learn to manage them. Without coaching, the problems can snuff out dreams and make people give up. Dyslexia Superstar :  Dyslexia Superstar Slide38:  Whoopi Goldberg Actress and Superstar Scott Adams - Dilbert:  Scott Adams - Dilbert Jay Leno Tonight Show Bill Hewlitt – HP Laserjets:  Bill Hewlitt – HP Laserjets Leonardo Da Vinci:  Leonardo Da Vinci

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