A teacher once told Gary Cohn’s parents that if they were lucky, he might grow up to be a truck driver. “I was a horrible student,” Cohn, the president and COO of Goldman Sachs, told a room full of teachers. On Thursday night, Cohn was honored at Teach For America’s Annual New York City Benefit […]
The data is hard to believe: It has long been known that dyslexics are drawn to running their own businesses, where they can get around their weaknesses in reading and writing and play on their strengths. But a new study of entrepreneurs in the United States suggests that dyslexia is much more common among small-business owners than […]
Humorous and tender stories told from the point of view of people who actually have dyslexia (not experts) and yes the animation is the same as Zero Punctuation so sue me, bad choice of words there.
Born: 1956 As a child, Mackenzie Thorpe had a problem learning to read and write. Some people thought he would never be able to communicate effectively with others. Art is not about the object itself, any piece of art is a vehicle to bring you an experience, to provoke a thought, an emotion, or a new perspective. The art […]
Little Allison was so excited. After years of struggling in school she finally had an assignment she thought she could do well. Unfortunately, the school system turned her excitement into despair. The one time I could have been singled out as having talent I ended up being unfairly punished. I was in third grade and we […]
Born: March 18, 1844 Died: June 21, 1908 As a student in school, Nikolai Rimsky struggled to learn. But as student of music, he excelled. A pupil like myself had to submit to Balakirev a proposed composition in its embryo, say, even the first four or eight bars. Balakirev would immediately make corrections, indicating how to recast such an […]
Like many dyslexics, Dave Morrison has used his combination of observation with creative thinking to succeed in business. That is how he got the idea to create “Express Workout.” We sat in the lobby of one of our full-service clubs several years ago and watched our members come and go. At the end of the day we realized that […]
Born: February 5, 1920 Died: January 2. 1998 It stands to reasons that any boy born and raised in an English pub would have a good sense of humor. And Frank Muir supported that idea. Though he did poorly in school, he continued to learn on his own throughout his life, developing such a sophisticated grasp of the English […]