HERE ARE SOME OF THE GENTLEMEN,INSPITE OF THEIR DISABILITIES SHOOK THE WORLD WITH THEIR VICTORIES……JUST READ AND GET INSPIRED
Richard Branson’s dyslexia made high school especially difficult
The wildly wealthy head of Virgin used to routinely fail standardized tests in school due to his dyslexia. When he started an alternative newspaper at his high school and filled it with worthwhile content, the headmaster of the school said, “Congratulations, Branson. I predict that you will either go to prison or become a millionaire.”
Peter Kight started his own company because of his ADD
Mr. Kight is the founder of CheckFree Corporation, which was acquired by Fiserv in 2007. From 2007 until early 2010, he served as Fiserv?s Vice Chairman and, from 1981 to 2007, he served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CheckFree Corporation. Mr. Kight is currently a managing partner of Comvest Investment Partners. In the past five years, in addition to Fiserv, Mr. Kight served a director of CheckFree Corporation, Akamai Technologies, Inc. (current), a publicly traded company that distributes computing solutions and services, and Manhattan Associates, Inc. (current), a publicly traded company that provides supply chain planning and execution solutions. The board concluded that Mr. Kight should be a director of the company because he is a pioneer in the financial services technology industry, specifically in the areas of electronic funds transfer, online banking and electronic billing and payment, and because he continues to drive industry innovation and product development. Principal Occupation: Managing Partner, Comvest Investment Partners.
The CEO of Kinkos embraced his dyslexia and ADD when he started his company
Orfalea calls his learning disabilities “learning opportunities.” In his case, his learning style helped him see the big picture and not worry about tiny details — very good skills for a businessman who has lots of ideas.
For group projects in school, Orfalea would take care of photocopying the notes for everyone in order to get out of writing them. It makes sense that he would end up starting the largest copy shop in the world
John Chambers overcame his dyslexia with an optimistic attitude
The CEO of Cisco said he wishes he had made his struggles with reading more public: “You consider it a weakness and you don’t share your weaknesses. And you don’t realize that it helps others who have this issue, and also your family.”
Asperger’s syndrome didn’t stop Bram Cohen from changing the internet forever
While not necessarily a learning disability, Asperger’s syndrome kept Bram Cohen firmly rooted in a world of patterns, puzzles, and computers. This was a big asset when he created BitTorrent, a disruptive technology that lets people transfer huge amounts of information over the Internet.
David Neeleman is famously frank about his ADHD
The CEO of JetBlue calls his ADHD an asset. He said, “One of the weird things about the type of ADHD I have is, if you have something you are really, really passionate about, then you are really, really good about focusing on that thing.”
He says his ADHD led to him creating JetBlue’s e-ticketing system!!
Charles Schwab deals with his dyslexia every day
Schwab didn’t even realize his condition had a name until his son was diagnosed with it based on his same symptoms. He’s since become quite candid about it, and founded SparkTop.org to help kids aged 8-12 to tackles their own learning disabilities
Ikea’s name comes from its founder’s dyslexia
Ikea is actually an acronym of founder Ingvar Kamprad’s initials, Elmtaryd, the farm where he grew up, and the nearby village of Agunnyard. He picked Swedish-sounding names for all the products so that he wouldn’t have to remember strings of letters and numbers.
Reading difficulty didn’t stop Tommy Hilfiger from designing popular clothing
Hilfiger said, “I performed poorly at school, when I attended, that is, and was perceived as stupid because of my dyslexia. I still have trouble reading. I have to concentrate very hard at going left to right, left to right, otherwise my eye just wanders to the bottom of the page”.
The Apple founder is dyslexic
Dyslexia might make it more difficult for Steve to read, but it certainly hasn’t slowed down his desire to innovate.
Dyslexia didn’t stop the founder of HP
Bill Hewlett co-founded Hewlett-Packard, and became the world’s second largest company of the world at one point…..is’nt that fantastic..!!
Henry Ford was dyslexic
He’s credited with building the first practical automobile and he helped create a middle class in America. He had fierce ambition: “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal,” he once said
Ted Turner made his fortune despite a learning disability
The CEO of the Turner Broadcasting System surrounds himself with lots of talented people who specialize in different areas — that way, he can tackle any problem. That strategy has worked well: he’s worth roughly $2 billion.
WHEN THESE GENTLEMEN WITH SOME DISORDERS HAVE SHOOK THE WORLD WITH THEIR WORLD…….THEN WHY CAN’T WE ,THOUGH WE PERFECTLY ALRIGHT…!!!
COME ON GUYS THINK DIFFERENT AND BE DIFFERENT
LET ME REPEAT IT ONCE AGAIN THAT, THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LEADER AND A FOLLOWER IS “CREATIVITY”
SO, BE CREATIVE AND BE A LEADER……!!