John Chambers
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By Benjamin Snyder
October 15, 2015

October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month, and you might be surprised to learn that some of the world’s top business leaders are dyslexic.

Dyslexia is characterized as a reading disorder in which the brain has trouble properly processing language, making it difficult to spell, read quickly, and write words.

“Dyslexia is a neurological condition caused by a different wiring of the brain. There is no cure for dyslexia and individuals with this condition must learn coping strategies,” according to the International Dyslexia Association. “Research indicates that dyslexia has no relationship to intelligence. Individuals with dyslexia are neither more nor less intelligent than the general population. But some say the way individuals with dyslexia think can actually be an asset in achieving success.”

In fact, many business leaders with dyslexia have attributed the condition to their success in business. Here’s a look at a few of those individuals.


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