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"Overcoming Dyslexia" (May 13, 2002)

By Erin Smith  |  Contact Holly Foster 315-859-4068
Posted May 13, 2002
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Fortune Magazine has examined the successes of prominent CEOs and top executives to show that even a challenge as great as dyslexia can be met and overcome. Featured is celebrated trial attorney David Boies, whose son, battling with dyslexia all his life, graduated from Hamilton summa cum laude. Boies comments, "In this environment you get young children who think they are masters of the universe, and children who think they are failures, when they're 10 years old. They're both wrong. And neither is well served by that misconception."

Other top executives featured in the article include: Richard Branson, who developed Virgin Records and Virgin Atlantic Airways; Charles Schwab, who virtually created the discount brokerage business; and John Chambers, a CEO of Cisco.

The article also includes a list of other "dyslexic achievers," including Cher, Erin Brockovich Ellis, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Hewlett, Bruce Jenner, Jay Leno, Nolan Ryan and Nelson Rockefeller to name a few.


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