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Sir Richard Branson has dyslexia and had poor academic performance as a student.  At the age of 16, he had his first successful business venture. Today he is the 212th richest person in the world according to Forbes’ 2009 (Updated 03.10.10) list of billionaires best known for his Virgin Group of over 360 companies.

Not a small feat!

What truly makes a man with a perceived disadvantage in early years, grow into a  phenomena  or a Brand?  Is it a burning desire?  Is it a  passion, a dream or a vision?  Is it luck? 



  (Ref:  05/10/2010 15:45



  1. Dyslexics are highly creative and visual. They find solutions in ways that people without dyslexia have trouble thinking of. Rather than being an impediment for Richard Branson and many other successful men and women, their dyslexia has actually played a big role in their success.

    • This is great positive and empowering information. This certainly demonstrate to me how we have more often than not a tendency to perceive certain “conditions” to be an impediment in our individual ability to succeed in life (whatever success means for each and every one of us) and yet quite the opposite is the truth. Furthermore, this emphasises how we sometimes use a physical or mental impediment to justify our position and play victims or or play helpless and blame the adversity as a reason for giving up; as a reason for not showing up and making a difference.

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