Dyslexic and entrepreneur: typologies, commonalities and differences

Abstract

There is anecdotal evidence as well as a small but growing research literature indicating there may be a higher incidence of dyslexia amongst entrepreneurs compared to business managers and to the general population. Studies indicate that while dyslexics may resist entry into mainstream businesses due to their generally low literacy levels, there appears to be no such barrier for dyslexics wanting to start new ventures. Given that dyslexics also dislike imposed structure, have strong oral and spatial skills, are intuitive/insightful/curious as well as resilient and determined, it is not surprising that they gravitate toward self-employment as opposed to highly organised corporate professions

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oai:vtl.cc.swin.edu.au:swin:34202Last time updated on 5/26/2016

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