Richard Branson: How dyslexia made me a better businessman
Oct 15, 2015
react-text: 228 Billionaire and Virgin CEO Richard Branson has /react-text react-text: 230 opened up about his experiences as a child /react-text react-text: 231 growing up with dyslexia to mark National Dyslexia Awareness Month, in a bid to raise awareness of the condition. /react-text
react-text: 233 Branson said it made him a better businessman. /react-text
react-text: 235 In a blog post, Branson discusses how his dyslexia proved difficult during his studies as a child: “I struggled with dyslexia when I was at school, long before it was widely known—my teachers just thought I was just stupid, lazy or both,” he wrote. “Words just looked like jumbles of letters on the blackboard to me.” /react-text
react-text: 237 Instead of letting it get him down, however, Branson said he used it as an opportunity to succeed. /react-text
react-text: 239 “There are still many dyslexics out there, especially young people, who feel held back by their condition,” he wrote. “I used my dyslexia to my advantage and learned to delegate those tasks I wasn’t so good it. This freed me up to look at the bigger picture, and is one of the main reasons I have been able to expand the Virgin brand into so many different area”.