CHAPTER 12

The Dyslexia Myth—the Catalyst for Many Leaders

Dyslexics have long faced jokes over their disability, such as “Scrabble was invented by Nazis to piss off kids with dyslexia” (Eddie Izzard) (95). All well intentional, but dyslexia has been seen for many years as a weakness, when, in truth, it has been a major strength. For hospitality, it has been the source of great talent. Many of the great general managers and chefs have been dyslexia sufferers. If one reads the roll call of those who suffered from dyslexia, then one soon realizes how any negative perspective was foolish.

Children with disabilities are stronger than we know, they fight the battles that most will never know (96).—Misti Renea Neely

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