Young Charles Schwab’s face was dominated by ungainly glasses with large lenses and geeky black rims. Every day, the fair-haired college freshman continued in his miserable struggle to keep up with his studies and classmates. Handicapped by learning disabilities, he had already flunked English and French. Growing up in Sacramento, he relied on classic comic books to make his way through reading assignments. That was no longer enough. Any courses that demanded critical reading and writing were simply overwhelming. For Chuck, it was a daily battle just to move his eyes across a page to absorb a little of what he read.

He dreaded the thought of anyone ...

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