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Dyslexic? Richard Branson
Actually, scores of famous and glamorous people are dyslexic.
incredible story! Richard Branson… this is how creativity comes about!
In 1966, a dyslexic sixteen–year–old boy dropped out of school and he definitely got his money’s worth!
How many of us have had flights cancelled and considered it the end of the world at times?
Richard Branson opted for a more creative solution! Take a look at how his mind works!
“I was in my late twenties, so I had a business, but nobody knew who I was at the time. I was headed to the Virgin Islands and I had a very pretty girl waiting for me, so I was — umm — determined to get there on time.
At the airport, my final flight to the Virgin Islands was cancelled because of maintenance or something. It was the last flight out that night.
I thought this was ridiculous, so I went and chartered a private airplane to take me to the Virgin Islands, which I did not have the money to do.
Then, I picked up a small blackboard, wrote “Virgin Airlines. $29.” on it, and went over to the group of people who had been on the flight that was cancelled.
I sold tickets for the rest of the seats on the charter plane, used their money to pay for the plane, and we all went to the Virgin Islands that night.”
For the full article: And here’s his video, Life at 30,000 feet on TED:




June 2023

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