How Being Dyslexic and ‘Lousy in School’ Made Shark Tank Star Barbara Corcoran a Better Entrepreneur

“Corcoran doesn’t feel sorry for herself and she never uses dyslexia as a crutch, she says. Instead, the former pigtailed diner waitress, who had 20 jobs before the age of 23, leverages lessons learned from coping with dyslexia to fuel her famously feisty entrepreneurial fire.”

“It made me more creative, more social and more competitive,” Corcoran said. “There’s a great freedom to being dyslexic… if you can avoid labeling yourself as a loser in a school system that measures people by As and Bs. And the kids that are so good at school, that don’t have to fight for it, very often they don’t do as well in life and business because they’re not flexible. There’s no system dictated to them out there like it is in school and they certainly tend not to make good entrepreneurs.”

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