WESeminar: Ben Foss - Fail Early, Succeed Often: Why One Third of Entrepreneurs are Dyslexic and What This Reveals About Innovation

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 3:00pm
CFA Hall


Ben Foss '95, a dyslexic entrepreneur, had a hard time in early education, but went on to invest in startups at Intel and invent technology for the chipmaker. He now coaches early stage companies in Silicon Valley. He is author of The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan (Random House 2013) and holds a J.D./M.B.A. from Stanford.

One third of successful entrepreneurs are dyslexic, including Charles Schwab, Richard Branson, Barbara Cochran, and Magic Johnson.  This talk will help explain why dyslexic individuals thrive in innovative businesses and what this teaches us about break through companies.  Anyone who wants to better understand resiliency, dyslexia, or entrepreneurship should attend.

Introduction by Peter Kilby, Professor of Economics, Emeritus.