Entrepreneurs are often dyslexic, to some extent…

and Chris Dawson, who set up The Range, being interviewed by Peter Jones in this video below seem to example this. This is part of a Peter Jones programme in which he interviews successful business people.

This link starts at an extract, where Chris Dawson admits his dyslexia and Peter discusses it in the wider context.

https://youtu.be/mhxLuG7qtwA?t=34m4s

Thanks to Chris for this video.

 

 

 

 

 

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Proud of student success

We are proud to share further news on Paul Whittington, an ALS student who has cerebral palsy. Paul has submitted his final PhD thesis and will be graduating as Dr Whittington in November! He has now started his 3-year post-doctoral researcher position in the Faculty of Science and Technology at BU. 

And if it’s not enough…Paul’s car and the system that he developed to control the motorised driver’s seat, lift and tailgate (SmartATRS) is going to be featured in the Special Issue 1,491 (pages 24 and 25)  of Auto Express magazine (20 Sep to 10 Oct).

Well done Paul, the sky’s the limit!

 

 

 

 

Making the most of differences

ALS tutor, Paula, recently contacted me with news of the progression of Max Bennett, a former marketing student. Here’s an account of his positive and inspiring work ethic.

Max

 

Since leaving university I have joined the advertising agency RKCR/Y&R. It is one of the largest and most awarded agencies in the UK and its clients include Virgin Atlantic, Marks and Spencer, The BBC, Lloyds Bank, Vodafone (my client) to name a few. I work as an Account Executive and am responsible for dealing with all aspects of different campaigns to ensure that they get delivered on time to budget and that the client is happy with them and the agency. Continue reading