A Creative Edge, BusinessWeek
Carolyn L. Burke is a successful entrepreneur whose $1 million-plus company, Integrity Inc., develops compliance programs for companies. The 42-year-old Toronto resident also has dyslexia, a learning disability that probably stems from differences in how the brain processes language. The combination isn't so unusual: 35% of entrepreneurs are dyslexic, compared with 15% of the population, according to a recent study by the Cass Business School in London. As Burke shows, dyslexics are forced to develop problem-solving and people skills from an early age—skills that come in handy when running a business.