Ross Duncan interviews Jonathan Scott

The Enlightenment Movement is said to be the belief that science and logic can give people more knowledge and understanding compared to tradition or established ideas. The Enlightenment Movement dates back to the 18th century, but even today there are still instances where science and logic mix together into a powerful, and often profitable, combination.

According to the entrepreneur Jonathan Scott, Entrepreneur, CEO of Supply Clouds and former Ambassador for Dyslexia Action, he believes emerging new software gives people with dyslexia the opportunity to show their true potential; it is their time to shine.  For example, letter writing, from basic letters to complex business contracts, was once seen as major struggle for people with dyslexia.  Important things such as writing a CV with a covering letter to a prospective employer could prove a major challenge.  It was hardly surprising so many people with dyslexia struggled at school and also struggled trying to find employment as well.  But thanks to the science of modern software and a bit of creative knowledge this has now created a level playing field.

According to Jonathan Scott when software was first introduced it was first seen as too difficult and complex for the majority of people.  In contrast, software played to the strengths of people with dyslexia.  Jonathan feels that this puts dyslexic people on a level playing field with others.

As an entrepreneur Jonathan says that people in business can sometimes have a closed mindset compared to dyslexic entrepreneurs.  Jonathan believes this is because people in business may unwaveringly use tried and test established methods.  They stick to known linear approaches which only ever get a single outcome; they don’t think outside the box.  It was Albert Einstein who said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

One of the many reasons why so many entrepreneurs are dyslexic is that they don’t always have a mindset to follow linear approaches and patterns.  They prefer to break away from this.  But if you are sales manager then you are less inclined to divert away from the linear approach just in case you are seen as rocking the boat or doing things differently to the norm…

Ross Duncan

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