Earlier this week, my good friend and spiritual brother Stefan Engeseth addressed his dyslexia in a blog post. For those who wonder why an author and blogger has typos, here’s the reason.
I have known for many years about Stefan’s condition. But it has not prevented him from creating great books, with novel and brave thoughts about marketing. Naturally, the books themselves are proofread and presented with perfect English (or Swedish).
But he sees advantages, which ties in well to my earlier discussion with Ryan Benson about disabilities. Dyslexia is not a disability—it is almost an extrability, if I may invent a word. Stefan wrote:
But I ﬁnd [dyslexia] fun and it helps my spelling it also makes me more creative. When I go to different blogs ore websites I often end up in another place because I spell it wrong. So dyslectic bloggers do ﬁnd more new thinks on the Internet (and have more fun surﬁng)!
Consequently, Stefan has been able to incorporate serendipity into his work, his books often drawing from these accidents. He even advocated it in his ﬁrst book, Detective Marketing, where he suggested people get off at the wrong ﬂoor in a building, to broaden their experiences. I agree these are great ways of creating dialogue, human connections, and living a life where one can never complain of being in a rut! Posted by Jack Yan, 07:32
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