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Dyslexic wins The Apprentice UK

20 Jul 2011

Inventor and dyslexic Tom Pellereau was named the winner of The Apprentice UK. In the ‘Final Five’ programme Tom explained how he turned his dyslexia into a positive and he went on to attribute his idea for the name My Py, which got him into the final, to misreading a sign due to his dyslexia.

Tom credits his dyslexia as a contributing factor in his amazing win, calling it a “massive positive.” He believes that his dyslexia endowed him with specific skills and talents that allowed him to excel in his field and gain a competitive edge on the popular TV series: namely, the ability to visualize objects in his brain and “spin them around.” His struggle with English and languages at school led him to become intensely interested in science and engineering – fields in which he felt he could excel – and to invest himself in creative pursuits. He gained a 1st Class Honours degree with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with Innovation and Design.

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