Author, activist & entrepreneur. Ben teaches people how to turn shame into hope, helping them feel more connected and authentic.
Ben Foss knows a lot about failure. His bumpy road through early education as a dyslexic student led him to become interested in how to use innovation to improve access to information. Eventually he was hired by former Intel CEO Andy Grove to work with startups on Intel’s behalf, and he went on to create Intel’s first branded consumer electronic product in nearly a decade.
Today, Ben uses his training in business and law from Stanford University to help dyslexic entrepreneurs play to their strengths. He works with emerging and established entrepreneurs in businesses ranging from cybersecurity to biofuels, focusing on the 35% of entrepreneurs who are dyslexic. On this path, he has received eight patents for mobile consumer electronic technology and published his first book in 2013,The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning.
He holds a JD/MBA from Stanford and is a Marshall Scholar. He has been interviewed in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and on CNN, Fox Business News, and PBS. He is a regular speaker at universities and business leadership events, including recent talks for TEDx, Bloomberg, the University of Virginia Darden School Executive Education Program, and the National Bar Association.
Listen to Ben’s TEDx talk on choosing strengths over shame here.
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