Gay Small-Business Owners:
Neotenic Dyslexics?

After the story earlier this week suggesting that “men are ‘made gay’ because they retain infantile or juvenile characteristics into adulthood – a phenomenon known as neoteny“, a reader pointed me to this New York Times story about dyslexia:

It has long been known that dyslexics are drawn to running their own businesses, where they can get around their weaknesses in reading and writing and play on their strengths. But a new study of entrepreneurs in the United States suggests that dyslexia is much more common among small-business owners than even the experts had thought.

The report, compiled by Julie Logan, a professor of entrepreneurship at the Cass Business School in London, found that more than a third of the entrepreneurs she had surveyed — 35 percent — identified themselves as dyslexic. The study also concluded that dyslexics were more likely than nondyslexics to delegate authority, to excel in oral communication and problem solving and were twice as likely to own two or more businesses.

I’ve known a couple of childlike bar owners who had lousy writing skills. Not that I’m buying this or anything.