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The Visual Workplace, and How to Build It -
"I WAS born in 1956. I should have been reading in grade school, but I’m dyslexic…

Somehow I got through school, and luckily the family business…was there for me when I graduated from high school.

Since then, we’ve also become what’s called a visual workplace…

The visual aids help everyone, but they’re especially good for workers like me. I’m still not a good reader…

I became more interested in reading in the early ’80s, after USA Today was born. It offered many color photographs, which got my attention, and I started reading the captions. The pictures were worth a thousand words to me, and the captions completed the story…

The iPad has changed my life. Ten years ago, I read very little. But with the iPad, I’m listening to an audiobook a week…apps like Dragon Dictation and Speak It…Spell-check has been a godsend…

I give employees second chances because I know what it’s like to struggle. … You have to find a seat on the bus for everyone. I’m a perfect example."
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december 2012 by robertogreco
…My heart’s in Accra » The importance of being a dork
"my blanket prescription for making friends in other countries: Your best chances to connect with people in other cultures...eating, drinking, playing music, dancing, playing football (soccer)...“play with kids”...Are plane tickets the first ingredient in these equations? Do they need to be? I live just north of Pittsfield, MA, a city of fewer than 50,000 people. For years, the city has held an annual Ethnic Fair...My guess is that there’s an opportunity for me to learn something about Brazilian culture beyond enjoying the two Brazilian restaurants that have opened in town. I suspect it involves losing fifty pounds and playing soccer in a local league. Or putting on my best clubbing clothes and hanging out at Latin Night on Saturday at the Ecuadorian restaurant and dance club. I haven’t done either, and I find myself wondering if part of the equation is that I’m more comfortable looking like a dork in Dakar than in Pittsfield."
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may 2009 by robertogreco

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