Super Business Heroes

A study by the National Bureau of Economic Research floated the idea that left-handers favour “divergent” thinking, a form of creativity in which the brain moves “from conventional knowledge into unexplored association.” Maybe that explains the surprising number of left-handed business moguls – and what it takes to develop a net worth estimated at $76 billion like Bill Gates!

5 left handed traits that help in business:

Super Business Heroes

  • David Rockefeller
  • Lou Gerstner (Former IBM head) *
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Steve Forbes
* To the question, “Where does your ambition come from?” Lou Gerstner replied, with characteristic brusqueness, “I have no idea. I’m left-handed. Where did my left-handedness come from?”

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