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OVERCOMING THE ODDS: PAUL ORFALEA Paul Orfalea counts his learning problems as “the blessings that allowed him to see the world differently from his peers.” Nicknamed “Kinko” because of his curly red hair, he is an extraordinary entrepreneur. • Orfalea was a child who couldn’t sit still in the classroom. He couldn’t read; he was restless, wiggling all of the time while his mind raced. When he was in school in the 1960s, dyslexia and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) were not recognized or dealt with as they are today. Educators didn’t always know what to do with children who had the undiagnosed “differences.” • Dyslexia is a neurological condition that affects language processing. People with the condition have a hard time recognizing and decoding words. Reading comprehension and even pronunciation skills are usually lacking. With ADHD, restlessness coupled with impulsivity, frustration, difficulty organizing and completing tasks can lead to behavioral problems in classroom settings. Orfalea flunked two grades in school and was expelled from several schools. He did graduate from high school but was a D- student at the bottom of his class. • In Orfalea’s words, he “had supportive parents, and that made all the difference. I was a sensitive kid. I could have easily fallen through the cracks.” He, like many with similar learning difficulties, had the creative thinking, curiosity, adventurous spirit and boldness to pursue an unusual endeavor.

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Please Tell our Supporting Advertisers that you saw their Ad. • While Orfalea was a student at the University of Southern California, he realized that photocopiers were a need for students and were not easily accessible. • In 1970, Orfalea borrowed $5,000 from a local bank, rented a small storefront next to a hamburger stand in Isla Vista, close to the University of California, Santa Barbara, and opened the first Kinko’s Copy Center. He also spent time on the sidewalk in front of the store selling pens and pencils from his backpack and encouraged passersby to give his store a try. The tiny store featured one copy machine selling copies at 2.5¢ each, an offset press, film processing and school supplies. • Orfalea saw a need, zeroed in on it and created a company that eventually grew to more than 1,200 locations and 23,000 employees in 10 different countries. • Orfalea attributed the success of his company to the creation of a working environment where employees loved coming to work. The achievement that really made him proud was having Kinko’s named one of the best places to work in America by FORTUNE magazine three years in a row. • Kinko’s was acquired by FedEx Corporation (Federal Express) in February 2004, and the company was called FedEx Kinko’s. In 2008, Kinko’s was dropped from the name, and it was changed to FedEx Office. • Even though Orfalea has never learned to enjoy reading, there are several books about his success. His autobiography “Copy This!” was published in 2005; “The Entrepreneurial Investor,” about investing, came out in 2008; and the latest book, “Two Billion Dollars in Nickels: Reflections on the Entrepreneurial Life,” became available in February 2009. All three books tell his amazing story of rising above his learning differences to achieve success.

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