Adams says he was bullied and eked out a D at Bayside High School. When he got help for his learning disability, he went from being a D student to being on the dean’s list. “I visited the unlucky ones on Rikers Island,” he says. More than half have dyslexia and/or a LD.
“These visionaries are sprinkled throughout our entire city, and they’re stating we can do better. We should be at the cutting edge of [marijuana, cryptocurrency, cyber security, self driving cars, biotech],” Adams says. “Somehow we lost that drive. We lost that desire.”