Sometimes the things we consider “flaws” can be undiscovered gifts.

Growing up with ADHD, Peter Shankman (CGS’92, COM’94) knows what its like to be labeled as “broken”, but today he now realizes it simply means “differently abled”.

Channeling his ADHD into a superpower has propelled serial entrepreneur Peter Shankman to incredible success. Perhaps best known for founding Help a Reporter Out (HARO), a company connecting journalists to sources, Peter has built and sold three successful businesses, authored five books and built a brand as a keynote speaker, podcast host, angel investor, and frequent cable news contributor.

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The Proud to BU podcast series highlights some of our most interesting and accomplished alumni and how their path to success began at Boston University.

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