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Quote: As people's access to the internet grows we're seeing the sharing economy boom -- I think our obsession with ownership is at a tipping point and the sharing economy is part of the antidote for that. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

As people's access to the internet grows we're seeing the sharing economy boom -- I think our obsession with ownership is at a tipping point and the sharing economy is part of the antidote for that.


Quote: The best way of learning about anything is by doing. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

The best way of learning about anything is by doing.


Quote: I felt uneasy about making the rapid decisions I have always made, and wondered whether every decision should be formally ratified and minuted at a board meeting. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I felt uneasy about making the rapid decisions I have always made, and wondered whether every decision should be formally ratified and minuted at a board meeting.


Quote: Mentorship is key to unlocking each of our entrepreneurial spirits. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Mentorship is key to unlocking each of our entrepreneurial spirits.


Quote: Free publicity and word of mouth is probably the best and cheapest form of advertising. Learn to use it to your advantage. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Free publicity and word of mouth is probably the best and cheapest form of advertising. Learn to use it to your advantage.


Quote: Perhaps my early problems with dyslexia made me more intuitive: when someone sends me a written proposal, rather than dwelling on detailed facts and figures I find that my imagination grasps and expands on what I read. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Perhaps my early problems with dyslexia made me more intuitive: when someone sends me a written proposal, rather than dwelling on detailed facts and figures I find that my imagination grasps and expands on what I read.


Quote: Successful entrepreneurs don't wait for the perfect moment -- they create it. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Successful entrepreneurs don't wait for the perfect moment -- they create it.


Quote: The truth is this: the Earth cannot provide enough food and fresh water for 10 billion people, never mind homes, never mind roads, hospitals and schools. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

The truth is this: the Earth cannot provide enough food and fresh water for 10 billion people, never mind homes, never mind roads, hospitals and schools.




Quote: We had an electrical fault about 500 miles into the trip and lost more than half our fuel. We had a fire on the roof. And missed Los Angeles by 3,500 miles at the end of the trip and ending up in the arctic in a snowstorm. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

We had an electrical fault about 500 miles into the trip and lost more than half our fuel. We had a fire on the roof. And missed Los Angeles by 3,500 miles at the end of the trip and ending up in the arctic in a snowstorm.


Quote: I don't buy a lot of things. I like to create things. I've been lucky enough to be able to build my beautiful island in the Caribbean. I certainly haven't regretted that. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I don't buy a lot of things. I like to create things. I've been lucky enough to be able to build my beautiful island in the Caribbean. I certainly haven't regretted that.


Quote: I'm not sure how I'd survive without English Breakfast tea. Even in the Caribbean, I must drink 20 cups a day. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I'm not sure how I'd survive without English Breakfast tea. Even in the Caribbean, I must drink 20 cups a day.


Quote: I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I -- if I'm not interested in something, I don't grasp it. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I -- if I'm not interested in something, I don't grasp it.


Quote: Protect your reputation.  Don't be afraid of making mistakes. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Protect your reputation.  Don't be afraid of making mistakes.


Quote: The key is to set realistic customer expectations, and then not to just meet them, but to exceed them -- preferably in unexpected and helpful ways. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

The key is to set realistic customer expectations, and then not to just meet them, but to exceed them -- preferably in unexpected and helpful ways.


Quote: As a leader of people, you have to be a great listener, a great motivator, be very good at praising and bringing out the best in people. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

As a leader of people, you have to be a great listener, a great motivator, be very good at praising and bringing out the best in people.


Quote: The way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

The way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers.


Quote: Never look back in regret -- move on to the next thing. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Never look back in regret -- move on to the next thing.


Quote: Enjoy life -- you only get one. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Enjoy life -- you only get one.


Quote: I am prepared to try anything once. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I am prepared to try anything once.


Quote: I don't think of work as work and play as play. It's all living. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I don't think of work as work and play as play. It's all living.


Quote: LEARN FROM FAILURE. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn't a success, welcome to the club. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

LEARN FROM FAILURE. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn't a success, welcome to the club.


Quote: Space is hard -- but worth it. We will persevere and move forward together. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Space is hard -- but worth it. We will persevere and move forward together.


Quote: Above all, you want to create something you're proud of. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Above all, you want to create something you're proud of.


Quote: Your employees are your company's real competitive advantage. They're the ones making the magic happen-so long as their needs are being met. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Your employees are your company's real competitive advantage. They're the ones making the magic happen-so long as their needs are being met.


Quote: Don't become a slave to technology -- manage your phone, don't let it manage you. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Don't become a slave to technology -- manage your phone, don't let it manage you.


Quote: The quickest way to become a millionaire in the airline business is to start out as a billionaire. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

The quickest way to become a millionaire in the airline business is to start out as a billionaire.




Quote: I think I've learned that if you have a house, you end up living in the kitchen, so if you have one big kitchen and then enough bedrooms for your family, that's about all you need for a home. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I think I've learned that if you have a house, you end up living in the kitchen, so if you have one big kitchen and then enough bedrooms for your family, that's about all you need for a home.


Quote: We've got an engaging, edgy, vibrant, fun product, ... It may or may not work, but we're going to give it our best shot. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

We've got an engaging, edgy, vibrant, fun product, ... It may or may not work, but we're going to give it our best shot.


Quote: Can you afford to ignore China? It's like saying you can afford to ignore the internet. I don't think so. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Can you afford to ignore China? It's like saying you can afford to ignore the internet. I don't think so.




Quote: Always think, 'what's the worst that can happen' and have some kind of strategy to deal with it. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Always think, 'what's the worst that can happen' and have some kind of strategy to deal with it.


Quote: Bakers bake bread, accountants manage accounts and entrepreneurs turn ideas into reality. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Bakers bake bread, accountants manage accounts and entrepreneurs turn ideas into reality.


Quote: I just kind of dive in if I think I can create something that will make a difference and then try to get the numbers to stack up after the event. So most of the things I've done I would not have done if I'd have asked the accountants to look at them before. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I just kind of dive in if I think I can create something that will make a difference and then try to get the numbers to stack up after the event. So most of the things I've done I would not have done if I'd have asked the accountants to look at them before.


Quote: If a chairman of a company visits Seattle, that chairman should take all the staff out in the evening and have a few drinks together, talk together and party together and not be embarrassed about the staff seeing the weaker side of you. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

If a chairman of a company visits Seattle, that chairman should take all the staff out in the evening and have a few drinks together, talk together and party together and not be embarrassed about the staff seeing the weaker side of you.


Quote: As men, we all have something to give. We all have the power to do our own part to stop the global pandemic of violence against women and girls. It is holding us all back. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

As men, we all have something to give. We all have the power to do our own part to stop the global pandemic of violence against women and girls. It is holding us all back.


Quote: If you opt for a safe life, you will never know what it's like to win. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

If you opt for a safe life, you will never know what it's like to win.


Quote: It is only by being bold that you get anywhere. If you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

It is only by being bold that you get anywhere. If you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside.




Quote: Our generation has inherited an incredibly beautiful world from our parents and they from their parents. It is in our hands whether our children and their children inherit the same world. We must not be the generation responsible for irreversibly damaging the environment. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of Richard Branson quote; white text on black background

Our generation has inherited an incredibly beautiful world from our parents and they from their parents. It is in our hands whether our children and their children inherit the same world. We must not be the generation responsible for irreversibly damaging the environment.


Quote: Remember it's OK to be yourself. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Remember it's OK to be yourself.


Quote: Good brands reflect the histories of the time and the group of people that made them. They can not be copied. They can not be recycled. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Good brands reflect the histories of the time and the group of people that made them. They can not be copied. They can not be recycled.


Quote: To be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

To be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

To be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running, and if you have a good team around you and more than a fair share of luck, you might make something happen. But you certainly can't guarantee it just by following someone else's formula.


Quote: I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive then I believe you are better off not doing it. A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive then I believe you are better off not doing it. A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.


Quote: I've been lucky to have survived balloon trips, boating trips, you know, a lot of rather foolish things in my life, so I was definitely born under a lucky star. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I've been lucky to have survived balloon trips, boating trips, you know, a lot of rather foolish things in my life, so I was definitely born under a lucky star.


Quote: Screw it, let's do it. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Screw it, let's do it.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Screw it, let’s do it -- Just get on with it and do it.


Quote: Especially when you're at a high level in an organization, criticism can be devastating to an employee. I prefer to praise employees for what they're doing right, and it tends to lead to them doing more of the same. Not always, but it's the way I choose to bet. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Especially when you're at a high level in an organization, criticism can be devastating to an employee. I prefer to praise employees for what they're doing right, and it tends to lead to them doing more of the same. Not always, but it's the way I choose to bet.


Quote: People from all over the world come to London wanting to make their own mark on it, and they add to the energy and vitality of the capital. It's got a bit busier since the '60s, but the more the merrier! by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

People from all over the world come to London wanting to make their own mark on it, and they add to the energy and vitality of the capital. It's got a bit busier since the '60s, but the more the merrier!


Quote: I always love going on a safari drive whenever I visit Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa. I've been fortunate to see so many incredible animals over the years, and each time, it's completely different. Following Ulusaba's pack of wild dogs is my highlight. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of Richard Branson quote; white text on black background

I always love going on a safari drive whenever I visit Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa. I've been fortunate to see so many incredible animals over the years, and each time, it's completely different. Following Ulusaba's pack of wild dogs is my highlight.


Quote: I love Africa, and Ulusaba, our home in South Africa, is pretty special. It's on a rocky hill overlooking the bush, and from your room, you can see lions stalking zebras by the waterhole. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I love Africa, and Ulusaba, our home in South Africa, is pretty special. It's on a rocky hill overlooking the bush, and from your room, you can see lions stalking zebras by the waterhole.


Quote: As a teenager, I went to Bali a lot, but it's a long, long way from England. Which is why, when we bought Necker Island, we made it like a mini Bali. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

As a teenager, I went to Bali a lot, but it's a long, long way from England. Which is why, when we bought Necker Island, we made it like a mini Bali.


Quote: My favorite mode of transport is hot-air ballooning. It's so graceful to be blown by the wind, to go where the wind takes you. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

My favorite mode of transport is hot-air ballooning. It's so graceful to be blown by the wind, to go where the wind takes you.


Quote: Every successful businessman will have experienced set-backs and failures -- they're lying if they say they haven't. Virgin has had some tremendously successful businesses and some that have not quite worked out. Virgin Cola springs to mind -- the product wasn't distinct enough from Coca-Cola. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of Richard Branson quote: Every successful businessman will have experienced set-backs and failures -- they're lying if they say they haven't. Virgin has had some tremendously successful businesses and some that have not quite worked out. Virgin Cola springs to mind -- the product wasn't distinct enough from Coca-Cola.- black text on quotes background

Every successful businessman will have experienced set-backs and failures -- they're lying if they say they haven't. Virgin has had some tremendously successful businesses and some that have not quite worked out. Virgin Cola springs to mind -- the product wasn't distinct enough from Coca-Cola.


Quote: Space has always fascinated me. As a young boy looking up at the stars, I found it impossible to resist thinking what was out there and if I ever would experience space first-hand. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Space has always fascinated me. As a young boy looking up at the stars, I found it impossible to resist thinking what was out there and if I ever would experience space first-hand.


Quote: If you are a small company taking on a big company, you need to have a sense of humor. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

If you are a small company taking on a big company, you need to have a sense of humor.


Quote: The signing of the Sex Pistols was a turning point for Virgin. It put the company on the map and, over the years, attracted bands such as Genesis, the Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, and Janet Jackson. It also attracted Culture Club, who were ground-breaking. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

The signing of the Sex Pistols was a turning point for Virgin. It put the company on the map and, over the years, attracted bands such as Genesis, the Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, and Janet Jackson. It also attracted Culture Club, who were ground-breaking.


Quote: I think, because I started Virgin when I was a teenager, it has become a part of me, like my family, and I am motivated by ambition for it, almost as if it were a child. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I think, because I started Virgin when I was a teenager, it has become a part of me, like my family, and I am motivated by ambition for it, almost as if it were a child.


Quote: It's rare for a startup to make money immediately, so you need to make sure that you have enough saved or that you have another income stream that can support you. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

It's rare for a startup to make money immediately, so you need to make sure that you have enough saved or that you have another income stream that can support you.


Quote: With Virgin, I've just loved creating things. And as a private company, I can get away with moving Virgin from records to airlines to train companies to space companies to whatever, without ever having to worry about analysts knocking the value of my stock. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

With Virgin, I've just loved creating things. And as a private company, I can get away with moving Virgin from records to airlines to train companies to space companies to whatever, without ever having to worry about analysts knocking the value of my stock.


Quote: I've never gone into business to make money. Every Virgin product and service has been made into a reality to make a positive difference in people's lives. And by focusing on the happiness of our customers, we have been able to build a successful group of companies. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of Richard Branson quote; white text on black background

I've never gone into business to make money. Every Virgin product and service has been made into a reality to make a positive difference in people's lives. And by focusing on the happiness of our customers, we have been able to build a successful group of companies.


Quote: As an entrepreneur, I have been known for taking risks throughout my career, but leaving the European Union is not one of the risks I would want the U.K. to take -- not as an investor, not as a father, and not as a grandfather. I am deeply concerned about the impact of leaving. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of Richard Branson quote; white text on black background

As an entrepreneur, I have been known for taking risks throughout my career, but leaving the European Union is not one of the risks I would want the U.K. to take -- not as an investor, not as a father, and not as a grandfather. I am deeply concerned about the impact of leaving.




Quote: We are going to transform Britain's rail system from the worst in the world to the best. If you can do a few things like that, when the body gives out, you can say you've lived a good life. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

We are going to transform Britain's rail system from the worst in the world to the best. If you can do a few things like that, when the body gives out, you can say you've lived a good life.


Quote: There is no way I would ask others to go on a Virgin Galactic flight if I didn't feel it was safe enough for myself. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

There is no way I would ask others to go on a Virgin Galactic flight if I didn't feel it was safe enough for myself.


Quote: We're one of the only animals in the world that don't really think of ourselves as animals, but we are animals, and we must respect our fellow animals. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

We're one of the only animals in the world that don't really think of ourselves as animals, but we are animals, and we must respect our fellow animals.


Quote: As more airlines consolidated and grew larger and more focused on the bottom line, flying in the U.S. became an awful experience. Despite moves to block our airline from flying, Virgin America began service in August 2007 -- with the goal of making flying good again. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of Richard Branson quote; white text on black background

As more airlines consolidated and grew larger and more focused on the bottom line, flying in the U.S. became an awful experience. Despite moves to block our airline from flying, Virgin America began service in August 2007 -- with the goal of making flying good again.


Quote: I think it's quite great to set yourself a big challenge, and then you've got another reason for keeping fit. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I think it's quite great to set yourself a big challenge, and then you've got another reason for keeping fit.


Quote: I'm a lad of the '60s. I started a magazine to try and end the Vietnam war, but it was a number of years before I had the profile, the financial resources and the time to do more. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I'm a lad of the '60s. I started a magazine to try and end the Vietnam war, but it was a number of years before I had the profile, the financial resources and the time to do more.


Quote: The funny thing is people won't let me pay for things. I'll be in a restaurant and the manager will say, 'Oh no, it's on the house.' by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

The funny thing is people won't let me pay for things. I'll be in a restaurant and the manager will say, 'Oh no, it's on the house.'


Quote: Nobody's ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there's some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Nobody's ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there's some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway.


Quote: Lightning is something which, again, we would rather avoid. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Lightning is something which, again, we would rather avoid.


Quote: Fortunately we're not a public company -- we're a private group of companies, and I can do what I want. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Fortunately we're not a public company -- we're a private group of companies, and I can do what I want.


Quote: Well, we know that people in Australia love the idea of both Impulse and Virgin Blue getting up and adding a bit of competition, and it's fun to be able to deliver it. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Well, we know that people in Australia love the idea of both Impulse and Virgin Blue getting up and adding a bit of competition, and it's fun to be able to deliver it.


Quote: We believe that within five years, 96 percent of British consumers will have access to the Internet, whether it be through a personal computer, a set-top box or a mobile phone. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

We believe that within five years, 96 percent of British consumers will have access to the Internet, whether it be through a personal computer, a set-top box or a mobile phone.


Quote: You never know with these things when you're trying something new what can happen. This is all experimental. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

You never know with these things when you're trying something new what can happen. This is all experimental.


Quote: I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator.


Quote: I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It's done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It's done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.




Quote: My early business ventures included growing Christmas trees and breeding birds. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

My early business ventures included growing Christmas trees and breeding birds.


Quote: We have teams of people working on electric cars. So you never know -- you may find Virgin competing with the Tesla in the car business as we do in the space business. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

We have teams of people working on electric cars. So you never know -- you may find Virgin competing with the Tesla in the car business as we do in the space business.


Quote: My father Ted fought in North Africa, Italy, and Germany during World War II. My grandfather survived the horrors of the trenches in World War I. I truly believe that one of the E.U.'s greatest achievements is that it has kept its members out of conflict in Europe. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of Richard Branson quote; white text on black background

My father Ted fought in North Africa, Italy, and Germany during World War II. My grandfather survived the horrors of the trenches in World War I. I truly believe that one of the E.U.'s greatest achievements is that it has kept its members out of conflict in Europe.




Quote: There's nothing like the endorphins from being fit, and the incredible endorphin rush that goes with that. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

There's nothing like the endorphins from being fit, and the incredible endorphin rush that goes with that.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

There's nothing like the endorphins from being fit, and the incredible endorphin rush that goes with that. It beats drugs, drink, and almost anything else I know.


Quote: I love the freedom of movement that my phone gives me. That has definitely transformed my life. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I love the freedom of movement that my phone gives me. That has definitely transformed my life.


Quote: And you know, I've had great fun turning quite a lot of different industries on their head and making sure those industries will never be the same again, because Virgin went in and took them on. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

And you know, I've had great fun turning quite a lot of different industries on their head and making sure those industries will never be the same again, because Virgin went in and took them on.


Quote: If you want to be a Millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

If you want to be a Millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.


Quote: There's an inherent danger in letting people think that they have perfected something. When they believe they've 'nailed it,' most people tend to sit back and rest on their laurels while countless others will be labouring furiously to better their work! by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

There's an inherent danger in letting people think that they have perfected something. When they believe they've 'nailed it,' most people tend to sit back and rest on their laurels while countless others will be labouring furiously to better their work!


Quote: As a father and now a grandfather to three wonderful grandchildren, I know how magical the first year of a child's life is but also how much hard work it takes. Being able to spend as much time as possible with your loved ones is absolutely vital, especially early on. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of Richard Branson quote; white text on black background

As a father and now a grandfather to three wonderful grandchildren, I know how magical the first year of a child's life is but also how much hard work it takes. Being able to spend as much time as possible with your loved ones is absolutely vital, especially early on.


Quote: The jet stream is a very strong force and pushing a balloon into it is like pushing up against a brick wall, but once we got into it, we found that, remarkably, the balloon went whatever speed the wind went. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

The jet stream is a very strong force and pushing a balloon into it is like pushing up against a brick wall, but once we got into it, we found that, remarkably, the balloon went whatever speed the wind went.


Quote: Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won't make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa -- and it's about getting a balance. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won't make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa -- and it's about getting a balance.


Quote: A complaint is a chance to turn a customer into a lifelong friend. I say that seriously, not as some press release baloney. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

A complaint is a chance to turn a customer into a lifelong friend. I say that seriously, not as some press release baloney.


Quote: Being a good listener is absolutely critical to being a good leader; you have to listen to the people who are on the front line. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Being a good listener is absolutely critical to being a good leader; you have to listen to the people who are on the front line.


Quote: The art of delegation is one of the key skills any entrepreneur must master. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

The art of delegation is one of the key skills any entrepreneur must master.


Quote: Can you imagine what a different world we will live in when businesses do what's right for the communities and the environment in everything they do? by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Can you imagine what a different world we will live in when businesses do what's right for the communities and the environment in everything they do?


Quote: We're introducing separate rooms with double beds in all of our planes so people can actually go with their partner and have a proper night's sleep. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

We're introducing separate rooms with double beds in all of our planes so people can actually go with their partner and have a proper night's sleep.


Quote: Treat failure as a lesson on how not to approach achieving a goal, and then use that learning to improve your chances of success when you try again. Failure is only the end if you decide to stop. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Treat failure as a lesson on how not to approach achieving a goal, and then use that learning to improve your chances of success when you try again. Failure is only the end if you decide to stop.




Quote: From a young age, I learned to focus on the things I was good at and delegate to others what I was not good at. That's how Virgin is run. Fantastic people throughout the Virgin Group run our businesses, allowing me to think creatively and strategically. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

From a young age, I learned to focus on the things I was good at and delegate to others what I was not good at. That's how Virgin is run. Fantastic people throughout the Virgin Group run our businesses, allowing me to think creatively and strategically.


Quote: A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.


Quote: I've been very passionate about renewable energy for many years, particularly solar energy and its capacity to bring abundant clean, sustainable energy to millions around the globe. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I've been very passionate about renewable energy for many years, particularly solar energy and its capacity to bring abundant clean, sustainable energy to millions around the globe.


Quote: An important priority for me is a business must get their own house in order. Be or become an agent of positive change in your own enterprise and adopt responsible practices to eliminate the risks that often lie at the root of inequality and poverty. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

An important priority for me is a business must get their own house in order. Be or become an agent of positive change in your own enterprise and adopt responsible practices to eliminate the risks that often lie at the root of inequality and poverty.


Quote: From my very first day as an entrepreneur, I've felt the only mission worth pursuing in business is to make people's lives better. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

From my very first day as an entrepreneur, I've felt the only mission worth pursuing in business is to make people's lives better.


Quote: Had I pursued my education long enough to learn all the conventional dos and don'ts of starting a business, I often wonder how different my life and career might have been. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Had I pursued my education long enough to learn all the conventional dos and don'ts of starting a business, I often wonder how different my life and career might have been.


Quote: Starting your own business isn't just a job -- it's a way of life. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Starting your own business isn't just a job -- it's a way of life.


Quote: Back when I was in school, few people understood dyslexia and what to do for it. My teachers thought I was lazy and not very clever, and I got bored easily... thinking of all the things I could do once I left school. I couldn't always follow what was going on. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Back when I was in school, few people understood dyslexia and what to do for it. My teachers thought I was lazy and not very clever, and I got bored easily... thinking of all the things I could do once I left school. I couldn't always follow what was going on.


Quote: Fun is one of the most important -- and underrated -- ingredients in any successful venture. If you're not having fun, then it's probably time to call it quits and try something else. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Fun is one of the most important -- and underrated -- ingredients in any successful venture. If you're not having fun, then it's probably time to call it quits and try something else.


Quote: A passionate belief in your business and personal objectives can make all the difference between success and failure. If you aren't proud of what you're doing, why should anybody else be? by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

A passionate belief in your business and personal objectives can make all the difference between success and failure. If you aren't proud of what you're doing, why should anybody else be?


Quote: Too many people measure how successful they are by how much money they make or the people that they associate with. In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Too many people measure how successful they are by how much money they make or the people that they associate with. In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are.


Quote: There's no point in starting a business unless you're going to make a dramatic difference to other people's lives. So if you've got an idea that's gonna make a big difference to other people's lives, then just get on and do it. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

There's no point in starting a business unless you're going to make a dramatic difference to other people's lives. So if you've got an idea that's gonna make a big difference to other people's lives, then just get on and do it.




Quote: In business, if you realize you've made a bad decision, you change it. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

In business, if you realize you've made a bad decision, you change it.




Quote: Through the right people focusing on the right things, we can, in time, get on top of a lot if not most of the problems of this world. And that's what a number of us are trying to do. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

Through the right people focusing on the right things, we can, in time, get on top of a lot if not most of the problems of this world. And that's what a number of us are trying to do.


Quote: My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.




Quote: One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes.


Quote: When Brexiters told the public that people were exaggerating, that there would be a financial meltdown, I think it's been proven that they were not exaggerating. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

When Brexiters told the public that people were exaggerating, that there would be a financial meltdown, I think it's been proven that they were not exaggerating.


Quote: I love travelling full stop -- so while I've had some harrowing instances, I never look at them negatively. Memories are made when you're travelling -- not when you're chained to your desk. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I love travelling full stop -- so while I've had some harrowing instances, I never look at them negatively. Memories are made when you're travelling -- not when you're chained to your desk.


Quote: It's a common misconception that money is every entrepreneur's metric for success. It's not, and nor should it be. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

It's a common misconception that money is every entrepreneur's metric for success. It's not, and nor should it be.


Quote: My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.


Quote: My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, 'Oh God, I've got to do this today.' by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, 'Oh God, I've got to do this today.'


Quote: A good leader doesn't get stuck behind a desk. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

A good leader doesn't get stuck behind a desk.


Quote: When I was four, my mother insisted I get out of the car and find my own way home. Although I got lost, I did find my way home. It taught me the value of independence at an early age. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

When I was four, my mother insisted I get out of the car and find my own way home. Although I got lost, I did find my way home. It taught me the value of independence at an early age.


Quote: I don't think so, in that Virgin is already a global brand. Brands like Amazon have had to spend hundreds of millions of pounds you know, building their brands, whereas Virgin is already well-known around the world. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

I don't think so, in that Virgin is already a global brand. Brands like Amazon have had to spend hundreds of millions of pounds you know, building their brands, whereas Virgin is already well-known around the world.


Quote: You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.


Quote: By putting the employee first, the customer effectively comes first by default, and in the end, the shareholder comes first by default as well. by author Richard Branson overlaid on photo of photo of author Richard Branson with quote

By putting the employee first, the customer effectively comes first by default, and in the end, the shareholder comes first by default as well.


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