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Richard Branson
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I have learnt more from my failures than my successes. Richard Branson

Most skills can be learned, but it is difficult to train people on their personality. Richard Branson

Learn to live on the edge. Richard Branson

If you take care of your workers they'll take care of your business. Richard Branson

One thing is certain in business: you will make mistakes. When you are pushing the boundaries, mistakes are inevitable-how you react is important. Richard Branson

Most entrepreneurs are not doing it for financial motives in the first place. They're just people who love creating. Richard Branson

I just wanted to create things that I could be proud of. Money was just an evil byproduct to pay the bills at the end of the year. Richard Branson

An entrepreneur is somebody who is taking bold risks, is often doing things that have never been done before, trying to do things better. And an adventurer is challenging themselves, often doing things that have never been done before, seeing what they're capable of. In both cases, you've got to protect against the downside. Richard Branson

Business is what concerns us. If you care about something enough to do something about it, you're in business Richard Branson

The world is made of words. And if you know the words that the world is made of, you can make of it whatever you wish. Richard Branson

Consider getting smaller in order to get bigger. Richard Branson

Brands always mean something. If you don't define what the brand means, your competitors will Richard Branson

Every business, like a painting, operates according to its own rules. There are many ways to run a successful company. What works once may never work again. What everyone tells you never to do may just work, once. Richard Branson

We'll go into orbit. We'll go to the Moon. This business has no limits. Richard Branson

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. Richard Branson

... Our first priority should be the people who work for the companies, then the customers, then the shareholders. Because if the staff are motivated then the customers will be happy, and the shareholders will then benefit through the company's success. Richard Branson

Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things simple. Richard Branson

Fun is at the core of the way I like to do business and it has been key to everything I've done from the outset. More than any other element, fun is the secret of Virgin's success. I am aware that the ideas of business as being fun and creative goes right against the grain of convention, and it's certainly not how the they teach it at some of those business schools, where business means hard grind and lots of 'discounted cash flows' and net' present values'. Richard Branson

Unless you dream, you're not going to achieve anything. Richard Branson

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. Richard Branson

To launch a business means successfully solving problems. Solving problems means listening. Richard Branson

As an adventurer...I try to protect against the downside. I make sure I have covered as many eventualities as I can. In the end, you have to take calculated risks; otherwise you're going to sit in mothballs all day and do nothing. Richard Branson

You see, it's essential that one of us stays awake during the flight [ballon]. So, rather than using the comfortable Virgin seats which we used to cross the Atlantic, we've asked British Airways for two of theirs. Richard Branson

Never go into business purely to make money. If that's the motive you're better off doing nothing. Richard Branson

Those people who spend their time working on things they love are usually the ones enjoying life the most. They are also the ones who dared to take a risk and chase their dreams. Richard Branson

It is important to remember that life is not a dress rehearsal and that none of us should waste our time on doing things that don't spark fires within us. My golden rule for business and life is: We should all enjoy what we do and do what we enjoy. Richard Branson

I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going. Richard Branson

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. Richard Branson

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

Lavish praise on people and people will flourish; criticize people and they'll shrivel up. Richard Branson

Kite surfing is a great way of keeping fit. Kiting is great because you're bouncing over the waves and you're surfing the waves. I do quite long kite surfs-50 miles in a day. Richard Branson

By working hard, by making the right moves, you can create your own luck, I think. But certainly luck plays a part. Richard Branson

If you offer people a decent service, if you give them you know Internet access, if their phones are not cut off on the trains, you know if you have plugs where they can plug in their computers, and if you have a smiling, cheerful staff; and if you can travel really quickly, then you can make a success out of the rail business. Richard Branson

I like to set myself a new adventure challenge at least once or twice a year because I love that side of my life. I love getting fit and training for it. Richard Branson

One night, I was chatting with a group of 16-year-old girls over a few drinks about a name for the record store ... A bunch of ideas were bounced around, then, as we were all new to business, someone suggested Virgin. It smacked of new and fresh and at the time the word was still slightly risque, so, thinking it would be an attention-grabber, we went with it. Richard Branson

You must have the courage to trust your instincts and be ready to question what other people don't. If you do that, you can seize opportunities that others would miss. Believe in yourself, and use everything you can - including the obstacles - to propel you along the road to success. Who knows what you might achieve? Richard Branson

I truly believe that capitalism was created to help people live better lives, but sadly over the years it has lost its way a bit. The short-term focus on profit has driven most businesses to forget about the important long-term role they have in taking care of people and the planet. Richard Branson

Money is only interesting for what it lets you do and create. Richard Branson

Tough times are inevitable in life and in business. But how you compose yourself during those times defines your spirit and will define your future. Richard Branson

Half the art of ballooning is to make your crashes so gentle that you can fool yourself into calling them landings. Richard Branson

I decided there must be room for another airline when I spent two days trying to get through to People Express. Richard Branson

"I think the most important thing is that in the last seven days we've just had the greatest adventure of our lifetimes." "I'm inquisitive ... and I love a new challenge... and if I feel that we can do it better than it's been done by other people, we'll have a go." Richard Branson

Happiness is the secret ingredient for successful businesses. If you have a happy company it will be invincible. Richard Branson

All you have in life is your reputation: you may be very rich, but if you lose your good name, then you'll never be happy. The thought will always lurk at the back of your mind that people don't trust you. Richard Branson

THERE'S NO OTHER WAY to find out whether or not you'll be successful other than just doing it Richard Branson

What can you do to make a difference? And why should you do it? (...) the scale of one's social investments doesn't matter. What matters is that you operate as a force for good at every scale available to you. Richard Branson

There is no point in going into a business unless you can make a radical difference in other people's lives. Richard Branson

The entrepreneurs who succeed usually want to make a difference to people's lives, not just their own bank balances. Richard Branson

Entrepreneursh ip is not about getting one over on the customer. It's not about working on your own. It's not about looking out for number one. It's not necessarily about making a lot of money. It is absolutely not about letting work take over your life. On the contrary, it's about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward with it. Richard Branson

As much as you need a strong personality to build a business from scratch, you also must understand the art of delegation. I have to be good at helping people run the individual businesses, and I have to be willing to step back. The company must be set up so it can continue without me. Richard Branson

I am prepared to try anything once. Richard Branson

What we are trying to do at Virgin is not to have one enormous company in one sector under one banner, but to have two hundred or even three hundred separate companies. Each company can stand on its own feet and, in that way, although we've got a brand that links them, if we were to have another tragedy such as that of 11 September - which hurt the airline industry - it would not bring the whole group crashing down. Richard Branson

Making the extra effort to say thanks in a genuine, personal manner goes a long way. It is pleasurable to do, and it encourages more of the same good behavior. Richard Branson

Chance favors the prepared mind. The more you practice, the luckier you become. Richard Branson

Drive, determination, passion and hard work are all free and more valuable than a pot of cash. Richard Branson

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. Richard Branson

If you spot an opportunity and are really excited by it, throw yourself into it with everything you've got. Richard Branson

Never take your eyes off the cash flow because it's the life blood of business. Richard Branson

Don't hesitate to seek external help or advice where need be. Sometimes, it takes an external, emotionally unattached individual to detect your business flaws and render unbiased advice. Richard Branson

The Earth cannot wait 60 years. I want a future for my children and my children's children. The clock is ticking. Richard Branson

A setback is never a bad experience, just another one of life's lessons. Richard Branson

A good leader leads from the front. Don't get stuck in the office. Get out, meet people and listen to their stories. Richard Branson

It's all about finding and hiring people smarter than you. Getting them to join your business. And giving them good work. Then getting out of their way. And trusting them. You have to get out of the way so YOU can focus on the bigger vision. That's important. And here's the main must make them see their work as a MISSION. Richard Branson

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

Screw it, let's do it - Just get on with it and do it Richard Branson

The best advice I could give anyone is to spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life. Richard Branson

I am convinced that companies should put staff first, customers second and shareholders third - ultimately that's in the best interest of customers and shareholders. Richard Branson

Entrepreneursh ip is a great leveller, since having the benefit of a wealthy background or a generous investor isn't always an advantage. The wonderful thing is that money is not the sole currency when it comes to starting a business; drive, determination, passion and hard work are all free and more valuable than a pot of cash. Richard Branson

No failure means no risk, which means nothing new Richard Branson

A company is people ... employees want to know... am I being listened to or am I a cog in the wheel? People really need to feel wanted. Richard Branson

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