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Richard Branson
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I've always had a soft spot for dreamers - not those who waste their time thinking 'what if' but the ones who look to the sky and say 'why can't I shoot for the moon?' Richard Branson

People flourish if they're praised. Richard Branson

Dreaming is one of humanity's greatest gifts - it champions aspiration, spurs innovation, leads to change, and propels the world forward. Richard Branson

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

Two bricklayers work side by side. The first lays bricks. The second builds magnificent cathedrals. Think small vs. think big. Richard Branson

Smiling can be a competitive advantage. It makes everyone feel better and every situation brighter. Richard Branson

If we can just get young people to do the same as their fathers did, that is, wear condoms Richard Branson

I do' think of work as work and play as play. It's all living. Richard Branson

I"ve always had a soft spot for dreamers - not those who waste their time thinking "what if" but the ones who look to the sky and say "why ca' I shoot for the moon?" Richard Branson

Ideas Are The Lifeblood Of Business. Capture Every Fleeting Idea And Drive For Change. Richard Branson

About 40 percent of my time is spent on social issues and building new organizations, more for the benefit of the climate or health issues. Richard Branson

Develop the business around the people; build it, don't buy it; and, then, be the best. Richard Branson

Most people assume that a record shop's success lies in selling records. In fact, Virgin's success both in mail order and the record shops lay in skill at buying records. Richard Branson

I never went into business to make money, but I have found that if I have fun, the money will come. Richard Branson

Making money never was my incentive. I just want to fight big companies. Richard Branson

Commitment is not letting people down. That's very important in life. If you say you're going to do something, make sure you do it. Just try never to let people down. Richard Branson

To get the respect of people, I think you've got to roll up your sleeves and lead with your people. The absolute key is treating your people well. Looking for the best in your people. Lots and lots of praise, no criticism. Richard Branson

Leading by fear is a lot of companies' approach, and a horrible way for people to exist in their lives, when most of your life is spent at work. Richard Branson

Smoking marijuana, as long as you leave the nicotine out of it, is certainly no more damaging than having a drink, and I suspect better for you than having a drink. Richard Branson

What is a business? It's simply an idea that makes someone else's life better Richard Branson

For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference. Richard Branson

I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator. Richard Branson

With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights. Richard Branson

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. Richard Branson

We've always had a pretty competitive and pretty ferocious battle with British Airways... It's lasted now about 14 years, and we're very pleased to have survived it. Richard Branson

And obviously, from our own personal point of view, the principal challenge is a personal challenge. Richard Branson

Anyone who makes an effort at whatever they hope to accomplish can, and will, seriously improve their chances of succeeding. Richard Branson

There is no such thing as a boring person: everyone has stories and insights worth sharing. While on the road, we let our phones or laptops take up our attention. By doing that, we might miss out on the chance to learn and absorb ideas and inspiration from an unexpected source: our fellow travelers. Richard Branson

At the end, entrepreneurship is not about wearing expensive suits and earning a lot of money. It is all about being true to yourself, to your values in life. Your dreams. Richard Branson

So I've seen life as one long learning process. Richard Branson

Well, I think that there's a very thin dividing line between success and failure. Richard Branson

Ever since I saw the moon landing as a young teenager, I was determined I would go into space one day. Richard Branson

If you can run one business well, you can run any business well. Richard Branson

I think business needs to have a heart and to have a heart a company must be more than just a moneymaking machine. Richard Branson

[If] man creates the problem, surely man can solve it. Richard Branson

I learnt from an early age the need to delegate responsibility out to other team members as there is just too much for one person to do themselves. What is the point of hiring talented team members if you don't give them the freedom to make the most of the chance you have given them? Richard Branson

Happiness doesn't come from making a fortune and owning lots of possessions. 'Stuff' doesn't bring happiness. Family, friends, good health and the satisfaction that comes from making a positive difference are what really matter. Richard Branson

Clearly in the eyes of the consumer; the brand has not been diluted, but we must guard against that happening at all costs. Richard Branson

We don't actually plan to launch new businesses over the next few years, but we are planning to take the ones we have into new territories. Richard Branson

When I started Virgin from a basement in west London, there was no great plan or strategy. I didn't set out to build a business empire ... For me, building a business is all about doing something to be proud of, bringing talented people together and creating something that's going to make a real difference to other people's lives Richard Branson

Every great movement in the world starts with a tiny group of people who simply refuse to accept a situation. Richard Branson

I will work day and night to avoid failure, but if I can't, I'll pick myself up the next day. The most important thing for entrepreneurs is not to be put off by failure. Richard Branson

I myself have benefited from many mentors throughout my life. Richard Branson

Early on in your career, find someone better than yourself to run the business on a day-to-day basis. Remove yourself, maybe even from the building, and from the nitty-gritty. That way, you're going to be able to see the bigger picture and think of new areas to go into. Richard Branson

Being an entrepreneur simply means being someone who wants to make a difference to other people's lives. Richard Branson

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. Richard Branson

We love Formula One and think Formula One's great. But we think Formula E is different. We would be making a big mistake if we tried to compete with Formula One and be similar to Formula One, we have to be radically different to Formula One to have a chance of survival. I don't mean survival by beating Formula One but co-existing complimentary to Formula One. Richard Branson

In a sense, when we started Virgin Atlantic, I was trying to create an airline for myself. If you try to build the perfect airline for yourself, it will be appreciated by others. Richard Branson

First of all, if you're setting up a new company, you want to try to find a brand that can work on a global basis. Richard Branson

Although my spelling is still sometimes poor, I have managed to overcome the worst of my difficulties through training myself to concentrate. Richard Branson

I just like to enjoy life and push myself. Of course, there is method to my madness. When you are entering into a new industry, for example, it helps to do something to get your name on the front pages. Richard Branson

The companies that look after their people are the companies that do really well. I'm sure we'd like a few other attributes, but that would be the most important one. Richard Branson

We will eventually build space science labs and hotels, prodding the capability for missions beyond the orbit of the Earth. Our space-hotel guests will be able to take breath-taking excursions, flying a couple of hundred feet above the Moon's surface in small two-man spaceships. In time, we will launch missions to Mars and beyond. Richard Branson

Remember it's OK to be yourself. Richard Branson

Have fun do good and the money will come Richard Branson

There is so much to be learned from listening to people's hopes, frustrations, and points of view Richard Branson

My parents brought me up with this philosophy. You must do things. You mustn't watch what other people are doing. You must not listen to what other people are doing. Richard Branson

A business can be started with very little money. Richard Branson

If you find yourself stuck in the middle there is only one way to go, forward. Richard Branson

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

I was never, ever interested in becoming a businessman or an entrepreneur. If I was a businessman, or saw myself as a businessman, I would have never gone into the airline business. Richard Branson

Whether you are launching a start-up or leading an established company, you should start establishing your social media presence if you haven't already. Richard Branson

There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions - in a way that serves the world and you. Richard Branson

I had no plans to be an entrepreneur. I just wanted to be a journalist and write for a magazine. At 15, I just decided to leave school and launch a national student magazine. Richard Branson

If you love what you do and if you believe in what you do, others will share your enthusiasm. Passionate people find their way to the Virgin Group, and when they do, we snap them up and try to keep them within the family. Richard Branson

The bigger the dream, the greater the opportunity Richard Branson

Of course, a lot of businesses want to reach students, so I funded the magazine by selling advertising. I sold something like $8,000 worth of advertising for the first edition, and that was in 1966. I printed up 50,000 copies, and I didn't even have to charge for them on the newsstand because my costs were already covered. Richard Branson

Build your own business team. Survival in business requires a synergy of skills. Richard Branson

Run lean; avoid unnecessary expenses. Richard Branson

Have fun, work hard and money will come. Don't waste time - grab your chances. Have a positive outlook on life. When it's not fun, move on. Richard Branson

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