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

Business has to give people enriching, rewarding lives...or it's simply not worth doing. Richard Branson

Success cannot be measured in wealth, fame or power, but by whether you have made a positive difference for others. Richard Branson

Sometimes miracles come in pairs. Richard Branson

Be the best at what you do Richard Branson

If you don't take risks you won't achieve anything. Richard Branson

Believe in yourself and back yourself to come out on top. A fulfilling career is waiting for those brave enough to find it. Richard Branson

However small a company, its founders should try to expand people's opportunities and choices. Richard Branson

Luck is when determination meets opportunity Richard Branson

The brand is only as good as your products, so.. if people have a good experience on Virgin Atlantic or if they have a good experience on Virgin trains or.. if they have a Virgin mobile phone and they can get straight through to our people and they're well looked after and then they'll try the next product that we launch. Richard Branson

When you are ready to make your first hires, look for people who understand your passion, want to add to your ideas and can envision ways to make improvements. Richard Branson

Having a personality of caring about people is important. You ca' be a good leader unless you generally like people. That is how you bring out the best in them. Richard Branson

I'm sure if Brawn GP keep plying me with champagne and putting gorgeous Virgin girls either side of me, you never know! Richard Branson

Flowers flourish when they're watered, and shrivel up when they're not. People are no different. The best leaders are the ones who look for the best in people. Richard Branson

Be authentic and organic. It can't be forced or it won't work. And most importantly, have fun. Richard Branson

The brands that will thrive in the coming years are the ones that have a purpose beyond profit. Richard Branson

I think you should do in life what you think you'll make a real difference at. And generally, as a businessperson, you do things you don't really have experience in. Richard Branson

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

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

I've been very lucky. I come from a very close family. Richard Branson

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. Richard Branson

I believe in myself. I believe in the hands that work, in the brains that think, and in the hearts that love. Richard Branson

Universities are fantastic places to gain knowledge on a subject, develop a personal network, explore your character and learn new techniques to approach problems. I do however believe that there is a strong argument for students who have an idea they are passionate about to just try and turn it into a reality. I fell into this category and I don't regret not going to University. Richard Branson

Realize that the people who are working with you, this is their life. You know, 80% of their time is spent at work. Make sure that they're proud of what they're doing, that they're enjoying what they're doing. Richard Branson

There are millions of people out there who would love to become astronauts, who'd love to go to space - they'd love to look back at this wonderful world from space. That will be the engine that will enable us then to develop spaceships to transport people around the world at tremendous speeds in an environmentally friendly way. Richard Branson

I'm a great believer that saying yes is a lot more fun than saying no. Richard Branson

It's really important to find an hour or two to a day to make sure that you keep healthy, keep fit. It's very easy just to forget that aspect. And if you're feeling really good and fit, I think you can get two or three extra hours a day of hard work in as well. Richard Branson

If you run your business fairly; if you treat people well; if you try to move your business into areas that are making a real positive difference to other peoples lives; I think you'll A. have much pleasant life, but B. I think you'll have a much more successful business. Richard Branson

If you have an idea that's going to make a big difference to people's lives, and other people are not doing it, you know, just say "screw it," do it and get on with it, and give it a go. Richard Branson

There's no better satisfaction than watching the people around you, who have worked day and night to get something right, realising the dream. Richard Branson

When something doesn't go exactly to plan, money is tight or a business is struggling - see it as a challenge rather than a failure. Look outside the box and try and find a solution - you'll be surprised how many great opportunities and possibilities arise when things look bad. You've just got to open your mind and not be afraid of sticking your neck out! Richard Branson

Money is a poor indicator of success. Richard Branson

My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself Richard Branson

The idea that business is strictly a numbers affair has always struck me as preposterous. For one thing, I've never been particularly good at numbers, but I think I've done a reasonable job with feelings. And I'm convinced that it is feelings - and feelings alone - that account for the success of the Virgin brand in all of its myriad forms. Richard Branson

Being dyslexic can actually help in the outside world. I see some things clearer than other people do because I have to simplify things to help me and that has helped others. Richard Branson

People who think and say we more often than I are a lot more likely to succeed. Richard Branson

The first thing to look for when searching for a great employee is somebody with a personality that fits with your company culture. Most skills can be learned, but it is difficult to train people on their personality. If you can find people who are fun, friendly, caring and love helping others, you are on to a winner. Richard Branson

If you don't make bold moves, the world doesn't move forward. Richard Branson

I've never sued anybody, though there have been one or two occasions I've wanted to strangle one or two people. Richard Branson

I personally don't believe anything is impossible. With enough determination and effort, almost everything is possible. Richard Branson

New York to Tokyo could be less than an hour. You could be traveling at 19,000 miles per hour orbitally. After we've done the space program, we will be producing supersonic planes, which will go far, far, faster than Concorde. Richard Branson

In the '80's my gut feeling was that airlines were crap. I hated spending time on planes. I thought we could create the kind of airline I'd like. So we got a secondhand 747 and gave it a go. Richard Branson

Some 80% of your life is spent working. You want to have fun at home; why shouldn't you have fun at work? Richard Branson

We're going where no one has gone before. There's no model to follow, nothing to copy. That is what makes this so exciting. Richard Branson

Our model is to develop each business separately with its own shareholder and management - this way we can concentrate on the job in hand, rather than be part of some enormous and faceless conglomerate. Richard Branson

Well, I'm somebody who is just living life, and if I get frustrated by something, then I like to try to put it right. Richard Branson

Building a business is not rocket science, it's about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity. Richard Branson

If you don't succeed at first, there's no need for the F word (Failure). Pick yourself up and try, try again. Richard Branson

Please be polite. Nothing in life should erode the habit of saying thank you to people or praising them. Richard Branson

Life is a series of ups and clowns. Make it worth your wild! Richard Branson

Money is for making things happen. Richard Branson

Please do' get hung up on this question of whether you need to have experience in an industry before you launch your startup. Richard Branson

People flourish if they"re praised. Richard Branson

I believe that drudgery and clock-watching are a terrible betrayal of that universal, inborn entrepreneurial spirit. Richard Branson

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

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

Only a fool never changes his mind. Richard Branson

Find somebody else to run your business on a day-to-day basis. Richard Branson

I think because I have great difficulty saying the word, 'no,' almost every day's a different adventure. Richard Branson

Having a personality of caring about people is important. You can't be a good leader unless you generally like people. That is how you bring out the best in them. Richard Branson

Look, if you can indulge in your passion, life will be far more interesting than if you're just working. You'll work harder at it, and you'll know more about it. But first you must go out and educate yourself on whatever it is that you've decided to do - know more about kite-surfing than anyone else. That's where the work comes in. But if you're doing things you're passionate about, that will come naturally. Richard Branson

We always enter markets where the leaders are not doing a great job, so we can go in and disrupt them by offering better quality services. Richard Branson

One key to entrepreneurial success is to get a great group of people around you who believe in your idea. Richard Branson

I enjoy the company of other people. That's where I get most of my satisfaction from Richard Branson

Sometimes the riskiest decision you can make is to do nothing. Richard Branson

I find it very difficult to think of mistakes; not that I don't make any but because I was brought up to look only at the good things in life ... As for what lost the most money, probably Virgin Cola. It is still No 1 in Bangladesh though. Richard Branson

Learn to use your brain power. Critical thinking is the key to creative problem solving in business. Richard Branson

Be creative. Innovate consistently on the little things that the big companies ignore. Little things often make big differences in business. Richard Branson

Meet regularly with your business team and brainstorm. Intricate business problems are mostly resolved at brainstorming sessions. Richard Branson

Don't think about making money, think about making a difference, spot where others are doing it badly and do it better Richard Branson

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