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Richard Branson
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Talent comes from experience and failure Richard Branson

If you create something that makes a difference in people's lives, you are likely to become a business success as well Richard Branson

If you run a business, put on top your employees, then your consumers, and then your shareholders. Richard Branson

If you're hurt, lick your wounds and get up again. If you've given it your absolute best, it's time to move forward, Richard Branson

Fantasizing about the future is one of my favorite pastimes. Richard Branson

I believe in goals. It's never a bad thing to have a dream. If something is really what you want to do, just do it. Whatever your goal. Richard Branson

Spend more time smiling than frowning and more time praising than criticizing. Richard Branson

The time to go into a new business is when it's badly run by others. Richard Branson

You only live once, and I just don't want to waste a minute of my life. 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

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

If people are crazy enough to dare, impossible things happen. Richard Branson

If you don't enjoy it, don't do it. You must love what you do. Richard Branson

In the same way that I tend to make up my mind about people within thirty seconds of meeting them, I also make up my mind about whether a business proposal excites me within about thirty seconds of looking at it. I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics. Richard Branson

Past failures unlock future successes Richard Branson

If you aim higher than you expect, you could reach higher than you dreamed. Richard Branson

Screwing business as usual fundamentally recognises that doing good is good for business. Richard Branson

Lead by listening - to be a good leader you have to be a great listener. Richard Branson

You can never go too far wrong by thinking like a customer who's new to the business. Richard Branson

The time to go into a new business is when it's badly run by others. Richard Branson

Oh God, I've got to do this today. Richard Branson

Red tape will often get in your way. It's one of the reasons I often carry scissors! Richard Branson

Whatever you and your team decide your new brand will stand for, deliver on that promise. That's the only way you'll ever control your brand. And beware: brands always mean something. If you don't define what the brand means, your competitors will. Richard Branson

I'm not superstitious. I don't really believe in star signs, sorry, or superstitions. Richard Branson

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. Richard Branson


Capitalism has never stood back and examined itself properly. I think everybody knows that capitalism is the only thing that works, but is the current form of capitalism the best way of it working? Richard Branson

I'm not the sort of person who fears failure. Richard Branson

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. Richard Branson

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. Richard Branson

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. Richard Branson

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. Richard Branson

It is the satisfaction of doing it for yourself and motivating others to work with you in bringing it about. It is about the fun, innovation, creativity with the rewards being far greater than purely financial. Richard Branson

I think great businessmen are more likely made than born. I don't know if it's from your upbringing, your parental background, the struggles you go through. In my own particular situation, I left school at 15 and I was struggling to survive in the jungle and that was a great education. So I think just getting out there, hands on, learning to survive teaches you a lot. Richard Branson

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. Richard Branson

I am always working on the go. I have never had an office that I work out of and work has become intertwined with my personal life. Fortunately I am able to work from my home and can answer my e-mails in the morning, play tennis or kitesurf in the afternoon to keep fit and have meetings or phone calls in between. Richard Branson

I think business leaders all over the world should not just think of how we can make lots of money, which is fine, but to take some of the problems in the world and get out there and tackle them using business. I think that if businesses do that we can get on top of these problems. Richard Branson

It always pays off to focus on things that will make you feel proud. Remember this during every difficult decision you face. Richard Branson

Choose great people and shine in their shadows Richard Branson

If you can run one company, you can run another. Running companies are about inspiring and driving the best out of people. Richard Branson

Success Comes from listening to your customer. Richard Branson

Ideally, since 80 percent of your life is spent working, you should start your business around something that is a passion of yours Richard Branson

You can't run a business without taking risks. The brave may not live forever - but the cautious do not live at all! Richard Branson

A company's employees are its greatest asset and your people are your product Richard Branson

Don't bother doing something unless you're radically different from the competition. Richard Branson

Loyal employees in any company create loyal customers, who in turn create happy shareholders. Richard Branson

Quality brands never go bankrupt. Richard Branson

Because I don't see Virgin as a company but as a way of life and I fully enjoy it, I don't think I'll ever retire. Richard Branson

I think a lot of becoming an entrepreneur is something which people have to learn just from getting out there and giving it a go, and having to learn the art of survival. Richard Branson

The important thing is that you've got a strong foundation before you start to try to save the world or help other people. Richard Branson

...making profits is important because it keeps all our people in jobs and, you know, it keeps what we - what we've created going, but, you know, what we're - what I get my - what I'm proud about doing is creating companies which we're really proud of, you know, which we can really be proud of and a byproduct of that hopefully will be that they'll be profitable and be able to pay the bills. Richard Branson

You shouldn't be looking for people slipping up, you should be looking for all the good things people do and praising those. Richard Branson

Whatever business you are in, every company can shoot for the start in their own way. Richard Branson

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

Education doesn't just take place in stuffy classrooms and university buildings, it can happen everywhere, every day to every person. Richard Branson

Most "necessary evils" are far more evil than necessary. Richard Branson

Please don't get hung up on this question of whether you need to have experience in an industry before you launch your startup. Richard Branson

Purpose is not an add-on, it's not an initiative. It is a culture change and it never finishes Richard Branson

Success comes from delegating, risk-taking and having a good TEAM! Richard Branson

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. Richard Branson

If you are glass half empty type of person, maybe you just have' been holding the right glass Richard Branson

If you get into entrepreneurshi p driven by profit, you are a lot more likely to fail. The entrepreneurs who succeed usually want to make a difference to people's lives, not just their own bank balances. The desire to change things for the better is the motivation for taking risks and pursuing seemingly impossible business ideas. Richard Branson

My mother always taught me never to look back in regret but to move on to the next thing. The amount of time people waste dwelling on failures rather than putting that energy into another project, always amazes me. I have fun running all the Virgin businesses-so a setback is never a bad experience, just a learning curve. Richard Branson

There have been times when I could have succumbed to some form of bribe, or could have had my way by offering one. But ever since that night in Dover prison I have never been tempted to break my vow.. My Parents always drummed into me that all you have life is your reputation: you may be very rich, but if you lose your good name you'll never be happy. Richard Branson

What does the name Virgin mean? We are a company that likes to take on the giants. In too many businesses, these giants have had things their own way. We are going to have fun competing with them. Richard Branson

There is no planet B. We have to take care of the one we have Richard Branson

Records are made to be broken. It is in man's nature to continue to strive to do just that. Richard Branson

Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to. Richard Branson

Listen to the customer's complaint and act fast. Richard Branson

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

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