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Richard Branson
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To be a great leader, you must be a great listener Richard Branson

Look for the best in people to build a fantastic team Richard Branson

Look, I think that when we started Virgin Atlantic 30 years ago, we had one 747 competing with the airlines that had an average of 300 planes each. Every single one of those have gone bankrupt because they didn't have customer service. They had might, but they didn't have customer service, so customer service is everything in the end. Richard Branson

Growth does not always lead a business to build on success. All too often it converts a highly successful business into a mediocre large business. Richard Branson

If you want swashbuckling action in your life, become an entrepreneur and give it a go. Richard Branson

The best advice I got from my dad? Wear a condom. Richard Branson

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

If you are seizing on a new business opportunity, deliberately move your customers' expectations up a few notches and consistently over-deliver on your promises - you will leave your competitors struggling to catch up. Richard Branson

By nature I am curious about life, and this extends to my business. Richard Branson

There are quite a few things I've done that even I thought might have been one step too far. But if you are willing to make a fool of yourself and make people smile, as long as you do it with a sense of fun, you can get away with it. Richard Branson

In times of recession there are massive opportunities and fortunes to be made, so for new up and coming entrepreneurs, this is the time to go and start a business. Richard Branson

I just love life. I mean, you know, I love every second of it. I love people. Richard Branson

I drink about 30 cups of tea a day. I'm a complete tea addict. Richard Branson

The ability to bounce back after a setback is the single most important trait an entrepreneurial venture can possess. Richard Branson

I have always been a huge believer in the inestimable value good mentoring can contribute to any nascent business Richard Branson

Life is a helluva lot more fun if you say yes rather than no Richard Branson

I think that not relying too heavily on one bank and one bank manager is a good rule to learn. Richard Branson

All of us have just got to find that time to look after our bodies. That helps us make sure that our mind is sharp. I know that when I'm feeling great and really fit, I can get in three or four hours more of really productive work. Richard Branson

If you go back into military history, the person who's leading the troops ought to be in with the troops and not just standing on the backline sending them into battle. Richard Branson

If you're lucky enough to have a few hundred thousand dollars in the bank account, that should be sufficient for your own personal needs, and anything more than that you've got to put to good use. Richard Branson

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

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. Richard Branson

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. Richard Branson

The most breathtaking thing about being in space is actually looking back at the Earth. Richard Branson

Every single astronaut who has come back from space comes back determined to do more to protect it. Richard Branson

Publicity is absolutely critical. A good PR story is infinitely more effective than a front page ad. Richard Branson

I've used the Phoenix Centrifuge to replicate what the body's going to go through on the flight up. I've also done some gravity tests with ZERO-G [a charter-flight service in Arlington, Va., that uses modified Boeing 727s to simulate weightlessness], which went great. Richard Branson

Setting customer expectations at a level that is aligned with consistently deliverable levels of customer service requires that your whole staff, from product development to marketing, works in harmony with your brand image. Richard Branson

Rather than getting nostalgic...embrace the new opportunities and challenges available to you now. Richard Branson

What's the quickest way to become a millionaire? Borrow fivers off everyone you meet. Richard Branson

Irreverence ran on both sides of our parents brought me up to think we could all change the world. Richard Branson

If people are jumping down people's throats all the time, in the end, they'll just shrivel up like a flower shrivels up that's not watered. Richard Branson

I would not be able to change a sparking plug and I would not be able to fly a spaceship or build a rocket or whatever. But what I am good at doing is finding brilliant people and surrounding myself with brilliant people. Richard Branson

Breaking the rules and challenging convention is in the DNA of every successful entrepreneur. Doing things differently and solving problems with new, innovative and fresh approaches are the very reason many start-ups are able to compete and sometimes outpace the established market leaders. Richard Branson

Two heads are definitely better than one and by brainstorming as a team and sourcing ideas from each other, you have a better chance of coming up with a strategy that will allow your business to overcome a setback or challenge. Richard Branson

Having a good network can be invaluable. It opens doors for you and allows you to enter into opportunities that are beneficial to your business. In this sense, 'who you know' is undoubtedly important, but to me 'what you know' is more important because once an opportunity shows itself, it is up to you to make the most of it, and this is down to your knowledge and skill. Richard Branson

I moved into a nice houseboat in Little Venice when I was 15 years old. I found a girlfriend called Monday and a houseboat called Friday, so I had the week sewn up. Richard Branson

I never really felt secure until I was well into my 30s, because anytime I had success, I would invest in new projects. Richard Branson

When I was young, every time I criticized someone, my mother would stand me in front of the mirror and say: 'The flaws you see in others are actually a reflection of yourself.' That taught me to pay close attention when I looked at others. Richard Branson

I have always lived my life by making lists: lists of people to call, lists of ideas, lists of companies to set up, lists of people who can make things happen. Each day I work through these lists, and that sequence of calls propels me forward. Richard Branson

Exploration is a wonderful way to open our eyes to the world, & to truly see that impossible is just a word. Richard Branson

Play fair, be prepared for others to play dirty, and don't let them drag you into the mud. Richard Branson

No matter how big you are, details count! Richard Branson

So I became a publisher by mistake - well, not quite by mistake, because I wanted to be an editor but I had to make sure the magazine would survive. The point is this: Most businesses fail, so if you're going to succeed, it has to be about more than making money. Richard Branson

I think the thing about capitalism is it's an evil necessity, capitalism. Communism has been tried and failed, and socialism, that doesn't work very well. Capitalism works, but the problem about capitalism is it does mean that a few individuals become very wealthy. Therefore, I think those individuals have enormous responsibility to redistribute that wealth either by creating new businesses or creating new jobs and making sure that money just doesn't lie in a bank account for future generations. Richard Branson

If people aren't calling you crazy, you aren't thinking big enough. Richard Branson

Screw it, just do it! Richard Branson

I am impressed with just the enthusiasm for life and the fact that some of these people are in their 80's, even 90's, and they're absolutely determined to get out there and make a difference. Richard Branson

People have to decide on priorities if they want to get anywhere. The best lessons I learned was to just do it. Richard Branson

If you look after your staff, they'll look after your customers. It's that simple. Richard Branson

Innovation happens when people are given the freedom to ask questions and the resources and power to find the answers. Richard Branson

Communication: the thing humans forgot when we invented words. Richard Branson

Your company should act as a springboard for ambitious employees, not a set of shackles. Richard Branson

To succeed in business you need to be original, but you also need to understand what your customers want. Richard Branson

Succeeding in business is all about making connections Richard Branson

If you're looking to become an entrepreneur then don't waste your time going to university or business school - just get on and do it. 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

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 do' 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 have always believed that the only way to cope with a cash crisis is not to contract but to try to expand out of it. Richard Branson

Throughout my business life I have always tried to keep on top of costs and protect the downside risk as much possible. The Virgin Group has survived only because we have always kept tight control of our cash. But, likewise, I also know that sometimes it is essential to break these rules and spend lavishly. Richard Branson

You can create a business, choose a name, but unless people know about it you're not going to sell any products. Richard Branson

My definition of success? The more you are actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel. Richard Branson

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

I think entrepreneurship is our natural state-a big adult word that probably boils down to something much more obvious like playfulness. Richard Branson

Most of our businesses do succeed, but if something completely fails, then as long as we bow out gracefully and pay off all our debts, and nobody gets hurt, then I don't think people disrespect Virgin for trying. The public appreciates someone having a go; it appreciates the attempt. Who's been a success in life who hasn't failed? Richard Branson

I have enjoyed life a lot more by saying "yes" than by sayings "no". Richard Branson

I never learned the rules in the first place. To change the game is at the heart of what Virgin stands for, so the company culture has always been: "Don't sweat it: rules were meant to be broken." 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. Richard Branson

Business is the force of change. Business is essential to solving the climate crisis, because this is what business is best at: innovating, changing, addressing risks, searching for opportunities. There is no more vital task Richard Branson

My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had - everyday I'm learning something new. Richard Branson

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