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Richard Branson
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Having colleagues nearby, whether at the beach or in a crypt, means the ideas are always flowing Richard Branson

The amount of time people waste dwelling on failures rather than putting that energy into another project, always amazes me Richard Branson

Virgin could never have grown into the group of more than 200 companies it is now, were it not for a steady stream of intrapreneurs who looked for and developed opportunities, often leading efforts that went against the grain. Richard Branson

When I was 15, I left school to start a magazine, and it became a success because I wouldn't take no for an answer. I remember banging on James Baldwin's door to ask for an interview when he came to England. Then I got Jean-Paul Sartre's home phone number and asked him to contribute. If I'd been 30, he might have said no, but I was a 15-year-old with passion and he was charmed. Making money was always just a side product of having a good time and creating things nobody'd seen before. Richard Branson

If you are a new startup company, try not to arouse the interest or suspicion of your competition; especially if they are a bigger company. They can crush you while you are still in your startup phase. Lie low while still strengthening your bottom line. Richard Branson

Wine, like life, is meant to be enjoyed. Richard Branson

Virgin, is how good you are with people. If you're - if you're good with people and you've got - you know, and you really care, genuinely care about people then I'm sure we could find a job for you at Virgin. I think, you know, that, you know, that 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

The risk is worth it. Mike would have been the first to say that. Richard Branson

If you do something for fun and create the best possible product, then the profit will come. Richard Branson

Money gives you the freedom to do with your time what you want to do with it 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

If you want to stand out from the crowd, give people a reason not to forget you Richard Branson

I am no stranger to healthy competition-wor king hard and playing hard Richard Branson

Business leaders take things far too seriously, and forget that most of the time people spend in their lives is at work, and it should be fun. Richard Branson

If I'm setting up a new business I'll spend three or four months learning everything there is about that business, everything there is about that subject and then I will find good people to run it on a day-to-day basis, but whilst they're running it at least I know what they're talking about when they come back to me. Richard Branson

You should' blindly accept a leader's advice. You"ve got to question leaders on occasion. Richard Branson

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

If you can make peoples lives a lot better, you've got a really good business. Richard Branson

I am a believer in trying to treat people properly and trying to respond and making sure that I find the time to be courteous. Richard Branson

Never look back in regret - move on to the next thing. Richard Branson

The extraordinary thing about the record industry is how success can take off without warning. Richard Branson

I was trouble - and always in trouble. Aged eight I still couldn't read. In fact, I was dyslexic and short-sighted. Despite sitting at the front of the class, I couldn't read the blackboard. Only after a couple of terms did anyone think to have my eyes tested. Even when I could see, the letters and numbers made no sense at all. Richard Branson

My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, Oh God, I've got to do this today. Richard Branson

Any successful entrepreneur knows that time is more valuable than money itself. Richard Branson

Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress. Richard Branson

I think I've learned that if you have a house, you end up living in the kitchen, so if you have one big kitchen and then enough bedrooms for your family, that's about all you need for a home. Richard Branson

To me, business isn't about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It's about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials. Richard Branson

Through the right people focusing on the right things, we can, in time, get on top of a lot if not most of the problems of this world. And that's what a number of us are trying to do. Richard Branson

Well, I think that there's a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you're likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line. Richard Branson

Well, the odds must be against anybody being able to fly around the world in a balloon on the first attempt. All of us who are attempting to go around the world in balloons are effectively flying in experimental craft because these craft cannot be tested. Richard Branson

You never know with these things when you're trying something new what can happen. This is all experimental. Richard Branson

I cannot remember a moment in my life when I have not felt the love of my family. We were a family that would have killed for each other - and we still are. Richard Branson

I love the freedom of movement that my phone gives me. That has definitely transformed my life. Richard Branson

India is an incredibly vibrant market, which Virgin already, through Virgin Atlantic, has the pleasure of working in. I am delighted that Virgin Comics will not only help to launch the Indian comic market and spin it into the West, but will develop new and exciting talent. Richard Branson

But the majority of things that one could get stressed about, they?re not worth getting stressed about. Richard Branson

It's so graceful to be blown by the wind, to go where the wind takes you. Just drifting over beautiful rivers in a balloon is perfect. Richard Branson

The best lessons are usually learned from failure. You musn't beat yourself up if you fail - just pick yourself up, learn as much as you can from the experience and get on with the next challenge...The brave may not live forever, but the cautious never live at all. Richard Branson

I have always believed that there is no point in having regrets as you learn far more from mistakes than successes. Embrace a mistake and learn from it; don't regret them. Richard Branson

As an entrepreneur, you've got to protect against the company going bust. And as an adventurer, you've got to protect against losing your life. It's even more important as an adventurer to get it right. Richard Branson

One of the best bits of advice I can give is, early on, when you're building a new business, try to find somebody to run it on a day-to-day basis to free yourself up to look at the bigger picture. Richard Branson

Too many companies want their brands to reflect some idealised, perfected image of themselves. As a consequence, their brands acquire no texture, no character and no public trust. Richard Branson

Life's too short. If you're passionate - stand up. Richard Branson

In 30 years time, as technology moves forward even further, people are going to look back and wonder why offices ever existed. Richard Branson

Any idea can be a great idea if you think differently, dream big and commit to seeing it realized 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've got an engaging, edgy, vibrant, fun product, ... It may or may not work, but we're going to give it our best shot. Richard Branson

It isn't effective or productive to force your employees to do anything. Choice empowers people and makes for a more content workforce. Richard Branson

Take a chance - it's the best way to test yourself, have fund and push boundaries. Richard Branson

You can't do a good business with a bad person. Find the right people to work with and you can't go wrong. Richard Branson

If you do' enjoy it, do' do it. You must love what you do. Richard Branson

I have always looked on my businesses not just as money-making machines, but as adventures that can, I hope, make people better off. Richard Branson

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

You shouldn't blindly accept a leader's advice. You've got to question leaders on occasion. Richard Branson

However tight things are, you still need to have the big picture at the forefront of your mind. Richard Branson

Your brand name is only as good as your reputation Richard Branson

We [Virgin Group] have been successful not by wasting time scrutinising our competitors but by looking at ourselves from the point of view of our customers do and seeking feedback through listening. Richard Branson

My number one rule in business, and in life, is to enjoy what you do. Running a business involves long hours and hard decisions; if you don't have the passion to keep you going, your business will more than likely fail. If you don't enjoy what you are doing, then you shouldn't be doing it. Richard Branson

We spend most of our lives working. So why do so few people have a good time doing it? Richard Branson

I never wanted to be a businessman, I just wanted to change the world Richard Branson

Don't just play the game - change it for good. Richard Branson

Explore this next great frontier where the boundaries between work and higher purpose are merging into one, where doing good really is good for business. Richard Branson

Focus on your business strengths and keep its weaknesses away from the competition or public. Richard Branson

Follow your instincts and live with the consequences. Richard Branson

Avoid litigations. They are expensive and consume loads of time but if you have got a good case and a better chance of winning; then fight it out. Richard Branson

We'll not be sending anyone into space before it is safe and the vehicle is well and truly tested. Richard Branson

What's the most critical factor in any business decision you'll ever have to make? Basically, it boils down to this question: If this all crashes, will it bring the whole house tumbling down like a pack of cards? One business matra remains embedded in my brain - protect the downside. Richard Branson

Good people have always been at the heart of the Virgin business, and that's largely because we have tried to keep our business small, and our management teams tight-knit. I feel that small, compact companies, are better run. That is partly because people feel more connected in small companies. Richard Branson

Don't think what's the cheapest way to do it or what's the fastest way to do it. Think what's the most amazing way to do it. Richard Branson

Put your passions to work to make this world a better place. Richard Branson

Companies need to have a lot more flexibility with their people... . If somebody wants to golf around the world for two months, okay, well, maybe on an unpaid basis, let them do it. That sort of flexibility I think is incredibly important because most of our time, we spend at work. Richard Branson

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