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Richard Branson
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The way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers Richard Branson

Give your employees a mission that matches their ambitions. When you challenge people, they surprise you. Richard Branson

Whenever I see people getting a bad deal I want to step in and do something about it. Of course, this is not pure altruism - there's a profit to be made too. 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

I've obviously been born fortunate. I love people. I enjoy every single minute of my life. Richard Branson

It's better to say nothing than spend 1,000 words or an hour speech saying nothing. Get to the point. Richard Branson

Enjoy life - you only get one. Richard Branson

From the first days of my career as an entrepreneur, I have always used my own and my team's lack of experience to our advantage. In fact, at our first venture, Student magazine, we used our newcomer status to secure great interviews and generate publicity - people were excited about our new project and wanted to get involved. Our inexperience fed our restless enthusiasm for trying new things, which became part of our core mission. Richard Branson

Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change. Richard Branson

I think it's quite great to set yourself a big challenge and then you've got another reason for keeping fit. Richard Branson

I'm sure you get the best out of people if you look for the best in them. People don't need to be told when they've done something wrong - they know it without having to be told. Richard Branson

I believe that today's businesses - regardless of their size - must be prepared to do good in societies around the globe. I am cautiously optimistic that we can make the world a far better, safer and more equitable place - but business and enterprise must sit at the heart of this process. Richard Branson

I think you can get happiness through making a real difference in other people's lives by setting out to make other people's lives better and setting out to right the wrongs in the world. Richard Branson

So I've seen life as one long learning process. And if I see - you know, if I fly on somebody else's airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn't in - 21 years ago, then I'd think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I'd like to fly on. Richard Branson

My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around. Richard Branson

Right now I'm just delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath. Richard Branson

My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I got hopelessly lost. Richard Branson

Like getting into a bleeding competition with a blood bank. Richard Branson

We believe that within five years, 96 percent of British consumers will have access to the Internet, whether it be through a personal computer, a set-top box or a mobile phone. Richard Branson

We, we - as I say, we go in and shake up other industries and I think, you know, we do it differently and I think that industries are not quite the same as a result of Virgin attacking the market. Richard Branson

Lightning is something which, again, we would rather avoid. Richard Branson

I'm a lad of the '60s. I started a magazine to try and end the Vietnam war, but it was a number of years before I had the profile, the financial resources and the time to do more. Richard Branson

Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change. A company that stands still will soon be forgotten. Trying to provoke positive change is a principle we've embedded across the Virgin family for more than four decades. Richard Branson

To be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running, and if you have a good team around you and more than a fair share of luck, you might make something happen. But you certainly can't guarantee it just by following someone else's formula. Richard Branson

We had an electrical fault about 500 miles into the trip and lost more than half our fuel. We had a fire on the roof. And missed Los Angeles by 3,500 miles at the end of the trip and ending up in the arctic in a snowstorm. Richard Branson

As men, we all have something to give. We all have the power to do our own part to stop the global pandemic of violence against women and girls. It is holding us all back. Richard Branson

I've been lucky to have survived balloon trips, boating trips, you know, a lot of rather foolish things in my life, so I was definitely born under a lucky star. Richard Branson

I think that being a business a leader that treads all over people to get to the top is actually not the way I think to become a successful business leader. Richard Branson

You get the idea. Every business, like a painting, operates according to its own rules. There are many ways to run a successful company. What works once may never work again. What everyone tells you never to do may just work, once. There are no rules. You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over, and it's because you fall over that you learn to save yourself from falling over. It's the greatest thrill in the world and it runs away screaming at the first sight of bullet points. Richard Branson

Running a business is making a difference in people's lives Richard Branson

When I started Virgin from a basement flat in West London, I did not set out to build a business empire. I set out to create something I enjoyed that would pay the bills. Richard Branson

Fun is one of the most important - and underrated - ingredients in any successful venture. If you're not having fun, then it's probably time to call it quits and try something else, Richard Branson

A company is simply a group of people. And as a leader of people, you have to be a great listener, you have to be a great motivator, you have to be very good at praising and looking for the best in people. People are no different from flowers. If you water flowers, they flourish. If you praise people, they flourish. That's a critical attribute of a leader. Richard Branson

If something can't be explained on the back of an envelope, it's rubbish. Richard Branson

If you follow your dreams and spend your life doing what brings you joy, you are more likely to find success Richard Branson

I've been in Africa, and I've been to hospitals of Africa, and they're not hospitals, they're places where people go to die. And rows and rows and rows of people just dying and the waiting rooms of the hospitals are full of people waiting to get into the beds of the people who died the night before, and they're dying from unnecessary diseases. Richard Branson

We'd love to be involved with the creation of something very special, something quite large and something quite exciting. Richard Branson

If you get your face and your name out there enough, people will start to recognize you. Richard Branson

When we start a new venture, we base it on hard research and analysis. Typically, we review the industry and put ourselves in our customer's shoes to see what we could do better. Richard Branson

As we drifted to earth I sat up on the glass roof of the capsule, watching the beauty of the golden dawn as it broke over the desert. This was a day I never thought I'd see and the rising sun and growing warmth of the day seemed very precious. It made me aware that hard-won things are more valuable than those that come too easily. It reminded me to always enjoy the moment. Richard Branson

I've had to create companies that I believe in 100%. These are companies I feel will make a genuine difference. Then I have to be willing to find the time myself to talk about them, promote them and market them. I don't want to spend my life doing something that I'm not proud of. Richard Branson

Communicate your passion clearly, concisely and with genuine conviction. Richard Branson

Create the kind of workplace and company culture that will attract great talent. If you hire brilliant people, they will make work feel more like play. Richard Branson

Once a changemaker, always a changemaker but only a few swim against the tide. Richard Branson

Everything in your business can be outsourced... if you're not emotionally attached to doing it all. Richard Branson

If you want milk, don't sit on a stool in the middle of a field in the hope that a cow will back up to you. Richard Branson

When you are starting a business or going down any challenging endeavor, you are bound to encounter challenges. You are going to hit many roadblocks and obstacles. These are obstacles that would make any sane person want to throw in the towel and quit. If you want your business to succeed, you ca' do that (duh). Richard Branson

If you get into business solely to make money, you wo'. If you try to make a real difference, you"ll find success. Richard Branson

Engage your emotions at work. Your instincts and emotions are there to help you. Richard Branson

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

I have always lived my life by thriving on opportunity and adventure. Some of the best ideas come out of the blue, and you have to keep an open mind to see their virtue. Richard Branson

Listen. Take the best. Leave the rest. Richard Branson

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

I like to take chances on people, and whenever possible, promote from within - it sends a great message to everyone in the company when someone demonstrates a passion for the job and leadership skills at every step along the way and is rewarded with a leadership role. Richard Branson

To have created one of the most respected companies in the world. Not necessarily the biggest. Richard Branson

If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes-then learn how to do it later! Richard Branson

A generation ago, the image was that you had to trample everyone else down to succeed; but I don't believe that makes good business sense Richard Branson

I have fun running all the Virgin businesses, so a setback is never a bad experience, just a learning curve Richard Branson

I set up this magazine called Student when I was 16, and I didn't do it to make money - I did it because I wanted to edit a magazine. There wasn't a national magazine run by students, for students. I didn't like the way I was being taught at school. I didn't like what was going on in the world, and I wanted to put it right. Richard Branson

Our generation has inherited an incredibly beautiful world from our parents and they from their parents. It is in our hands whether our children and their children inherit the same world. We must not be the generation responsible for irreversibly damaging the environment. Richard Branson

When people are placed in positions slightly above what they expect, they are apt to excel. Richard Branson

Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward with it. Richard Branson

The Virgin brand is not a product like Coca-Cola or Famous Grouse whisky; it's an attitude and a way of life to many. That attitude is about giving customers a better time and better value in a fun way that embraces life and seeks to give the customers something new. Richard Branson

Perhaps, therefore, it is odd that if there is any one phrase that is guaranteed to set me off it's when someone says to me, 'OK, fine. You're the boss!' What irks me is that in 90% of such instances what that person is really saying is, 'OK, then, I don't agree with you, but I'll roll over and do it because you're telling me to. But if it doesn't work out I'll be the first to remind everyone that it wasn't my idea.' Richard Branson

Be swift to take advantage of business opportunities. Bigger companies are too cumbersome to move quickly; this can be a competitive advantage for you. Richard Branson

Learn to raise capital by any means necessary. That's your primary job as an entrepreneur. You must continually raise capital from family and friends, banks, suppliers, customers and investors. Richard Branson

And if after all this you eventually fail; don't take it personal. Don't be ashamed to start all over again. Richard Branson

I never went into business just to make money - but I found that if I have fun, the money will come. I often ask myself, is my work fun and does it make me happy? I believe that the answer to that is more important than fame or fortune. If it stops being fun, I ask why? If I can't fix it, I stop doing it. Richard Branson

What matters is working with a few close friends, people you respect, knowing that if times did turn bad these people would hold together. Richard Branson

It is important in life to turn adversity to success Richard Branson



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