Richard Branson

Richard Branson

Author and Founder of Virgin Group
Richard Branson is the founder of Virgin Group, which consists of more than 400 companies around the world including Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America and Virgin Mobile. He is the author of six books including his latest, Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School (Portfolio Trade, 2012).
 
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Richard Branson on Deciding Whether or Not to Invest in a New Venture
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on Deciding Whether or Not to Invest in a New Venture

While there's no exact science for making this decision, there are a few general rules that should help inform your choice.
Richard Branson on How to Raise Money When You're Just Starting Out
Raising Capital

Richard Branson on How to Raise Money When You're Just Starting Out

There are other options besides big time investors.
Richard Branson on the 3 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before Launching a Startup
Starting Up

Richard Branson on the 3 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before Launching a Startup

Before diving into a new project, make sure it's worth your time and effort.
Richard Branson on Handling the Competition
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on Handling the Competition

It's all about striking the right balance between respecting your rivals and focusing on how you can beat them.
Richard Branson on Sticking Together in Times of Crisis
Leadership

Richard Branson on Sticking Together in Times of Crisis

In the worst of times, it is amazing how people can pull together.
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Richard Branson on How to Be Your Own Boss
Leadership

Richard Branson on How to Be Your Own Boss

It takes courage and thoughtful risk-taking.
Richard Branson's Top 10 Tips for Succeeding at Business
Innovators

Richard Branson's Top 10 Tips for Succeeding at Business

While there are no shortcuts to success, certain attitudes and actions help.
Richard Branson on Bouncing Back From Failure
Failure

Richard Branson on Bouncing Back From Failure

Making mistakes allows you to make smarter choices the next time around.
Richard Branson on the Value of Debate in Business Partnerships
business relationships

Richard Branson on the Value of Debate in Business Partnerships

To resolve conflicts with business partners, try humor, debate and when necessary, a strong drink.
Richard Branson on How to Run Two Startups at Once
Starting Up

Richard Branson on How to Run Two Startups at Once

Apparently, it's possible.
Richard Branson on Why Hiring Should Always Be the Top Priority
Hiring

Richard Branson on Why Hiring Should Always Be the Top Priority

Your employees can make or break you, no matter how big your company is.
Richard Branson's Guide to Finding a Mentor
Leadership

Richard Branson's Guide to Finding a Mentor

Every entrepreneur needs one.
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Richard Branson on Envisioning Your Business's Future
Planning

Richard Branson on Envisioning Your Business's Future

It's easy to get lost in the here and now, but planning for what comes next is crucial to your business's success.
Richard Branson on Finding the Right Path
Passion

Richard Branson on Finding the Right Path

Now is the time to act and discover the passion that will help you succeed.
Richard Branson on Common Misconceptions About Becoming an Entrepreneur
Starting Up

Richard Branson on Common Misconceptions About Becoming an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurial success isn't reserved for one personality type, and you don't have to commit all your savings to an idea on blind faith.