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: 'There's No Shortcut or Magic Recipe to Success'
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Richard Branson: 'There's No Shortcut or Magic Recipe to Success'

Creating a successful and profitable business takes time.
Richard Branson on the Right Way to Multitask
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Richard Branson on the Right Way to Multitask

Taking on too much too fast can lead to disaster.
Richard Branson's 5 Fashion Startup Secrets They Don't Teach You in Business School
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Richard Branson's 5 Fashion Startup Secrets They Don't Teach You in Business School

It can be difficult to make an impact in the fashion industry, but following these steps will get you off to the right start.
Richard Branson on What Keeps Him Going
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Richard Branson on What Keeps Him Going

An entrepreneur's job is never done.
Richard Branson on Why Compassion Is a Competitive Advantage
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Richard Branson on Why Compassion Is a Competitive Advantage

Business used to be a cutthroat world where the only thing that mattered was profit -- but that's changing quickly.
Richard Branson on Why Creativity Grows With Experience
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Richard Branson on Why Creativity Grows With Experience

A lot of exciting ideas are nothing more than recycled old ones with a fresh twist.
Richard Branson on Building a Business That Lasts
Starting a Business

Richard Branson on Building a Business That Lasts

Starting a company is an endurance race that only a few survive.
Richard Branson: 'I've Met Some of My Closest Friends Through My Work'
Grow Your Business

Richard Branson: 'I've Met Some of My Closest Friends Through My Work'

We spend a lot of time at work, so why not turn professional relationships into real friendships?
Richard Branson on Finding Your Passion Project
Starting a Business

Richard Branson on Finding Your Passion Project

Start by making a list of things you love, and a list of things you hate.
Richard Branson on Starting Up Despite the Red Tape
Starting a Business

Richard Branson on Starting Up Despite the Red Tape

The biggest way to fight bad regulations is to maintain your company's spirit of curiosity.
Richard Branson on Conducting Business Abroad
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Richard Branson on Conducting Business Abroad

On trips abroad, the local customs, dress code and etiquette are often very different.
Richard Branson on Challenging Goliath
Starting a Business

Richard Branson on Challenging Goliath

Before you take on a giant corporation, make sure you know exactly what you're up against.
Richard Branson on Developing a Vision for Your Company
Grow Your Business

Richard Branson on Developing a Vision for Your Company

While your goals may change, a key element should connect all your enterprises.
Richard Branson on Seeking Out Opportunity
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Richard Branson on Seeking Out Opportunity

Becoming an entrepreneur is a process.
Richard Branson on Constructing the Perfect Pitch
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Richard Branson on Constructing the Perfect Pitch

Speak with feeling rather than figures.
Richard Branson on Why Making Employees Happy Pays Off
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on Why Making Employees Happy Pays Off

The serial entrepreneur shares how you can increase productivity by boosting employee satisfaction.
Richard Branson on Learning by Doing
Starting a Business

Richard Branson on Learning by Doing

Curiosity, an open-mind and a can-do attitude are just as important as experience.
Richard Branson on the Value of Volunteering
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on the Value of Volunteering

Sometimes, getting ahead of the competition means donating your time to a worthy cause.
Richard Branson on Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge
Starting a Business

Richard Branson on Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge

"Everyone starts out as a beginner: Successful people are just further along in their careers."
Richard Branson on Why Diversity Is an Advantage
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on Why Diversity Is an Advantage

Hiring people who are just like you will lead to less creativity and ultimately less profit.
Richard Branson on Why Leading Means Listening
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on Why Leading Means Listening

Any organization's best assets are its people so start paying attention to what your employees are saying.
Richard Branson on Finding Funding
Financing

Richard Branson on Finding Funding

Your local community is often the best place to start when looking for funding, but if you can’t find anyone suitable to work with, the logical next step is to broaden your search.
Richard Branson on Not Going It Alone
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on Not Going It Alone

To be successful in business, you need to connect and collaborate.
Richard Branson on Pursuing What Makes You Happy
Lifestyle

Richard Branson on Pursuing What Makes You Happy

You have one life, so spend it doing something you love.
Richard Branson on Doing Good by Doing Good Business
Your Business Plan

Richard Branson on Doing Good by Doing Good Business

Traditionally, business and charity have been thought to be mutually exclusive, but that divide is starting to dissolve.
Richard Branson's 5 Vital Startup Basics
Startup Basics

Richard Branson's 5 Vital Startup Basics

If you want to get your enterprise up and running, consider these basic steps first.
Richard Branson on the Key to Success
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on the Key to Success

The serial entrepreneur explains why a great company always starts with a strong foundation.
Richard Branson on Growing Your Business by Building a Community
Grow Your Business

Richard Branson on Growing Your Business by Building a Community

Building strong ties to your community will help you you build a stronger company culture, better relationships with your customers and staff, and ultimately a more successful business.
Richard Branson on What Makes a True Entrepreneur
Success Stories

Richard Branson on What Makes a True Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur isn't just a label, it's a lifestyle.
Richard Branson on Finding Talented People Who Can Grow Your Business
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Richard Branson on Finding Talented People Who Can Grow Your Business

The Virgin CEO looks for energy, passion, a relentless focus on success and, most importantly, the ability to generate excitement.
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