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 Taking a Stand for What's Right
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on Taking a Stand for What's Right

Your business -- be it small or large -- has the opportunity and responsibility to do good in your community.
Richard Branson on Knowing When to Give Up on Your Idea
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on Knowing When to Give Up on Your Idea

Starting and growing a business can be an emotional roller coaster. But when profits aren't generating, how do you know when it's time to throw in the towel?
Richard Branson on Knowing When to Quit Your Day Job
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on Knowing When to Quit Your Day Job

Leaving a stable job to pursue your startup full-time takes courage. Here's why you should take the leap.
Richard Branson on Embracing Failure
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on Embracing Failure

It can be hard to start a new when you already have one startup failure under your belt. But overcoming the fear of failure is your first step to success. Here's how.
Richard Branson on How to Make The Most of Your Network
Networking

Richard Branson on How to Make The Most of Your Network

If you're sitting at your desk all day long without taking time to meet with employees, coworkers, clients and others in your network, you're missing key business opportunities.
Richard Branson on Studying Entrepreneurship in College
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on Studying Entrepreneurship in College

Focusing your college studies in entrepreneurship could be the right move for you depending on your goals.
Richard Branson on The Art of Asking For Advice
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on The Art of Asking For Advice

When you're just starting out, asking the right questions to the right people can be your difference between failure and success.
Richard Branson on How Small Businesses Can Innovate
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on How Small Businesses Can Innovate

Just because your business isn't loaded with resources, doesn't mean you can't come up with important innovations. Virgin's CEO on how to get there.
Richard Branson on Reaching For The Stars -- Literally
Leadership

Richard Branson on Reaching For The Stars -- Literally

With the launch of Virgin Galactic's first commercial trip to space approaching, a look at how to energizes your company mission and team to reach higher.
Richard Branson on Why Hiring Should Be Your No. 1 Job
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on Why Hiring Should Be Your No. 1 Job

There are lots of tasks you can and should delegate, says Virgin's CEO, but hiring isn't one of them.
Richard Branson on Building Brand Loyalty
Branding

Richard Branson on Building Brand Loyalty

The Virgin CEO shares how he was able to build a company culture based on customer service.
Richard Branson on the Secret to Virgin's Sustained Success
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on the Secret to Virgin's Sustained Success

Running a successful ever-growing business means having to set certain best practices in place. Here's how Virgin's CEO does it.
Richard Branson on Leadership Lessons from the Unflappable Steve Jobs
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on Leadership Lessons from the Unflappable Steve Jobs

Get a handful of successful entrepreneurs around a table and you'll learn some valuable leadership lessons. Here's what Virgin's CEO has learned from one of the finest.
Richard Branson on How to Take an Inspiration Vacation
Lifestyle

Richard Branson on How to Take an Inspiration Vacation

Virgin's CEO shares insight on how to think about your vacation time as inspiration time, even after the fact.
Richard Branson on How Music Can Save Your Business
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on How Music Can Save Your Business

Music has the power to motivate, inspire and engage. Here's how you can host events that will get employees and customers excited about your business.
Richard Branson on Being Social Media Savvy
Social Media

Richard Branson on Being Social Media Savvy

The Virgin CEO offers insight on how to make your posts and company stand out in the social media world.
Richard Branson on Preparing the Perfect Pitch
Growth Strategies

Richard Branson on Preparing the Perfect Pitch

You need to be prepared to pitch your business anywhere, anytime. Virgin's CEO offers his insight on just how to be pitch-ready wherever you are.
Richard Branson on the Best Places to Find Inspiration
Business Ideas

Richard Branson on the Best Places to Find Inspiration

Getting inspired to start a new business means paying attention to the world around you. Here's how Virgin's CEO seeks out his own inspiration.
Richard Branson on Crafting Your Mission Statement
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on Crafting Your Mission Statement

The CEO of Virgin shares how to cut the crap and make a mission statement that actually means something.
How Richard Branson Decides Where to Set Up Shop
Startup Basics

How Richard Branson Decides Where to Set Up Shop

Virgin's CEO shares what factors you need to consider when choosing the best place to open up shop.
Richard Branson on Business Lessons From Parenting
Lifestyle

Richard Branson on Business Lessons From Parenting

The CEO of Virgin has seen a lot of challenges in his career, but perhaps none as big as becoming a dad. Here he discusses the similarities between parenting and running a business.
Richard Branson on Taking the Leap Into Entrepreneurship
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on Taking the Leap Into Entrepreneurship

Telling friends and family you're going to start your own business is often just as scary as actually taking the plunge. Virgin's CEO offers advice on how to get those you love on-board.
Richard Branson on Social Entrepreneurship
Business Management

Richard Branson on Social Entrepreneurship

Finding new ways to improve people's lives is at the core of entrepreneurship. Virgin's CEO talks about how and why small businesses can get involved in social entrepreneurship.
Richard Branson on Taking Risks
Growth Strategies

Richard Branson on Taking Risks

Stepping out of your comfort zone is unavoidable if you want to truly grow your business. Virgin's CEO discusses some of his own risky decisions and how they helped him grow an empire.
Richard Branson on Self-Awareness for Leadership Growth
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on Self-Awareness for Leadership Growth

Being more self-aware will help you improve as a leader. Virgin's CEO discusses how and why you can do this.
Richard Branson on the Secret to Success: Failure.
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on the Secret to Success: Failure.

If you haven't failed yet, you haven't been in the business long enough, says Virgin's CEO. Here he offers advice on three key attributes every entrepreneur should possess in order to be successful.
Richard Branson on the Business Benefits of Volunteering
Human Resources

Richard Branson on the Business Benefits of Volunteering

Getting employees involved in charity sporting events and volunteer work this spring is a great way to give back to the community and strengthen your team. Here's how Virgin's CEO does it.
Richard Branson on Parenting and Work-Life Balance
Lifestyle

Richard Branson on Parenting and Work-Life Balance

Running your own business and raising a family often go hand-in-hand, but finding a balance can be challenging. Virgin's CEO on how he managed to raise two kids while building a business.
Richard Branson on How to Stay Inspired
Leadership

Richard Branson on How to Stay Inspired

When Virgin's CEO has an idea, he doesn't keep quiet about it. Talking about your ideas, no matter how lofty they are, is one of the best ways to stay inspired and motivated to make them happen. Here'
Richard Branson on Keeping Your Most Valued Employees Happy
Human Resources

Richard Branson on Keeping Your Most Valued Employees Happy

Finding top talent is hard enough, but keeping driven employees satisfied so they stay at your company has its own challenges. Virgin's CEO offers insight on how to please your most valued hires.

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