Author and Founder of Virgin Group
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On trips abroad, the local customs, dress code and etiquette are often very different.
Before you take on a giant corporation, make sure you know exactly what you're up against.
While your goals may change, a key element should connect all your enterprises.
Speak with feeling rather than figures.
The serial entrepreneur shares how you can increase productivity by boosting employee satisfaction.
Curiosity, an open-mind and a can-do attitude are just as important as experience.
Sometimes, getting ahead of the competition means donating your time to a worthy cause.
"Everyone starts out as a beginner: Successful people are just further along in their careers."
Hiring people who are just like you will lead to less creativity and ultimately less profit.
Any organization's best assets are its people so start paying attention to what your employees are saying.
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.
To be successful in business, you need to connect and collaborate.
You have one life, so spend it doing something you love.
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