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 Conducting Business Abroad
Richard Branson

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
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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
Richard Branson

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
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on Seeking Out Opportunity

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

Richard Branson on Constructing the Perfect Pitch

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

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
Richard Branson

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
Entrepreneurs

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
Richard Branson

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
Entrepreneurs

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
Richard Branson

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
Finance

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
Entrepreneurs

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
Starting a Business

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.