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Author and Founder of Virgin Group
is the founder of
, which consists of more than 400 companies around the world including
. 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).
Questions from readers will be answered by Richard Branson in future columns. Please include your name and country when you send your question to
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 company is an endurance race that only a few survive.
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
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
The biggest way to fight bad regulations is to maintain your company's spirit of curiosity.
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
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
While your goals may change, a key element should connect all your enterprises.
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Richard Branson on Seeking Out Opportunity
Becoming an entrepreneur is a process.
Richard Branson on Constructing the Perfect Pitch
Speak with feeling rather than figures.
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
Curiosity, an open-mind and a can-do attitude are just as important as experience.
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
"Everyone starts out as a beginner: Successful people are just further along in their careers."
Richard Branson on Why Diversity Is an Advantage
Hiring people who are just like you will lead to less creativity and ultimately less profit.
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