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 Why Creativity Grows With Experience
Creativity

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
Richard Branson

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'
Richard Branson

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
Richard Branson

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
Richard Branson

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
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
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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.