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 Finding Talented People Who Can Grow Your Business
Growth Strategies

Richard Branson on Finding Talented People Who Can Grow Your Business

The Virgin CEO looks for energy, passion, a relentless focus on success and, most importantly, the ability to generate excitement.
Richard Branson on Turning an Idea Into a Business
Starting a Business

Richard Branson on Turning an Idea Into a Business

Regardless of how new you are to the process of starting a business, it can be a daunting prospect. The Virgin CEO shares how to do it, step by step.
Richard Branson on Taking a Stand for What's Right
Richard Branson

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
Starting a Business

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
Starting a Business

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
Starting a Business

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
Marketing

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
Richard Branson

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
Starting a Business

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
Richard Branson

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
Richard Branson

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
Marketing

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
Entrepreneurs

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
Richard Branson

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.