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 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
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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
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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.
Richard Branson on How to Take an Inspiration Vacation
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on How to Take an Inspiration Vacation

Virgin's CEO shares insight on how to think about your vacation time as inspiration time, even after the fact.
Richard Branson on How Music Can Save Your Business
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on How Music Can Save Your Business

Music has the power to motivate, inspire and engage. Here's how you can host events that will get employees and customers excited about your business.
Richard Branson on Being Social Media Savvy
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Richard Branson on Being Social Media Savvy

The Virgin CEO offers insight on how to make your posts and company stand out in the social media world.
Richard Branson on Preparing the Perfect Pitch
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Richard Branson on Preparing the Perfect Pitch

You need to be prepared to pitch your business anywhere, anytime. Virgin's CEO offers his insight on just how to be pitch-ready wherever you are.
Richard Branson on the Best Places to Find Inspiration
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Richard Branson on the Best Places to Find Inspiration

Getting inspired to start a new business means paying attention to the world around you. Here's how Virgin's CEO seeks out his own inspiration.
Richard Branson on Crafting Your Mission Statement
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Richard Branson on Crafting Your Mission Statement

The CEO of Virgin shares how to cut the crap and make a mission statement that actually means something.
How Richard Branson Decides Where to Set Up Shop
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How Richard Branson Decides Where to Set Up Shop

Virgin's CEO shares what factors you need to consider when choosing the best place to open up shop.
Richard Branson on Business Lessons From Parenting
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Richard Branson on Business Lessons From Parenting

The CEO of Virgin has seen a lot of challenges in his career, but perhaps none as big as becoming a dad. Here he discusses the similarities between parenting and running a business.
Richard Branson on Taking the Leap Into Entrepreneurship
Starting a Business

Richard Branson on Taking the Leap Into Entrepreneurship

Telling friends and family you're going to start your own business is often just as scary as actually taking the plunge. Virgin's CEO offers advice on how to get those you love on-board.
Richard Branson on Social Entrepreneurship
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Richard Branson on Social Entrepreneurship

Finding new ways to improve people's lives is at the core of entrepreneurship. Virgin's CEO talks about how and why small businesses can get involved in social entrepreneurship.
Richard Branson on Taking Risks
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Richard Branson on Taking Risks

Stepping out of your comfort zone is unavoidable if you want to truly grow your business. Virgin's CEO discusses some of his own risky decisions and how they helped him grow an empire.