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 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
Startup Basics

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.
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
Marketing

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
Growth Strategies

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
Starting a Business

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
Startup Basics

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.