Life Of Richard Branson

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  • One thing for sure is you have to start somewhere!!! He started it long ago ... have we started anything yet?
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  • Thank Sally for your valuable comment. You always have a wise word to say. I like it.
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  • You've created an interesting take on Richard branson. He obviously is a people person and people are everything. I really enjoyed this.
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Life Of Richard Branson

  1. Life Of<br />Richard Branson<br />
  2. “I was never, ever interested in becoming a businessman or an entrepreneur.” <br />
  3. After his first issue of Student, the headmaster of Branson’s <br />school wrote a note saying, “Congratulations, Branson. I predict<br />you will either go to prison or become a millionaire.” <br />
  4.  “One of my favorite sayings is, 90% of life is just showing up.”<br />
  5. “Having a personality of caring <br />about peopleis important.” <br />
  6. “You can’t be a good leader unless you generally like people. That is how you bring out the best in them.”<br />
  7. “I’ve had to create companies that I believe in 100%. These are companies <br />I feel will make a genuine difference.”<br />
  8. “Then I have to be willing to find the time myself to talk about them, promote them and market them. I don’t want to spend my life doing something that I’m not proud of.”<br />
  9. “As much as you need <br />a strong personality<br />to build a business <br />from scratch, you also<br />must understand the<br />art of delegation.” <br />
  10. “I have to be good at <br />helping people run the<br />individual businesses, and<br />I have to be willing to step<br />back. The company must<br />be set up so it can continue<br />without me.” <br />
  11. “If you’re good with people…and you really care, genuinely care about people then I’m sure we could find a job for you at Virgin.”<br />
  12. “The companies that look after their people are the companies that do really well. I’m sure we’d like a few other attributes, but that would be the most important one.” <br />
  13. “A company is people…employees want to know…am I being listened to or am I a cog in the wheel? People really need to feel wanted.”<br />
  14. “In the beginning it was just about the business – now it’s about the brand.” <br />
  15. “Back then we would create a company based on frustration at other people’s service and suddenly realized we had one of the most respected brands in the world.” <br />
  16. “Many people know the Virgin brand better than the names of the individual companies within the group.” <br />
  17. “Branding is everything. A young girl once came up to me and told me I could be famous because I looked just like Richard Branson!” <br />
  18. “Clearly in the eyes of the consumer the brand has not been diluted, but we must guard against that happening at all costs.”<br />
  19. “Our model is to develop each business separately with its own shareholder and management – this way we can concentrate on the job in hand, rather than be part of some enormous and faceless conglomerate.” <br />
  20. “We don’t actually plan to <br />launch new businesses over<br />the next few years, but we are<br />planning to, take the ones we<br />have into new territories.” <br />
  21. “Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.”<br />
  22. “If you are trying to do something for the first time, it’s always an enormous challenge, and there is no guarantee of success.” <br />
  23. “You never know with these things when you’re trying something new what can happen. This is all experimental.”<br />
  24. “We’ve got an engaging, edgy, vibrant, <br />fun product. It may or may not work, but<br />we’re going to give it our best shot.”<br />
  25. “We’re going where no one has gone before. There’s no model to follow, nothing to copy. That is what makes this so exciting.”<br />
  26. “If I was a businessman, or saw myself as a businessman, I would have never gone into the airline business.”<br />
  27. “My interest in life comes<br />from setting myself huge,<br />apparently unachievable<br />challenges and trying to<br />rise above them.”<br />
  28. “Records are made to be broken.” <br />
  29. “It is in man's nature <br />to continue to strive <br />to do just that.” <br />
  30. “To be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running, and if you have a good team around you and more than a fair share of luck, you might make something happen, but you certainly can't guarantee it just by following someone else's formula.”<br />
  31. “I’m still maybe Peter Pan <br />– doesn’t want to grow up.” <br />
  32. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” <br />
  33. “I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money.”<br />
  34. “If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off doing nothing.”<br />
  35. “Some 80% of your life is spent working.”<br />
  36. “You want to have fun at home; why shouldn’t you have fun at work?” <br />
  37. “If a chairman of a company visits Seattle, <br />that chairman should take all the staff out in<br />the evening and have a few drinks together, <br />talk together and party together and not be<br />embarrassed about the staff seeing the <br />weaker side of you.”<br />
  38. “I've had great fun turning quite a lot of<br />different industries on their head and <br />making sure those industries will never<br />be the same again, because Virgin went<br />in and took them on.” <br />
  39. “I don't think of work as work and play as play, it's all living.”<br />
  40. “Screw it, let’s do it!”<br />Thank You Very Much<br />SompongYusoontorn<br />

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