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  • Sir. Richard Branson Creative Career Club Harry Woo Sir. Richard Branson
  •  Richard Branson  Born in July 18, 1950, England  Married, 2 children  Founder & CEO of Virgin Group  25 Billions $ revenues / 55,000 employees “A frugal Billionaire” “An English Industrialist(Business Magnate)” “The quintessential entrepreneur”  PLAYFUL LEADER  GEEK FOR ADVENTURES  ENTERTAINMENT CEO Sir. Richard Branson
  •  Richard Branson  Was knighted in 1999 for his “services to entrepreneurship”  Appears at No.85 on the 2002 list of “100 Greatest Britons”  Ranked in 2007’s Time Magazine “Top 100 Most Influential People in the world”  On 2007, UN Secretary presented Branson with the United Citizen of the world Award for his support for environmental and humanitarian causes  236th richest person according to Forbes’ 2008 list of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of approximately $4.4 billion USD Sir. Richard Branson
  •  Richard Branson “ My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.. from the perspective of wanting to live life to the full, I felt that I had to attempt it.” Sir. Richard Branson
  •  How he began + Way to top  At 16, dropped out of school to move to london and launch Student Magazine, which did relatively more success  At 19, founded the Virgin mail order record company. Success in selling mail order records, opening of a record shop than launched own record label, Virgin Records  Virgin launches Virgin Blue  Virgin launches Virgin Galactic  Virgin Megastore arrives in Japan (2004. the 1st commercial  Virgin Record goes international space tourism business)  Virgin Publishing(Virgin Books) is formed  virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin  Virgin launches Virgin Health cargo are launched Bank  Virgin record sold to EMI  Virgin Group now includes  Virgin launches Virgin Media  Launch of Virgin Vodka and Cola record labels, retail outlets, exported music publishing,  Virgin becomes the first  Virgin Express – an European low broadcasting, satellite television, commercial airline to fly a 747 on cost train – is launched in Brussels and film and video distribution bio fuel as we demonstrated it in flight  Virgin Mobile launches Virgin’s  launched Virgin Airship & first Telecom Ventures Balloon Company 1990s 2000s 1980s Sir. Richard Branson
  •  Virgin Groups Top known companies  Virgin Records(Sold) Virgin Atlantic Airways(USA)  Virgin Mobile(India)  Virgin Media(UK)  Virgin Blue(Australia)  Virgin Galatic Sir. Richard Branson
  •  Characteristics  ability to connect people  innovative approaches to the business  like challenges and always disengage difficulties  not good at theory. Almost everything I’ve learned, I’ve learned by doing  business has to be give people enriching, rewarding lives, or it’s simply not worth doing Sir. Richard Branson
  •  Tips Branson said that he did not run his businesses by strategies. Instead, he keeps a „to do‟ list, that he writes at the beginning of each day  Size dose matter : you need to challenge and compete with big brands to become big yourself  Haggle : everything is negotiable  Take it easy, mix fun with work  Mingle like a common man, go ahead like a bullet  Be camera/media friendly Sir. Richard Branson
  •  Non business life  Branson is also known for his personal adventures  In 1986, smashed the world record for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by using Virgin Atlantic Challenger  In 1987/1991, crossed the Atlantic ocean in the Virgin Atlantic Flyer, which was the first and largest hot air balloon  In 2004, set a record by crossing the English channel between Britain and France on an amphibious vessel Sir. Richard Branson
  • Richard Branson’s Lessons - from <Screw It, Let’s Do it> 1. Just Do It! “every time a fresh opportunity came, we grabbed it” 2. Have Fun “Life is too short to be unhappy” 3. Be bold “Watch out for dirty tricks. Complain loudly” 4. Challenge yourself “I seemed to run on high energy and craved adventure” 5. Stand on your own two feet “It was worth it to keep my freedom, reputation, and character” 6. Live the moment “All I could think of was that if I escaped with my life, I would never do this again” 7. Value Family and Friends “Without my family I would not have been holding that big old iron key in my hand “ 8. Have respect “I thought I was being bold-but I was also being foolish” 9. Gaia Capitalism “We have no choice but to do something drastic” 10. Sex Appeal “It had been the most embarrassing moment of my life” 11.Be innovate “If we are to save the world from the biggest disaster to befall the human race we have to go into innovation overdue” 12. Do some good “We need to lose our bad habits or lazy ways that hold us back and clutter our minds” 13. Pow! Shazam!“I always believed that some day I would get the chance to fly into space” 14. Think young “Your playing small does not serve the world” Sir. Richard Branson
  • The End & Thanks Sir. Richard Branson