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RICHARD BRANSON.pptx

  1. 1. -BUSINESS GURU
  2. 2.  For starters, he’s dyslexic, which never seemed to slow him down a beat – he began his entrepreneurial career at 16. He’s also prolific, not just in writing books with sexy titles, but also in business: his Virgin Group has literally hundreds of entities, quite diverse. He brought back the golden age of air travel and made money on it with his Virgin Atlantic Airline, complete with Mad Men-style upstairs bars in the 747s and massages in the airport lounges. He has launched several more airlines, a mobile phone company (which he sold for well over a billion dollars), a cola, an entertainment content company, and a hotel group. He scored hugely in music, both on the production and retail sides with Virgin Records.
  3. 3.  he famously donned a white wedding gown to promote Virgin Brides. Virgin Brides was one of his several business flops, but measured against the homeruns he’s still way ahead. He’s also an innovator – with Virgin Galactic he basically invented space tourism.
  4. 4.  Branson does far more than wear dresses: he has participated personally in several adrenaline laced record setting and exploratory endeavors, including smashing the mark for fastest sea crossing of the Atlantic, the fastest crossing of the English Channel by amphibious vehicle (a car/boat he drove while wearing a tuxedo), and was the first to cross the Pacific by hot air balloon.  he is one billionaire who never went to business school, making the title somewhat dubious, but it fits with the irreverent nature of his previous business tomes, Screw It, Let’s Do It; Business Stripped Bare; Reach for the Skies; and Screw Business As Usual, along with his autobiography, Losing My Virginity.
  5. 5.  “Remember to have fun. There is no point in being in business if it is not fun. Have fun with your team, your suppliers and the companies you work with. It is so much more rewarding to build up a healthy rapport than to find yourself in a constant battle. Don’t take everything so personally. Let your hair down now and again.”

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