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Richard Branson

  1. 1. Richard Branson&apos;s: Losing My Virginity“How I&apos;ve survived, had fun, and made a fortune doing business my way.”<br />Presented By : AnkurSolanki<br />
  2. 2. Early Life<br />Branson was born at Stone field Nursing Home in Black health, South London.<br />The son of Barrister Edward James Branson and Eve Branson.<br />Branson was educated at ScaitcliffeSchool.<br />Branson has DYSLEXIA and had poor academic performance as a student, but discovered his ability to connect with others.<br />
  3. 3. Personal Front<br />Branson was originally married to Kristen Tomassi but is now married to his second wife, Joan Templeman.<br />He has two children: Holly and Sam Branson.<br />He owns most exquisites properties : British Virgin Island, Necker Island etc<br />
  4. 4. 1970’s: the brand is born<br />
  5. 5. First Virgin Music Store<br />
  6. 6. 1980’s: early growth/survival<br />
  7. 7. Richard Branson Arrested<br />Richard Branson was arrested for the second time at the age of twenty-one.<br />Because of doing Illegal Music Business.<br />He had to spend one night in prison. <br />Released : Agreement with the tax authorities : 15,000 pounds immediate payment &45,000 pounds to be paid in the next 3 years.<br />
  8. 8. 1990’s: entrepreneurial start ups<br />
  9. 9. Virgin brand so far: Transport & Travel<br />
  10. 10. VIRGIN ATLANTIC !!!<br />
  11. 11. Virgin brand so far: Leisure & Entertainment<br />
  12. 12. Virgin Megastore !!!!!!!<br />
  13. 13. Virgin brand so far: Retail<br />
  14. 14. Virgin brand so far: Communications. Money.<br />
  15. 15. Virgin Mobile India Entry….<br />
  16. 16. Virgin brand so far: Health. Renewables. Charity.<br />
  17. 17. Business Philosophy<br />“Fun is at the core of how I like to do business.”<br />“Fun is the secret of Virgin&apos;s success.”<br />“Business is not a recipe which could be imitated.”<br />
  18. 18. ….one of the most exciting brands in the world <br />200 companies worldwide, employing 48 500<br />people, an annual Virgin Group turnover <br />of £10.8bn/US$20.4bn<br />
  19. 19. Some stuff you probably didn’t know about Virgin…<br />Virgin Media<br />Their cables laid end to end would reach moon or around world 30 times<br />Virgin Atlantic<br /> Since their inception in 1984, they have served over 110,000,000 meals onboard<br />Virgin Active South Africa<br />2,889,256 customers in January 2008, producing 30282 litres of sweat per day<br />Virgin Cola<br />Pamela Anderson was the model for the curvaceous shape of their bottles!<br />VFest Music Festivals<br />Maryland: 72000 smiley faces, 2500 bodies tattooed, 40000 crabcakes eaten <br />Virgin Cosmetics<br />Top seller sold in one year enough lipsticks to circle the earth end to end!<br />Virgin Trains<br />1st European rail operator to use bio- diesel, reducing C02 emissions by 14%<br />Virgin Money UK<br />Developing a credit card that once expired can be planted to grow a tree!<br />
  20. 20. So, to sum up…<br />
  21. 21. What do we learn from :Sir Richard Branson<br />Make your work FUN !!!<br />Be Different<br />Innovation is the key to success.<br />Take the leap of faith<br />Keep on checking<br />Stay true to your values<br />
  22. 22. Thanks for listening!Any questions?<br />