Richard Branson Quotes
A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
And obviously, from our own personal point of view, the principal challenge is a personal challenge.
And you know, I've had great fun turning quite a lot of different industries on their head and making sure those industries will never be the same again, because Virgin went in and took them on.
Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.
Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.
For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.
Fortunately we're not a public company - we're a private group of companies, and I can do what I want.
I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator.
I cannot remember a moment in my life when I have not felt the love of my family. We were a family that would have killed for each other - and we still are.
I don't think so, in that Virgin is already a global brand. Brands like Amazon have had to spend hundreds of millions of pounds you know, building their brands, whereas Virgin is already well-known around the world.
I love the freedom of movement that my phone gives me. That has definitely transformed my life.
I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It's done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.
I think it's quite great to set yourself a big challenge, and then you've got another reason for keeping fit.
I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.
I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I - if I'm not interested in something, I don't grasp it.
I'm a lad of the '60s. I started a magazine to try and end the Vietnam war, but it was a number of years before I had the profile, the financial resources and the time to do more.
I've been very lucky. I come from a very close family.
If you want to be a Millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.
Lightning is something which, again, we would rather avoid.
Like getting into a bleeding competition with a blood bank.
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July 18, 1950
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