Richard Branson

Richard
Branson
1950

English Business Magnate and Investor, Founder of Virgin Group comprising over 400 companies

Author Quotes

You get the idea. Every business, like a painting, operates according to its own rules. There are many ways to run a successful company. What works once may never work again. What everyone tells you never to do may just work, once. There are no rules. You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over, and it's because you fall over that you learn to save yourself from falling over. It's the greatest thrill in the world and it runs away screaming at the first sight of bullet points.

You never know with these things when you're trying something new what can happen. This is all experimental.

You shouldn?t blindly accept a leader?s advice. You?ve got to question leaders on occasion.

Wine, like life, is meant to be enjoyed. All the pomp and ceremony currently associated with wine just gets in the way of enjoying it.

With sports you increase productivity.

With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights.

You can be a David vs. a Goliath, if you get it right.

You can create a business, choose a name, but unless people know about it you're not going to sell any products.

You can get too close with a doctor, or banker, and not realize you should actually snoop around.

You can never go too far wrong by thinking like a customer who?s new to the business.

You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.

It is only by being bold that you get anywhere. If you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside.

My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I got hopelessly lost.

Some 80% of your life is spent working. You want to have fun at home; why shouldn?t you have fun at work?

There is no one to follow, there is nothing to copy. We may even allow those aliens who landed here 50 years ago a chance to go home.

We believe that within five years, 96 percent of British consumers will have access to the Internet, whether it be through a personal computer, a set-top box or a mobile phone.

We're happy to be alive.

It was the most hairy landing I've ever been through.

My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.

Some of the magic will be lost now that the girls are only four. It's sad to see people so close split in this way.

There's nothing like the endorphins from being fit, and the incredible endorphin rush that goes with that.

We have always felt that a company with music at its core rather than technology could do so much better for music fans. It is so user friendly that even I could use it.

We're introducing separate rooms with double beds in all of our planes so people can actually go with their partner and have a proper night's sleep.

It's as inspiring as always, it's brilliant.

Obviously we are disappointed about not making it when we had it in our grasp.

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First Name
Richard
Last Name
Branson
Birth Date
1950
Bio

English Business Magnate and Investor, Founder of Virgin Group comprising over 400 companies