Richard Branson

Richard
Branson
1950

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

Author Quotes

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.

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.

If you want to be a Millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.

Life is a helluva lot more fun if you say yes rather than no

Protect against the worst eventualities. Make sure you know what they are.

The funny thing is people won't let me pay for things. I'll be in a restaurant and the manager will say, 'Oh no, it's on the house.'

Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to.

We, we - as I say, we go in and shake up other industries and I think, you know, we do it differently and I think that industries are not quite the same as a result of Virgin attacking the market.

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.

Lightning is something which, again, we would rather avoid.

Records are made to be broken. It is in man's nature to continue to strive to do just that.

The jet stream is a very strong force and pushing a balloon into it is like pushing up against a brick wall, but once we got into it, we found that, remarkably, the balloon went whatever speed the wind went.

Unless you dream, you're not going to achieve anything.

We'd love to be involved with the creation of something very special, something quite large and something quite exciting.

In any adventure like this, there are always uncertainties.

Like getting into a bleeding competition with a blood bank.

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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