Richard Branson

Richard
Branson
1950

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

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There's obviously... pressure on yields because of the fuel prices.

We have enormous sympathy for him. He has done a fantastic job. It is sad they have to come down so soon.

We've always had a pretty competitive and pretty ferocious battle with British Airways, ... It's lasted now about 14 years, and we're very pleased to have survived it.

It's been the most magnificent trip,

One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes.

Statistically, there is about a 6 percent chance that in any one year of the next 10 years this becomes a person-to-person problem, and we just have to hope it is not this year.

Through the right people focusing on the right things, we can, in time, get on top of a lot if not most of the problems of this world. And that's what a number of us are trying to do.

We have not scratched the surface... It does seem that it needs to be treated like a war.

We've got an engaging, edgy, vibrant, fun product, ... It may or may not work, but we're going to give it our best shot.

A business can be started with very little money.

Detail is very important.

I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive then I believe you are better off not doing it. A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.

If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes ? then learn how to do it later!

A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.

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.

If you are trying to do something for the first time, it's always an enormous challenge, and there is no guarantee of success. If anybody can pull it off, it will be Steve.

A business is simply an idea to make other people's lives better.

Engage your emotions at work. Your instincts and emotions are there to help you.

I don?t think of work as work and play as play. It?s all living.

A company is people ? employees want to know? am I being listened to or am I a cog in the wheel? People really need to feel wanted.

Find somebody else to run your business on a day-to-day basis.

I have always believed that the only way to cope with a cash crisis is not to contract but to try to expand out of it.

And obviously, from our own personal point of view, the principal challenge is a personal challenge.

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.

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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