Virgin Rebel: Richard Branson In His Own Words (In Their Own Words)

Virgin Rebel: Richard Branson In His Own Words (In Their Own Words)

Language: English

Pages: 160

ISBN: 1932841784

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Richard Branson, who has been called "England's most outrageous billionaire," is also one of the world's most successful business leaders. Since the age of 16, when he founded Student magazine, Branson has been creating companies and finding innovative ways to grow them into the prodigious conglomerate known as the Virgin Group. At the age of 20, Branson founded a mail-order record retailer. Two years later he built a recording studio where the first artist signed to his Virgin label, Mike Oldfield, recorded the haunting soundtrack to The Exorcist. Decades later, industries as varied as entertainment (Virgin Music), retail (Virgin Megastores), transportation (Virgin Airlines), and telecommunications (Virgin Mobile) all bear Branson's business moniker. For the first time, the most thought-provoking, revealing, and inspiring quotes from Branson are compiled in a single book.

Virgin Rebel: Richard Branson in His Own Words is a comprehensive guidebook to the inner workings of the Virgin Group chairman and founder. Hundreds of Branson's best quotes, comprising thoughts on business, music, entrepreneurship, politics, exploration, and life lessons, provide an intimate and direct look into the mind of this modern business icon.

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branson in his own words April Fool’s virgin rebel 72 Virgin Cola Regarding the decision to launch Virgin Cola: Why should Coca-Cola forever be so dominant? Just the fun of trying to take a bit of that market share away from them, I found, was irresistable. Everybody said it would be impossible, and to an extent, we haven’t had the same sort of success [as] we’ve had with things like the airline business. But we still sold a couple billion cans of cola, and amongst young people in the

nettle with equal passion. I learned that if you see a bright idea—go with it. If you see a problem— deal with it. Do good, don’t do harm. Give back if you can. Editor’s note: “Grasp the nettle” is a British idiom that means “tackle a problem decisively.” —Screw Business as Usual, page 57 95 virgin rebel 96 It Doesn’t Take Much For a relatively small amount of money, you can make a big difference to a lot of people’s lives. —Big Think, June 2, 2011 They Should Do Something Too many

album released is Tubular Bells, by Mike Oldfield. The album is a commercial success. The first track of Tubular Bells is used as the theme for the 1973 film The Exorcist. 1978 Branson purchases the uninhabited Necker Island, part of the British Virgin Islands. 1979 The first Virgin Megastore opens. Branson and Tomassi divorce. 1984 Virgin Atlantic launches with a flight from Gatwick to Newark. 1985 Branson attempts the fastest Atlantic Ocean crossing, but the boat capsizes, leading to

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158–159. High Demand Keith H. Hammonds, “A Music Master Takes Flight.” New York Times, June 3, 1984. The Airline Industry “Virgin Found Richard Branson,” interview by Ed Baig. USA Today, October 14, 2003. http://cgi1.usatoday. com/mchat/20031015008/tscript.htm. Human Nature Richard Branson, Reach for the Skies, 2010. New York: Penguin. 159. All About Quality “Virgin’s Richard Branson Bares His Business ‘Secrets,’ NPR, October 10, 2012. http://www.npr.

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