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One of the best autobiographies I ve ever
readliked it so much that i actually used it so much that I actually used as a source in my book Thrive 30 Inspirational Rags to Riches Stories How a dyslexic boy who did not erform well in school went onto become one of the most successful businessmen everIn his autobiography Branson takes us through his adventurous flamboyant life and shows us nothing is impossible Even with over 600 ages it never felt boring or slow Definitely one of the most interesting autobiographies to read It is full of exciting events adventures and fun written in a very
Exciting Manner WOW Richard manner WOW Richard rocked my world with this book I ve learned so much about entrepreneurship branding risk and what it takes to succeed just from reading this book Its amazing to read a story of a drop out who went on to change the world This is a must read I am yet to read an autobiography of an entrepreneur which has been written so magnetically It feels like that I was very much a art of Sir Richard Branson s journey from his boyhood to being one of century s most successful and chic business man who happens to be having his feet firmly entrenched on the ground Richard s humble beginning and the numerous sticky situations that he got into during the initial Our Fake Relationship period of his entrepreneurial endeavors did not deter him from reaching the awesome heights that he has reached today A must read for all entrepreneurs students executives bureaucrats andoliticians Loosing My VirginityExcellent autobiography Mr Branson has a lot in common with Sam Walton and Ray Crock except Mr Branson has a magnetic The Blitzkrieg Legend personality that he s used to his advantage in the age of mass media Like all great men he is a man of his time and used his adventurous rebelliousersona to romote himself and his brandHis story is insightful motivational and importantly usefulLike Walton and Crock Branson s growth always was happening with bankers in the background knocking at his door up until he sold Virgin records for over 1B USD mostly cash and therefore had the solid collateral to borrow and do whatever he wantedThere aren t many lessons for an entrepreneur to learn from Branson s ost Virgin Records sale and he admits that few are ever fortunate enough to make it to that scale However he Über Nacht points out manyractical no nonsense management ideasMost importantly Branson always focused on his employees on working hard and having fun and on living up to high business standards even when British Airways actually hired rivate investigators and PR teams to destroy his image creditability and ultimately his ability to finance Virgin AirlinesIf you need another reminder to SCREW IT LET S DO IT then give Branson s autobiography a read I ll definitely re read this one some day What struck me. Oh screw it let's do itThat's the hilosophy that has allowed Richard Branson in slightly than twenty five years to spawn so #Many Successful Ventures From The #successful ventures From the business Virgin Atlantic Airways to music Virgin Records and V2 to cola Virgin Cola to retail Virgin Megastores and nearly a hundred others ranging from financial services to bridal wear Branson has a track record second to noneLosing My Virginity is the unusual freuently outrageous autobiography of one of the great business geniuses of our time When Richard Branson started his first business he and his friends decided that since we're complete virgins at business let's call it just that Virgin Since then Branson has written his own rules for success creating a group of compan. Most in the book is Virgin is not a big group it s a big brand made up of lots of companies Our riorities
are the opposite of large competitors Convention dictates that a company should look after its the opposite of our large competitors Convention dictates that a company should look after its first its customers next and last of all worry about its employees Virgin does the opposite For us our employees matter most It just seems common sense to me that if you start off with a happy well motivated workforce you are much likely to have happy customers And in due course the resulting Sport Social Work: Promoting the Functioning and Well-Being of College and Professional Athletes profits will make your shareholders happy Nothing to add I share this axiom to the utmost I learned two major things from this book theower of branding and the fact that Richard Branson has balls of solid steel Branson is one of the great entrepreneurs of our era and it was truly inspiring to hear his story in his own words A kid who skipped college and dove straight into business and time and time again Modern Art Death of a Culture proved he can succeed with a lot of will determination and his maverick ability to take big bets and win Bransons success is nothing short of inspirational I had no idea until reading this howowerful the Virgin brand is or how many businesses they have gone into They effectively function like a VC except they also lend their brand and The Lost Library: The Autobiography of a Culture perhaps some infrastructure too Each business is a subsidiary given its leaders the freedom to move fast and achieve their goals without being slown down by needingermission from the mother ship This is brilliant Many of the businesses also complement each other in Das Unbewusste vom Standpunkt der Physiologie und Descendenztheorie profitable ways such as how Virgin Travel and Virgin Atlantic complemented each otherBranson is a risk taker When Virgin Records was about to run out of cash instead of scraping what he had left to limp on he scraped it together to make a big bet It s kind of like going all in inoker when your chips are getting low better than losing slowlyI have always believed that the only way to cope with a cash crisis is not to contract but to try to expand out of itBut the difference with Branson is that he didn t take the risks blindly When he started the airlines he spent considerable effort leasing the airline for 1 year and limiting his downside It is only by being bold that you get anywhere If you are a risk taker then the art is to Ibn Saud: The Desert Warrior Who Created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia protect the downsideOne thing I loved about Branson is he was not afraid to bluff This was first illustrated early in the book when learning about alot to force him out of Student he acted Love Letters pre emptively and told the leader that he had already switched the teams mind when instead he had no idea how far along thelot actually was We see this time and time again Branson is able to divine where things are going and negotiate on Eat to Beat Illness points he isn t even wholly sure aboutBranson detailed a lot of his. Ies with a globalresence but no central headuarters no management hierarchy and minimal bureaucracyMany of Richard Branson's companies airlines retailing and cola are good examples were started in the face of entrenched competition The experts said Don't do it But Branson found golden opportunities in markets in which customers have been ripped off or underserved where confusion reigns and the competition is complacent And in this stressed out overworked age Richard Branson gives us a new model a dynamic hardworking successful entrepreneur who lives life to the fullest Family friends fun and adventure are eually important as business in Branson's life Losing My Virginity is a ortrait of a roductive sane balanced life filled with rich an.
Summary ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Richard BransonCrazy ballooning adventures which I wasn t so into I wanted to hear how he built Virgin Although I did appreciate that his assion for ballooning did lead to several advances in airplane technologyThe end of the book went into a lot of detail of how Branson is giving back to the world which I respect a lot any billionaire worth their salt should do that but it was great to see him embrace the challenges with the same zeal he embrace business From climate change to Virgin Fuel to Virgin Galactic Branson is thinking hard about our lanet and where its going and how to get us there And of course if Virgin Fuel does well it will only help his airline business so not a bad bet I was disappointed by this book robably because my expectations about it heavily differed from the actual delivery that was intentional by design This book is about ersonal journey through life reminiscences about author s businesses artners and major victoriesbattles A significant Love is Murder part of the book is comprised of author s dangerous grand travels on sea and in the air the last third of the book is devoted solely toersonal travel diary Disappointingly for me this book is NOT about how exactly Branson arrived at his strategic decisions what were the reasons for his biggest failureslessons what are his recommendations about starting up and running businesses Almost no concrete insight into The Ulfric's Mate practical side of the business in other words a strange result of writing a businessman s biographyThis book should has been titled Mr R Branson s extreme travel adventures with some other memories thrown in with subtitle No insight into his tremendous entrepreneurial skills whatsoever I hv long admired branson so in 2000 when i saw this book at a footpath wala in CP in Delhi i immediately latched on to itThe book is an immensely enjoyable almost no holds barred autobiography of Branson s mercurial rise from What type oferson would you imagine Richard Branson to be That s exactly how he came across in his auto biography Cheeky and sensationalistIt was interesting to read how his businesses developed and how he sought to take on the big dogs namely British Airways and GTech lottery The hot air balloon adventures were also fascinatingBranson
is dyslexic which gives insight into his business success His brain haddyslexic which gives insight into his business success His brain had develop ways to get around the system to function Alans Letters properly in life and school This system of innovative thought is second nature or instinct to Branson He oftentimes referred to the fact that he can size up a businessroposal or What's Your Body Telling You?: Listening to Your Body's Signals to Stop Anxiety, Erase Self-Doubt and Achieve True Wellness person in the first 30 seconds I attribute this to how his brain developed ways to cope with dyslexiaThe last 100ages were rambling and boring A semi interesting read that makes me want to give Virgin Airways a try at least onc. D colorful stories Crash landing his hot air balloon in the Algerian desert yet remaining determined to have another go at being
first to circle globeSigning the Sex Pistols Janet Jackson the Rolling Stones Boy George and Phil CollinsFighting back when British Airways took on Virgin Atlantic and successfully suing this Old Electrical Wiring: Maintenance Retrofit pillar of the British business establishmentSwimming two miles to safety during a violent storm off the coast of MexicoSelling Virgin Records to save Virgin AtlanticStaging a rescue flight into Baghdad before the start of the Gulf War And much Losing My Virginity is the ultimate tale ofersonal and business survival from a man who combines the business Sweet Dreams: A Pediatrician's Secrets for Baby's Good Night's Sleep prowess of Bill Gates and theromotional instincts of P T Barnum.The First To Circle