Richard Branson is well known for doing things his way. As the successful founder of Virgin Group which controls over 400 companies, he’s made his unique mark on many industries, from airplanes to his own brand of cola. Not only does he have a unique perspective: Branson knows what he’s talking about. He started his first business when he was in high school and has been running successful companies ever since. Read on to learn Branson’s unique perspective and well-informed tips on topics like how to be a better decision-maker, what to do when your employee intentionally hurts your company, the single most important skill a leader needs, and many more.
About the Author
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is a British business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group in the 1970s, which controls 400 companies in various fields. He started his first business - a magazine called Student - when he was 16. He went on to create multiple companies including Virgin Records, a chain of record stores in 1972. In the 1980s, he started Virgin Atlantic airline and Virgin Records music label. He was knighted at Buckingham Palace for “services to entrepreneurship.” In 2007, he was named one of Time 100 Most Influential People in the World. Forbes estimates that his net worth is at least 5 billion dollars.