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700 Inspiring Richard Branson Quotes On Success (2023)

1. “We may be blue collar, but our standards are second to none,” – Richard Branson


2. “If you want to be more productive, then start at the start: get there on time. Whether it is a meeting, a flight, an appointment or a date, it’s important to ensure you are there when you say you will be there. This may feel like an old-fashioned tip to give, but it has served me well for five decades in business.” Richard Branson


3. “Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won’t make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa – and it’s about getting a balance.” – Richard Branson


4. “You don’t train attitudes, you hire them”


5. “Throughout my business life I have always tried to keep on top of costs and protect the downside risk as much possible. The Virgin Group has survived only because we have always kept tight control of our cash. But, likewise, I also know that sometimes it is essential to break these rules and spend lavishly.”


6. “If your dreams don’t scare you they are too small.” Richard Branson


7. “If you look for the best in your employees, they’ll flourish. If you criticize or look for the worst, they’ll shrivel up. We all need lots of watering.”


8. ”I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn’t really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.” – Richard Branson


9. “If I had to give one reason why I have been fortunate enough to experience some success, it would be my knack of bringing together wonderful people.”


10. Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson


11. “I will continue questioning, questioning, questioning. I will never completely get to the truth, but I want my life to be one long strive to get there.”


12. Learn from failure. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club.


13. “As much as you need a strong personality to build a business from scratch, you also must understand the art of delegation. I have to be good at helping people run the individual businesses, and I have to be willing to step back. The company must be set up so it can continue without me.”


14. “Remember it’s OK to be yourself.” Richard Branson


15. “Hard-won things are more valuable than those that come too easily.” – Richard Branson


16. “If you look for the best in your employees, they’ll flourish. If you criticize or look for the worst, they’ll shrivel up. We all need lots of watering.” – Richard Branson


17. “An important priority for me is a business must get their own house in order. Be or become an agent of positive change in your own enterprise and adopt responsible practices to eliminate the risks that often lie at the root of inequality and poverty.” – Richard Branson


18. “To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.” Richard Branson


19. “If you’re hurt, lick your wound and get up again. If you’ve given it your absolute best, it’s time to move forward.” – Richard Branson


20. “You’ve got to take risks if you’re going to succeed. I would much rather ask forgiveness than permission.” – Richard Branson


21. “If You Want To Stand Out From The Crowd, Give People A Reason Not To Forget You.”


22. “You shouldn't blindly accept a leader’s advice. You’ve got to question leaders on occasion.”


23. “Don’t be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them.” – Richard Branson


24. Screw it, let’s do it. Richard Branson


25. “Learn from failure. If your are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club”


26. “To be successful you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running.” – Richard Branson


27. “A good leader doesn’t get stuck behind a desk.” – Richard Branson


28. “I have always lived my life by making lists: lists of people to call, lists of ideas, lists of companies to set up, lists of people who can make things happen.”


29. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson


30. “A big business starts small.” – Richard Branson


31. “Chance favors the prepared mind. The more you practice, the luckier you become.” – Richard Branson


32. “Whatever your goal is you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly.” - Screw It, Let’s Do It


33. “Like getting into a bleeding competition with a blood bank.” – Richard Branson


34. “If it wasn’t for those first failures, the future successes would never have happened”


35. “If you don’t make bold moves, the world doesn’t move forward”


36. “How slim the line is between genius and insanity and between determination and stubbornness.” – Richard Branson


37. “Every success is a tale of constant adaption, revision, and change.” – Richard Branson


38. “The lesson that I have learned and follow all my life is that we should try and try and try again – but never give up!”


39. “I view life as one big adventure. I’m always learning, and finding new things to try and challenges to overcome.”


40. “If you don’t succeed at first, there’s no need for the F word (Failure). Pick yourself up and try, try again.” Richard Branson


41. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.


42. “My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I got hopelessly lost.” –Richard Branson


43. “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.” – Richard Branson


44. “With all my employees, I listen to them, trust in them, believe in them, respect them and let them have a go! I never believe I know better than they do and have been fortunate over the years to build up a very strong management team whom I can trust and take advice from.”


45. “My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently un-achievable challenges, and trying to rise above them.” – Richard Branson


46. “Fun is one of the most important – and underrated – ingredients in any successful venture. If you’re not having fun, then it’s probably time to call it quits and try something else.” – Richard Branson


47. “The good news for small businesses is that the big ones rarely bother to use their advantage to its maximum. Why? Because they’ve forgotten how to think like entrepreneurs.”


48. “Good leadership is by definition all about taking the venture forward and finding viable new avenues where the business can evolve and prosper. Poor leadership, on the other hand, typically tends to be static, much more about protecting the status quo and, if there any around, resting on laurels.” – Richard Branson


49. “Whatever your goal is you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly.”


50. Take action and believe in yourself. Dreams do come true.


51. “When entrepreneurial ideas are coupled with the right people, we can change the world.” - Richard Branson’s Facebook account


52. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson


53. “Don’t think what’s the cheapest way to do it or what’s the fastest way to do it…think ‘what’s the most amazing way to do it’.” – Richard Branson


54. “I have always believed that the only way to cope with a cash crisis is not to contract but to expand out of it. However tight things are, you still need to have the big picture at the forefront of your mind.”


55. “The best lesson I learned was to just do it. It doesn’t matter what it is, or how hard it might seem, as the ancient Greek, Plato, said, ‘The beginning is the most important part of any work.”


56. “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.”


57. “At Virgin, we have always backed the power of the entrepreneur and inventor to find solutions to tricky problems. Why should climate change and the battle against carbon be any different?” – Richard Branson


58. “All you have in business is your reputation – so it’s very important that you keep your word.” – Richard Branson


59. “The ability to listen, and the willingness to stick your neck out and ask the obvious question, are criminally underrated business essentials. “


60. “Fun is at the core of the way I like to do business and it has been key to everything I've done from the outset. More than any other element, fun is the secret of Virgin's success. I am aware that the ideas of business as being fun and creative goes right against the grain of convention, and it's certainly not how the they teach it at some of those business schools, where business means hard grind and lots of 'discounted cash flows' and net' present values'.”


61. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”


62. ”If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small”


63. “Business and awards don’t mean that much. There is nothing more important than the health of you and your loved ones. Life is certainly too short not to appreciate people who have been significant in it.”


64. Branding demands commitment; commitment to continual re-invention; striking chords with people to stir their emotions; and commitment to imagination. It is easy to be cynical about such things, much harder to be successful.”– Sir Richard Branson


65. “Don’t become a slave to technology, manage your phone, don’t let it manage you.” Richard Branson


66. “Screw it. Let’s do it.” – Richard Branson


67. “Learn to look after your staff first and the rest will follow.” – Richard Branson


68. “adquirir el hábito de tomar notas es una capacidad que se complementa de maravilla con el arte de escuchar. ¡Por favor, anote esto para que no se le olvide!”


69. Whatever your goal is you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly.


70. “An entrepreneur is an innovator, a job creator, a game-changer, a business leader, a disruptor, an adventurer.” Richard Branson


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


72. As soon as something stops being fun, I think it’s time to move on. Life is too short to be unhappy. Waking up stressed and miserable is not a good way to live.


73. “When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important to not get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly, is hard to do”


74. “A person who has multiple degrees in your field isn’t always better than someone who has broad experience and a great personality”


75. “To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials”


76. “Listen. Take the best. Leave the rest.” Richard Branson”


77. “I didn’t set out to be rich. The fun and the challenge in life is what I wanted – and still do”


78. “Great leaders are great listeners, who know their best asset is the people they work with”


79. “Once a changemaker, always a changemaker but only a few swim against the tide.” – Richard Branson


80. “I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I – if I’m not interested in something, I don’t grasp it.” – Richard Branson


81. “Entrepreneurial business favors the open mind. It favors people whose optimism drives them to prepare for many possible futures, pretty much purely for the joy of doing so.” – Richard Branson


82. “Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things simple.” – Richard Branson


83. “Don’t be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson


84. “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” — Richard Branson, business magnate and founder of Virgin Group


85. “A lot of supposedly new ideas are actually recycled old ones. The best ideas always win out”


86. “A business has to be involving; it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”


87. “By putting the employee first, the customer effectively comes first by default, and in the end, the shareholder comes first by default as well.” – Richard Branson


88. “I believe in myself. I believe in the hands that work, in the brains that think and in the arts that love”


89. “To launch a business means successfully solving problems. Solving problems means listening.”


90. “I believe that listening is one of the most important skills for any teacher, parent, leader, entrepreneur or, well, just about anyone who has a pulse.”


91. “I think we are all searching for paradise. Our little Garden of Eden”


92. “Your employees are your company’s real competitive advantage. They’re the ones making the magic happen-so long as their needs are being met.”


93. “I called up Coca-Cola and told them that Pepsi had just booked a big advertisement but that the back page was still free. I called up the Daily Telegraph and asked them whether they would prefer to advertise before or after the Daily Express. Another tack was to ask an innocuous question that they couldn’t easily deny: ‘Are you interested in recruiting the highest-calibre school-leavers and university graduates?’ No personnel manager would ever admit that they were looking for mediocre recruits. ‘Then we’re publishing just the magazine for you …”


94. “My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel.” - Richard Branson’s blog


95. “There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.” – Richard Branson


96. “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” –Richard Branson


97. “Don’t think what’s the cheapest way to do it or what’s the fastest way to do it… think ‘what’s the most amazing way to do it.'” – Richard Branson


98. “Some 80% of your life is spent working. You want to have fun at home; why shouldn’t you have fun at work?”


99. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.”


100. “If you follow your dreams and spend your life doing what brings you joy, you are more likely to find success.” – Richard Branson


101. “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.” Richard Branson


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


103. “Never do anything if it means you can’t sleep at night.’ It’s a good rule to follow.”


104. “You can’t do a good business with a bad person. Find the right people to work with and you can’t go wrong.” – Richard Branson


105. “How slim the line is between genius and insanity and between determination and stubbornness.” - Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way


106. “I wrote on the envelope that it was not to be opened until the following day but then gave it to a boy who I knew was far too nosy not to open it immediately.”


107. “Communication: the thing humans forgot when we invented words.” – Richard Branson


108. “Create the kind of workplace and company culture that attract great talent. If you hire brilliant people, they will make work feel more like play”


109. “To be successful, you have to be out there. You have to hit the ground running and if you have a good team around you, and more than a fair share of luck, you might make something happen. But you certainly can’t guarantee it just by following someone else’s formula.”


110. “Material things are delightful, but they’re not important.” – Richard Branson


111. “Once a changemaker, always a changemaker but only a few swim against the tide.” Richard Branson


112. “Good brands reflect the histories of the time and the group of people that made them. They can not be copied. They can not be recycled.”


113. 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!


114. “It’s easy. Make every second count.”


115. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.”


116. “To be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running, and if you have a good team around you and more than a fair share of luck, you might make something happen. But you certainly can’t guarantee it just by following someone else’s formula.”


117. “If your eyes are fixed on the rear-view mirror, you’ll miss that important turn coming up.” – Richard Branson


118. “The Only Thing Separating Us From Greatness Is A Vision And A Plan For Achieving Greatness.”


119. “The first thing to look for when searching for a great employee is somebody with a personality that fits with your company culture. Most skills can be learned, but it is difficult to train people on their personality.“


120. “Developing mental toughness isn’t just about being resilient – it’s about accessing your reserve tank when you think you just can’t go any further.”


121. “As soon as something stops being fun, I think it’s time to move on. Life is too short to be unhappy. Waking up stressed and miserable is not a good way to live.”


122. “In every aspect of my life — building businesses, raising my family, embarking upon adventures — I try to do things for the first time every day.”


123. “However important business is, family always comes first.”


124. “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.”—Richard Branson


125. “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” -Richard Branson, businessman


126. “The time to go into a new business is when it’s badly run by others.”


127. “Remember, it’s ok to be yourself.” Richard Branson


128. “If you want to be more productive, then start at the start: get there on time. Whether it is a meeting, a flight, an appointment or a date, it’s important to ensure you are there when you say you will be there. This may feel like an old-fashioned tip to give, but it has served me well for five decades in business.” – Richard Branson


129. “Delegation has been a secret of my success for five decades. Asking for support is a strength, not a weakness. If you try to do everything yourself, you won’t succeed and will make yourself miserable along the way.”


130. “Engage your emotions at work. Your instincts and emotions are there to help you.” – Richard Branson


131. “It’s so much better, where possible, to try and forgive offenders and give them a second chance, just like my mother and father did so often with me as a child.”


132. “Live for the present –’ I heard my parents’ old maxim in the back of my head ‘– and the future will look after itself.”


133. “While business may have changed from when I started out, the principles are the same and still fit what I am good at: finding markets that need shaking up, coming up with ways to make people’s lives better, then finding brilliant people to bring it to life.”


134. “I like to take chances on people, and whenever possible, promote from within — It sends a great message to everyone in the company when someone demonstrates a passion for the job and leadership skills at every step along the way is rewarded with a leadership role.” – Richard Branson


135. You shouldn’t blindly accept a leader’s advice. You have got to question leaders on occasion.


136. “Always believe you can do it”


137. “The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically guarantee hit records.” – Richard Branson


138. “The brave may not live forever – But the cautious do not live at all”


139. “With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights.” – Richard Branson


140. Find the right people to work with and you can’t go wrong.


141. “If you want swashbuckling action in your life, become an entrepreneur and give it a go”


142. “Life is a helluva lot more fun if you say yes rather than no”


143. “One thing is certain in business: you will make mistakes. When you are pushing the boundaries mistakes are inevitable – how you react is important”


144. “Fun is at the core of the way I like to do business and it has been key to everything I've done from the outset. More than any other element, fun is the secret of Virgin's success. I am aware that the idea of business as being fun and creative goes right against the grain of convention, and it's certainly not how they teach it at some of those business schools, where business means hard grind and lots of 'discounted cash flows' and net' present values.’” - Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way


145. “Stick your neck out…it’s a lot more fun than sitting at home and watching other people do it.” – Richard Branson


146. “Cover the downside.” – Richard Branson


147. “Remember it’s OK to be yourself.”


148. “I believe that drudgery and clock-watching are a terrible betrayal of that universal, inborn entrepreneurial spirit.”


149. If you want happiness for an hour take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help someone else. – Chinese Proverb


150. “I knew that it is only by being bold that you get anywhere. If you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside.”


151. “Tough times are inevitable in life and in business. But how you compose yourself during those times defines your spirit and will define your future.” – Richard Branson


152. “Should you decide to enter an already crowded segment you had better be ready to offer customer service that blows the competition away.”


153. “I set my goals and stick to them. Success is more than just luck. You have to believe in yourself and make it happen”


154. “Some you win and some you lose. Be glad when you win. Don’t have regrets when you lose.”


155. “I was in a round the world hot-air balloon race. Before I left, I wrote a long letter to my children, in case I didn’t return. I started the letter by saying, ‘Dear Holly and”


156. “Please be polite. Nothing in life should erode the habit of saying thank you to people or praising them.” – Richard Branson


157. “Being a good listener is absolutely critical to being a good leader; you have to listen to the people who are on the front line.” ~ Richard Branson


158. “Shallow emotions. An incapacity to feel genuine love. A need for stimulation. Frequent verbal outbursts. Poor behavioural controls. These are just some of the things that social media are encouraging in all of us. They’re also a pretty comprehensive diagnostic checklist for sociopathy — in fact, that’s where I got the list.” Milo Yiannopoulos


159. “Hiring the right people takes time, the right questions and a healthy dose of curiosity”


160. “We need every person on Earth to acknowledge that climate change is real and encourage each other and our leaders to address the challenge.” – Richard Branson


161. “I’ve been very passionate about renewable energy for many years, particularly solar energy and its capacity to bring abundant clean, sustainable energy to millions around the globe.” – Richard Branson


162. “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.” – Richard Branson


163. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” Richard Branson


164. “The brands that will thrive in the coming years are the ones that have a purpose beyond profit.”


165. “I don’t believe it can be taught as if it were a recipe. There aren’t ingredients and techniques that will guarantee success. Parameters exist that, if followed, will ensure a business can continue, but you cannot clearly define our business success and then bottle it as you would a perfume. It’s not that simple: to be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running; and, if you have a good team round you and more than your fair share of luck, you might make something happen. But you certainly can’t guarantee it just by following someone else’s formula. Business is a fluid, changing substance.”


166. “My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you’re moving forward. All you have to do is get back up and try again.”


167. “Whatever we want to be, whatever we want to do, we can do it. Go ahead, take that first step – just do it. The best of luck to you, and have fun along the way.”


168. “Good brands reflect the histories of the time and the group of people that made them. They can not be copied. They can not be recycled.” ― Richard Branson


169. “There can be no greatness without striving.” – Richard Branson


170. “Chase your dreams


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


172. “People ask ‘why don’t you have some fun now?’ but they’re missing the point… Fun is the core of the way I like to do business and it has been key to everything I’ve done from the outset. More than any other element, fun is the secret to Virgin’s success.”


173. “Happiness is the secret ingredient for successful businesses. If you have a happy company it will be invincible.” – Richard Branson


174. “There is no magic formula for great company culture. The key is just to treat your staff how you would like to be treated.” – Richard Branson


175. “The brands that will thrive in the coming years are the ones that have a purpose beyond profit.” – Richard Branson


176. “When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly is hard to do.” Richard Branson


177. “Investors buy into people and ideas, not numbers alone.”


178. “Remember it’s OK to be yourself.” – Richard Branson


179. “Surround yourself with people that are smarter than you, give them everything they need to grow, and your business will thrive.” – Richard Branson


180. “I take notes in every meeting, to keep the frame of mind to learn. I edit as I go along, and follow up with dates and tasks in order of importance. I couldn’t have written two autobiographies without them.”


181. “Business isn't about ties, suits and briefcases. It's about adventure.”


182. “Cover the downside.” Richard Branson


183. “My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long university education that I never had–every day I’m learning something new.”


184. “I’ve never gone into business to make money. Every Virgin product and service has been made into a reality to make a positive difference in people’s lives. And by focusing on the happiness of our customers, we have been able to build a successful group of companies.” – Richard Branson


185. “Please be polite. Nothing in life should erode the habit of saying thank you to people or praising them.” Richard Branson


186. “The true cost to the world of a burger is far greater than the money you hand over to buy it.” – Richard Branson


187. “When I started Virgin from a basement in west London, there was no great plan or strategy. I didn’t set out to build a business empire… For me, building a business is all about doing something to be proud of, bringing talented people together and creating something that’s going to make a real difference to other people’s lives.” – Richard Branson


188. “The first thing to look for when searching for a great employee is somebody with a personality that fits with your company culture. Most skills can be learned, but it is difficult to train people on their personality.” – Richard Branson


189. “I have always believed that the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers, and that people flourish when they are praised.” – Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group


190. "My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you’re moving forward. All you have to do is get back up and try again."— Richard Branson


191. “In business, if you realize you’ve made a bad decision, you change it.” – Richard Branson


192. “Give people the confidence and freedom to jump into the unknown – then watch them fly”


193. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over” – Richard Branson


194. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” — Richard Branson


195. “My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.” Richard Branson


196. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”


197. “Please be polite. Nothing in life should erode the habit of saying thank you to people or praising them.”


198. “Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress,” Richard Branson told us. I was fortunate to be part of a small group of entrepreneurs visiting the British entrepreneur’s home on his private island.


199. “Happiness is the secret ingredient for successful businesses. If you have a happy company it will be invincible.” Richard Branson


200. “Life is all about striving and growing. I never want to have made it; I want to continue making it!” – Richard Branson


201. “The art of delegation is one of the key skills any entrepreneur must master.” – Richard Branson


202. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.” Richard Branson


203. “The best lessons are usually learned from failure. You mustn't beat yourself up if you fail – just pick yourself up, learn as much as you can from the experience and get on with the next challenge…The brave may not live forever, but the cautious never live at all.” – Richard Branson


204. “Find the right people to work with and you can’t go wrong.”- Richard Branson’s Twitter account


205. “Fun is one of the most important and underrated ingredients in any successful venture.” - The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership


206. “I have always believed that the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers, and that people flourish when they are praised.” Sir”


207. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”


208. “I don’t think of work as work and play as play, it’s all living.” – Richard Branson


209. “A passionate belief in your business and personal objectives can make all the difference between success and failure. If you aren’t proud of what you’re doing, why should anybody else be?” – Richard Branson


210. “As soon as something stops being fun, I think it’s time to move on. Life is too short to be unhappy”


211. “You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”


212. “The best way of learning about anything is by doing.” – Richard Branson


213. “If you don’t have time for the small things, you won’t have time for the big things.” Richard Branson


214. “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough, so they don’t want to.” – Sir Richard Branson, Virgin


215. “Those people and businesses that are generally considered fortunate or luckier than others are usually also the ones that are prepared to take the greatest risks”


216. “Entrepreneurs must come prepared. Don’t practice your elevator pitch, practice your anywhere pitch”


217. “A company’s employees are its greatest asset and your people are your product.”


218. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and falling over.” Richard Branson


219. “I have no secret. There are no rules in business. I just work hard and, as I have always done, believe I can do it. Most of all, though, I try to have fun”


220. “The mother cannot expect her daughter to understand the mysteries of housekeeping without education. She should instruct them patiently, lovingly, and make the work as agreeable as she can by her cheerful countenance and encouraging words of approval. If they fail once, twice, or thrice, censure not.” Ellen G. White


221. “The reality that [dying] is a fact of life also makes me still think I must live life to the fullest. It actively gives me purpose to not waste a minute of the life I lead, to make a difference and have a blast in the process. If I leave early as a result, at least I will leave doing what I love.”


222. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” Richard Branson


223. “Just as seniority is usually just a measure of tenure and has specific linkage to contribution, unfortunately titles have no true bearing on anyone’s true ability to lead.” – Richard Branson


224. Hard-won things are more valuable than those that come too easily.


225. “Wealth won’t last if good habits are not being passed down.”


226. “You have one life. Spend it with the people you love, doing what you love”


227. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”


228. “I'm a great believer in life to saying yes and not saying no, and hopefully making people smile and just having fun in life.” - “Living Fully and Doing Business Differently With Richard Branson,” Huffington Post


229. “If someone offers you an Amazing opportunity and you're not sure you can do it, say Yes - then learn how to do it later.”


230. “Fortunately we’re not a public company – we’re a private group of companies, and I can do what I want.” – Richard Branson


231. “I think people shouldn’t underestimate the importance of design. Great design can be great marketing.”


232. “Tal vez se me acuse de simplificar demasiado, pero me parece que una de las principales razones que afecta la rentabilidad de una compañía es un deficiente servicio al cliente.”


233. “The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.” Joseph B. Wirthlin


234. “The discipline of writing everything down ensures that I have to listen to people carefully.”


235. “A business is simply an idea to make other people’s lives better.” Richard Branson


236. “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.”


237. “A business is simply an idea to make other people’s lives better.” – Richard Branson


238. “Especially when you’re at a high level in an organization, criticism can be devastating to an employee. I prefer to praise employees for what they’re doing right, and it tends to lead to them doing more of the same. Not always, but it’s the way I choose to bet.” – Richard Branson


239. “Don’t be embarrassed by failures, learn from them and start again.” Richard Branson


240. To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas, and focusing on the essentials.


241. “An exceptional company is the one that gets all the little details right. And the people out on the front line, they know when things are not going right, and they know when things need to be improved. And if you listen to them, you can soon improve all those niggly things which turns an average company into an exceptional company.” – Richard Branson


242. “Never go into business purely to make money. If that’s the motive, you’re better off doing nothing.” – Richard Branson


243. “If you spot an opportunity and are really excited by it, throw yourself into it with everything you’ve got.“


244. “Right now I’m just delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath.” – Richard Branson


245. “A touch of the jitters sharpens the mind, gets the adrenaline flowing and helps you to focus.”


246. “I have no secret. There are no rules to follow in business. I just work hard and, as I always have done, believe I can do it. Most of all, though, I try to have fun.” - Screw It, Let’s Do It


247. “Remember, it’s ok to be yourself.” – Richard Branson


248. “Whatever business you are in, every company can shoot for the start in their own way.” –Richard Branson


249. “There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions — in a way that serves the world and you.” – Richard Branson


250. ” Find the right people to work with and you can’t go wrong.” Richard Branson


251. “I have always believed that the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers and that people flourish when they are praised.” – Richard Branson, an English billionaire businessman and founder of Virgin Group in 1970.


252. “All you have in business is your reputation – so it’s very important that you keep your word.”


253. “Try to keep bureaucracy to a minimum, and remind your teams that business, as well as life, should be fun”


254. “A brand’s meanings are acquired over time. Some meanings will be the product of serious discussions and years of directed and dedicated effort. Some meanings will just stick to the brand, whether you like it or not. Remember, a brand always means something, and ultimately, you can control the meaning of your brand only through what you deliver to the customer.”


255. The one person who can make your business succeed is not an investor or even a mentor, it is you.


256. “Never go to business purely to make money. If that’s the motive you’re better off doing nothing.” – Richard Branson


257. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.” ―Richard Branson


258. “Listen more than you talk. Nobody learned anything by hearing themselves speak”


259. “Finding the spotlight isn’t about standing in it. There’s so much to be gained from working with people who support each other to achieve great things.” – Richard Branson


260. “I see life like one long university education that I never had – everyday I’m learning something new”


261. Fun is one of the most important and underrated ingredients in any successful venture.


262. “Screw it, let’s do it”


263. “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!”


264. “Life is made up of a series of small moments; we simply must try to cherish each one. Whether that’s watching a film curled up on the sofa, going out to dinner, or spending time with our family, we try to make our time together count.”


265. “The key is to set realistic customer expectations, and then not to just meet them, but to exceed them — preferably in unexpected and helpful ways.” – Richard Branson


266. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a ride!” – Richard Branson


267. “Developing mental toughness isn’t just about being resilient – it’s about accessing your reserve tank when you think you just can’t go any further.” – Richard Branson


268. “I think if you believe in what you’re doing, many people will tell you why you’re mistaken or why it will never work. But if you really believe passionately in what you’re doing just keep going, keep pushing, keep pushing on until you either succeed or at least you realize that it’s just not going to happen. And then if you don’t succeed, pick yourself up and try again. And ultimately, if you’re that determined, you’ll succeed in life, and if you don’t, you’ll have a lot of fun trying.” – Richard Branson


269. “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.” – Richard Branson


270. “Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.”


271. “To launch a business means successfully solving problems. Solving problems means listening.” – Richard Branson


272. “A business is simply an idea to make other people’s lives better.”


273. “As soon as something stops being fun, I think it’s time to move on. Life is too short to be unhappy. Waking up stressed and miserable is not a good way to live.” – Richard Branson


274. Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. – Richard Branson


275. “I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It’s done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.” – Richard Branson


276. “There is such a thing as enlightened self-interest, and we should encourage it. It is possible to turn a profit while making the world a better place.”


277. “the best motto to follow is ‘Nothing ventured; nothing gained’.”


278. Building a business is not rocket science, it’s about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity.


279. “Have fun and the money will come”


280. “Your company should act as a springboard for ambitious employees, not a set of shackles.” –Richard Branson


281. “I’ve been very lucky. I come from a very close family.” – Richard Branson


282. “I normally make up my mind about whether I can trust somebody within sixty seconds of meeting them.”


283. “Do good, have fun and the money will come.” Richard Branson


284. “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.” – Richard Branson


285. “Education is a cause very close to me. What matters is encouraging my fans to focus on their education, because only an educated generation can ensure a better future. Even when I was on tour, I did my homework and studied.” Martin Garrix


286. “For me, there are two types of challenge. One is to do the best I can at work. The other is to seek adventure. I try to do both. I try to stretch myself to the limit”


287. “My normal approach to life is to say screw it, let’s do it.”


288. “It is fascinating what people achieve when their perception of what is possible alters.” - Richard Branson’s Twitter account


289. “I have no secret. There are no rules to follow in business. I just work hard and, as I always have done, believe I can do it.”


290. “I cannot remember a moment in my life when I have not felt the love of my family.”


291. “To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.” – Richard Branson


292. “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!” - Richard Branson’s blog


293. “I genuinely believe that if you care passionately enough you can take just about any facet of the human experience and improve upon it”


294. “The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.” Richard Branson


295. “Learn from failure. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club.” Richard Branson


296. “Don’t promise what you can’t deliver, and then deliver everything you promise. That’s the only way you’ll ever control your brand.”


297. “My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long university education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new.”


298. “Fun is one of the most important – and underrated – ingredients in any successful venture. If you’re not having fun, then it’s probably time to call it quits and try something else.”


299. “Chance favors the prepared mind. The more you practice, luckier you become.” – Richard Branson


300. “Fantasizing about the future is one of my favorite pastimes.”


301. “Don’t take employees for granted. If you don’t value your team, they won’t value your customers”


302. “A typical Virgin airline employee is the sort of person who will joke with passengers and smile, not just nod their head and say: ‘Yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir.’ I shared a story about one occasion when we had a short delay before a Virgin flight and people had to queue up at the gate. One of the passengers jumped the queue and marched up to the desk. Our team member very politely asked him to get back into the queue. He turned on her and said: ‘Don’t you know who I am?’ So she picked up the intercom and announced: ‘I have a young man at gate 23, who seems to be lost – he doesn’t know who he is.’ The other passengers roared with laughter. ‘Fuck you!’ shouted the self-important man. She kept a straight face and replied: ‘I’m afraid you’re going to have to get in line for that too, sir!”


303. “We believe that by encouraging critical thinking and processing of knowledge we are creating full, well-rounded human beings that will enable Qatar to build up its society. You cannot build a healthy society without giving your citizens a sense of ownership. Otherwise, they will not share with you the responsibilities.” Moza bint Nasser


304. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” — Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group


305. “If you spot an opportunity and are really excited by it, throw yourself into it with everything you’ve got”


306. “Respect is about how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.”


307. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. –Richard Branson


308. “La gerencia tiene mucho más que ver con el mantenimiento de los procesos, las disciplinas y los sistemas que con el cambio de los mismos. Un buen líder, en cambio, aunque mantiene la estabilidad, debe tener la visión, la creatividad y sobre todo la capacidad para influir en sus colaboradores con el fin de que lo apoyen en los retos que implica llevar a una organización a territorios inexplorados, donde abundan los riesgos.”


309. “A business has to be involving–it has to be fun. And, it has to exercise your creative instincts.”


310. “Entrepreneurs are natural problem-solvers, which means that we always have ideas for new businesses popping into our heads. Having a lot of options is great, but sometimes it can be hard to focus on one when you are keen to move onto the next.” – Richard Branson


311. “If you spot an opportunity and are really excited by it, throw yourself into it with everything you’ve got.” – Richard Branson


312. “Starting your own business isn’t just a job – it’s a way of life.” – Richard Branson


313. “Spend more time smiling than frowning and more time praising than criticizing.” – Richard Branson


314. What’s so inspirational about Parsons is that he was once a vulnerable young person in need of support himself, having experienced a difficult childhood and a lack of school support. Today, he’s in charge of a company of more than 155 people.


315. “It’s a common misconception that money is every entrepreneur’s metric for success. It’s not, and nor should it be.” – Richard Branson


316. “The beauty of business is that it does not just have one single community… The businesses that are most successful connect with everyone as an individual, not just as an order number or a transaction.”


317. The Obstacle is The Way


318. “If your dreams don’t scare you they are too small.” – Richard Branson


319. “Material things are delightful, but they’re not important.” Richard Branson


320. “Unless you dream, you’re not going to achieve anything.” – Richard Branson


321. “The way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers.“


322. “See a glass half full as an opportunity to top it up, start a conversation and spark a new idea.” - Richard Branson’s Twitter account


323. “Don’t think ‘what’s the cheapest way to do it or what’s the fastest way to do it’, think ‘what’s the most amazing way to do it’”


324. “I think it’s quite great to set yourself a big challenge, and then you’ve got another reason for keeping fit.” – Richard Branson


325. “Business opportunities are like buses: there’s always another one coming.” - Richard Branson


326. “And you know, I’ve had great fun turning quite a lot of different industries on their head and making sure those industries will never be the same again, because Virgin went in and took them on.” – Richard Branson


327. “When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.”


328. “Social media is not only more cost-effective than advertising, but it also offers great opportunities for innovative engagement with your customers.” – Richard Branson (@richardbranson)


329. “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” – Richard Branson


330. “Well, I think that there’s a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you’re likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line.”


331. “If it can’t fit onto the back of an envelope, it’s a probably a bad idea. Keep it short, sharp, and picture-perfect.”


332. “Some you win and some you lose. Be glad when you win. Don’t have regrets when you lose”


333. “My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.” Richard Branson


334. “If you ask any successful business person, they will always have had a great mentor at some point along the road.” – Richard Branson


335. “We spend most of our waking lives at work, so it’s important that we do what we love and love what we do.” – Richard Branson


336. “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 fee wanted.” – Richard Branson


337. “Communication: the thing humans forgot when we invented words.” Richard Branson


338. “It’s only by being bold that you get anywhere.” — Richard Branson


339. “From a young age, I learned to focus on the things I was good at and delegate to others what I was not good at. That’s how Virgin is run. Fantastic people throughout the Virgin Group run our businesses, allowing me to think creatively and strategically.”


340. “Innovation happens when people are given the freedom to ask questions and the resources to find the answers”


341. “If you start a conversation with your mind made up, you may as well not bother.” - Richard Branson’s Facebook account


342. “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.” – Richard Branson


343. “My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.'” – Richard Branson


344. “I won’t let silly rules stop me. I will find a legal way around them”


345. “Taking bold action on climate change simply makes good business sense. It’s also the right thing to do for people and the planet. Setting a net-zero GHG emissions target by 2050 will drive innovation, grow jobs, build prosperity, and secure a better world for what will soon be 9 billion people.” – Richard Branson


346. “You must have the courage to trust your instincts and be ready to question what other people don’t. If you do that, you can seize opportunities that others would miss. Believe in yourself, and use everything you can — including the obstacles — to propel you along the road to success. Who knows what you might achieve?” – Richard Branson


347. “Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward with it.” – Richard Branson


348. “expected, look for someone with a sense of humour, who is fun, friendly and caring, because that is a person who likely understands teamwork and will help others.”


349. Being a good listener is absolutely critical to being a good leader; you have to listen to the people who are on the front line. – Richard Branson


350. “In the same way that I tend to make up my mind about people within thirty seconds of meeting them, I also make up my mind about whether a business proposal excites me within about thirty seconds of looking at it. I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.”


351. “Business opportunities are like buses; there’s always another one coming.”


352. “I, for one, would far rather be a nice guy, working with great people, having fun with a small successful business, than a miserable guy heading up a hugely profitable multinational mega-corp.”


353. “Too many people measure how successful they are by how much money they make or the people that they associate with. In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are.” - Richard Branson


354. “My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel.” Richard Branson


355. “There is a very thin dividing line between success and failure.”


356. “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” - Richard Branson’s Twitter account


357. “Capitalism has proven to be the only system that works, but the problem with capitalism is that extreme wealth ends up in the hands of a few people.” – Richard Branson


358. “I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I’m not interested in something, I don’t grasp it.” – Richard Branson


359. “By putting the employee first, the customer effectively comes first by default, and in the end, the shareholder comes first by default as well.”


360. “I don’t think of work as work and play as play. It’s all living.” – Richard Branson


361. “Fortunately we’re not a public company – we’re a private group of companies, and I can do what I want.” Richard Branson


362. “The best lesson I learned was to just do it. It doesn’t matter what it is, or how hard it might seem, as the ancient Greek, Plato, said, ‘The beginning is the most important part of any work.” – Richard Branson


363. “Cover the downside.”


364. “Not knowing enough about the ‘correct way to do things’ and doing them anyway can open up the most amazing doorways”


365. “Any manager who punishes their staff for expressing an opinion hasn’t got the faintest idea about leadership. People in charge should empower their employees, not scare them into silence.”


366. “I always find the time to exercise – kitesurfing, tennis or cycling – and to spend time with my loved ones.” – Richard Branson


367. “Given my well-known focus on business always being enjoyable and fun, the boundary between my work and my personal life does sometimes tend to blur a little.”


368. “It’s easy to give up when things are hard but I believe we have to keep chasing our dreams and our goals”


369. “In business, if you realize you’ve made a bad decision, you change it.”


370. “My family brought me up to always look for the best in other people. I love people, I love spending time with people, I love learning from people.” – Richard Branson


371. “If I had to give one reason why I have been fortunate enough to experience some success, it would be my knack of bringing together wonderful people.” – Richard Branson


372. “The key enterprising skills I used when first starting out are the very same ones I use today: the art of delegation, risk-taking, surrounding yourself with a great team and working on projects you really believe in.”


373. “Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t have to.” - Sir Richard Branson


374. “I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was years old. And if I’m not interested in something, I don’t grasp it.” – Richard Branson


375. “Success is more than luck. You have to believe in yourself and make it happen.”


376. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”


377. “One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes.” Richard Branson


378. “Too many people measure how successful they are by how much money they make or the people that they associate with. In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are.”


379. “The brave may not live forever – But the cautious do not live at all” – Richard Branson


380. “I believe that business is nothing more than a group of people trying to make a difference.”


381. “is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”


382. “Everything’s gone,’ I heard someone say. I thought of the lifetime of diaries and photographs disappearing up in smoke and I turned to Mia and Joe. ‘Remember, it’s not material things that matter in life,’ I told them. ‘Things aren’t important, people are. All that matters is that everyone is safe.”


383. “As soon as something stops being fun, I think it’s time to move on. Life is too short to be unhappy. Waking up stressed and miserable is not a good way to live.” - Screw It, Let’s Do It


384. “Just try new things. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right?”


385. “Your company should act as a springboard for ambitious employees, not a set of shackles”


386. “Succeeding in business is all about making connections.” – Richard Branson, CEO


387. “A complaint is a chance to turn a customer into a lifelong friend. I say that seriously, not as some press release baloney.” – Richard Branson


388. “There’s no point starting a business unless you’re going to make a dramatic difference to other people’s lives. So if you’ve got an idea that’s gonna make a big difference to other people’s lives, then just get on and do it.” – Richard Branson


389. “I should perhaps make it clear that I am not a big fan of meeting-for-the-sake-of-meetings-based cultures as, somewhat paradoxically, I have found that a prime reason for poor communications can often be that there are simply too many meetings.” – Richard Branson


390. “Whatever business you are in, every company can shoot for the start in their own way.” – Richard Branson


391. “Freedom is a timeless value. The United Nations Charter calls for encouraging respect for fundamental freedoms. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights mentions freedom more than twenty times. All countries have committed to protecting individual freedoms on paper – but in practice, too many break their pledge.” Ban Ki-moon


392. “Life is a series of ups and clowns. Make it worth your wild!” – Richard Branson


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


394. “Your company should act as a springboard for ambitious employees, not a set of shackles.” – Richard Branson


395. “If you want to stand out from the crowd, give people a reason not to forget you”


396. “I’m not the sort of person who gives up on things. The first time we crossed the Atlantic in the balloon, it crashed, and we went on and did the Pacific. First time we crossed the Atlantic in a boat, it sank, and we went on and got the record. So, generally speaking, we will pick ourselves up, brush ourselves down, and carry on.” – Richard Branson


397. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.” ~ Richard Branson


398. “The one person who can make your business succeed is not an investor or even a mentor, it is you.” Richard Branson


399. “Mit Sport erhöht man die Produktivität”


400. “The time to go into a new business is when it’s badly run by others.” – Richard Branson


401. “I firmly believe that smart leaders and clever entrepreneurs have the knack of engineering their luck — it’s also known as risk-taking.” – Richard Branson


402. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.


403. “I believe that if you have revolutionary potential, you must make the world a better place and use it.”


404. “My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.”


405. If you want to stand out from the crowd, give people a reason not to forget you.


406. “Red tape will often get in your way. It’s one of the reasons I often carry scissors!”


407. “Success for me is whether you have created something that you can be really proud of.”


408. “If I had to name a skill I possess, it would be lateral thinking. When all logic is pointing in one direction, but it just doesn’t make sense to me, I question it.”


409. The key is to set realistic customer expectations, and then not to just meet them, but to exceed them — preferably in unexpected and helpful ways.” – Richard Branson


410. “The most important skills to learn to be successful are people skills.” – Richard Branson


411. “One of the things I am always trying to do with Virgin is making people reinvent themselves.”


412. “I think as just being a generally positive person, you can make positive things happen.”


413. “Too many people measure how successful they are by how much money they make or the people that they associate with. In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are.” – Richard Branson


414. “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.” – Richard Branson


415. “You’ve got to take risks if you’re going to succeed.” Richard Branson


416. “Business requires astute decision-making and leadership. It requires discipline and innovation. It also needs attitude, a good sense of humor, and, dare I say it, luck.”


417. “So I’ve seen life as one long learning process. And if I see – you know, if I fly on somebody else’s airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn’t in – years ago, then I’d think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I’d like to fly on.” – Richard Branson


418. “The balloons only have one life and the only way of finding out whether they work is to attempt to fly around the world.” – Richard Branson


419. “I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”


420. What matters is working with a few close friends, people you respect, knowing that if times did turn bad these people would hold together. - Author: Richard Branson


421. Never go into business purely to make money. If that’s the motive you’re better off doing nothing.”- Richard Branson


422. “Although my spelling is still sometimes poor, I have managed to overcome the worst of my difficulties through training myself to concentrate.” – Richard Branson


423. “We have one planet in our solar system that’s habitable, and that’s the Earth, and space travel can transform things back here for the better. First of all, by just having people go to space and look back on this fragile planet we live on. People have come back transformed and have done fantastic things.” – Richard Branson


424. The brands that will thrive in the coming years are the ones that have a purpose beyond profit.


425. “Business isn’t about ties, suits and briefcases. It’s about adventure.” – Richard Branson


426. “Take the competition seriously, but not yourself.” – Richard Branson


427. “My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day.” -Richard Branson


428. “Learn from failure. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club.” – Richard Branson


429. “There’s nothing like the endorphins from being fit, and the incredible endorphin rush that goes with that.” – Richard Branson


430. “Starting your own business isn’t just a job, it’s a way of life.” Richard Branson


431. “If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be top priority.” – Richard Branson


432. “My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will be.”


433. “What we are trying to do at Virgin is not to have one enormous company in one sector under one banner, but to have two hundred or even three hundred separate companies. Each company can stand on its own feet and, in that way, although we've got a brand that links them, if we were to have another tragedy such as that of 11 September - which hurt the airline industry - it would not bring the whole group crashing down.”


434. “Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward with it.”


435. “Being dyslexic at school meant that I always liked to sit behind someone who wrote big”


436. “If only we had the power to see ourselves in the same way that others see us.’ Of all the mantras one might adopt in life, this is surely one of the better ones and for anyone in a leadership role it should be an essential part of the checks and balances that are built into a company’s standard operating procedures.”


437. “I am prepared to try anything once.”


438. “We’re one of the only animals in the world that don’t really think of ourselves as animals, but we are animals, and we must respect our fellow animals.” – Richard Branson


439. “Whenever you are setting up a new project, the most important thing is to surround yourself with people who are better than yourself, have different skills and a healthy combination of enthusiasm and experience.”


440. “My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.” – Richard Branson


441. “Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital so that you can do more of it and move forward with it.” Richard Branson


442. “I can make up my mind about people on 60 seconds. I rely more on gut instinct than thick reports”


443. “My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel.” – Richard Branson


444. “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.”


445. Too many people measure how successful they are by how much money they make or the people that they associate with. In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are.” –Richard Branson


446. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling over.”


447. “Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital so that you can do more if it and move forward with it.” – Richard Branson


448. “Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so you can do more of it and move forward with it”


449. “You can never go too far wrong by thinking like a customer who’s new to the business.”


450. “I cannot remember a moment in my life when I have not felt the love of my family.” Richard Branson


451. “Listen – it makes you sound smarter”


452. “Most necessary evils are far more necessary than evil.”


453. “Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” – Richard Branson


454. “Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.” Richard Branson


455. “The way to become a great leader is to look for the best in people – seldom criticise – always praise.”


456. “I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator.” – Richard Branson


457. “Just like a flower needs water, people flourish when they are praised. Even the finest criticism can be so damaging especially if it comes from the person running the company.” - Pendulum Summit in Dublin, 2018


458. “I make sure that I spend most of my time out and about, talking to people, asking questions, making notes, and experiencing my businesses through the customer’s eyes.”


459. “The way to become a great leader is to look for the best in people — seldom criticize — always praise.”


460. “Entrepreneurial business favors the open mind. It favors people whose optimism drives them to prepare for many possible futures, pretty much purely for the joy of doing so.” Richard Branson


461. “Capitalism – which in its purest form is entrepreneurism even among the poorest of the poor – does work; but those who make money from it should put back into society, not just sit on it as if they are hatching eggs.”


462. “The challenge is to follow through on a great idea. I think if [you’ve] got a great idea, you need to just give it a try. And if you fall flat on your face, pick yourself up and try again. Learn from your mistakes. And, remember, you’ve got to go make a real difference in people’s lives if you’re going to be successful.”


463. “We call this the spirit of Ubuntu, that profound African sense that we are human only through the humanity of other human beings.”


464. “anotar en un cuaderno de tapa dura mis pensamientos, observaciones o cualquier cosa interesante que alguien dijera o hiciera.”


465. “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.”


466. “When people are placed in positions slightly above what they expect, they are apt to excel.” - Richard Branson


467. “You should not build your customer service system on the premise that your organisation will never question the whims of your clients.” – Richard Branson


468. “Virgin would not be the company it is today if we had not taken risks along the way. You really do have to believe in what you are doing.”


469. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” - The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership


470. “I believe that “luck” is one of the most misunderstood and under-appreciated factors in life. Those people and businesses that are generally considered fortunate or luckier than others are usually also the ones that are prepared to take the greatest risks and , by association, are also prepared to fall flat on their faces.” – Richard Branson


471. “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.”


472. “Don’t think what’s the cheapest way to do it or what’s the fastest way to do I, think ‘what’s the most amazing way to do it.” Richard Branson


473. “Remember to have fun. There is no point in being in business if it is not fun.”


474. “I don’t think of work as work and play as play. It’s all living.”


475. “When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly, is hard to do.” – Richard Branson


476. “The art of delegation is one of the key skills any entrepreneur must master.” Richard Branson


477. “Loyal employees in any company create loyal customers, who in turn create happy shareholders.”


478. “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” Richard Branson


479. “If you’re hurt, lick your wounds and get up again. If you’ve given it your absolute best, it’s time to move forward”


480. “Pero dejemos que sea el propio Ron quien lo explique, como lo hace en su “manifiesto”, que a mí me pareció un documento profundamente emotivo: En la actualidad, se venden demasiadas cosas. Se gasta más energía en la comodidad para comprar que en la pasión por aquello que se va a comprar. Ya nada significa nada. Todo está en todas partes. La comodidad no tiene alma. Es hora de volver a las compras en pequeñas cantidades. Volver a lo alternativo. Si en el mundo impera la ubicuidad, a nosotros nos interesa la escasez y la intimidad. Virgin Mega vende productos inspirados en grupos musicales y en la cultura pop que no es posible encontrar en”


481. “Take a chance. It’s the best way to test yourself. Have fun and push your boundaries.” Richard Branson


482. “integridad sentido del humor espíritu emprendedor ser ultragregario interesarse de verdad por la gente capacidad para delegar y para darle crédito a quien lo merezca Esta lista coincide en muchos puntos con la que hicieron los colaboradores, un poco más larga. apreciar la individualidad tener un espíritu de emprendimiento empoderar a la gente inspirar confianza participar interesarse genuinamente en el otro ser apasionado y enérgico”


483. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” - Richard Branson


484. “If you run a business, put on top your employees, then your consumers, and then your shareholders.”


485. “Whatever your goal is you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly”


486. “Never just try to make money. Long-term success will never come if profit is the only aim.” - Screw It, Let’s Do It


487. “Fun is one of the most important and underrated ingredients in any successful venture.” Richard Branson


488. “Screw it. Let’s do it.” Richard Branson


489. “There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions in a way that serves the world and you.” Richard Branson


490. “The best way of learning about anything is by doing.” Richard Branson


491. “Our wedding on Necker. A week later Sam said of a friend’s wedding, “But they can’t be getting married. They haven’t had any children yet.” Private Collection.”


492. “Education doesn’t just take place in stuffy classrooms and university buildings, it can happen everywhere, every day to every person.” – Richard Branson


493. “From a young age, I learned to focus on the things I was good at and delegate to others what I was not good at. That’s how Virgin is run. Fantastic people throughout the Virgin Group run our businesses, allowing me to think creatively and strategically.” – Richard Branson


494. “A good leader doesn’t get stuck behind a desk.” Richard Branson


495. “Be bold, but don’t gamble”


496. “Embedding purpose into your business will help it to stand out, and align it with customers who have the same values.” – Richard Branson


497. “Listen. Take the best. Leave the rest.”


498. “Listen. Take the best. Leave the rest.” – Richard Branson


499. “Overcoming fear is the first step to success for entrepreneurs. The winners all exemplify that, and the hard work and commitment they have shown underlines what is needed to set up a business.” – Richard Branson


500. “how slim the line is between genius and insanity and between determination and stubbornness.”


501. “A good leaders doesn’t get stuck behind a desk.” – Richard Branson


502. “An entrepreneur is an innovator, a job creator, a game- changer, a business leader, a disruptor, an adventurer”


503. “If someone offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes - then learn how to do it later!”


504. “There are no limitations to the mind except those that we acknowledge.”


505. “Entrepreneurship is a great leveler, The wonderful thing is that money is not the sole currency when it comes to starting a business; drive, determination, passion and hard work are all free and more valuable than a pot of cash.” Richard Branson


506. “There’s no magic formula for great company culture. The key is just to treat your staff how you’d like to be treated.” – Richard BransonRichard Quote


507. “Good brands reflect the histories of the time and the group of people that made them. They cannot be easily copied. They cannot be recycled. A brand is like an artist’s signature.”


508. “From my very first day as an entrepreneur, I’ve felt the only mission worth pursuing in business is to make people’s lives better.” – Richard Branson


509. Right now I’m just delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath.


510. Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital so that you can do more of it and move forward with it.


511. “Especially when you’re at a high level in an organization, criticism can be devastating to an employee. I prefer to praise employees for what they’re doing right, and it tends to lead to them doing more of the same. Not always, but it’s the way I choose to bet.” – Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group


512. “Regretting not doing something is worse than regretting doing something. It means I can sleep with a clear conscience. We all have to fight for our values and protect the things that matter to us, but also appreciate the joys life brings.”


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


514. "Overcoming fear is the first step to success for entrepreneurs. The winners all exemplify that, and the hard work and commitment they have shown underlines what is needed to set up a business.” – Richard Branson


515. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” –Richard Branson


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


517. “If you opt for a safe life, you will never know what it’s like to win.” – Richard Branson


518. “You’re guaranteed to miss every shot you don’t take.” – Richard Branson


519. “To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.”


520. “Live for the present and the future will look after itself.”


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


522. “So I’ve seen life as one long learning process. And if I see – you know, if I fly on somebody else’s airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn’t in – 21 years ago, then I’d think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I’d like to fly on.” – Richard Branson


523. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.”– Richard Branson


524. “If you really want to grow as an entrepreneur, you’ve got to learn to delegate.” Richard Branson


525. “If you want swashbuckling action in your life, become an entrepreneur and give it a go.” –Richard Branson


526. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a ride!”


527. “never just try to make money. Long-term success will never come if profit is the only aim.”


528. “Be willing to use yourself to get out there and put the company on the market. If you have to make a fool of yourself, make a fool of yourself, but make sure that you end up on the front pages, not the back pages. In time, it’s possible that your company will stand out from the crowd, and you’ll be successful.” Richard Branson


529. My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel.


530. “Be authentic and organic. It can’t be forced or it won’t work. And most importantly, have fun.” — Richard Branson


531. “Embrace chance encounters and dream up outlandish plans – make connections wherever you go”


532. “The best advice I could give anyone is to spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life”


533. “If you spot an opportunity and are really excited by it, throw yourself into it with everything you’ve got.” Richard Branson


534. “I get up well before we land to walk the aisles and say hello to our passengers. Showing my face is good for the brand; even more useful, I get to see for myself where we can improve and strengthen our service.”


535. “I was trained to think for myself


536. “Launching a business is essentially an adventure in problem-solving”


537. “My mother was determined to make us independent.” Richard Branson


538. “I have always been a huge believer in the inestimable value good mentoring can contribute to any nascent business.” - Richard Branson


539. “In the end, I’ve realized that legacy is not important except to your children and family and friends. When I am on my deathbed, I just want to feel as if I have loved and been loved, done some good in the world, and made a difference here and there.”


540. “Loyal employees in any company create loyal customers, who in turn create happy shareholders.” – Richard Branson


541. “Don’t be afraid to take calculated risks. Sometimes they turn out to be less dangerous than the sure thing.”


542. “The best advice I could give anyone is to spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life.” – Richard Branson


543. “When hiring somebody, I never ask to see a curriculum vitae. I feel that since I didn’t have one myself, it would be a bit presumptuous to ask to see anyone else’s.” – Richard Branson


544. “Happiness is the secret ingredient for successful businesses. If you have a happy company it will be invincible.”


545. “Entrepreneurial business favors the open mind. It favors people whose optimism drives them to prepare for many possible futures, pretty much purely for the joy of doing so.”


546. “The best advice I could give anyone is to spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life.” Richard Branson


547. “Engage your emotions at work. Your instincts and emotions are there to help you.” Richard Branson


548. “There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.”


549. “Whether you’re in a hammock or a hotel, an office or an igloo, work and play from anywhere”


550. “Give your employees a mission that matches their ambitions. When you challenge people, they surprise you.”


551. “I’m prepared to try anything once.”


552. “My family brought me up to always look for the best in other people. I love people. Love spending time with people. I love learning from people.” Richard Branson


553. “When people are placed in positions slightly above what they expect, they are apt to excel.” - Richard Branson


554. “Entrepreneurship isn’t about selling things – it’s about finding innovative ways to improve peoples’ lives”


555. “to be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running”


556. “Don’t become a slave to technology – manage your phone, don’t let it manage you.” – Richard Branson


557. “When it comes to deals or negotiations, the key is to display passion, know-how, and determination. Get to the point quickly, be persistent and consistent and don’t rely too heavily on prompts, statistics, and certainly not PowerPoint slides.”


558. “Building a successful business takes drive, determination, belief in what you’re creating, bulls**t and charm”


559. “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.”


560. “It’s very important to take risks in life and business, but they need to be calculated — there is no point risking your neck for something with little chance of success.”


561. “Fun is the core of the way I do business. It has been the key to it all from the start. I see no reason to change it”


562. “I’m inquisitive, and love a new challenge.” Richard Branson


563. “If you aren’t having fun, you are doing it wrong. If you feel like getting up in the morning to work on your business is a chore, then it's time to try something else.”


564. “Your company should act as a springboard for ambitious employees, not a set of shackles.” Richard Branson


565. “There is no substitute for innovation. Original revolutionary ideas will always rise to the top”


566. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” – Richard Branson


567. “They encouraged me to always look for the good in people instead of assuming the worst and trying to find fault.”


568. “Take a chance. It’s the best way to test yourself. Have fun and push boundaries.” – Richard Branson


569. Had I been five or six years older, the sheer absurdity of trying to sell advertising to major companies, in a magazine that did not yet exist, edited by two fifteen-year-old schoolboys, would have prevented me from picking up the phone at all. But I was too young to contemplate failure.”


570. “You can call it what you like, luck, good fortune, coincidence, serendipity, right place at the right time, or even ‘hard work’, but I think no one has defined this mysterious element any better than Roman Philosopher Seneca who some two thousand years ago said, ‘Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.'” – Richard Branson


571. “If you motivate people, if you praise people, if you don’t criticize people, these are all the skills needed to be a great leader.” – Richard Branson


572. “Life is a series of ups and downs. Make it worth your wild!” – Richard Branson


573. “Even when people feel physically strong and healthy, some are still stressed, unfocused, and unhappy” says Cleary, who felt that way herself. Today, Cleary is a National Academy of Sports Medicine-certified personal trainer, behavior change specialist, corrective exercise specialist, and performance enhancement specialist, and is one of only 300 certified High Performance Life Coaches in the world.


574. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over. – Richard Branson


575. Richard Branson advised that entrepreneurs should also take some time off from work and enjoy the company of their family or friends. Norbert Richards, Richard Branson Unofficial


576. “If you want swashbuckling action in your life, become an entrepreneur and give it a go.” – Richard Branson


577. Please be polite. Nothing in life should erode the habit of saying thank you to people or praising them.


578. “Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.” – Richard Branson


579. “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.” Richard Branson


580. “You never know with these things when you’re trying something new what can happen. This is all experimental.” Richard Branson


581. “Communicate your passion clearly, concisely and with genuine conviction”


582. “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.”


583. “If you don’t succeed at first, there’s no need for the F word (Failure). Pick yourself up and try, try again.” – Richard Branson


584. “My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I got hopelessly lost.” – Richard Branson


585. “My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.” – Richard Branson


586. “A brand should reflect what you can do. You have to deliver, faultlessly and for all time, whatever your brand promises, so it’s better to make your offering sound witty and innovative than to pretend you’re more than you are. Get the brand right from the start, by being honest with yourself about what it is you’re offering.”


587. “If you opt for a safe life, you will never know what it's like to win.”


588. “Happiness is the secret ingredient for successful businesses. If you have a happy company it will be invincible”


589. “I think entrepreneurship is our natural state – a big adult word that probably boils down to something much more obvious like “playfulness.””


590. “I can’t change the world by myself… but it does take somebody to start.” – Richard Branson


591. “I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.” Queen Elizabeth II


592. “Your company should act as a springboard for ambitious employees, not a set of shackles.“


593. “My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.'”


594. “Life is a hell of a lot more fun if you say yes rather than no.” – Richard Branson


595. “My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable, challenges and trying to rise above them.”


596. “Above all, you want to create something you are proud of. That’s always been my philosophy of business. 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 doing nothing.”


597. “I have always believed that the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers and that people flourish when they are praised.” – Richard Branson


598. “Treat failure as a lesson on how not to approach achieving a goal, and then use that learning to improve your chances of success when you try again. Failure is only the end if you decide to stop.” – Richard Branson


599. “Building a business is not rocket science, it’s about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity.” – Richard Branson


600. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.” -Richard Branson, businessman


601. “There’s nothing like the endorphins from being fit, and the incredible endorphin rush that goes with that.” Richard Branson


602. “As a father and now a grandfather to three wonderful grandchildren, I know how magical the first year of a child’s life is but also how much hard work it takes. Being able to spend as much time as possible with your loved ones is absolutely vital, especially early on.” – Richard Branson


603. “I’ve seen life as one long learning process.” Richard Branson


604. “Además de conocer de primera mano ciertas cosas que usted jamás encontrará en los informes de gestión, el hecho de que un alto directivo (en este caso, usted) se interese por las opiniones de sus colaboradores, las pida y se tome la molestia de escucharlas tiene un enorme valor para todos.”


605. “And obviously, from our own personal point of view, the principal challenge is a personal challenge.” – Richard Branson


606. “It is only by being bold that you get anywhere. If you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside.”


607. “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.” – Richard Branson


608. “Try everything once. Except incest and folk dancing.’ Sir Thomas Beecham”


609. “I do a lot by gut feeling and a lot by personal experience. I mean, if I relied on accountants to make decisions, I most certainly would have never gone into the airline business. I most certainly would not have gone into the space business, and I certainly wouldn’t have gone into most of the businesses that I’m in. So, in hindsight, it seems to have worked pretty well to my advantage.”


610. “hard-won things are more valuable than those that come too easily.”


611. “Don’t think what’s the cheapest way to do it or what’s the fastest way to do I, think ‘what’s the most amazing way to do it.”


612. “Whatever your goal is you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly.” – Richard Branson


613. “A passionate belief in your business and personal objectives can make all the difference between success and failure. If you aren’t proud of what you’re doing, why should anybody else be?”


614. “If you want swashbuckling action in your life, become an entrepreneur and give it a go.” Richard Branson


615. “Making changes and improvements is a natural part of business, and for sole traders and very small companies, the distinction between innovation and day-to-day delivery is barely noticeable and unimportant. It’s all just business, and creative, responsive, flexible business comes easier to you the smaller your operation.”


616. “It’s better to say nothing than spend 1000 words or an hour speech saying nothing. Get to the point – fast”


617. “You don’t learn to walk by following the rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”


618. “I run all my homes like businesses, and all my businesses like homes”


619. “The best advice I could give anyone is to spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life.”


620. “If you don’t have time for the small things, you won’t have time for the big things.” – Richard Branson


621. “Strike the right balance between respecting your rivals and focusing on how to beat them, and you’ll have a winning formula”


622. “You never know with these things when you’re trying something new what can happen. This is all experimental.” – Richard Branson


623. “The world would be a better place if we all chased our dreams and fulfilled our potential,” Branson wrote in a blog post. “I’m extremely fortunate that my parents always supported my outlandish dreams, even from a very young age.”


624. “My golden rule in business? Listen to your staff.” - Richard Branson’s Twitter account


625. “Find the right people to work with you and you won’t go wrong”


626. “My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of everyday. I never do anything with a feeling of, “Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.” – Richard Branson


627. “I’ve always had a love of adventure, whether that was climbing trees as a child or mountains as an adult. That has fed into my working life, too: adventure has always been a huge part of the Virgin brand, and one of the main reasons why we have been able to expand so wide and continually for so long.”


628. “If you want to be a Millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.” – Richard Branson


629. Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress. – Richard Branson


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


631. “A business is simply an idea to make other people’s lives better.” - Inc. Magazine, April 2013


632. “I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn’t really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.” – Richard Branson


633. “Those who know me know I’m passionate about lists, and top of my list of priorities is my family. My wife Joan and I do not consider our legacy to our children to be wealth or fame but the opportunity to pursue happiness by following their own path.” – Richard Branson


634. “Being a good listener is absolutely critical to being a good leader; you have to listen to the people who are on the front line.” – Richard Branson


635. “And once we decide to do something, we should never look back, never regret it.”


636. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”


637. “Entrepreneurship isn’t just a label – it’s a lifestyle. Richard Branson


638. “Continuous effort, not strength nor intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.”


639. “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” – Richard Branson


640. “Learn from failure. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club!” – Richard Branson


641. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”


642. “Acquiring the habit of note-taking is therefore a wonderfully complementary skill to that of listening.”


643. “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.“


644. “Only a fool never changes his mind.”


645. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.” – Richard Branson


646. “There’s an inherent danger in letting people think that they have perfected something. When they believe they’ve ‘nailed it,’ most people tend to sit back and rest on their laurels while countless others will be labouring furiously to better their work!” – Richard Branson


647. Being a good listener is absolutely critical to being a good leader; you have to listen to the people who are on the front line.' – Richard Branson


648. “I believe that, above all else, my hard-wired passion — some call it obsession — for consistently giving our customers, both internal and external, a better work environment or service experience than they can find anywhere else is what’s at the very heart of everything tat I, and by extension the Virgin brand, stands for.” – Richard Branson


649. “And obviously, from our own personal point of view, the principal challenge is a personal challenge.” – Richard Branson


650. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson


651. “Nobody’s ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there’s some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway.” – Richard Branson


652. “Well, the odds must be against anybody being able to fly around the world in a balloon on the first attempt. All of us who are attempting to go around the world in balloons are effectively flying in experimental craft because these craft cannot be tested.” – Richard Branson


653. “There have been times when I could have succumbed to some form of bribe, or could have had my way by offering one. But ever since that night in Dover prison I have never been tempted to break my vow.. My Parents always drummed into me that all you have life is your reputation: you may be very rich, but if you lose your good name you'll never be happy.”


654. “Take a chance. It’s the best way to test yourself. Have fun and push boundaries.” – Richard Branson


655. “You’re guaranteed to miss every shot you don’t take.”


656. Don’t be embarrassed by your failures. Learn from them and start all over again.


657. “Most "necessary evils" are far more evil than necessary.”


658. As some wise person once said, ‘Life is not a dress rehearsal.’ This is it! So unless you plan to give it a better shot in your next life — assuming you are lucky enough to get a second chance — then why risk wasting any of your limited time on this earth doing stuff that doesn’t light your fire?” – Richard Branson


659. “My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.” – Richard Branson


660. Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.


661. “Most people would assume my business success, and the wealth that comes with it, have brought me happiness. But I know I am successful, wealthy, and connected because I am happy.” – Richard Branson


662. “One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes.” – Richard Branson


663. “An entrepreneur is an innovator, a job creator, a game-changer, a business leader, a disruptor, an adventurer.”


664. “The era of procrastination is coming to a close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences,”


665. “When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly is hard to do.”


666. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” – Richard Branson


667. “Life is a hell of a lot more fun if you say yes rather than no.” Richard Branson


668. My normal approach to life is to say screw it, let’s do it.


669. “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.” Richard Branson


670. “Throwing yourself into a job you enjoy is one of the life's greatest pleasures!”


671. “Starting your own business isn’t just a job, it’s a way of life.” – Richard Branson


672. “The lesson that I have learned and follow all my life is that we should try and try and try again – but never give up!.” Richard Branson


673. “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.” – Richard Branson


674. “My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long university education that I never had – every day I’m learning something new” – Richard Branson


675. “To become an entrepreneur is not easy, and a lot of people who try to become entrepreneurs they fail along the way. But the good ones pick themselves up and try again and try again until they succeed.” – Richard Branson


676. “When I was a kid, I had a tendency to criticize. But when I did, my mum would whisk me off to the bathroom to stand in front of a mirror. Ten minutes, never less. To think about how criticism is a poor reflection on the one who criticizes.” – Richard Branson


677. “My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you’re moving forward. All you have to do is get back up and try again.” -Richard Branson


678. “I don’t believe that everything happens for a reason. But I do believe that, whatever happens, you can learn from it and create something really positive. Better things can come out of adversity.”


679. “Well, I think that there’s a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you’re likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line.” – Richard Branson


680. My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you’re moving forward. All you have to do is get back up and try again. — Richard Branson


681. “My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you’re moving forward. All you have to do is get back up and try again.” – Richard Branson


682. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.


683. “The best, most solid way out of a crisis in a changing market is through experiment and adaptation.”


684. “Throughout the more than 40 years Virgin has been in business we have been continuously striving – striving to deliver wonderful products and services, striving to make a positive difference, striving to change people’s life for the better. Had we not kept striving, we certainly wouldn’t be where we are today.” – Richard Branson


685. “The best way of learning about anything is by doing”


686. If your dreams don't scare you, they are too small.—Richard Branson


687. “Take a chance. It’s the best way to test yourself. Have fun and push boundaries. ” – Richard Branson


688. “Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things simple.”


689. “Put your staff first, your customers second and your shareholders third.” – Richard Branson


690. “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.” – Richard Branson


691. “Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things simple.”


692. “La gerencia tiene mucho más que ver con el mantenimiento de los procesos, las disciplinas y los sistemas que con el cambio de los mismos. Un buen líder, en cambio, aunque mantiene la estabilidad, debe tener la visión, la creatividad y sobre todo la capacidad para influir en sus colaboradores con el fin de que lo apoyen en los retos que implica llevar a una organización a territorios inexplorados, donde abundan los riesgos.”


693. “Fun is one of the most important and underrated ingredients in any successful venture.” - The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership


694. “If You Want To Stand Out From The Crowd, Give People A Reason Not To Forget You.”


695. “Good leadership is by definition all about taking the venture forward and finding viable new avenues where the business can evolve and prosper. Poor leadership, on the other hand, typically tends to be static, much more about protecting the status quo and, if there any around, resting on laurels.” – Richard Branson


696. “I believe that drudgery and clock-watching are a terrible betrayal of that universal, inborn entrepreneurial spirit.”


697. “The brave may not live forever – But the cautious do not live at all”


698. “When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly, is hard to do.” – Richard Branson


699. “The mother cannot expect her daughter to understand the mysteries of housekeeping without education. She should instruct them patiently, lovingly, and make the work as agreeable as she can by her cheerful countenance and encouraging words of approval. If they fail once, twice, or thrice, censure not.” Ellen G. White


700. “For me, there are two types of challenge. One is to do the best I can at work. The other is to seek adventure. I try to do both. I try to stretch myself to the limit”



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