Success Secrets From Richard Branson

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Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies. At the age of sixteen his first business venture was a magazine called Student. Below are 12 business and life success secrets from Richard Branson

#1. “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. ”

#2. “Entrepreneurship is not about getting one over on the customer. It’s not about working on your own. It’s not about looking out for number one. It’s not necessarily about making a lot of money. On the contrary, it’s about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward.”

#3. “Having savvy is far more important than formal education.”

#4. “Circumstances and opportunities change. The only constant is change itself.”

#5. “Befriending one’s enemy is a good rule for life and business.”

#6. “Don’t Promise What You Can’t Deliver and deliver everything your promise.”

#7. “If you’re running an airline, restaurant, or any other company, it’s attention to detail that defines great delivery.”

#8. “Success one day doesn’t give you a free lunch everyday thereafter.”

#9. “Every risk is worth taking as long as it’s in a good cause and contributes to a good life.”

#10. “When you’re first thinking through an idea it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Any fool can make something complex. It’s hard to make something simple.”

#11. “Never do anything that means you can’t sleep at night.”

#12. “Failure is not giving things a go in the first place.”

Bonus: “Success for me is whether or not you have created something you can be proud of.”

Comments 4

  1. Branson is a great business man to learn from.  These quotes should resonate with any young person willing to get into business for themselves.

  2. I agree with the success quote.  If you are proud of it, you accomplished at least that one thing.  I like reading about Branson.

  3. “Having savvy is far more important than formal education.” – I think this makes a lot of sense today.  The bad part is that if you are going to be a part of any company, the little piece of paper verifying your education is the key!

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