64 Powerful Quotes by Richard Branson

He was 16 years old when he tried his hand in the business world. Student was a magazine young people a voice and eventually challenge the perception of youth culture.

The English Business Magnate went to create world’s well known Virgin group controlling over 400 companies under it’s umbrella.


64 Powerful Quotes by Richard Branson:

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

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

3. “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

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

5. “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

6. “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

7. “There’s an inherent danger in letting people think that they have perfected something.” – Richard Branson

8. “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

9. “So I’ve seen life as one long learning process.” – Richard Branson

10. “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

11. “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

12. “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

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

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

15. “My early business ventures included growing Christmas trees and breeding birds.” – Richard Branson

16. “There’s no point in starting a business unless you’re going to make a dramatic difference to other people’s lives.” – Richard Branson

17. “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

18. “An important priority for me is a business must get their own house in order.” – Richard Branson

19. “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

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

21. “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

22. “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

23. “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

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

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

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

27. “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

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

29. “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

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

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

32. “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

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

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

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

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

Powerful inspiring quotes by the English Business Magnate, Richard Branson on success, entrepreneurship, business, life and motivation.

37. “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

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

39. “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.” – Richard Branson

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

41. “There is no way I would ask others to go on a Virgin Galactic flight if I didn’t feel it was safe enough for myself.” – Richard Branson

42. “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

43. “I’m not the sort of person who gives up on things.” – Richard Branson

44. “In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are.” – Richard Branson

45. “Being able to spend as much time as possible with your loved ones is absolutely vital, especially early on.” – Richard Branson

46. “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.” – Richard Branson

47. “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

48. 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

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

50. “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.” – Richard Branson

51. “On one of my last days at school, the headmaster said I would either end up in prison or become a millionaire.” – Richard Branson

52. “Back when I was in school, few people understood dyslexia and what to do for it. My teachers thought I was lazy and not very clever, and I got bored easily… thinking of all the things I could do once I left school. I couldn’t always follow what was going on.” – Richard Branson

53. “With Virgin, I’ve just loved creating things. And as a private company, I can get away with moving Virgin from records to airlines to train companies to space companies to whatever, without ever having to worry about analysts knocking the value of my stock.” – Richard Branson

54. “An exceptional company is the one that gets all the little details right.” – Richard Branson

55. “When we launched a new company, I reviewed the ads and marketing materials and asked those presenting the campaign to read everything aloud to test the phrasing and concept. If I could grasp it quickly, then it passed with muster. We would get our message across only if it was understandable at first glance.” – Richard Branson

56. “It’s rare for a startup to make money immediately, so you need to make sure that you have enough saved or that you have another income stream that can support you.” – Richard Branson

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

58. “Entrepreneurs are natural problem-solvers, which means that we always have ideas for new businesses popping into our heads.” – Richard Branson

59. “Overcoming fear is the first step to success for entrepreneurs.” – Richard Branson

60. “Space has always fascinated me. As a young boy looking up at the stars, I found it impossible to resist thinking what was out there and if I ever would experience space first-hand.” – Richard Branson

61. “If you are a small company taking on a big company, you need to have a sense of humor.” – Richard Branson

62. “Every successful businessman will have experienced set-backs and failures – they’re lying if they say they haven’t.” – Richard Branson

63. “Failure is only the end if you decide to stop.” – Richard Branson

64. “Had I pursued my education long enough to learn all the conventional dos and don’ts of starting a business, I often wonder how different my life and career might have been.” – Richard Branson

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