Richard Branson Quotes
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A business can be started with very little money.

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

Fun

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

Idea

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.

Company, Employees

Above all, you want to create something you're proud of. This has 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 not doing it.

Money

Although my spelling is still sometimes poor, I have managed to overcome the worst of my difficulties through training myself to concentrate.

Spelling

And obviously, from our own personal point of view, the principal challenge is a personal challenge.

Challenge

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.

Industries

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.

Delegation

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

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

Complexity

Consider getting smaller in order to get bigger.

Detail is very important.

Detail

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

Failures

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

Emotions, Instincts


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About the Author

NameRichard Branson
ProfessionBusinessman
CountryEngland
Birth18th July, 1950
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