Success Motivation From Owner Virgin Company, Sir Richard Branson

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"Follow your dreams and make a difference" the famous statement from Richard Branson and his secret success.

It's pretty sure that you know about this name.Sir Richard Branson,world's top billionaire from Britain. He started his business since he was very young.His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16.In 1970, he set up an audio record mail-order business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Branson's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic Airways and expanded the Virgin Records music label.

Branson is one of the legendary British businessman. He has an airline, record label, mobile phone companies, a number of fancy restaurants, as well as the Caribbean island. All of Branson's business ventures under one umbrella, namely Virgin Company.

Branson is the 4th richest citizen of the United Kingdom, according to the Forbes 2011 list of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of US$4.2 billion.

As one of the richest men in the world, Richard Branson is also one of the most fascinating. A man of many facets, his public persona as a warm, friendly, idealistic, family man seems in sharp contrast to the highly competitive, workaholic who considers himself a tough negotiator in business dealings. While many entrepreneurs make their fortunes by focusing on doing one thing extremely well, Branson has taken his own brand of basic business model, recreating it again and again, to manufacture a series of highly successful business ventures.

It is hard to imagine how an establishment-born individual could have such unconventional views and libertarian causes; the founder of a mega-music company have such little knowledge of music; the quiet man who shies away from public speaking could be such a supreme promoter and media master; or, how a man so deeply committed to fair play would fiercely negotiate for the last benefit in a business deal? Certainly, Branson is the supreme enigma.

When he was about 35, his business success soared with the addition of Virgin Atlantic Airways. Virgin Group was by this time generating record labels, running various retail outlets, broadcasting radio programs, telecasting television programs through satellite and distributing film and video productions.

In the course of the next years, Richard entered a wide range of new businesses – the start of Virgin Publishing, Virgin Cola, Virgin Vodka, Virgin Cosmetics and a few other companies was given.

In 1996, the brand launched its website The turn of the century saw the launch of Virgin Cars. Four years later, the company started shooting higher with the addition of Virgin Galactic, aspace tourism initiative. Branson’s businesses have had their share of controversies and set backs as well, but what we can surely state is that the sheer volume of businesses under the Virgin Group is truly amazing.

At the end, we would like to mention some of Richard Branson's most inspiring quotes:
1. My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.

2. “Fantasizing about the future is one of my favourite pastimes.”

3.  “I have enjoyed life a lot more by saying yes than by saying no.” 

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

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

6. “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.”

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

8.  “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.”

9. “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.”

10. “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.”
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