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Top 100 Quotes About Richard Branson

#1. Those who achieve great things are the ones willing to be scared but not scared off. If you dream big and take risks, impossible becomes just a word. - Author: Richard Branson
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#2. Never go into business purely to make money. If that's the motive you're better off doing nothing. - Author: Richard Branson
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#3. 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. - Author: Richard Branson
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#4. A business is simply an idea to make other people's lives better. - Author: Richard Branson
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#5. The best way forward is to give more people everywhere greater power to build their own destinies. - Author: Richard Branson
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#6. We've all got to do everything we can to avoid conflicts. - Author: Richard Branson
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#7. All of us have just got to find that time to look after our bodies. That helps us make sure that our mind is sharp. I know that when I'm feeling great and really fit, I can get in three or four hours more of really productive work. - Author: Richard Branson
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#8. LEARN FROM FAILURE. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn't a success, welcome to the club. - Author: Richard Branson
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#9. The Earth cannot wait 60 years. I want a future for my children and my children's children. The clock is ticking. - Author: Richard Branson
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#10. I've had to create companies that I believe in 100%. These are companies I feel will make a genuine difference. Then I have to be willing to find the time myself to talk about them, promote them and market them. I don't want to spend my life doing something that I'm not proud of. - Author: Richard Branson
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#11. No matter how big you are, details count! - Author: Richard Branson
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#12. Being dyslexic can actually help in the outside world. I see some things clearer than other people do because I have to simplify things to help me and that has helped others. - Author: Richard Branson
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#13. Every great movement in the world starts with a tiny group of people who simply refuse to accept a situation. - Author: Richard Branson
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#14. Making money never was my incentive. I just want to fight big companies. - Author: Richard Branson
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#15. 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. - Author: Richard Branson
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#16. The first thing that has to be recognized is that one cannot train someone to be passionate
it's either in their DNA or it's not. - Author: Richard Branson
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#17. The brands that will thrive in the coming years are the ones that have a purpose beyond profit. - Author: Richard Branson
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#18. I believe that today's businesses - regardless of their size - must be prepared to do good in societies around the globe. I am cautiously optimistic that we can make the world a far better, safer and more equitable place - but business and enterprise must sit at the heart of this process. - Author: Richard Branson
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#19. Breaking the rules and challenging convention is in the DNA of every successful entrepreneur. Doing things differently and solving problems with new, innovative and fresh approaches are the very reason many start-ups are able to compete and sometimes outpace the established market leaders. - Author: Richard Branson
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#20. Smiling can be a competitive advantage. It makes everyone feel better and every situation brighter. - Author: Richard Branson
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#21. Commitment is not letting people down. That's very important in life. - Author: Richard Branson
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#22. Grow internally first. Strengthen your bottom line first before considering external growth. - Author: Richard Branson
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#23. The best advice I could give anyone is to spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life. - Author: Richard Branson
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#24. I prefer to have a great time and to keep my wits about me. - Author: Richard Branson
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#25. Age isn't as important so long as you are surrounded by people you love, doing things you passionately believe in. - Author: Richard Branson
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#26. I felt uneasy about making the rapid decisions I have always made, and wondered whether every decision should be formally ratified and minuted at a board meeting. - Author: Richard Branson
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#27. Listen more than you talk. Nobody learned anything by hearing themselves speak - Author: Richard Branson
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#28. If you aim higher than you expect, you could reach higher than you dreamed. - Author: Richard Branson
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#29. First and foremost, any business proposal I like must sound fun. - Author: Richard Branson
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#30. I think business leaders all over the world should not just think of how we can make lots of money, which is fine, but to take some of the problems in the world and get out there and tackle them using business. I think that if businesses do that we can get on top of these problems. - Author: Richard Branson
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#31. Never take your eyes off the cash flow because it's the life blood of business. - Author: Richard Branson
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#32. Half the art of ballooning is to make your crashes so gentle that you can fool yourself into calling them landings. - Author: Richard Branson
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#33. 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. - Author: Richard Branson
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#34. 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. - Author: Richard Branson
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#35. Screw it, let's do it - Just get on with it and do it - Author: Richard Branson
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#36. To get the respect of people, I think you've got to roll up your sleeves and lead with your people. The absolute key is treating your people well. Looking for the best in your people. Lots and lots of praise, no criticism. - Author: Richard Branson
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#37. Explore this next great frontier where the boundaries between work and higher purpose are merging into one, where doing good really is good for business. - Author: Richard Branson
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#38. Communicate your passion clearly, concisely and with genuine conviction. - Author: Richard Branson
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#39. I truly believe that capitalism was created to help people live better lives, but sadly over the years it has lost its way a bit. The short-term focus on profit has driven most businesses to forget about the important long-term role they have in taking care of people and the planet. - Author: Richard Branson
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#40. I believe in myself. I believe in the hands that work, in the brains that think, and in the hearts that love. - Author: Richard Branson
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#41. You can't do a good business with a bad person. Find the right people to work with and you can't go wrong. - Author: Richard Branson
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#42. Most people assume that a record shop's success lies in selling records. In fact, Virgin's success both in mail order and the record shops lay in skill at buying records. - Author: Richard Branson
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#43. I read a fair amount [of science fiction], and you know it was certainly inspirational. I have to pinch myself to think that we might be able to make some of [what I've read in science fiction books] come true. - Author: Richard Branson
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#44. People do not mind people who try things and fail. If you're a good entrepreneur, you're not going to succeed in every single thing you try. You've got to try to succeed at more things than fail. - Author: Richard Branson
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#45. Nothing else even comes close. - Author: Richard Branson
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#46. Don't hesitate to seek external help or advice where need be. Sometimes, it takes an external, emotionally unattached individual to detect your business flaws and render unbiased advice. - Author: Richard Branson
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#47. Be bold, brave and not afraid to fall on your face and ultimately you will succeed - Author: Richard Branson
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#48. Create the kind of workplace and company culture that will attract great talent. If you hire brilliant people, they will make work feel more like play. - Author: Richard Branson
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#49. I'd like to see the government back a programme of research into the medical properties of cannabis and I do not object to its responsible use as a recreational relaxant. - Author: Richard Branson
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#50. 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. - Author: Richard Branson
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#51. We're going where no one has gone before. There's no model to follow, nothing to copy. That is what makes this so exciting. - Author: Richard Branson
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#52. You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. - Author: Richard Branson
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#53. When people are placed in positions slightly above what they expect, they are apt to excel. - Author: Richard Branson
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#54. My definition of success? The more you are actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel. - Author: Richard Branson
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#55. And if after all this you eventually fail; don't take it personal. Don't be ashamed to start all over again. - Author: Richard Branson
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#56. All you have in life is your reputation: you may be very rich, but if you lose your good name, then you'll never be happy. The thought will always lurk at the back of your mind that people don't trust you. - Author: Richard Branson
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#57. A touch of the jitters sharpens the mind, gets the adrenaline flowing and helps you to focus. - Author: Richard Branson
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#58. I have enjoyed life a lot more by saying "yes" than by sayings "no". - Author: Richard Branson
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#59. It is only by being bold that you get anywhere. If you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside. - Author: Richard Branson
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#60. I think that marijuana should be legalized. I think the only reason it isn't legal is because politicians who smoked it when they were young men or young women just don't have the courage when they become politicians to legalize it. - Author: Richard Branson
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#61. Listen to the customer's complaint and act fast. - Author: Richard Branson
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#62. Play fair, be prepared for others to play dirty, and don't let them drag you into the mud. - Author: Richard Branson
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#63. Look for the best in people to build a fantastic team - Author: Richard Branson
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#64. I'm not superstitious. I don't really believe in star signs, sorry, or superstitions. - Author: Richard Branson
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#65. I love eating meat, but I love our planet even more. So I will join this campaign and stop eating meat at least one day each week. - Author: Richard Branson
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#66. I myself have benefited from many mentors throughout my life. - Author: Richard Branson
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#67. I may be a businessman in that I set up and run companies for profit, but when I try to plan ahead and dream up new products and new companies, I'm an idealist. - Author: Richard Branson
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#68. Sometimes I do wake up in the mornings and feel like I've just had the most incredible dream. I've just dreamt my life - Author: Richard Branson
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#69. Irreverence ran on both sides of our family ... my parents brought me up to think we could all change the world. - Author: Richard Branson
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#70. Wine, like life, is meant to be enjoyed. - Author: Richard Branson
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#71. There is no such thing as a boring person: everyone has stories and insights worth sharing. While on the road, we let our phones or laptops take up our attention. By doing that, we might miss out on the chance to learn and absorb ideas and inspiration from an unexpected source: our fellow travelers. - Author: Richard Branson
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#72. Screw it. Let's do it. - Author: Richard Branson
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#73. Seek out strategic alliances; they are essential to growth and provide resistance to bigger competition. - Author: Richard Branson
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#74. Any idea can be a great idea if you think differently, dream big and commit to seeing it realized - Author: Richard Branson
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#75. You need lucky breaks to be successful. - Author: Richard Branson
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#76. We always enter markets where the leaders are not doing a great job, so we can go in and disrupt them by offering better quality services. - Author: Richard Branson
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#77. 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.
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#78. You know I think if the people who work for a business are proud of the business they work for, they'll work that much harder, and therefore, I think turning your business into a real force for good is good business sense as well. - Author: Richard Branson
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#79. Publicity is absolutely critical. A good PR story is infinitely more effective than a front page ad. - Author: Richard Branson
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#80. It's incredible to get people to turn out right in the middle of no where. - Author: Richard Branson
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#81. As an entrepreneur, you've got to protect against the company going bust. And as an adventurer, you've got to protect against losing your life. It's even more important as an adventurer to get it right. - Author: Richard Branson
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#82. Be the best at what you do - Author: Richard Branson
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#83. I think I've learned that if you have a house, you end up living in the kitchen, so if you have one big kitchen and then enough bedrooms for your family, that's about all you need for a home. - Author: Richard Branson
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#84. Engage your emotions at work. Your instincts and emotions are there to help you. - Author: Richard Branson
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#85. 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 - Author: Richard Branson
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#86. You never know with these things when you're trying something new what can happen. This is all experimental. - Author: Richard Branson
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#87. I moved into a nice houseboat in Little Venice when I was 15 years old. I found a girlfriend called Monday and a houseboat called Friday, so I had the week sewn up. - Author: Richard Branson
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#88. Drive, determination, passion and hard work are all free and more valuable than a pot of cash. - Author: Richard Branson
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#89. Take the competition seriously, but not yourself. - Author: Richard Branson
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#90. If you are glass half empty type of person, maybe you just haven't been holding the right glass - Author: Richard Branson
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#91. The ability to bounce back after a setback is the single most important trait an entrepreneurial venture can possess. - Author: Richard Branson
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#92. Luck is when determination meets opportunity - Author: Richard Branson
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#93. Remain focused on fulfilling your business mission. Never allow adversity divert your attention and efforts. - Author: Richard Branson
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#94. The extraordinary thing about the record industry is how success can take off without warning. - Author: Richard Branson
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#95. They encouraged me to always look for the good in people instead of assuming the worst and trying to find fault. - Author: Richard Branson
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#96. Fortunately we're not a public company - we're a private group of companies, and I can do what I want. - Author: Richard Branson
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#97. The best advice I ever received? Simple: Have no regrets. - Author: Richard Branson
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#98. Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward with it. - Author: Richard Branson
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#99. Global warming is another big area that we need to get on top of. [And] diseases in Africa, which we're also working on and seeing if we can make a difference on. And there are lots of issues that governments seem to be blind about. - Author: Richard Branson
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#100. Remember it's OK to be yourself. - Author: Richard Branson
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