RichardBranson, the founder of the Virgin group, holds more than 400 companies and is one of the most successful entrepreneurs on the globe. However, just like ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’, he did not create the Virgin Group in a jiffy.The company took a lot of patience and an immense amount of hard work and Richard played well. His success story started at 16, when he set up"The student”. It was this small venture which struck a chord and he grew higher and higher, leading to the establishment of the “Virgin Group”.
"The art of delegation is one of the key skills any entrepreneur must master."
"Starting your own business isn't just a job - it's a way of life"
" 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."
"A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts"
"I think it's quite great to set yourself a big challenge, and then you've got another reason for keeping fit."
"One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes."
"All you have in business is your reputation - so it's very important that you keep your word."
"A good leader doesn't get stuck behind a desk."
"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"
"You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling ove"
However, the growing phase of the entrepreneurship was not that easy for a dyslexic child, as Richard did not excel much in studies. But his determination and thepassion to be successful made him walk past his weaknesses and become the owner of a group with 400 companies flauntinga net worth of US $5 billion. He is the epitome of courage and willpower, motivating people to look past their inhibitions and walk ahead.
Here are few stirring quotes from Richard Branson, a widely followed successful personality.