Richard Branson, born on July 18th in 1950, is a famous entrepreneur and investor who is best known for starting Virgin Group.

List of companies Richard started

The student magazine; a magazine that advertised popular records and became an overnight success.

Record shop; Richard started a record shop in Oxford Street in London where he sold records with a large discount.

Virgin records; a music label that recorded for famous artists such as the sex pistols.

Virgin atlantic airways; In 2012, it was the 7th largest UK airline in terms of passenger volume.

Virgin mobile; it was the world’s first Mobile Virtual Network Operator. Now, Virgin mobile is active multiple countries.

Virgin money; Bank that is active in the UK, Australia, and Australia. In 2012, it bought Northern Rock.

Hundreds of other companies are part of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group.

Startup quotes from Richard Branson

#1: “BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ARE LIKE BUSES, THERE’S ALWAYS ANOTHER ONE COMING

#2: “COMPLEXITY IS YOUR ENEMY. ANY FOOL CAN MAKE SOMETHING COMPLICATED. IT IS HARD TO KEEP THINGS SIMPLE.”

#3: “DON’T THINK WHAT’S THE CHEAPEST WAY TO DO IT OR WHAT’S THE FASTEST WAY TO DO IT. THINK „WHAT’S THE MOST AMAZING WAY TO DO IT”.

#4: “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.”

#5: “WHEN PEOPLE ARE PLACED IN POSITIONS SLIGHTLY ABOVE WHAT THEY EXPECT, THEY ARE APT TO EXCEL.”

#6: “YOU CAN NEVER GO TOO FAR WRONG BY THINKING LIKE A CUSTOMER WHO’S NEW TO THE BUSINESS.”

#7: “THE TIME TO GO INTO A NEW BUSINESS IS WHEN IT’S BADLY RUN BY OTHERS.

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