Richard Branson: A look into his life from a Business Perspective


Richard Branson

Richard Branson

The Virgin Story

Richard Branson was a talented individual from his childhood. People looked at him as a role model and looked up to his huge success in business and life. Virgin Group was his creation and it is one of the most well known companies today. Many people would think that Richard was a scholar in school, but he wasn’t. Ironically, Richard was terrible at school and this was partly because of his dyslexic condition. Richard didn’t like school, but what he did like was business.

Richard as a boy.

Richard as a boy.

Richard’s first business plan

When Richard was 11, he wrote his first business plan. He decided to plant trees and wait a few years until they had fully grown in order to sell them. Unfortunately, the business had failed due to rabbits that ate the seeds. Richard was very intuitive and one of the reasons was that his family was always there to support his endeavors. Most families would not have allowed their 11-year old son to plant trees on their own land, but Richard’s did and they encouraged Richard to follow his passion. Without his family’s support, he would not be where he is today. Continue reading

Richard Branson: A look into his life.

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Richard Branson was a talented individual from his childhood. People looked at him as a role model and looked up to his huge success in business and life. Virgin Group was his creation and it is one of the most well known companies today. Many people would think that Richard was a scholar in school, but he wasn’t. Ironically, Richard was terrible at school and this was partly because of his dyslexic condition. Richard didn’t like school, but what he did like was business. Continue reading

Remembering Steve


Apple recently released this video in tribute of Steve Jobs — a man whose legacy will always be remembered in the technological sphere.

I watch this quite often and it is very motivating. Especially the beginning quote…

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” – Steve Jobs

                                               At a Keynote presentation

“I went in to the Keynote presentation with no urge to buy anything. I listened to Steve’s Keynote. On the way out I ended up with a bundle of Apple products in both hands. Looking back I could never recall why I bought those products. If I had anything to blame it would be the magical words of Steve Jobs…” – Anonymous

R.I.P. Steve Jobs (A visionary, iconoclast, leader, and an innovator. He could get things done with two hands tied behind his back. His words had divine power at every turn and break. He was and will be one of the greatest figures of our time.)