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’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