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Losing My Virginity PDF
Many of his companies were started in the face of entrenched competition. The experts said, “Don’t do it.” But Branson found golden opportunities in markets in which customers have been ripped off or underserved, where confusion reigns, and the competition is complacent.
In this stressed-out, overworked age, Richard Branson gives us a new model: a dynamic, hardworking, successful entrepreneur who lives life to the fullest. Branson has written his own “rules” for success, creating a group of companies with a global presence, but no central headquarters, no management hierarchy, and minimal bureaucracy. Family, friends, fun, and adventure are equally important as business in his life. Losing My Virginity is a portrait of a productive, sane, balanced life, filled with rich and colorful stories, including: Losing My Virginity PDF
– Crash-landing his hot-air balloon in the Algerian desert, yet remaining determined to have another go at being the first to circle the globe
– Signing the Sex Pistols, Janet Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Boy George, and Phil Collins
– Fighting back when British Airways took on Virgin Atlantic and successfully suing this pillar of the British business establishment
– Swimming two miles to safety during a violent storm off the coast of Mexico
– Staging a rescue flight into Baghdad before the start of the Gulf War
And much more. Losing My Virginity is the ultimate tale of personal and business survival from a man who combines the business prowess of Bill Gates and the promotional instincts of P. T. Barnum. Losing My Virginity PDF
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“Richard is good-looking and very smart, which is sexy to start with. He also makes a billion dollars before breakfast—and still knows how to have fun.”
— Ivana Trump
“Few people in contemporary business are as colorful, shrewd, and irreverent, and probably no one’s nearly as much fun to be around. . . . Branson embodies America’s cherished mythology of the iconoclastic, swashbuckling entrepreneur.”
“Branson wears his fame and money exceedingly well: no necktie, no chauffeur, no snooty clubs. . . . What continues to set Branson apart is the unique — and, to some, baffling — nature of his ambition. . . . He isn’t interested in power in the usual sense of influencing other people. . . . Boiled down to its singular essence, Richard Branson just wants to have fun.” Losing My Virginity PDF
“Branson, a self-described ‘adventure capitalist,’ is a business-creation engine who was clearly born in the wrong place. . . . Those business instincts are matched by an ability to motivate people who work for him. And who wouldn’t want to — Branson seems hell-bent on making sure that everybody, but everybody, is having as much fun as he is.”
“Richard Branson . . . is dressed to the nines: in a $10,000 white silk bridal gown with a traditional veil and train and acres of lace. . . . Branson is expected to do the unexpected, even the bizarre — anything to publicize his latest venture. . . . The fact is, Branson’s widely reported stunts seem almost staid compared to the unconventional way he manages his burgeoning empire.”
— Forbes ASAP
Review – Losing My Virginity PDF
This is a fairly absorbing memoir by one of Englands most liked public figures, a golden-haired, blue-eyed boy who achieved huge financial success, apparently without abusing or exploiting a living soul, in a land known for its suspicion of wealth. Richard Branson has been not only a household name and international ambassador for the UK, but a role model for a whole generation growing up in the 80’s and 90’s. He symbolizes the idea that Britain still represents a land of opportunity, that anyone can come from anywhere and rise to make it big in business or any other pursuit- and he makes it sound easy. Losing My Virginity PDF
The book is quite engaging for the first two thirds, as he describes his life and early struggle to start making money. It begins to drag a bit however toward s the end when there is less for the average person to relate to and he seems to be mostly rambling with disparate threads.
Part of the appeal of this autobiography is that many of us remember the events he describes and due to Bransons high profile in the mass media, it is almost as though we embarked on his adventures with him. Anyone who lived in the UK in the late 80’s will remember his balloon flights, his clash with BA over their “dirty tricks” campaign, and his regular TV appearances. He was not only a darling of the popular media, but to quite some degree, producing and steering popular culture from behind the scenes- discovering and promoting many of the biggest names in pop music. Losing My Virginity PDF
Being essentially a nouveau riche interloper, he also represented the mindset of the average Briton in the 80’s and 90’s: secular, humanist, materialistic yet idealistic, with a rather rosy and naïve schoolboy-ish view of the world outside Englands borders. He is fashionably hip, not only a joint-smoking product of the 60’s but of a liberal upbringing. Politically he is very left-wing, e.g., speaks of islamic countries in glowing terms, sucks up to foreign dictators (Gaddafi), identifies with the Blair government. He name-drops left, right and center, with a wealth of anecdotes of the rich and famous, from his friend Diana Princess of Wales to his early days rubbing shoulders with the Stones and Mike Oldfield. While he projects a very English type of humility, there is also something slightly cringe-worthy and arrogant in the way he brags about his sexual exploits, deceives the police, steals other peoples girlfriends, or has affairs. But once again, all this very normal of common and widespread English culture of the day. Losing My Virginity PDF
About the Author
Richard Branson, the founder and chairman of the Virgin Group of Companies, was born in 1950 and started his first business, a magazine called Student, when he was sixteen. Virgin began in 1970 as a mail-order record company and has since expanded into over a hundred businesses in areas as diverse as travel, entertainment, retailing, media, financial services, and publishing. He lives in London and Oxfordshire with his wife, Joan, and their children, Holly and Sam.
Details About Losing My Virginity PDF by Richard Branson
- Name: Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way
- Authors: Richard Branson
- Publish Date: June 7, 2011
- Language: English
- Genre: Business
- Format: PDF/ePub
- Size: 7 MB
- Pages: 624
- ISBN: 0307720748
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Biography – Losing My Virginity PDF
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies.
Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age. At the age of sixteen his first business venture was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Branson’s Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic and expanded the Virgin Records music label.
In March 2000, Branson was knighted at Buckingham Palace for “”services to entrepreneurship””. In July 2015, Forbes listed Branson’s estimated net worth at US $5.2 billion.
Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.