Sir Richard Branson Quotes




Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) struggled in school & dropped out at age 16, a decision that ultimately lead to the creation of Virgin Records. This English business magnate is best known for his Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. In 1970, he set up an audio record mail-order 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 Airways and expanded the Virgin Records music label.

 

Sir Richard Branson Quotes

 

  • A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • And obviously, from our own personal point of view, the principal challenge is a personal challenge. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • And you know, I’ve had great fun turning quite a lot of different industries on their head and making sure those industries will never be the same again, because Virgin went in and took them on. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • Fortunately we’re not a public company – we’re a private group of companies, and I can do what I want. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • I cannot remember a moment in my life when I have not felt the love of my family. We we’re a family that would have killed for each other – and we still are. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • I don’t think so, in that Virgin is already a global brand. Brands like Amazon have had to spend hundreds of millions of pounds you know, building their brands, whereas Virgin is already well-known around the world. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • I love the freedom of movement that my phone gives me. That has definitely transformed my life. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It’s done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn’t really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • I was dyslexic; I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I I’m not interested in something, I don’t grasp it. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • Lightning is something which, again, we would rather avoid. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • Like getting into a bleeding competition with a blood bank. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I got hopelessly lost. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • Nobody’s ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there’s some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won’t make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa – and it’s about getting a balance. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • The jet stream is a very strong force and pushing a balloon into it is like pushing up against a brick wall, but once we got into it, we found that, remarkably, the balloon went whatever speed the wind went. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically guarantee hit records. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • We believe that within five years, 96 percent of British consumers will have access to the Internet, whether it be through a personal computer, a set-top box or a mobile phone. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • We, we…as I say, we go in and shake up other industries and I think, you know, we do it differently and I think that industries are not quite the same as a result of Virgin attacking the market. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • We’re introducing separate rooms with double beds in all of our planes so people can actually go with their partner and have a proper night’s sleep. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • We’ve always had a pretty competitive and pretty ferocious battle with British Airways. It’s lasted now about 14 years, and we’re very pleased to have survived it. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • Well, I think that there’s a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you’re likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • Well, the odds must be against anybody being able to fly around the world in a balloon on the first attempt. All of us who are attempting to go around the world in balloons are effectively flying in experimental craft because these craft cannot be tested. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • Well, we know that people in Australia love the idea of both Impulse and Virgin Blue getting up and adding a bit of competition, and it’s fun to be able to deliver it. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • You never know with these things when you’re trying something new what can happen. This is all experimental. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • Right now I’m just delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • So I’ve seen life as one long learning process. And if I see…you know, if I fly on somebody else’s airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn’t in…21 years ago, then I’d think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I’d like to fly on. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • The balloons only have one life and the only way of finding out whether they work is to attempt to fly around the world. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • I knew enough to know that no man is an island

 

  • Communication is the secret to good business as well as good relationships. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • You’ve got to invest a little to make money

 

  • People have to decide on priorities if they want to get anywhere. The best lesson I learned was to just do it. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • I will never say, I can’t do this because I don’t know how to. I’ll ask people, look into it, find a way. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • Customers shouldn’t just think of your business as a place to buy a product or use a service—it should be a fun place to be! -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • Protect your reputation. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • Fact: One of Richard’s nicknames is The Grinning Pullover ;) -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • Befriend your enemies -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • You shouldn’t blindly accept a leader’s advice. You’ve got to questions leaders on occasions. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • I believe that drudgery and clock-watching are a terrible betrayal of that universal, inborn entrepreneurial spirit -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • Records are made to be broken. It is in man’s nature to continue to strive to do just that. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • Some 80% of your life is spent working. You want to have fun at home, why shouldn’t you have fun at work? -Sir Richard Branson

 

  • When it comes to business success, it is all about people, people people. -Sir Richard Branson