Richard Branson Quotes is anything but ordinary. Adventurous and having the courage in taking risks that are an entrepreneur’s must have quality to success, but Sir Richard Branson really takes these two terms to their most extreme definitions.
Born into a fine family, his father was a lawyer and his mother was a stewardess. He was having trouble in school lesson due to his dyslexia, but marveled in other less formal school activities and became very successful with his school newspaper which brought a prediction the headmaster that Branson would either be a criminal or millionaire. Today, the headmaster’s prediction is proved to be true.
Richard Branson Quotes
“My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.”
Branson left school at 16 and moved to London to start a magazine. The magazine business was not really successful until he decided to sell records for discount prices in 1970. The business turned out to be really successful and grew into what his giant business empire today.
When his little record store rocketed, he and his other two friends opened a recording studio in 1972 and named it Virgin because they were all still “virgin’ in the business. Soon the studio recorded Mike Oldfield’s first album which became really successful with 5 million copies sale. Later the company recorded albums of great artists such as the notorious Sex Pistols, Phil Collins, Rolling Stones, and Spice Girls.
In 1984, Branson founded Virgin Airlines, the second largest British airlines company. It has been awarded with many recognition including Airline of the Year. Now, he is exploring soft drink business and launched Virgin Cola with an ambition to be a strong head-to-head competitor with Pepsi Cola and Coca Cola Company.
Along the way, Branson did some unorthodox business investments like when he sold his Virgin Records to Thorn EMI and invested in British Railways. However, he always managed to prove to the world that he was right. For his eccentric style, no wonder David Sheff calls him as “one of the world’s most fertile businessmen [with] highly unorthodox methods.” Richard Branson Quotes.