Virgin Group

by Sarah Stone

Meet Richard Branson. . . .

Maybe not the best advice for everybody. . He never went to business school, but something has to be said for intuitive ideas and determination of following through on your own will.

 I do find this international businessman and tycoon most fascinating, his ideas and commitment to succeed is exciting and inspirational. One of his first projects was a magazine called Student at the age of 16, followed up in 1970, with an audio record mail-order business. From there grew his record store, 1972 and launched the record label Virgin Records with Nik Powell. Virgin Atlantic Airways was developed in 1984, then Branson launched Virgin Mobile in 1999 and then on and on and so on. . But what I love about this man is his love for life and his joy to share with others. His humanitarian work with the “Founders” joining forces with musician Peter Gabriel and Nelson Mandela an idea of a small, dedicated group of leaders, working objectively and without any vested personal interest to solve difficult global conflicts.

If ever you need some encouragement by watching somebody else achieve . . . find his blog, website, life story and read on. .


“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do”