Quotes by British Businessman Richard Branson


Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. Richard Branson

If your dreams don't scare you they are too small. Richard Branson

You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. Richard Branson

If you can run one business well, you can run any business well. Richard Branson


What's the quickest way to become a millionaire? Borrow fivers off everyone you meet. Richard Branson

Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming. Richard Branson

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

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

If you're bringing up kids, you just want to smother them with love and praise and enthusiasm. So I don't think you can mollycoddle your kids too much really. Richard Branson
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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. 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. 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. 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. 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 - if I'm not interested in something, I don't grasp it. Richard Branson

Like getting into a bleeding competition with a blood bank. Richard Branson
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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. 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. 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. 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 gaurantee hit records. Richard Branson
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Life is a helluva lot more fun if you say yes rather than no Richard Branson
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