Richard Bransonperhaps the world's preeminent entrepreneur -- having dabbled in everything from a record company to an airline, from banking and health care to telecommunications, and now space and earthbound supersonic travel -- prepared to divulge the six words that he said have been his personal mantra for business for five productive decades. Let's just do it," he said with a big, broad grin, to enthusiastic applause. And then when the test engineers say we're ready, we'll get [as paying passengers] one or two people in this room.
Sir Richard Branson is the flamboyant entrepreneur behind the Virgin brand, which began with Virgin Records in The tycoon is the founder and chairman of the Virgin Group, which employs nearly 70, people in 35 countries through its plus companies. Branson's companies include or have included airlines, wireless communications, radio stations, hotels, health clubs, financial services businesses, the nightclub Heaven, renewable technologies, a Formula One team and even a space tourism company.
The day you stop learning is the day you stop living. We should all pick up new skills, ideas, viewpoints and ways of working every day. That said, the first goal of any new business is simply to survive — you need to prove that your business model works.
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Richard Branson was able to build Virgin into a global powerhouse by focusing on two key words: customer service. From Virgin Atlantic to Virgin Mobile, Branson says, each new Virgin venture has shared the brand's unrivaled commitment to customers. Surprisingly, Branson recently revealed that Virgin does not put the customer first.
Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson started his airline Virgin Atlantic in when his flight from Puerto Rico to the Virgin Islands was cancelled. Three decades after after its launch, Virgin Atlantic is the second-largest UK carrier. Most notably, when Branson's airline was trying to establish itself in the s, British Airways ran what became known as the "dirty tricks" campaign.
Skip to main content. Richard Bransonin particular, is a big fan of intrapreneurship. Big design firms tried and failed.
Virgin Atlantic's mission to embrace the human spirit and let it fly comes to life at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 3, the hub of the airline's operations. Prior to Quintiq, Virgin Atlantic planned its customer-facing terminal staff with a standalone system and spreadsheets. This planning method was in need of modernization in order to better accommodate Virgin Atlantic's needs.
Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients. Sir Richard, 68, is testament to the fact that poor exam results need not hamper your success.