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30 Richard Branson Quotes on Leadership and Business

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Richard Branson (Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson) is a British businessman and investor. In the 1970s he founded the Virgin Group, which today controls more than 400 companies in various fields. Here are 30 powerful and inspiring Richard Branson quotes on leadership and business.

Richard Branson Quotes on Leadership and Business

1. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson

2. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson

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

4. “Don’t think what’s the cheapest way to do it or what’s the fastest way to do it. Think what’s the most amazing way to do it!” – Richard Branson

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

6. “The best way of learning about anything is by doing.” – Richard Branson

7. “To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.” – Richard Branson

8. “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

9. “Launching a business is essentially an adventure in problem-solving.” – Richard Branson

10. “If you run a business, put on top your employees, then your consumers, and then your shareholders.” – Richard Branson

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11. “Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward with it.” – Richard Branson

12. “If you want swashbuckling action in your life, become an entrepreneur and give it a go.” – Richard Branson

13. “Chance favours the prepared mind. The more you practice, the luckier you become.” – Richard Branson

14. “My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.” – Richard Branson

15. “My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.'” – Richard Branson

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16. “For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.” – Richard Branson

17. “Screw it, let’s do it.” – Richard Branson

18. “Believe in yourself and back yourself to come out on top. A fulfilling career is waiting for those brave enough to find it.” – Richard Branson

19. “Never go into business purely to make money. If that’s the motive you’re better off doing nothing.” – Richard Branson

20. “I think entrepreneurship is our natural state – a big adult word that probably boils down to something much more obvious like playfulness.” – Richard Branson

21. “If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.” – Richard Branson

22. “Entrepreneurial business favours the open mind. It favours people whose optimism drives them to prepare for many possible futures, pretty much purely for the joy of doing so.” – Richard Branson

23. “My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.” – Richard Branson

24. “The time to go into a new business is when it’s badly run by others.” – Richard Branson

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25. “I don’t think of work as work and play as play. It’s all living.” – Richard Branson

26. “There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions in a way that serves the world and you.” – Richard Branson

27. “Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You then have to catch up with them.” – Richard Branson

28. “One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes.” – Richard Branson

29. “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” – Richard Branson

30. “The best advice I could give anyone is to spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life.” – Richard Branson

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