Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way

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Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way Author Richard Branson
ISBN-10 0307720748
ISBN-13 9780307720740
Year 2011-06-07
Pages 624
Language English
Publisher Crown Business
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Oh screw it let s do it That s the philosophy that has allowed Richard Branson in slightly more than twenty five years to spawn so many successful ventures From the airline business Virgin Atlantic Airways to music Virgin Records and V2 to cola Virgin Cola to retail Virgin Megastores and nearly a hundred others ranging from financial services to bridal wear Branson has a track record second to none Losing My Virginity is the unusual frequently outrageous autobiography of one of the great business geniuses of our time When Richard Branson started his first business he and his friends decided that since we re complete virgins at business let s call it just that Virgin Since then Branson has written his own rules for success creating a group of companies with a global presence but no central headquarters no management hierarchy and minimal bureaucracy Many of Richard Branson s companies airlines retailing and cola are good examples were started in the face of entrenched competition The experts said Don t do it But Branson found golden opportunities in markets in which customers have been ripped off or underserved where confusion reigns and the competition is complacent And in this stressed out overworked age Richard Branson gives us a new model a dynamic hardworking successful entrepreneur who lives life to the fullest Family friends fun and adventure are equally important as business in Branson s life Losing My Virginity is a portrait of a productive sane balanced life filled with rich and colorful stories Crash landing his hot air balloon in the Algerian desert yet remaining determined to have another go at being the first to circle the globeSigning the Sex Pistols Janet Jackson the Rolling Stones Boy George and Phil CollinsFighting back when British Airways took on Virgin Atlantic and successfully suing this pillar of the British business establishmentSwimming two miles to safety during a violent storm off the coast of MexicoSelling Virgin Records to save Virgin AtlanticStaging a rescue flight into Baghdad before the start of the Gulf War And much more Losing My Virginity is the ultimate tale of personal and business survival from a man who combines the business prowess of Bill Gates and the promotional instincts of P T Barnum Also available in the UK from Virgin Publishing and in Canada from General Publishing From the Hardcover edition

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