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born July 18, 1950; English businessman and investor

I've had great fun turning quite a lot of different industries on their head and making sure
those industries will never be the same again, because Virgin went in and took them on.
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Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things
simple.
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A business is simply an idea to make other people's lives better.
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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."
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I don't think of work as work and play as play. It's all living.
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You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
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Having a personality of caring about people is important. You can't be a good leader unless
you generally like people. That is how you bring out the best in them.
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A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
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The time to go into a new business is when it's badly run by others.
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What does the name Virgin mean? We are a company that likes to take on the giants. In too
many businesses, these giants have had things their own way. We are going to have fun
competing with them.
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The brave may not live forever – but the cautious do not live at all.
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Because I don't see Virgin as a company but as a way of life and I fully enjoy it, I don't think 
I'll ever retire.
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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.
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You only live once, and I just don't want to waste a minute of my life.
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Records are made to be broken. It is in man's nature to continue to strive to do just that.
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It is only by being bold that you get anywhere. If you are a risk-taker, then the art is to
protect the downside.
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I tend to make up my mind about people within thirty seconds of meeting them, I also make
up my mind about whether a business proposal excites me within about thirty seconds of
looking at it.
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The more responsibility you give people the better they will perform.
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My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped
the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I
got hopelessly lost.
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Screw it, let's just do it.
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Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.
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I am prepared to try anything once.
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To be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running, and if you
have a good team around you and more than a fair share of luck, you might make something
happen. But you certainly can't guarantee it just by following someone else's formula.
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A business can be started with very little money.
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You shouldn't blindly accept a leader's advice. You've got to question leaders on occasion.
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If you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.
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Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do
more of it and move forward with it.
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I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.
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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.
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My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long
university education that I never had – every day I'm learning something new.
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Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to.
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I became an entrepreneur by mistake. Ever since then I've gone into business, not to make
money, but because I think I can do it better than it's been done elsewhere. And, quite
often, just out of personal frustration about the way it's been done by other people.
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Some 80% of your life is spent working. You want to have fun at home; why shouldn't you
have fun at work?
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The funny thing is people won't let me pay for things. I'll be in a restaurant and the manager
will say, "Oh no, it's on the house."
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I believe that drudgery and clock-watching are a terrible betrayal of that universal, inborn
entrepreneurial spirit.
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