Why we love Richard Branson?
“Listen more than you talk. Nobody learned anything by hearing themselves speak.” – Richard Branson
Richard Branson is known as a business Honcho, holding more than 400 businesses under the brand name ‘Virgin.’ But, in reality, he is an ostentatious personality, who takes part in a lot of backbreaking escapade contests. Branson started his business in the age of 15 and became a millionaire when he was 23.
The international brand Virgin that he established, has ventured into airlines services, Music recordings, video services, Computer games, Cosmetics, Night/health clubs, Internet services, Mobile phone services, Tour operation, Entertainments and lots more. Branson rigorously seeks to make an entry into new business opportunities and enjoys challenges, especially when he has a lot of competitors.
1 School days
Richard Branson was born as the eldest child in his family at Blackheath, London 18 July 1950. His father was a hard working solicitor, who had to make a great effort to meet the expenses of the family. Branson did his schooling at the Stowe School, and was sent out of the school since he demonstrated a weak performance in his academics due to myopia and dyslexia. At the end day of the school, the head, Robert Drayson told him that he would either get into the detention center or he would become a millionaire and Branson, choose the second one. Though he was weak in studies, he was captivated and involved in extracurricular activities, like cricket and football. At this juncture, he identified that his strength was connecting with people and schooling was not his podium.