Richard Branson quotes talk about his business ideas and how he became successful. He has started many successful ventures and is known for treating his employees well. Richard Branson takes his place among the billionaires of the world, but in many aspects behave quite differently to many of them and that can be seen in the quotes he shares. He is in a race with Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos who have all built shuttles that take travel to space.
Richard Branson, knighted Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is a British business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist. He started the Virgin Group which has over 400 companies under its control. He is also among the billionaires who are working on space exploration with the intent of taking humans to outer space with some looking into living on another planet. Below are many of his quotes.
“Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.”
“Building a business is not rocket science, it’s about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity."
“Learn from failure. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club!"
“My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel.”
“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”
"Happiness is the secret ingredient for successful businesses. If you have a happy company it will be invincible."
“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."
“Whatever business you are in, every company can shoot for the start in their own way."
“Cover the downside."
“When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly, is hard to do."
“If you don’t have time for the small things, you won’t have time for the big things."
“Communication: the thing humans forgot when we invented words.”
“Listen. Take the best. Leave the rest."
“If you don’t succeed at first, there’s no need for the F word (Failure). Pick yourself up and try, try again."
“Your company should act as a springboard for ambitious employees, not a set of shackles."
“Entrepreneurial business favors the open mind. It favors people whose optimism drives them to prepare for many possible futures, pretty much purely for the joy of doing so."
“If you spot an opportunity and are really excited by it, throw yourself into it with everything you’ve got."
“Don’t become a slave to technology – manage your phone, don’t let it manage you."
“Engage your emotions at work. Your instincts and emotions are there to help you."
"Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again."
“You’ve got to take risks if you’re going to succeed. I would much rather ask forgiveness than permission."
"If you’re hurt, lick your wound and get up again. If you’ve given it your absolute best, it’s time to move forward."
“Take a chance. It’s the best way to test yourself. Have fun and push boundaries."
"A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts."
“Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward with it."
“Please be polite. Nothing in life should erode the habit of saying thank you to people or praising them."
“Education doesn’t just take place in stuffy classrooms and university buildings, it can happen everywhere, every day to every person."
“The best way of learning about anything is by doing."
"Once a changemaker, always a changemaker but only a few swim against the tide."
“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to."
“If you want swashbuckling action in your life, become an entrepreneur and give it a go."
“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’."
“The best advice I could give anyone is to spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life."
“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."
“The balloons only have one life and the only way of finding out whether they work is to attempt to fly around the world."
“When you sacrifice, you force others to sacrifice. It's an extremely powerful weapon."
“I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator."
“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’m not interested in something, I don’t grasp it."
“Right now I’m just delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath."
“I think it’s quite great to set yourself a big challenge, and then you’ve got another reason for keeping fit."
“If you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline."
“So I’ve seen life as one long learning process. And if I see – you know, if I fly on somebody else’s airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn’t in – 21 years ago, then I’d think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I’d like to fly on."
“Well, the odds must be against anybody being able to fly around the world in a balloon on the first attempt. All of us who are attempting to go around the world in balloons are effectively flying in experimental craft because these craft cannot be tested."
Richard Branson quotes cover mostly the essence of his business ideas and how you can make your dreams a reality. Once on shark tank he and Mark Cuban threw water at each other. I hope these quotes will be a way of inspiring someone to success and even becoming the next billionaire.