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Business Stripped Bare Audiobook

Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur

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Publisher's Summary

From its creation as a mail-order record company to the literal launch of Virgin Galactic, today Virgin is one of the premier ‘way-of-life’ brands in the world, trusted and enjoyed by many millions of people.

In Business Stripped Bare, Sir Richard Branson shares the inside track on his life in business and reveals the incredible truth about his most risky, brilliant, and audacious deals. What qualities does Richard look for in the people he hires? How does he manage a crisis? Who are the entrepreneurs he most admires? Find out what really happened when Virgin bid for Northern Rock and why Richard believes all businesses must work with governments to tackle climate change and invest in the future of our planet.

Combining invaluable advice with the remarkable and candid inside stories of Virgin’s greatest achievements, as well as some of its setbacks, Business Stripped Bare is a dynamic, inspirational and truly original guide to success in business and in life. Whether you are an executive, an entrepreneur or are just starting out, Richard strips business down to show how you can succeed and make a difference.

©2008 Richard Branson (P)2010 Random House Audiobooks

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    Dion 06-27-14
    Dion 06-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "The voice reading the book put me to sleep"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Please hire a new voice for reading


    Any additional comments?

    Good book, ok audio, kind of into himself for majority of the book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cody T. San Francisco, CA 05-15-14
    Cody T. San Francisco, CA 05-15-14 Member Since 2009
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    "The audio editing took some patience"
    Where does Business Stripped Bare rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    in the business books I've read, the content was in the top third of the best ones I've read to date


    What did you like best about this story?

    His real life examples were nice to read about


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was fine, but the audio editing was horrendous. The editor would go and put in dramatic pauses without any room tone so I continuously thought my audible app had crashed. It's just so jarring to not use room tone during the dramatic pauses, it made for a really discontinuous experience


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was quite enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    Please, fix the audio - and I would totally listen to this again.

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    Jonny Liverpool, United Kingdom 12-17-13
    Jonny Liverpool, United Kingdom 12-17-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Slightly bias, because I love Branson!"

    Take this review with a pinch of salt as I happen to like all that Richard does, and that tends to cloud my judgement.

    As an entrepreneur, this book did what all his books do - motivate me, and make me ask some big questions. It acts as a reflection gatepost so I can get back to what really matters in my business.

    The voice is easy to listen to, the words gold, and apart from too much environmental hype towards the end it was an all round excellent read, or listen.

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    Shamu from New York New York 07-31-13
    Shamu from New York New York 07-31-13 Member Since 2016

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    "He's rich and he likes to party..."

    There are some good nuggets, some things you'll gain from this about the importance and respect towards safety, of being responsible and quick to respond, however there are also things that I'll probably remember even more because they seemed rather consistent - Branson seems to always think that to sell something, it just helps to get naked or have some other people get scantily clad. He may be right, he may be wrong, but it does get monotonous about the third time he mentions how getting attractive people to say and dress a particular way will sell. He may indeed be more of Brand-son most of the time, but it wasn't that bad of a listen. 3 stars.

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    Darren 03-17-13
    Darren 03-17-13 Member Since 2016
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    "I Might Be Biased"

    I love Branson the businessman. With that comes a fair amount of talk regarding his sporting exploits and political/altruistic causes. With over 200 companies to his credit, I would have liked to heard more about the business of building businesses. But, overall, still a good read.

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    david Miami Beach, FL, United States 08-27-12
    david Miami Beach, FL, United States 08-27-12
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    "Boring."
    What did you like best about Business Stripped Bare? What did you like least?

    I can't tell much about it, quit half way.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something about business but not from this author.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Boring.


    Do you think Business Stripped Bare needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not at all.


    Any additional comments?

    Skip this one, go for the next.

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    Lakerzphan 04-27-12
    Lakerzphan 04-27-12
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    "Engaging guy but boring book"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Jeez, from what I know Richard Branson is a pretty engaging guy but he writes an extremely boring book. There's no humor to lighten things up and the narrator doesn't help any. You get the impression that there are a few places that jokes run flat because the narrator is so bland. Had I known I wouldn't have bought this book. There's a bit you can learn about business, but not enough to warrant listening to this book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Richard Branson again?

    Nope.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator is boring.


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    Terence DAHLONEGA, GEORGIA, United States 03-04-12
    Terence DAHLONEGA, GEORGIA, United States 03-04-12

    Dahlonega, Georgia USA

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    "Occasionally Riveting, Often Ponderous"

    Despite his massive ego, I love Richard Branson. He's a swashbuckling entrepreneur, and he loves to remind you of that at every turn. There are some exciting bits in this book, but too often it amounts to little more than shameless self-promotion and, at times, surprisingly dull details of his various enterprises. Regardless of the shortcomings, I consider this audio book, on the whole, a worthwhile listen.

    The narrator is top notch and helped to hold my interest during the low points.

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  • Neil
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    "ok, but nothing great"

    An interesting listen, but I was expecting better advice and lessons in a similar vein as How to Get Rich and Think Big and Kick Ass.

    This book is also a bit heavy on the brand promotion and banging on about climate change and the environment.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jbh Johnson
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    "Self serving"

    I can't remember reading such an egotistical piece of nonsense

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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