©1998 Richard Branson; (P)1998 Random House Audiobooks
"Grabs you on page one and never lets go... a rollercoaster ride... read what makes this brilliant and hardworking man tick." (Spectator)
"Candid and humorous." (The Times)
"An incredible man, and this is an incredible autobiography... a great read - sex, balloons, intrigue and money." (Sunday Business)
"Branson has a list of achievements unmatched by any other UK businessman. For anyone burning with entrepreneurial zeal, his reminiscences are akin to a sacred text." (Mail on Sunday)
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Richard was always my inspiration. I started a business a few months ago and decided to read/listen (finally) his book. I love it.
Amazing stories from his childhood, first business, becoming a businessman, starting a Virgin group. And what is more important more advices from Richard. How to build, how to scale, how to have fun.
What is THE most important. Richard reads this book. He smiles when reads about funny moments, he's sad when he read about sad moments (like story about Iraq).
Short, great read, much value for your entrepreneurs.
I grew up admiring Richard Branson and reading this makes me understand his vitality and drive. I really enjoyed listening to him read the book in particular as you could tell at points he was getting emotional. Now I just need to find another book just as good!
I listened to this book from start to finish in an evening. I've never done that before, Branson's book was just so captivating, authentic, and inspiring - I just had to finish it. Likely the best business book I've heard or read.
It is written nicely, however if you already know the guy and his past you won't find much surprise. On the other hand, if you would like to know how he became who he is. This is the book for you.
Couldn't stop listening. As the CEO of a young company myself I am in awe of Richard Brandon and I see him and the virgin group as what I want for my own company!
Absolutely loved it, who would have thought that Richard Branson had such an interesting life. Good for him! :)
"Brilliantly read by Branson himself"
Fascinating entrepreneurial story, made to come alive by the fact Richard Branson reads it himself in a brilliant manner. Highly recommend.
"An eye opener into what it takes to succeed"
I knew the city was a relentless, take no prisoners environment but this frank account of the trials and tribulations surrounding virgin really opened my eyes. Needlrss to say, I will not be flying BA ever again....
I'd recommend this to anyone.
Would love to meet Mr Branson. I like how open he is about everything :)
"Inspiring, thought provoking listen"
really enjoyed listening to Richards book. Until recently I had never considered reading a biography but after many entrepreneurial books I thought I'd give one a go. really practical and interesting would reccomended.... I'll also never fly with BA again ;)
"Incredibly honest, simple and inspirational"
Richard tells his remarkable story in a explicitly honest, heartfelt and courageous way. I found this book to inspire me to be brave in business, to trust your gut and he always plays to the whistle! Highly recommend if you want to do something with your life. This man has done it all and hides nothing. He actually tells you how he lost his virginity, it's that honest!
"great story of where he came from"
I would have liked to hear more about his business approach and coping methods of how to develop a business and overcome obstacles
"I wouldn't have believed it"
Excellent and read by the man himself. I enjoyed this from the very beginning right to the end.
"Overall enjoyable but not engrossing."
I enjoyed hearing Richard Branson reading his own story even if he is not the best narrator.
Rather a strange question for a biography.
Familiar. Easy Listening.
The format of the story meant it was good to pick up and put down as and when.
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