©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)
I have always admired Richard Branson. A lot to learn. How not to kick a guy once he has fallen even though he had tried to kill you. I always beleived EQ is better than IQ. This is firm proof.
Great read with a story you can feel part of in a way. If you were around in the eighties an nineties so many moments in the book will trigger moments relative to your life. Very interesting. Highly recommended red.
The man and his hatred for rules.
His balloon expeditions and ability to collect proof against BA
I loved everything
I was already a big fan of Branson but this book really took it to another level. It's so captivating to hear it from the horse's mouth. Quite a few laugh out loud memorable moments. A really great book narrated by a truly inspirational guy.
Winning a bet against his Aunt if he swam across a river as a child and getting it over British Airways - both priceless stories.
He is a sensational narrator!
Yes, unfortunately life got in the way and I was forced to split it into 4-5 sessions ;)
Don't hesitate - a great listen!
I +1 Books.
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.
"Brilliant, inspiring and eye opening!"
My first audible and I listened to it within three days of downloading it. I played it in my car and ended up sitting in car parks not wanting to pause it. Highly recommended!
"a great read!"
an added bonus: it is read by Sir Richard Branson himself! what intreguing and fascinating story.
Fascinating life stories, wonderful insights. This is now one of my favourite ever reads/listens.
Give it a go. You won't regret it.
"Good but not brilliant"
Good book but I felt like it's missing some personal details . Don't get me wrong there are parts where your eyes are wide open and I thought that shouldn't be shared but there are also moments where I felt like it's just missing something. It's good but I don't think I will remember it for long.
Wow. He is just like me in more ways than I could imagine. Onward and get out of my way.
An incredible story from an incredible man.
Full of detail and fun... This is one to remember!
"Engaged in a virgin"
Amazing Branson is an amazing orator telling his life with only the passion and honesty that he can. I felt both inspired to achieve and disappointed that I had not yet achieved and the only thing stopping me was my fear of everything. Which Branson brushes to one side and laughs it off.
"A great insight"
I knew very little about Richard Branson before listening to this, in particular the ups and downs of his early adult life. The book is an excellent insight in his life and the risks he's taken to get to where he has - I imagine this is the watered down version too!!
This book was great but too short. Thanks Richard for sharing your story. I wanted to know more about your average day routine and other things
"A decent listen."
It's a good book to listen to, as it did inspire me to take actions with my own ideas I've had recently. Actually it's a very good book to read if you're also interested in how businesses act towards each other in business.
Some parts did drag on. But once you've finished the book, you'd appreciate the choice you made to listen to the whole of it. Definately a good
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