©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 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.
I found myself wanting more though. More scope, it seems small parts have been focussed on and other parts fast forwarded. The final chapter read a bit like an essay conclusion.
An awe inspiring inspirational book! I really Love the fact it's read by Richard Branson, it makes it very personal!
"What an incredible life!"
A humbling experience listening to such an extraordinary life. The honesty of Richard Branson I suspect is his most attractive quality. Branson tells many stories that are unflattering but which strike a cord with so many. There is also the experiences he has had. Close brushes with death, the death of a child, being arrested (rightfully) and being threatened by police (wrongfully). The list goes on. Such a full life for somebody to live and incredibly inspiring for those just starting too.
"Never tire of listening to and also reading this.."
The way Richard expresses his will to succeed but stay grounded to the things that are important has given me inspiration to take on board some of the advice that lies within the pages of the book. Like a self help book with a pulse and a soul.
"Riveting story, honestly told"
I'm not a huge fan of business biographies but I found this really enjoyable. The story comes across as very genuine & really lays out virgin's fun approach to business. Anyone running their own business would enjoy the trials & tribulations described here.
loved it., very entertaining from start to finish.
still need 7 more words. yep its true.
"Inspiring, worth every minute"
Living in a society in which effort is not taken into consideration and successful people are envied and massively criticized, learning that the "allmighty" Richard Branson was about to go bust on a regular basis has been really inspiring. You get what you give, and Branson definitely deserves what he has, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone, not only to crazy entepreneurs of his kind.
Sir Richard, of course.
The outcome of the battle with BA.
Laughed a few times.
"Great Listen! Great story!"
Really enjoyed this, RB has an excellent style of writing, and the journey he took the virgin brand on was astonishing!
Loved it :-) definitely a hero of mine! Can't wait for the next book. Highly recommended to all to download now.
"The best 5hrs listening ever!!!!!"
Just simply the best 5 hrs of listening I've ever done, couldn't stop listening from start to finish. What a great listen, esp listening to Branson himself explain was just the cherry on the top
I'm a virgin myself to audible so at this time nothing I can compare to but I have just downloaded warren buffet and so far not as capturing as Branson's.
His voice tells the story and his passion.
I laughed and laughed it was very good
Mega mega mega must listen and looking forward to more listening from Branson and more audible story's
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