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Fifty years ago, Sir Richard Branson started his first business. In his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, the Virgin founder shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the world's ultimate entrepreneur.

In Finding My Virginity, Sir Richard Branson shares the secrets that have seen his family business grow from a student magazine into a global brand, his dreams of private citizens flying to space develop from a childhood fantasy to the brink of reality, and his focus shift from battling bigger rivals to changing business for good.

Following on from where best-selling Losing My Virginity left off at the dawn of the new millennium, Finding My Virginity takes the listener on a roller-coaster ride with the enigmatic entrepreneur. Learn how Branson created 12 different billion-dollar businesses and hundreds more companies across dozens of sectors, going from a houseboat to his own private island. But this book goes far beyond the numbers - it is a journey into the heart and mind of Britain's best-loved businessman.

Join Sir Richard as he juggles working life with raising his children, Holly and Sam, building a marriage with his wife, Joan, and creating a unique company culture. Discover how he created a new life on Necker Island while continuing to grow the Virgin brand into all corners of the world. Get the real story behind adventures and run-ins with everyone from Bill Gates and Kate Moss to Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama.

Go behind the scenes as Sir Richard Branson creates the world's first commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic, and handles the biggest crisis he has ever faced. Get under the skin of world record attempts on land, sea, and air, and see how the original business hippy adapted to becoming a doting 'grand-dude' to his four grandchildren, Eva-Deia, Etta, Artie, and Bluey. This is the true account of how the Virgin founder reinvented himself and his brand for the 21st century while continuing to push boundaries, break rules, and reach for the stars in more ways than one. This is the story of the man behind the beard, the business, the bravado, and the brand. Find out how the ultimate entrepreneur did it for the first time - all over again.

©2017 Richard Branson (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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Fantastic Book!

Well written and compelling coupled with a great narrator and message. I'm very picky about audio books and I recommend this one highly.

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Screw it, let’s do it!

I have never heard of anyone doing 2 autobiographies so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Well, it did not disappoint. Richard Branson is definitely the most interesting man in the world and should start Virgin Beer just so he can make those commercials.
Highly recommend and can’t wait for the third installment of the trilogy that is his life.

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Wow!

What a life! Very inspiring book! Shows how anything is possible and one person can help change the world for the better!

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Inspiration would be an understatement

Richard Branson is a passionate man you cannot reasonably disagree with on core principles which he graciously shares in this epic book. Will definitely listen to this gem multiple times, and hope others will be inspired as much as I have by his brace and audacious attempts to change society and humanity for the better.

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Endless!

Branson is an interesting guy, but this was too long & became tedious in my opinion.

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even better than the first!

Great performance. Richard Branson shares generations worth of advice for living a meaningful life, and doing work to make the world a better place.

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Good until talks about American politics

Much good business lesson to be learned. However, once talks about his liberal views stars, the story starts to go down hill.

Not everyone in the audience believes in global citizenship and having a big Government that spends trillions of taxpayer dollar in resolving global warming and other issues that social liberals concern themselves with. The Government of countries with extrem poverty and doing bad for the world, need to be held accountable instead of the rest of the world flooding cash to resolve poor leadership and coruption.

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Superb yet humble success story

Finding my virginity radiates liberating energy enabling sustainable and successful thought processes!

Billions of dollars later, Sir Richard Branson is still humble and curious.

Can’t wait to see what his next endeavors prove to be, perhaps we’ll see a concert on the moon?

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enjoyed the ride

interesting view into Richard Branson's thoughts and motivations. people like Branson can make a significant difference in the world. he's trying to make huge changes for the better. I may not have the reach that Branson had, but this book made me want to make my little corner of the world better.

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A long rambling brag

I really like autobiographies and have listened to many good ones but this one was very disappointing. It was hard to follow as it just seemed to hop from one random thought about how great he thinks he is to another. I didn't know too much about Richard Branson before this book, he always seemed interesting, but I was left with a bad taste in my mouth for him after this book. I fought my way through most of it after turning it off many times in frustration but couldn't get through the last couple hours.