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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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More than a story of money.

Loved the story, the ambitions and behind the scenes background of events and struggles of the Branson family. it's not a story of money, but a relay of motivation, the why and how and the caring that accompanies the actual newlines!

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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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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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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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Way too long!

Overall, interesting auto-biography, but over 15 hours?! Whew. The great narration helped get me through this book, but it's extremely long and detailed.

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Richard is now my favorite entrepreneur

I love his story, his personality, and his genuine kind heart. I've listen to this 3 times and still managed to learn something to apply in my own life! Only a fool would skip reading this book!

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the heart of adventure!

A true masterpiece! The book is every bit as eccentric and colorful as the man himself!

The collection of memories and adventures from Richard's life will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Whether he's launching rockets into space, climbing Mt. Blanc, flying all around the world in a hot air balloon, or kicking back with people like Obama and Larry Page, Richard truly does live every day as if it was his last!

If you're a budding entrepreneur there's a lot to be learnt from Richard, especially when it comes to building a culture that's fun, unpredictable, exciting and empowering in your company!

Thank you Richard! You don't have to share so much about your life with us but the fact that you do shows us that you really care about giving back to future generations of leaders.

You're a true inspiration and I hope I will design my life to be as fulfilling and fun as yours!

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Inspiring Story

Great book to inspires...this is highly recommended book for those who wanna be inspired to reach the top.

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Now ppl can’t call themselves Entrepreneurs lol

The number of companies and the tenacity of persistence! It’s overwhelming and I’m on hour 11 of 17. Excellent narrator. #AskRichard #FlightClubInc