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Richard Branson: The Force Behind Virgin: Insight and Analysis into the Life and Successes of Sir Richard Branson

Billionaire Visionaries Series
Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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Publisher's Summary

This book reveals who the real Sir Richard Branson is. We will tell you that he is not the playboy one might think he is, and he is actually not as rich as people think he is – he is richer.

There are a lot of errors out there in the public domain about Richard, and we will bring those errors to a close in this book.

When people think of Richard Branson, most would likely think of the Virgin group or think of Virgin Airlines. It is indeed the case that the product has overtaken the man.

This book will inform you that, without a doubt, the man and the brand are totally unlike each other, and that the man behind the brand is really a highly empathic person who, until recently, did not know how to read a balance sheet.

What he brings to the table is not MBA-level business acumen or strategy. What he brings to the table is a brand that represents unyielding quality and class.

The Virgin brand is not just a group of companies that belong to Richard. It is a flagship of companies where Richard is the principal investor and lends his name to the business. This is a highly beneficial arrangement, and we will tell you in this book how all this came to be.

From Virgin Records to his labs that do advanced energy research. It’s all covered.

Don’t wait any longer! Buy now to learn more about the man behind Virgin.

©2018 CAC Publishing LLC (P)2018 CAC Publishing LLC

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Absolutely fantastic!

Wish I had read this book the last time I tried my hand doing a startup. The author has been very diligent in doing his research about what plagues many mid-life entrepreneurs and is very articulate about it. This book is part motivational and part how-to. Highly highly recommend!

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Must listen for All Budding Entrepreneurs

A great listen for entrepreneurs and thinkers of any age. Concise, thorough and easy to concentrate. The advice is actionable and straightforward. Do yourself a favor if you're thinking of monetizing an idea and read this.

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Practical, insightful

Richard has accomplished a lot in business and had a lot of fun doing it, this book provides good, practical insight into how it can be pulled off, and it's fun to listen. :)

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Enjoyable listen with effective ideas

I have read a number of management books in my years but this one is great. Lots of really good ideas and memorable quotes. It had me roaring with laughter in more than one or two spots; that just doesn't happen in management books.

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How we should think about business

I really didn't know anything about Richard Branson or the Virgin brand. Wow He business practices and employee respect are the reason he's been so successful in very divergent fields.

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Insight into Richard Branson mind

It is a short and insightful book which gives readers a perspective on how Branson made business decisions as well as an overview of the business lessons he learned.

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Wow!

The book's contents were what I was hoping for. I enjoyed reading the book and I will definitely read it again. Honestly, I think I feel a bit bolder to do things now after reading the book.

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A must for all Managers/Entrepreneurs/Leaders

A clear, concise and soft reading with the fundamentals of the management way of one of the most value entrepreneurs of the century. If you are in charge of a Company, Project or people is a must that you have to read

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Incredible listen based on the lifestyle of sir Ri

A lot of what I got from this book is a lot of information that I already knew. That is why I gave it five stars, because it was able to concisely state what I have believed for a very longtime. Trans formative technology is always going to be a game changer.

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Inspiring book

It's an inspiring book, makes you think about things you wanna do although some of the things this guy did are disgraceful but they are not related in this book.

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Short and sweet!

Just about the right summary to incorporate valuable virtues to head a successful business life and more importantly a thoughtful personally and social life. Thanks for the lessons and can't wait to read more of his books!

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  • Donna
  • 11-02-18

Fun, inspiring

I picked up this book because it promised to give me a look at how Richard Branson approaches life. And it delivered. It's a quick, casual, entertaining read full of anecdotes and a few short stories from Branson's career. After reading, I feel as if I've spent a couple hours chatting with the man at a bar. Good times.

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  • Ryan
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Best coaching

His passion for life, activity, business and helping the people is catching. He is the coach I have been looking for.

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  • Sherman
  • 11-02-18

Great book - thanks for the resources

I found the book really helpful to understand what mindset would be required to deliver a startup. It was also enlightening to learn that most people starting up are much older - busting the myth that you have to be in your early 20's to be successful. Great book - thanks for the resources.

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  • Rudolph Roden
  • 11-02-18

Succinct and informative

Great insight into Branson's philosophy in a short, sweet, good read. I recommend this to anyone looking for the motivation to create opportunities for themselves.

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  • William Cano
  • 11-02-18

Very inspiring

A very quick read filled with amazing advice and true stories that will get your mind wonder what can you do next.

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  • Joshua Robinson
  • 11-02-18

What a fun book to read!

Highly recommended for any entrepreneur who started to see running a business as a job rather than a exciting game.

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  • David Mckim
  • 11-01-18

Nice listen about a life of a mentor

Very easy read and at the same time super engaging and interesting. It shows how a bit of entrepreneurship, lightness of spirit and free will can lead to a great success. It is a great guide not only to business, but to life as well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-18

Truly Inspiring

Branson's life lessons are truly inspiring and put to use can lead to a beautiful experience in a world of opportunities

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  • Cuff Hilda
  • 11-01-18

Make the hard decisions

Everyone reading this book will get a different and personal take away lesson. For me it was make the decisions and challenge myself! The author has provided a great insight about Richard's involvement at a certain levels and did so with unbelievable humility. Be humble and work hard.