Richard Branson: My Philosophy Of Business

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These days, many students cannot afford to go to college or university. However, there are many people who have succeeded without college degrees such as Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group. The reason for choosing Richard Branson for this essay is because he conquered dyslexia and achieved many unique and great businesses such as Virgin Airlines and Virgin Galactic although he did not have a college degree. Therefore, having a college degree is not necessary to succeed. In Richard Branson's childhood, he struggled with dyslexia and dropped out of school, but he started his first business for his interest. Richard Branson was born in England in 1950 and lived with his family. Branson does remember that his parents always give…show more content…
Consequently, now the Virgin Group has more than one hundred companies, including Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Virgin Hotels, and so on. Virgin group employs about sixty thousand people in over fifty countries. When Branson organizes his business, he says that we should "create something you are proud of. That’s always been my philosophy of business. I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off doing nothing." What is common in all Virgin companies is that he always thinks about customers, so he creates buildings or airplanes where customers can feel comfortable. To make companies better, he listens to his employees' opinions. He believes that business should be fun and be involving and Branson himself loves his work and very enjoys it. His beliefs and character helped him to succeed. Of course, he had failed in his business. By 1992, Branson had no choice to sell Virgin Record to other company because he had to keep his airline companies afloat. He was crushed and depressed of this tragedy. However, he remained in the field of music and founded Virgin Radio in 1993. Later he said people can learn from fail. Moreover, for his contribution to entrepreneurship, he received the Knight Bachelor in 1999. In 2004, he founded Virgin

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