Richard Branson

Born on 18 Jul 1950


Growth does not always lead a business to build on success. All too often it converts a highly successful business into a mediocre large business.
A well-run business must have high and consistent standards of ethics.
In a restless, creative business with an emphasis on experiment and development, ideas are the lifeblood.
Develop the business around the people; build it, don't buy it; and, then, be the best.


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."