Richard Branson

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  • I started literally in a small way handing out leaflets outside concert halls, selling music and getting the money in from the leaflets, and then sending the music out. One thing just led on to another, you don't have to dream big straight away just try to get the nuts and bolts of your business going.
  • I'm dyslexic and therefore I think I've been very good at keeping things simple, because as a dyslexic I need things to be simple for myself, and therefore Virgin when we launch a financial service company or a bank we do not use jargon. Everything's very clear cut, very simple and people have an affinity to the Virgin brand because we don't talk above them or don't talk down to them.
  • It becomes a business, but what you're doing is painting a picture, you're trying to create something to make a difference to people's lives. You have a blank canvas and you're filling in every little bit of that canvas to get every single little detail of that canvas right.
  • The most important thing about running a company is to remember all the time what a company is. A company is simply a group of people, and as a leader of people you have to be a great listener, you have to be a great motivator, you have to be very good at praising and looking for the best in people.