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Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons In Life

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  14,611 ratings  ·  896 reviews
Throughout my life I have achieved many remarkable things. In Screw It, Let's Do It, I will share with you my ideas and the secrets of my success, but not simply because I hope they'll help you achieve your individual goals.
Today we are increasingly aware of the effects of our actions on the environment, and I strongly believe that we each have a responsibility, as indivi
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 2nd 2006 by Virgin Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Josh Steimle
Nov 16, 2011 rated it it was ok
Pros: I think it's pretty hard to mess up a biography, and this book is largely biographical. People are interesting, regardless of who they are, and Branson is no exception. He is positive, an adventurer, and clearly intelligent, although I think his life does a better job of showing that than this book. If you need a shot of feel-good energy, this book could be a good pick-me-up. It's also great for showing the unlimited potential for someone with a lot of self-confidence.

Cons: This book rambl
asmaa setiete
Dec 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
the first lesson
keep going and never give up
prepare for your goal immediately and start working on it
Aug 05, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Richard Branson. He's the mentor every entrepreneur wishes they had (ok, or I do). I long ago harbored hopes of working on his team, running a record label. And now that I'm old enough to read about how he did it himself, I find it fascinating.

That said, I think Losing My Virginity was a more fluid read. SCREW IT, LET"S DO IT often reads like it was written in snippets in between balloon jaunts or financial crises. And then they were smooshed together. There's no overarching narrative and
Yasmin Sabry
Aug 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I only need ONE breakfast, ONE lunch & ONE Dinner.... loved this part... never make money your single goal in life ;-)
Nov 21, 2011 rated it it was ok
Forrest Gump meets Jim Carrey's Yes Man.

Richard Branson has a lot of good stories and can put his money where his mouth is, although this book does a poor job of putting it across. What it does do is portray him as positive, intelligent, gullible, adventurous, impulsive, and filled with a very strong belief that life is to be lived. While the book rambles all over the place with no overarching theme or chronological narrative, jumping from one anecdote to the next without any connection or reaso
Juuso Pääkkönen
Jan 16, 2016 rated it did not like it
Hey everyone read this and find out how awesome I am! Woo! Unable to compose proper sentences though. Maybe I should've hired a proper editor. But then again, I'm rich so screw it let's do it. ...more
Karen ⊰✿
I didn't know that much about Branson (other than his many media appearances) and I found this really interesting to learn more about him, his early years and philosophy.
He really seems to be a person that genuinely cares about others and the planet and that is very admirable.
I'm not sure I really learnt anything from the book, other than just cool things he has done and I learnt a whole lot more about the Virgin group of Companies.
So interesting, but ultimately I didn't have any real takeaways.
Mukesh Emes
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Teotl Macias
Jan 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
I enjoyed this book. It’s a quick and brief reminder to live the life you always wanted to and enjoy every single moment of it. Richard Branson is a very good motivation for anyone who want to get out of the comfort zone, take some risks and no regrets. It’s a very easy book to read to get motivated.
Jul 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Not the best nonfiction book I've read. It was about....nothing in particular, unfortunately. I really overestimated it :( ...more
Sep 21, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Entrepreneurs
A great book for people in Sales or Entrepreneurs.

The book is really about Richard Branson and some of the endeavors he has tried in his life. You really have to read the book to get a firm grasp of what he is trying to convey, but the back of his book really does a great job of summarizing his core advice; namely believe in yourself, take calculated risk, don't think no, think yes.

You'll burn through the book in about 2-3 hours. An interesting read.
Michał Śmiałko
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Richard is indeed a controversial figure and it was interesting to learn that he did so many deadly challenges in his life (breaking balloons flight records etc). He has quite unique attitude to running business although... I can't say I'd follow his example in everything.
A wise advise though is to have more fun. As simple as it is. As Joker said, "Why so serious?".
Nuwan Bandaranayaka
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just took the book to my hand around 10.05 PM just to check it out.but at around 11.55PM, I was at the last page of this book.I didn’t wanted to stop reading because it is an awesome book which is interesting as the Richard Branson’s life.full of worthy advices.some may feel too generic.but it comes from a person who walked the talk.so they are always valuable as gold to read.
Sofia M Etch
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I liked the book, easy to read with good stories. It kept my interest throught the book and I wanted to know more. Looks like he is giving life lessons that he learned and the reasons why he got where he is now. I liked that he seems to be realistic and willing to take risks once he put his mind on something. I would recommend anyone to read it.
Powell Omondi
Apr 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Screw it, let's do it. That's the simple message. Good advice from Richard's journey in building the Virgin Group.
Rosaria Cirillo
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once I gave it a start I could not put it down. Devoured it over one weekend, totally absorbed into #RichardBranson autobiography. What an amazing example of using business and money for doing good! 🤩
I had no idea how little did I know about Branson and Virgin, and how filtered through others’lenses that was.
In the CX world, Branson is usually portrayed as the leader who puts employees first rather than customers. Reading directly from his words, i got a different picture, one that fully embodi
J. Lee Hazlett
Jul 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: memoir, philosophy
3.5 stars. I was left a little torn by this book. On the one hand, I learned a fair bit about Richard Branson, and there were some philosophical points that led me into deeper personal pondering. On the other, I was less than impressed with some of the choices that the author made in the past. No one's perfect, but I didn't get the sense that he feels much remorse for the things that even he acknowledges were a bit skeezy. He makes it clear that he believes in not having regrets, but I'm not con ...more
Krish Jain
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Do what you feel is right for you and don't waste a second to think about it. This book is one of my favorite autobiographies as it tells you how important risk taking is. Richard Branson took many risks, in some he didn't even know if he would come back alive. One of the biggest decisions he took was to go around the world in a hot air balloon. This is very very risky but he did what he wanted to do. If you really really want to do something don't think about what will happe
Sneha Bhargava
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Alexej Gerstmaier
Apr 16, 2021 rated it it was ok
The title is what I want to keep on top of my mind "Screw it, let's do it"

Content is of mixed interestingness but has a certain realness and sincerity to it. Too much about Branson's personal (somewhat pointless seeming) escapades related to crossing the Atlantic in a hot balloon, going around the world in a balloon, beating records sailing somewhere... But I can see how such things may infuse one's life with meaning.

-Divide life into 10 minute chunks and don't waste a single minute"

-Be carefu
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Screw It, Let's do it is a kind of summary version with key bullet points and advises of Richard Branson's biography 'Losing My Virginity'. He describes snippets from his life like starting students magazines, going in a hot air balloon, buying Necker islands etc. Along with these stories, he points out the principles and virtues to follow, which he has followed over the course of his life. In all, this book is a great read for facing life and having fun all along (having fun is the main point w ...more
Bineydeep Singh
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
Somewhere in the book Richard Branson mentions hes dyslexic. And it proves in his writing. There is absolutely no flow in this book. Things are superficial, stories are not in details, and only summaries are present. It is a typical example of HOW NOT TO WRITE A BIOGRAPHY. But still I will recommend the book, things he say are inspirational!
Danielle McNamara
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A book I’ve previously read & should be read by all. An inspirational book, if you need a little motivational push then I recommend reading this! It’s a book I’ll always have in my person library! I’m so excited for his latest book that I bought last night!
Louise Fry
Didn’t really enjoy this book found he repeated himself a lot and the chapters didn’t really relate to the title of them and it seemed extremely mix matched - was a quick read however but didn’t feel anything gained like the title would suggest
Janette Townend
Oct 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A very interesting little book, I found it very motivational and as it says a quick read. Mr Branson's view on life is very refreshing and this little book gives an insight into where it originated and how it has set him on a course of taking that extra step that most of us might shy away from. ...more
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Short, but packed with excellence...
Jan 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
3.5 stars
JM Luzarraga
Richard Branson is great inspiration for "original thinker" and "constantly re-evolution of industries". Sometimes the stores are too much driven economically and missing a bigger impact.
This book became a classic of MTA community for inspiring actual and potential LEINNers on what an "entrepreneurial life" is about.
Sep 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Meh, it was okay, I guess. But I wasn't really expecting an autobiography or a collection of fun experiences or lucky guesses. I was interested in finding out more about Branson's professional secrets or tips and tricks if he had any. And this just wasn't what I was looking forward to reading. To be honest, this book gave me the feeling that this guy was incredibly lucky and he just so happened to make the right decisions at the right time. ...more
Shuchita Garg
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book has been very inspiring for me. Richard shares his experiences that gave him some big life lessons. He likes to take risks, accept any challenge that comes his way, always have a goal and never have a NO as an answer.
I liked the part where he says that we don't have to be rich to donate or to help others. Also, the only thing we need to do is to take the very first step and to take the last step to reach a goal as seriously as we take our first step.
Richard is a person who never forget
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Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English business magnate, best known for his Virgin brand of over 360 companies. Branson's first successful business venture was at age 16, when he published a magazine called Student. He then set up a record mail-order business in 1970. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores and rebranded as zavvi in ...more

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