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Sir Richard Branson: The Autobiography

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  734 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Richard Branson's life is an adventure, from record-breaking balloon flights to courtroom battles with British Airways. This autobiography of the founder of the Virgin empire, offers an insight into the private and public world of this larger-than-life entrepreneur.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Longman Cheshire Pty Ltd
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Neil Sharma
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Not that many people have interesting lives worth dedicating a biography for, but Branson is a rare exception. Most of his adventures are whimsical, impulsive, and stupid, but his choice for fun over practicality makes things work out in the most magical way.

I rate this highly not because it was well written (it was actually a bit long), but because I want to adopt aspects of his personality in my life.

Anh Vu Phan
Mar 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Tự truyện về cuộc đời đầy mạo hiểm của ông chủ đế chế Virgin - Richard Branson. Các cuộc phiêu lưu từ kinh doanh âm nhạc, hàng không, khinh khí cầu vượt đại dương của ông vừa kì quái, vừa có vẻ đồng bóng bốc đồng, vừa ngu ngốc (theo quan điểm đại chúng). Khát khao làm những việc độc đáo, thú vị, hơn người lại liên tục đưa Richard đạt được hết thành công này đến thành công khác theo những cách vô cùng kì diệu. Cách nghĩ và cách làm của Richard không phù hợp với tư duy của mình và cách viết cuốn t ...more
Warren Gossett
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Charming and engaging.
Nhật Quang
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Nicki Kendall
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Inspirational reading
Christopher Kezelos
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Inspirational.
Antoinette Ackerman Stoltz
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such an inspiration!
Paul Mccarthy
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I had to laugh at someone's review of "its a bit predictable". Firstly it's an autobiography not fiction and secondly, his life and this book are anything other than predictable. He is an entrepreneur full of character and that is portrayed in this book. I loved it.
Oana
Mar 12, 2009 rated it liked it
You find out things that challenge you to live your life
Megha
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An extraordinary passionated man...who dared to take big risks and is successful with bright ideas.
Emily
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING and so inspiring
Joyce Dias
the story is inspiring, but the language could be tightened and the narrative be made more concise.
I would prefer to read an abridged version if there was one.
Adeel Hasan
Sep 02, 2013 rated it liked it
An interesting insight to one of the greatest living entrepreneurs today. A must read for anyone who wants to peak into the entrepreneurial lifestyle.
Jay M
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Entrepreneurs
Awesome book and what a lifestyle he has lived so far!
Chaitalee
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good read. Excellent to get behind the eyes of such a successful entrepreneur.
John Bilbeli
Oct 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Interesting story and a good read
Elaine
May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A very honest and interesting read about such a successful man. Very well written and very inspiring. Definitely a must read.
Julia Doherty
Jan 01, 2012 rated it liked it
A bit predictable.
Mitchell Robins
Feb 18, 2014 rated it liked it
It was okay. I wouldnt bother reading it again anytime soon...
Senake Atureliya
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
The BA saga embodies all that's bad about business and innovation blocking...
Rob Kelly
Feb 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Double brilliant !!
Luke Smith
Apr 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
business classic - man is unique, always was, his Mother was a massive influence on his life..
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not for indian lifestyle :P
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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