When Richard Branson first started Virgin Airlines, he knew nothing about starting an airline.
Here’s a question for you. What do Mukesh Ambani, John Arnold, Marc Benioff, Jeff Bezos, HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Tabal, Richard Branson, Ray Dalio, Aliko Dangote, John Doerr, Bill Gates, Reid Hoffman, Chris Hohn, Vinod Khosla, Jack Ma, Patrice Motsepe, Xavier Niel, Hasso Plattner, Julian Robertson, Neil Shen, Nat Simons, [...]
Richard Branson, Tim Westergren and James Dyson all refused to be part of the 'failure culture.'
Richard Branson and his team at Virgin Galactic have won most of the press about space tourism, but meanwhile a small company in Tucson, Ariz., is working on a different technology—touring space via balloon. In October, the commercial spaceflight company World View successfully completed a major milestone test flight. Show More Summary
Savvy CEOs and executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem. That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones. Show More Summary
The media portrays entrepreneurship as a glamorous, jet-setting, Ferrari-driving lifestyle. It's all about Richard Branson kiteboarding with a naked supermodel or Mark Cuban celebrating the Dallas Mavericks winning the NBA Finals. Entrepreneurship...Show More Summary
Richard Branson and other notable business leaders were signatories of a definitive letter of climate action directed to heads of state. Specifically, the letter calls for the Paris (COP21) deal to include a long-term climate goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. Show More Summary
Can a new bed design boost business traveler productivity? That's the promise behind Virgin Hotels's latest patent.
Don't let your emotion influence the decision
While city breaks, country retreats and resort getaways are all well and good, nothing beats the decadence of an island escape. Just ask Sir Richard Branson, who snapped up his own private island just to get away from the maddening crowds. Show More Summary
With a net worth of $4.9 billion, the founder of the Virgin Group is constantly on the lookout for the next big thing to invest in.
Taking shares in fast-growing companies is a pastime for many of the world's richest people, including the founder of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson. Wealthy individuals are constantly on the look out for the next big thing as they look to carry on building their already-impressive personal fortunes. Show More Summary
Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson on Tuesday said, “Openness and tolerance are our strongest forces.” In addressing a group of U.S. governors, Branson pled with some of the country’s leaders to allow Syrian refugees into theirShow More Summary
VideoVirgin Unite describes itself as the "entrepreneurial foundation" of Richard Branson's Virgin Group. It is a registered nonprofit and the part of Virgin focused on social impact. Branson, not typically labeled a social entrepreneur, sure seems to be one. Recently, I've connected with Virgin Unite President Jean Oelwang to learn more about [...]
One of the most risk tolerant men in business believes that everyone can learn to embrace failure.
Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Howrd Schultz. Those billionaires and many of their uber-rich counterparts have written books that teach the rest of us how to build a massive business and run it with incredible efficiency and passion. All...Show More Summary
A year ago my B Team colleagues Sir Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Francois-Henri Pinault, Guilherme Leal, Ngozi Okonjo-Iwaela and Paul Polman and I published an open letter to the G20 arguing that exposing the corporate shell game is good for business -- and the world. Show More Summary
From the business insights of Bill Gates to the leadership lessons of Richard Branson, the wisdom collected in these pages extends far beyond the classroom.
Hawaii is a leisure destination the airline says frequent-fliers have been clamoring for.
Sure, Sir Richard Branson and his decidedly stylish airline Virgin America just touched down in Honolulu for the first time last week, but one airline has been showing off its effortless tropical chic for 86 years now. Aloha, Hawaiian Airlines. Hawaiian Airlines launched its inaugural flight on Nov. Show More Summary