23 Best Richard Branson Quotes on Entrepreneurship Success

Entrepreneurial quotes

  1. “Branding is everything. A young girl once came up to me and told me I could be famous because I looked just like Richard Branson!”
  2. “I don’t think of work as work and play as play. It’s all living.”
  3. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”
  4. “All you have in life is your reputation: you may be very rich, but if you lose your good name, then you’ll never be happy. The thought will always lurk at the back of your mind that people don’t trust you. I had never really focused on what a good name meant before, but that night in prison made me understand.”
  5. “Business is giving people in their lifetime and what they need and what they want.”
  6. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”
  7. “I wanted to be an editor or journalist. I wasn’t really interested in becoming an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.”
  8. “I’m still…. maybe Peter Pan…. doesn’t want to grow up.”
  9. “If I was a businessman, or saw myself as a businessman, I would have never gone into the airline business.”
  10. “If you are trying to do something for the first time, it’s always an enormous challenge, and there is no guarantee of success. You never know with these things when you’re trying something new what can happen. This is all experimental.”
  11. “If you’re good with people and you really care, genuinely care about people; then I’m sure we could find a job for you at Virgin.”
  12. “My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently accepting unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.”
  13. “Records are made to be broken. It’s in man’s nature to continue to strive to do just that.
  14. “Ridiculous yachts, private planes and big limousines won’t make people enjoy life more and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa and it’s about getting a balance.”
  15. “Screw it, let’s do it.”
  16. “The companies that look after their people are the companies that do really well. I’m sure we’d like a few other attributes, but that would be the most important one.”
  17. “To be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running, and if you have a good team around you and more than a fair share of luck, you might make something happen. But you certainly can’t guarantee it just by following someone else’s formula.”
  18. “We are going to where no one has gone before.”
  19. “We have always had a pretty competitive ferocious battle with British Airways. It lasted about 14 years and we are very pleased to have survived it.”
  20. “We look for opportunities where we can offer something better, fresher and more valuable and we seize them. We often move areas where the customer received a poor deal and where the competition is complacent. And with our growing e-commerce activities, we also look to deliver old products in new ways. We are proactive and quick to act, often leaving bigger and more cumbersome organizations in our wake”
  21. “We’ve got an engaging, edgy, vibrant, fun product. It may or may not work but we are going to give it our best shot.”
  22. “Well, I’m somebody who is just living life, and if I get frustrated by something, then I like to try to put it right.”
  23. “When people are placed in positions slightly above what they expect, they are apt to excel.”
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