In September 2012, a YouGov poll conducted in Britain found that the person British workers would most like as their manager was Sir Richard Branson.
With over 40 years in business, Richard Branson is an inspiring pioneer of humanitarian projects and an iconic business leader. In The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead, Richard shares and distils his secrets of leadership and success. Featuring anecdotes from his own business dealings, as well as his observations of many others who have inspired him - from politicians, business leaders, explorers, scientists, and philanthropists - Richard reflects on the qualities he feels are essential for success in today’s world.
This is not a conventional audiobook on leadership. There are no rules - but rather the secrets of leadership that he has learned along the way from his days at Virgin Records, to his recent work with The Elders. Whether you’re at the beginning of your career, or head of a Fortune 500 company - this is your guide to being your own CEO (Chief Enabling Officer) and becoming a true leader - not just a boss.
Recorded on location at Necker Island.
©2014 Richard Branson (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks
personally narrated by Sir Brandon himself, it's fully of insightful stories and experiences that have led to were Virgin is now, although amusing he offers his first hand experience as practical possibilities that any business owner or even leader can relate too and learn from. my only complaint is it felt like it was too short amd I wanted to hear more, it would be very hard not to enjoy this book
I am a Therapist working in West Auckland. I find the work and research of John and Julie Gottman inspirational.
A very enjoyable book easy to listen to humorous and practical.
I enjoyed the focus on treating staff well, addressing poverty and the community focus.
If Richard hasn't read the story of Solomon's servants in the bible I can recommend that one to him as I find that inspirational too
I would also like to know if Richard has start up funding for people with dyslexia?
What an awesome thing that would be.
As some say in NZ Kia kaha (strength to your arm)
"It's Richard Branson !"
Interesting and and entertaining. It has the signature Richard Branson style, lots of stories, and some helpful advices for entrepreneurs.
It is rather short. The longest chapter is less than 6 minutes. Yes, it is very concise, but personally, I would like the book to further elaborate on some ideas. Anyways, a good book, and I specially like to hear it from Branson himself.
Teaches about business, listening and leading. i recommend this book for all business leaders and budding entrepreneurs.
"A great listen"
Great to hear it from the man himself , some of his stories are brilliant , well worth a listen.
"Helped me understand me"
His personal stories from childhood that showed that business is no different from what we do as children to what we achieve as adults
His quote from Gandhi was a nice way to set the tone "Live today like it was your last, learn as if you could live forever"
This was my first and i enjoyed it very much
It made me think, is all i could say, it also made me realise that we share the same issues and victories in business just in different scales.
It made me see i am following the Virgin way and i am happy for that
If you are starting out in business, listen to this, if you dont have time then remember one thing... always listen to others, its the key to opening your chosen door
"The Virgin Way "
You will miss 100% of the shots you do not take, so TAKE A SHOT!
inspiring that he overcome so many difficulties and still can achieve so much. Love it.
"Ok, but only really got to know about virgin products"
Compared to felix Dennis how to get rich which was brilliant, I felt Richard was not opening up. It seemed to be more about virgins products and I know know that virgin makes mates condoms and Virgin money is a rebranded northern rock but not much else.
"Another Great book"
Another great book by Ricky! There are a lot of similar things that you will find in like a virgin or losing my virginity. You will probably find this book and losing my virginity the most useful. Thanks, F.
"an excellent book for any entrepreneur"
I highly recommend this for any one who wants to start living a dream life. We will always have to benefit others in our business life so we might as well make it a thing we love to do.
"Inspirational! Just loved it!!"
I chose the rating because there was nothing to fault with this book. It was just pure inspiration and wonderful to find out about and amazing man. A great read!
"Screw it I'm also going to do it !"
Richard has always been my hero
Such an inspiration listen
Thank you R for giving me the reason to believe in my ability and follow my dream
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