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Publisher's Summary

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

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Inspired

Practical, honest and open account of what works, what hasn’t worked, pitfalls to be aware of and how to inspire - back yourself and listen intently.

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  • Rob
  • 16-03-2017

useful insights

A good book which has given me some interesting points to think about and implement. Some things are so glaringly obvious ... Richard has a simple way of highlighting in this book

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Great Read!

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

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Dyslexia

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)

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  • CarolinaUS123
  • 14-06-2016

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.

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  • Mosuro
  • 28-02-2016

Great read

Teaches about business, listening and leading. i recommend this book for all business leaders and budding entrepreneurs.

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  • Cliente de Amazon
  • 07-10-2017

The most amuzing and didactical anecdotics

Richard does excellent narrating this book, his anecdotes are not just amuzinga but didactical too would read it again

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  • Charlie Gillespie
  • 03-09-2017

Brilliant.

A great short book you can tackle in a day. Some great advice for someone looking to become a better leader like myself. Ricky's stories always impress me as well, the man is a true visionary.

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  • Helen Stowell
  • 10-03-2017

Fascinating summary of life from the top

A fascinating perspective from one of our finest entrepreneurs about the management style and philosophy 'the virgin way' that he has tried to instil in all his disparate companies. Highly recommended for those who want to understand how enlightened leaders actually manage their people.

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  • Goldfish UK
  • 01-01-2017

Inspiring and Brilliant

A short audiobook of less than 3 hours which says much more than some mediocre 10+ hour business books I've read recently.
Feel very inspired and energised.

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  • Kieran
  • 28-10-2016

A great insightful read

Every time I read one of Richard's books I'm always left feeling inspired and this book was no different.

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  • Nathy
  • 19-10-2016

A great listen

Great to hear it from the man himself , some of his stories are brilliant , well worth a listen.

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  • @misterbobbyp
  • 09-10-2016

Helped me understand me

What did you like most about The Virgin Way?

His personal stories from childhood that showed that business is no different from what we do as children to what we achieve as adults

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Virgin Way?

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"

Have you listened to any of Richard Branson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This was my first and i enjoyed it very much

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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

Any additional comments?

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

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  • Midnight
  • 08-08-2016

The Virgin Way

You will miss 100% of the shots you do not take, so TAKE A SHOT!

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  • karen
  • 02-06-2016

awesome

inspiring that he overcome so many difficulties and still can achieve so much. Love it.

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  • Anthony R
  • 17-05-2016

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.