Like a Virgin

Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School

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Author: Richard Branson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1591845688

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 343

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The Virgin Group entrepreneur offers advice, shares his experiences, and discusses business insights collected from his syndicated "New York Times" column.

Like a Virgin: Secrets they won’t teach you at business school

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Author: Richard Branson,Virgin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 8892516116

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Looking for advice on setting up your own company, improving your career prospects, or developing your leadership skills? Why not ask Richard Branson? In Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You in Business School, Richard distils and shares the wisdom and experience that have made him one of the world's most recognised and respected entrepreneurs. From his 'Top 5 secrets of Business Success', to hard hitting discussions about the global financial crisis, this book brings together his best advice on all things business. It's business school, the Branson way. Review "A compelling and easy read that backs up its tips with case studies and autobiographical snippets" New Business Review --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. About the Author: Sir Richard Branson is an international entrepreneur, adventurer, icon, and the founder of the Virgin Group. His autobiography, Losing My Virginity, and his books on business, Screw It, Let's Do It and Business Stripped Bare, are all international bestsellers. He is also the author of Reach for the Skies and most recently, Screw Business As Usual.

Like a Virgin

Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School

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Author: Richard Branson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753519925

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 3773

Looking for advice on setting up your own company, improving your career prospects, or developing your leadership skills? Why not ask Richard Branson? In Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You in Business School, Richard distils and shares the wisdom and experience that have made him one of the world's most recognised and respected entrepreneurs. From his 'Top 5 secrets of Business Success', to hard hitting discussions about the global financial crisis, this book brings together his best advice on all things business. It's business school, the Branson way.

Screw Business As Usual

Turning Capitalism Into a Force for Good

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Author: Richard Branson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143130544

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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-A book written by Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin (mobile, air, etc) about changing the rules of business as an entrepreneur---

Reach for the Skies

Ballooning, Birdmen, and Blasting into Space

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Author: Richard Branson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101514213

Category: Transportation

Page: 352

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One of the world's most famous business leaders (and a well-known avian fanatic) explores the pioneers of flight. Bestselling author and billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has always been obsessed with the skies. To promote a new Virgin Airlines route, he became the first man to water ski behind a blimp. His Virgin Galactic venture will soon offer ordinary people the opportunity to experience spaceflight aboard the first commercial spaceliner, SpaceShipTwo. In Reach for the Skies, Branson examines the history of aviation over the last two hundred years, putting the spotlight on trailblazers such as: *Tony Jannus, who made the first ever commercial flight over Tampa Bay, Florida, in 1914. *Leo Valentin, the "bird man" who jumped from 9,000 feet wearing a pair of wooden wings in the 1950s. *Steve Fossett, who broke 130 world records in planes, balloons, and airships. The pioneers of flight-not just the world-famous Wright Brothers, but also lesser known visionaries and dreamers-made it possible for any of us with the desire and the commitment to reach for the skies ourselves.

The Virgin Way

If It's Not Fun, It's Not Worth Doing

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Author: Richard Branson

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

ISBN: 1591847982

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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This is a book on leadership from someone who has never read a book on leadership in his life. While building the Virgin Group over the course of forty years, Richard Branson has never shied away from tackling seemingly outlandish challenges that others (including his own colleagues on many occasions) considered sheer lunacy. He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters like Coca-Cola and lost. Now Branson gives an inside look at his strikingly different, swashbuckling style of leadership. Learn how fun, family, passion, and the dying art of listening are key components to what his extended family of employees around the world has always dubbed (with a wink) "the Virgin Way." This unique perspective comes from a man who dropped out of school at sixteen, suffers from dyslexia, and has never worked for anyone but himself. He may be famous for thinking outside the box--an expression he despises--but Branson asserts that "you'll never have to think outside the box if you refuse to let anyone build one around you."

Screw It, Let's Do It

Lessons In Life

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Author: Sir Richard Branson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753547457

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Throughout my life I have achieved many remarkable things. In Screw It, Let's Do It, I will share with you my ideas and the secrets of my success, but not simply because I hope they'll help you achieve your individual goals. Today we are increasingly aware of the effects of our actions on the environment, and I strongly believe that we each have a responsibility, as individuals and organisations, to do no harm. I will draw on Gaia Capitalism to explain why we need to take stock of how we may be damaging the environment, and why it is up to big companies like Virgin to lead the way in a more holistic approach to business. In Screw It, Let's Do It I'll be looking forwards to the future. A lot has changed since I founded Virgin in 1968, and I'll explain how I intend to take my business and my ideas to the next level and the new and exciting areas - such as launching Virgin Fuels - into which Virgin is currently moving. But I have also brought together all the important lessons, good advice and inspirational adages that have helped me along the road to success. Ironically, I have never been one to do things by the book, but I have been inspired and influenced by many remarkable people. I hope that you too might find a little inspiration between these pages.

Losing My Virginity

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Author: Richard Branson

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1742755887

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

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Sir Richard Branson's amazing memoir is now updated to include the effect on the Virgin Group of 11 September, his views on the war in Iraq, the rise of Virgin Blue and the flotation of Virgin Mobile. Discover how Virgin is moving into the US domestic flight market and why he set up the charitable body "Virgin Unite". As ever, his thirst for challenge is unquenched. Sir Richard reveals the thrills of the world record attempt with the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer and taking Virgin to the final frontier as Virgin Galactic are poised for a new era of commercial space travel. Compelling. Brilliant. Revealing. Funny. Inspirational. Extraordinary.Revealing Sir Richard's unique story, his personal philosophy on life, the Virgin brand and business Losing My Virginity is an autobiography without equal.

Richard Branson

Top 13 Secrets to Success in Life & Business; a Virgin Entrepreneur

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Author: Entrepreneurship Facts

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537650074

Category:

Page: 90

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SPECIAL DEAL!!! Buy the paperback version of the book NOW to receive the kindle version ($2.99) for FREE! Richard Charles Nicholas Branson was born on July 18, 1950 in Surrey, England. Toiled during his school years and dropped out at the young age of 16. This turn of events actually led to the origin of Virgin Records. Began in the industry of music, Branson's initiatives and enterprises spread into many different industries, leading to Branson's status as a billionaire. His original Virgin Group currently has over 200 different companies, including a space touring company, Virgin Galactic. Branson is well-known for his adventurous spirit, such as flying in a hot air balloon across the Atlantic Ocean. This book examines some of Richard Branson's famous quotes and analyze the meaning and significance of each. Along with each quote is the real life story of how Richard Branson himself implements those same principles effectively in his life and business These quotes will focus on a variety of topics such as: Quote # 1 - On Pitching Your Business Quote # 2 - On Punctuality Quote # 4 _ On Being Decisive Quote # 5 - On Communication Quote # 6 - On Fear Quote # 7 - On Social Media Quote # 8 - On Missed Opportunities Quote # 9 - On Finding Opportunities Quote # 10 - On Being Organized Quote # 11 On Taking Action Quote #12 - On Treating Employees Quote # 13 - One Taking Risks If you are into entrepreneurship and is a Branson's fan, then you cannot miss out on this amazing book.

Tesla

Inventor of the Electrical Age

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Author: W. Bernard Carlson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400846552

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 520

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Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and contributed to the development of radio and television. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla was one of America's first celebrity scientists, enjoying the company of New York high society and dazzling the likes of Mark Twain with his electrical demonstrations. An astute self-promoter and gifted showman, he cultivated a public image of the eccentric genius. Even at the end of his life when he was living in poverty, Tesla still attracted reporters to his annual birthday interview, regaling them with claims that he had invented a particle-beam weapon capable of bringing down enemy aircraft. Plenty of biographies glamorize Tesla and his eccentricities, but until now none has carefully examined what, how, and why he invented. In this groundbreaking book, W. Bernard Carlson demystifies the legendary inventor, placing him within the cultural and technological context of his time, and focusing on his inventions themselves as well as the creation and maintenance of his celebrity. Drawing on original documents from Tesla's private and public life, Carlson shows how he was an "idealist" inventor who sought the perfect experimental realization of a great idea or principle, and who skillfully sold his inventions to the public through mythmaking and illusion. This major biography sheds new light on Tesla's visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind his most important technological breakthroughs.

You Gotta Have Balls

How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire

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Author: Brandon Steiner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118330358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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A Brooklyn kid hustles his way to the top of a sports marketing and memorabilia empire Brandon Steiner went from a kid who sat in the nosebleed seats at Yankee and Shea Stadiums to CEO of Steiner Sports Marketing Inc., one of the largest sports marketing and memorabilia companies in the United States, with an inventory of more than 10,000 collectibles. You Gotta Have Balls details Steiner's multiple entrepreneurial adventures, where he has both learned and taught others his fair share of "rules." Along the way, he developed some of the most innovative approaches to business—methods that many of today's companies would be wise to observe and employ themselves. You Gotta Have Balls follows Steiner on his pathway to success by demonstrating the business philosophies that allowed him to become the powerful magnate that he is. These ideals include: First to market is everything Ask "What Else?" when working with clients to enhance relationships and elicit more business Don't expand just for the sake of expanding; do it in areas and industries where your passion lies How to train employees while they're in the minor leagues to prepare them for the majors Learn to clearly identify ways to help others rather than sell to them, to align employees and partners with their strengths, and to discover a path where you're most likely to succeed.

Hell Week

Seven Days to Be Your Best Self

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Author: Erik Bertrand Larssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147678339X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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From world-renowned mental trainer Erik Bertrand Larssen, whose clients include Olympic athletes and Fortune 500 CEOs, Hell Week is a military-inspired yet accessible guide to making the critical changes necessary for long-term professional and personal success and overall lifestyle improvements. Norway native Erik Bertrand Larssen is many things: a veteran paratrooper who served in Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Afghanistan; a successful entrepreneur; and a critically acclaimed performance consultant. He has helped catapult the success of countless high-achievers, including Microsoft, Boston Consulting Group, and Statoil ASA executives and Olympic medalist Martin Johnsrud Sundby and top golfer Suzann Pettersen. His life-altering and revered method improves performance by getting people to push themselves past the brink of self-imposed limitations. Central to his technique is the commitment to live and experience just one week as your best self. It’s this week, Larssen says, that will be the catalyst to making the most of the rest of your life. Offering accessible tools and pragmatic, inspirational advice including how to incorporate exercise into your daily routine, Larssen’s game-changing Hell Week shows you how to apply his principles to everyday life, leading to lasting improvement, personal and professional success, and most importantly, a new way of living to a higher standard. Hell Week will resonate with and inspire you to be the best you can be and make everlasting positive changes in all aspects of your life.

The Entrepreneurial Instinct: How Everyone Has the Innate Ability to Start a Successful Small Business

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Author: Monica Mehta

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071797432

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Unlock your innate entrepreneurial talents, take rewarding risks, and launch and run a successful business The Entrepreneurial Instinct explains that entrepreneurial success is not the result of education, IQ, access to capital, or even an earth-shattering business plan. Instead, it comes from the instincts that enable entrepreneurs to take risks for gain and utilize adaptable action-oriented business planning. The Entrepreneurial Instinct shows you how to tap into your innate abilities to become a financially successful entrepreneur. Monica Mehta is a Managing Principal at Seventh Capital, a New York-based investment firm where she is actively involved with the day-to-day operations of portfolio companies.

The Virgin Way

How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead

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Author: Richard Branson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753519887

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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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 âe" from politicians, business leaders, explorers, scientists and philanthropists âe" Richard reflects on the qualities he feels are essential for success in todayâe(tm)s world. This is not a conventional book on leadership. There are no rules âe" 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 youâe(tm)re at the beginning of your career, or head of a Fortune 500 company âe" this is your guide to being your own CEO (Chief Enabling Officer) and becoming a true leader âe" not just a boss.

Motivational Management

Inspiring Your People for Maximum Performance

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Author: Alexander Hiam

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 9780814426821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

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Managers have a tough job. By definition, they must accomplishtheir goals and do their work through the work of others. The oldsaying that OCyOCyIf you want something done right, do it yourselfOCOOCO hasa ring of truth to it, because it is usually harder to get employees todo a challenging job well than to do it yourself. Yet managers mustlet go of their own urge to just step in and make things right, andthey must instead nurture the necessary competencies and commitmentin their employees.Achieving difficult goals through the work of others is of coursean age-old challenge. Whoever built the pyramids must have wrestledwith it. But in some ways, the challenge is a new one for ustoday. As weOCOll explore in Chapter 1, managers now face challengesthat need a lot more effort, creative problem-solving, and willingnessto change than did the previous generation of managers. As Ivisit workplaces and speak to audiences of managers and executives, I hear a common set of frustrations and desires having to dowith the need to achieve tough and variable goals in a tough andvariable world. To be better and quicker and smarter as an organizationrequires us to be better and quicker and smarter as individuals.That means everyone, not just the managers. How do weachieve that goal?"

How to Win at the Sport of Business

If I Can Do It, You Can Do It

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Author: Mark Cuban

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 0983988536

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 67

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Mark Cuban shares his wealth of experience and business savvy in his first published book, HOW TO WIN AT THE SPORT OF BUSINESS. "It's New Year's resolution time, and Mark Cuban's new book offers the rationale for a good one." —BUSINESS INSIDER Using the greatest material from his popular Blog Maverick, Cuban has collected and updated his postings on business and life to provide a catalog of insider knowledge on what it takes to become a thriving entrepreneur. He tells his own rags-to-riches story of how he went from selling powdered milk and sleeping on friends' couches to owning his own company and becoming a multi-billion dollar success story. His unconventional yet highly effective ideas on how to build a successful business offer entrepreneurs at any stage of their careers a huge edge over their competitors. "In short, [HOW TO WIN AT THE SPORT OF BUSINESS] exceeded...expectations. Short chapters...got right to the point and were not filled with 'stuffing'." —HUFFINGTON POST

Running & Walking For Women Over 40

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Author: Kathrine Switzer

Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1626812233

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 196

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A fun, easy, and economical route to fitness and health” “This book will give women everywhere the guidance they need” (Grete Waitz, 9-time winner of the New York City Marathon). Women’s fitness pioneer Kathrine Switzer has been on her feet for 53 years. She knows how running or walking is the fastest, easiest, and least expensive road to fitness for women of any age. For women over forty in particular, it’s vital to fit an exercise regimen into their busy lives, and ensure they can stay active and healthy for many years to come. No matter how inexperienced or old you are, Switzer will guide and ease you into a new exercise schedule, making the time you give yourself the best part of your day—and your future life. Recommendations for shoes, clothing, injury prevention, nutrition, motivation and finding the time in your life will keep you exercising safely and comfortably. For women over forty, Kathrine Switzer’s expert running and walking programs are specifically designed for you, enabling you to keep healthy and enjoy life to the fullest for decades to come. “For many over-forty women, this book will be a passport to the best years of their lives.” —Joan Benoit Samuelson, Olympic Gold Medalist and US marathon record holder

Virgin Rebel: Richard Branson In His Own Words

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Author: Danielle McLimore

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 1572847255

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Richard Branson, who has been called "England's most outrageous billionaire," is also one of the world's most successful business leaders. Since the age of 16, when he founded Student magazine, Branson has been creating companies and finding innovative ways to grow them into the prodigious conglomerate known as the Virgin Group. At the age of 20, Branson founded a mail-order record retailer. Two years later he built a recording studio where the first artist signed to his Virgin label, Mike Oldfield, recorded the haunting soundtrack to The Exorcist. Decades later, industries as varied as entertainment (Virgin Music), retail (Virgin Megastores), transportation (Virgin Airlines), and telecommunications (Virgin Mobile) all bear Branson's business moniker. For the first time, the most thought-provoking, revealing, and inspiring quotes from Branson are compiled in a single book. Virgin Rebel: Richard Branson in His Own Words is a comprehensive guidebook to the inner workings of the Virgin Group chairman and founder. Hundreds of Branson's best quotes, comprising thoughts on business, music, entrepreneurship, politics, exploration, and life lessons, provide an intimate and direct look into the mind of this modern business icon.