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Why Personal Passions and 'Side Projects' Are So Important for Entrepreneurs

Richard Branson loves to kite-ski. David Heinemeier Hansson is a race-car driver

Entrepreneurship can be an insular experience. Founders find so many disparate elements of their companies competing for their time that they can't respond adequately to all of them, let alone make time for projects, personal or professional.Yet this attitude can ultimately be unhealthy, and lead ...

by Firas Kittaneh  | May 26, 2018 06:00:00
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What 5 of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs Would Do If They Lost Everything

Do you ever think about starting from scratch?

We often think about our goals and aspirations. But what would you do if, after you achieved all the success you hope for, you lost it all and had to start from scratch?It’s a question that can be a little scary to ...

by Nina Zipkin  | April 17, 2018 02:00:00
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Richard Branson on the Importance of Taking Meaningful Risks

According to the billionaire, it is important to ask yourself, 'What can I do to make a real difference?'

Richard Branson is known as an adventurer, a billionaire and a prolific entrepreneur with an ever-expanding brand, Virgin. But as he explores in his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, entrepreneurship is about much more than money.We take a lot of calculated risk, ...

by Jason Feifer  | October 29, 2017 08:00:00
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Billionaire Richard Branson Credits To-Do Lists as a Key to His Success

The Virgin founder recently published a 1972 to-do list from his old diary

What’s been the simple secret to billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson’s success? To-do lists.That’s right, success might just be a pen and paper away. However, it won’t happen overnight. In a recent blog post, the Virgin Group founder shared a page from an old diary: a ...

by Rose Leadem  | July 13, 2017 06:00:00
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The Awesome Advice We Learned From Richard Branson's Former Assistant

Penni Pike discusses the qualities that made the adventurous British entrepreneur a great leader (and that time she jumped out of a helicopter)

Most people don't go in for a routine day of work expecting to fly in a hot air balloon. But most people don't work directly with Richard Branson.For 31 years, Penni Pike, of Hampshire, England, worked as the personal assistant to the ...

by Stephen J. Bronner  | February 09, 2017 06:00:00
Startup Tips

From Steven Spielberg to Richard Branson, Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets

On the first episode of Entrepreneur TV, celebrities like Steven Spielberg, Tony Robbins, Richard Branson and Kevin Hart share their success stories

Entrepreneur TV focuses on entrepreneurs, startups and stars who have created their own products or launched their own businesses. You'll learn success secrets from celebrities, productivity hacks from billionaires and more. On the first episode of Entrepreneur TV, you'll learn from successful stars like Steven ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | February 05, 2017 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Richard Branson's Top Book Recommendations From 2016

Here are the billionaire founder's top five books from the past year

It’s the holidays, which means it’s time to relax and unwind. To Richard Branson, that means sitting down with a favorite book or magazine, a cup of tea and a notebook.Related: Richard Branson: To Be Successful, Take the StairsAside from a dose of ...

by Rose Leadem  | December 30, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Why every budding entrepreneur needs a full-time job first

Serial entrep Richard Branson says it's important to use your full-time job as a jump off for doing biz

Being and becoming an entrepreneur is no easy task. And for many, leaving a 9-to-5 job to pursue entrepreneurship full time isn’t an option. A job provides stability and steady cash flow – without these things, most of us can’t support ourselves. And according to Richard Branson, it provides ...

by Rose Leadem  | November 01, 2016 12:00:00
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The most powerful advice entrepreneurs ignore

Ego and pride prevents entrepreneurs from reaching out for help.

Study any successful entrepreneur and nearly every single one will point to a mentor as the key ingredient to their success.Getting a mentor is arguably the most powerful piece of advice any budding entrepreneur can receive when embarking on a career in ...

by Graham Young  | June 21, 2016 10:00:00
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4 ways Richard Branson does social media better than you

If the multibillionaire can exude authenticity, then so can you.

When asked to name some of the most successful entrepreneurs on social media, many lists rank Richard Branson near the top. With more than seven million Twitter followers, nine million followers on LinkedIn and nearly three million Facebook likes, Branson joins Mark ...

by Diana Mitchell  | June 15, 2016 03:00:00
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Richard Branson: ‘Screw it just do it’

The maverick entrepreneur, innovator, and founder of Virgin Group shares this nugget of wisdom and more at the 1st ANC Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum.

Only in the country for the second time and on a 15-hour layover, English Sir Richard Branson wowed an audience of nearly 800, mostly well-known business personalities, at the ABS-CBN News Channel’s (ANC) first “Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum” held Wednesday, May ...

by Lynda C. Corpuz  | May 26, 2016 05:00:00
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What these 5 famous leaders learned from their mothers

From Richard Branson to Mark Zuckerberg, they have their mothers to thank for their character.

As Mother’s Day ends, we would like to take this opportunity to give a big ole fist bump to the mothers of some of the greatest leaders and learn about how they lived by example.  After all, it was Abe Lincoln who ...

by Carolyn Sun  | May 10, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

What's behind a 10-year overnight success?

These companies were built over many years by people who put their blood, sweat, and tears into them 18 hours a day, 7 days a week.

It happens all the time. A company comes out of seemingly nowhere to capture our attention. Companies like Facebook, Pandora, Uber, Walmart, Snapchat, Airbnb, Virgin, and SpaceX go huge, and everyone is dazzled by their rise. People cannot believe their "overnight" success.Related: 8 great ...

by Bobby Campbell  | March 28, 2016 10:00:00