Recent and archived articles by Richard Branson
All work and no play, makes you a tired and maybe jaded entrepreneur. Learn to prioritise what you are most passionate about and pencil down-time into your schedule. Remember, it’s important to stop and smell the roses too.
To succeed in new markets, you need international know-how that aligns with the core common purpose that distinguishes your company from the rest.
For the US post-election, much work is ahead on improving gender balance and drug policy reforms.
Start them young and encourage them to work towards life goals rather than paper achievements.
Failure is an inevitable and perhaps essential part of entrepreneurship. Even very successful people have had their share of failed ventures. The key thing is to learn when you’ve fallen, and that’s how you move on to success.
Education isn’t the only path to success for young people — entrepreneurship is an equally viable alternative. If you have the passion and disposition for it, then it’s time to get started and make your dream come true.
While some criticism of your business idea may be constructive, some are just destructive. Surround yourself with people who believe in you. But remember: ultimately, the one person who needs to wholeheartedly believe in your idea is you.
To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be highly motivated. Starting a company requires you to give everything you’ve got every day. Fortunately, this quality is not just an innate thing, but a skill you can learn.
Many entrepreneurs work for other people before they launch their own business. That’s normal, but make sure you choose the right employer in an industry that interests you and where the work culture offers freedom and responsibility.
Age is not important in entrepreneurship. What’s more important is the enthusiasm and motivation to go out there, learn and make a go of it. And if it’s an area where work feels like play, you’re likely to be on the right track.