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Finding my virginity

Written by Eric Johansson on Tuesday, 14 August 2018. Posted in Reviews

Richard Branson’s new autobiography is packed with nuggets for budding entrepreneurs

Finding my virginity

Richard Branson needs no introduction. Ever since he first shot to fame and glory in the 1970s, the founder of the Virgin Group has been one of entrepreneurial Britain’s big movers and shakers. And in this sequel to his first autobiography Losing My Virginity he offers a rare insight into where he gets his ideas from.

A lot of it stems from his willingness to leap on opportunities when faith presents them to him. Whether that means taking the time to talk with an old friend he met running in Central Park or listening to a CFO excitedly scribbling down the idea of the airline Virgin Blue on a beer mat, Branson continuously shows how taking the time for other people has seen him grow his riches.

Budding entrepreneurs can also learn a thing or two from Branson’s optimism and faith in a better tomorrow. Not only has this motivated the direction of his businesses but also seen him try to prevent the war in Iraq and, when that failed, to set up The Elders, the group of influential world leaders working together for peace.

His attitude also stands in stark contrast to that of Donald Trump. In the book, Branson describes how he met the then-future president and his disappointment when he learned how vindictive and petty Trump was.

Finding My Virginity is packed with important lessons for budding entrepreneurs. A must read.

Virgin Books,

£9.99,

Out now

About the Author

Eric Johansson

As acting web editor and resident Viking, Johansson ensures EB is filled with engaging and eclectic entrepreneurial stories. While one of our most prolific tech writers, he has sharpened his editorial teeth by writing about entertainment and fitness. Follow him on Twitter at @EricJohanssonLJ to catch up with his stream of consciousness.

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