Competitive Edge
55.2K views | +1 today
Follow
Competitive Edge
Creating your Unique Value Proposition to gain your Competitive Edge.
Curated by Marc Kneepkens
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Marc Kneepkens
Scoop.it!

Insight from a humble billionaires lunch table

Insight from a humble billionaires lunch table | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

I am not a Sir Richard Branson acolyte - lets get that one thing straight.

I am not.

But having spent some choice time with him this last May I can definitely say that I am a new fan. What I discovered was amazing, educating, inspiring and a source of deep reflection for myself.

To this end what I wanted to do was numerate a couple of things I learnt (for what they are worth) as I got to meet and spend a bit of time with a few extraordinary people on one of Sir Richard's islands. Read more: click image or title.

 

FREE Business Plan Template here: http://bit.l/1aKy7km

Growthink teaches how to FUND, build, grow, and sell a great business: http://bit.ly/2hn5ROb

“I have been receiving “Growing Your Empire” (Growthink) newsletter for about a year, and I appreciate the advice that you have been sharing on entrepreneurship - I have leveraged the information you’ve provided many times.”

Alex Stolyar

Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Some people look at business very differently. Compare Trump with Branson...??? Draw your own conclusions, the quote in the picture speaks for itself. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from Daily Magazine
Scoop.it!

Richard Branson: 'I don't believe that retirement should be the goal'

Richard Branson: 'I don't believe that retirement should be the goal' | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Since leaving school at age 16 to start his first business, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has overseen hundreds of companies and accumulated a fortune of approximately $5 billion. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

FREE Business Plan Template here: http://bit.l/1aKy7km


Via THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

"I've never thought [of] work as work and play as play; to me, it's all living and learning. The way I see it, life is all about striving and growing. I never want to have made it; I want to continue making it!" Richard Branson

more...
THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, September 12, 2016 12:34 AM

"Too many people live to retire and therefore cheat themselves out of an exciting existence."

Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from Inventions and innovations that change the world; Curiosity, knowledge, educational articles; learning opportunities...
Scoop.it!

Richard Branson Hints At Electric Car From Virgin - Gas 2

Richard Branson Hints At Electric Car From Virgin - Gas 2 | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

How much weight can you place on a few words spoken in an unguarded moment during an informal press interview? If the speaker is billionaire Richard Branson, the answer is, “Quite a lot.”

Branson was in Miami last week to watch his Virgin Racing team compete in the 5th round of the Formula E championship. He happened to be speaking with a reporter from Bloomberg News who asked him what racing in Formula E might lead to. Branson replied with this unscripted, off hand remark (via Bloomberg):

“We have teams of people working on electric cars. So you never know. You may find Virgin competing with the Tesla in the car business as we do in the space business. We will see what happens.”

It’s true that Branson’s Virgin Galactic company is working hard on commercial space flight, as is Elon Musk’s SpaceX corporation. He’s also big into renewable energy these days. It’s not unusual for billionaires to compete fiercely with each other as a way of measuring their power, influence and manhood. Perhaps the irrepressible Branson is miffed that Musk is enjoying so much success in the car business with Tesla and just wants to divert the media attention his way a little bit.

Anything is possible, but one thing is for sure. If Richard Branson wants to jump into the car business, he has the means to do so. He is no stranger to challenges such as being the first man to travel around the world in a helium balloon. If he says “Do it!”, it will be done.

For the present season, Formula E rules do not allow any variations in motors, batteries, inverters. gearboxes or cooling systems. But starting next year, development of motors, inverters and gearboxes will be allowed and the following year, improved batteries will be permitted. So Branson and Virgin Racing will need to have some very talented engineers to remain competitive with the rest of the field. Could those same engineers be put to work on building a passenger car or two?

What do you think?

By Steve Hanley


Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km

With Growthink on your side, you are in a win-win situation. They placed themselves in my situation and analyzed my business as if it were their own business. I could never recommend any firm but Growthink to provide business planning services at this level of quality. 
 Prem K. Kapani, CEO


Via Ecaterina-Adelina Cocora
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Mercedes just announced that it will compete with Tesla with #electriccars, now Branson. Are we getting a breakthrough?

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from Startup , Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Acquisitions
Scoop.it!

Serial Entrepreneurs Chart

Serial Entrepreneurs Chart | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Do most great entrepreneurs focus on one idea or pursue many? A quick look at billionaire entrepreneurs reveals that most of them are serial entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs are known for being able to focus on one thing to the point of making it a reality. Entrepreneurs are also known for their ability to recognize business opportunities when they come. These two qualities can be at odds with each other: focusing on one thing while looking around for more opportunities contradicts itself.

For many new entrepreneurs there is a real dilemma here. Should you start a lot of companies, or should you focus your whole life on one, like Zuckerberg?

To read the full article, click on the infograph chart. Click on the chart again to read the article.



Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km



Via Ivan Berlocher
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marc Kneepkens
Scoop.it!

Richard Branson wakes up at 5 a.m. every morning—here's his daily routine

Richard Branson wakes up at 5 a.m. every morning—here's his daily routine | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
The billionaire entrepreneur drinks 20 cups of tea a day.

How you start your morning can set the tone for the rest of the day. As entrepreneur Tim Ferriss, who has asked hundreds of ultra-successful people about their morning rituals, likes to say, "If you win the morning, you win the day."

Self-made billionaire Richard Branson's morning starts at 5:00 a.m. Here's what the rest of his day typically looks like. Read more: click image or title.

 

FREE Business Plan Template here: http://bit.l/1aKy7km

Growthink teaches how to FUND, build, grow, and sell a great business: http://bit.ly/2hn5ROb

“Rather than the typical client/vendor relationship I'm used to, Growthink has been more like a strategic partner and trusted advisor. Not only did they provide me with a dynamic business plan but they have given me invaluable advice and feedback along the way. They have exceeded my expectations in every way possible during this exciting but uncertain time of starting & ultimately growing my business.”

Jerry D. Erickson

President/CEO

FryBrid Cars

Marc Kneepkens's insight:

When reading this article, make sure to watch the little video clip with Richard telling you what he learned in tennis...

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from Family Office - Empowering Family Dynasties
Scoop.it!

Billionaire Richard Branson says a key to his success is a habit anyone can form

Billionaire Richard Branson says a key to his success is a habit anyone can form | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Self-made billionaire Richard Branson has a surprisingly simple productivity trick.

Between overseeing hundreds of companies, working out each morning, and even designing elaborate pranks, self-made billionaire and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson packs a lot into each day.

 

It turns out, the key to his productivity is a habit anyone can adopt:punctuality.

"If you want to be more productive, then start at the start: get there on time,"he wrote in a recent post on Virgin's website. "Whether it is a meeting, a flight, an appointment or a date, it's important to ensure you are there when you say you will be there. This may feel like an old-fashioned tip to give, but it has served me well for five decades in business." Read more: click image or title.

 

 

Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.l/1aKy7km


Via Enzo Calamo
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Totally agree. #Punctuality is about managing your time well. If you can't do that you'll never succeed as an #entrepreneur.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marc Kneepkens from Travel Startup Hub
Scoop.it!

Richard Branson's 5 Steps for Startup Success

Richard Branson's 5 Steps for Startup Success | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
The billionaire entrepreneur’s basic rules to get a business off to a strong start.

No matter where you start, or what products and services you provide, Virgin Group founder and CEO Richard Branson has five basic rules for any successful entrepreneur:

Related: I Admit It. I Have No Idea What I'm Doing. (And That's a Good Thing.)

  1. Be financially savvy. As you raise capital, think about what you really need. While a swank office can be nice, the money could be better spent on new hires or technology.
  2. Choose a dynamic name. Convey what you're selling and help customers keep you at the top of their minds.
  3. Sell memorable merchandise. Be a source for products that are unique and that won’t be replicated elsewhere. Put your stamp on everything you do. 
  4. Make waves. Learn your industry inside-out and find ways to set yourself apart from the competition.
  5. Follow through. Keep in touch with you customers and build lasting relationships with them through attentive, personalized service.




Get your Free Business Plan Template here: http://bit.ly/1aKy7km




Via Luis Costa
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Good advice from a master in business.

more...
No comment yet.