19 Tips for Success from @RichardBranson - @MelissahStanger | Business change | Scoop.it

Richard Branson founded Virgin in 1970 at the age of 20, and he hasn’t looked back. He’s the only entrepreneur to have built eight separate billion-dollar companies in eight different industries — and he did it all without a degree in business. We’ve compiled 19 of the best tips from his new book — 'Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School': http://amzn.to/S4xLsm





1. Don't do it if you don't enjoy it;

2. Be visible;

3. Choose your name wisely;

4. You can't run a business without taking risks;

5. You can't run a business without taking risks;

6. The first impression is everything. So is the second;

7. Perfection is unattainable;

8. The customer is always right, most of the time;

9. Define your brand;

10. Explore uncharted territory;

11. Beware the "us vs. them" environment;

12. Build a corporate comfort zone.

13. Not everyone is suited to be CEO;

14. Seek a second opinion. Seek a third;

15. Cut ties without burning bridges;

16. Pick up the phone;

17. Change shouldn't be feared, but it should be managed;

18. When it comes to making mistakes, bounce back, don’t fall down;

19. Be a leader, not a boss.


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