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Top 50 Richard Branson quotes on employees, staff, and leadership

Richard Branson Quotes on employees, staff, and leadership. Richard Branson is a business magnate, investor, adventurer, and philanthropist.

British business magnate and entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson is the founder and chairman of Virginia Group and one of the richest people out there.

Here are the top 80 Richard Branson quotes and sayings that reveal his thoughts and views regarding life, business, leadership, success.

Richard Branson quotes on leadership and employees

“Your company should act as a springboard for ambitious employees, not a set of shackles.” – Richard Branson


“Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress.” – Richard Branson

Richard Branson quotes
Richard Branson quotes

“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” – Richard Branson


“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson

Richard Branson quotes
Richard Branson quotes

“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.” – Richard Branson


“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

Richard Branson quotes
Richard Branson quotes

“A business is simply an idea to make other people’s lives better.” -Richard Branson


“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Richard Branson

Richard Branson quotes

“Building a business is not rocket science, it’s about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity.” – Richard Branson


“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!” – Richard Branson

Richard Branson quotes

“Learn from failure. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club!” – Richard Branson


“Whatever your goal is you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly.” – Richard Branson

Richard Branson quotes

“Entrepreneurship isn’t just a label – it’s a lifestyle.” – Richard Branson


“Listen. Take the best. Leave the rest.” – Richard Branson


“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson

Richard Branson Quotes

“There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.” – Richard Branson


“If your dreams don’t scare you they are too small.” – Richard Branson


“Take a chance. It’s the best way to test yourself. Have fun and push your boundaries.” – Richard Branson

Richard Branson quotes

“My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel.” – Richard Branson


“The best way of learning about anything is by doing.” – Richard Branson


“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” Richard Branson

Richard Branson quotes

“Happiness is the secret ingredient for successful businesses. If you have a happy company it will be invincible.” – Richard Branson


“I have always believed that the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers and that people flourish when they are praised.” – Richard Branson


“Whatever business you are in, every company can shoot for the start in their own way.” – Richard Branson


“The one person who can make your business succeed is not an investor or even a mentor, it is you.” – Richard Branson


“When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly is hard to do.” – Richard Branson


“An entrepreneur is an innovator, a job creator, a game-changer, a business leader, a disruptor, an adventurer.” – Richard Branson


“If you don’t have time for the small things, you won’t have time for the big things.” – Richard Branson


“The lesson that I have learned and follow all my life is that we should try and try and try again – but never give up!.” – Richard Branson


“Communication: the thing humans forgot when we invented words.” – Richard Branson


“Hard-won things are more valuable than those that come too easily.” – Richard Branson


“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Richard Branson

“My family brought me up to always look for the best in other people. I love people. Love spending time with people. I love learning from people.” – Richard Branson


“If you don’t succeed at first, there’s no need for the F word (Failure). Pick yourself up and try, try again.” – Richard Branson


“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and falling over.” Richard Branson


“Do good, have fun and the money will come.” – Richard Branson


“Entrepreneurship is a great leveler, The wonderful thing is that money is not the sole currency when it comes to starting a business; drive, determination, passion and hard work are all free and more valuable than a pot of cash.” – Richard Branson


“I’m inquisitive, and love a new challenge.” – Richard Branson


“Entrepreneurial business favors the open mind. It favors people whose optimism drives them to prepare for many possible futures, pretty much purely for the joy of doing so.” – Richard Branson


“How slim the line is between genius and insanity and between determination and stubbornness.” – Richard Branson


“If you spot an opportunity and are really excited by it, throw yourself into it with everything you’ve got.” – Richard Branson


“To be successful you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running.” – Richard Branson


“Don’t become a slave to technology – manage your phone, don’t let it manage you.” – Richard Branson


“Learn from failure. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club.” – Richard Branson


“Engage your emotions at work. Your instincts and emotions are there to help you.” – Richard Branson


“When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly is hard to do.” – Richard Branson


“You’ve got to take risks if you’re going to succeed. I would much rather ask forgiveness than permission.” – Richard Branson


“Communication: the thing humans forgot when we invented words.” – Richard Branson


“If you’re hurt, lick your wound and get up again. If you’ve given it your absolute best, it’s time to move forward.” – Richard Branson


“Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital so that you can do more of it and move forward with it.” – Richard Branson


“Please be polite. Nothing in life should erode the habit of saying thank you to people or praising them.” – Richard Branson


“Chance favors the prepared mind. The more you practice, luckier you become.” – Richard Branson


” Find the right people to work with and you can’t go wrong.” – Richard Branson


“Life is a hell of a lot more fun if you say yes rather than no.” – Richard Branson


“Remember it’s OK to be yourself.” – Richard Branson


“Education doesn’t just take place in stuffy classrooms and university buildings, it can happen everywhere, every day to every person.” – Richard Branson


“If you want swashbuckling action in your life, become an entrepreneur and give it a go.” – Richard Branson


“Once a changemaker, always a changemaker but only a few swim against the tide.” – Richard Branson


“Through the right people focusing on the right things, we can, in time, get on top of a lot if not most of the problems of this world. And that’s what a number of us are trying to do.” – Richard Branson


“Life is a series of ups and clowns. Make it worth your wild!” – Richard Branson


“Fortunately we’re not a public company – we’re a private group of companies, and I can do what I want.” – Richard Branson


“Don’t think what’s the cheapest way to do it or what’s the fastest way to do it…think ‘what’s the most amazing way to do it’ – Richard Branson


“To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.” – Richard Branson


“The best advice I could give anyone is to spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life.” – Richard Branson


“My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.” – Richard Branson


“My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.” – Richard Branson


“The balloons only have one life and the only way of finding out whether they work is to attempt to fly around the world.” – Richard Branson


“There’s nothing like the endorphins from being fit, and the incredible endorphin rush that goes with that.” – Richard Branson


“You never know with these things when you’re trying something new what can happen. This is all experimental.” – Richard Branson


“Material things are delightful, but they’re not important.” – Richard Branson


“I think it’s quite great to set yourself a big challenge, and then you’ve got another reason for keeping fit.” – Richard Branson


“Fun is one of the most important and underrated ingredients in any successful venture.” – Richard Branson


“My mother was determined to make us independent.” – Richard Branson


“The art of delegation is one of the key skills any entrepreneur must master.” – Richard Branson


“I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn’t really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.” – Richard Branson


“My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.” – Richard Branson


“Through the right people focusing on the right things, we can, in time, get on top of a lot if not most of the problems of this world. And that’s what a number of us are trying to do.” – Richard Branson


“Well, I think that there’s a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you’re likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line.” – Richard Branson


“Nobody’s ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there’s some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway.” – Richard Branson


“The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically guarantee hit records.” – Richard Branson


“For a successful entrepreneur, it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.” – Richard Branson


“Capitalism – which in its purest form is entrepreneurism even among the poorest of the poor – does work; but those who make money from it should put it back into society, not just sit on it as if they are hatching eggs.” – Richard Branson

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