Richard Branson

Richard Branson's Secret to Being More Productive, In 2 Words

Peak performance starts with committing to these two words.<p>When it comes to inspiring entrepreneurs and business owners, Richard Branson is at the top of most lists.<p>After all, he's a billionaire who has started over 400 companies and is easily in the running for the busiest individual in the world …

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Gong PR consultancy goes global

Business partnership: Trajan Scientific & Medical chief executive Stephen Tomisich with LBPR founder and managing director Lisa Burling.<p>Local Business<p>…

Princess Diana's Brother Reveals the Private Side of His "Incredibly Brave" Sister

This article originally appeared on People. For more stories like this, visit people.com.<p><i>Twenty years after her death, Princess Diana’s brother Charles Spencer and her close friends share personal memories of the beloved royal.</i><p>When Diana Spencer captured the world stage at just 19 years old, she …

Royal Family

8 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Before 8 a.m.

Developing a successful morning routine is essential.<p>Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz planning to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years. Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many …

Howard Schultz

Richard Branson Says Collaboration is The Key to Success. The Top 10 Collaboration Quotes He Finds Most Inspiring.

Richard Branson and other famed leaders built their success with a collaborative approach. Let Branson's favorite quotes on the topic inspire you to do the same.<p>It's lonely at the top, or at least it used to be. Traditional leadership models were built on hierarchies and managing from the top down. …

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Your flight times could be cut in half thanks to NASA's supersonic tech

NASA is working to bring supersonic speeds to commercial flights in the United States, which could cut travel times in half. The key? Keeping the noise down.<p>The agency has a design for a new supersonic jet meant to reduce the effects of sonic booms to a much less noticeable "quiet thump." It hopes …

Aerospace

The Extreme Hobbies Richard Branson Says Helped Him Build Resilience

The Virgin mogul doesn't shy away from adventure.<p>Plenty of entrepreneurs have turn to extreme activities to let loose. Oracle's Larry Ellison, an avid sailer, once had to sail through a hurricane, while Google co-founder Sergey Brin has been known to enjoy an acrobatics class or two. But perhaps no …

Success

The 1 Bad Conversational Habit That Will Make You Look Really Unprofessional

This timeless communication skill may just be your secret weapon to better relationships.<p>Billionaire entrepreneurs Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Richard Branson have gone on record to say that communication is the most important skill you need. Yet most people think of communication in the <i>speaking</i> …

Leadership

Transferwise aims to kick off a new fundraising to take its value above £1bn

TransferWise, the six-year-old British payment transfer startup, is aiming to kick off a new fundraising round which would see its value exceed £1bn …

FinTech

Billionaire Richard Branson: These are my top 10 tips for success

When it comes to success, billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson knows what he's doing.<p>Not only has he has built eight billion-dollar companies in …

Success

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 9 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

Many of the most successful people have gotten job interviews down to a science.<p>They're not in the habit of wasting time with dumb or irrelevant queries.<p>In fact, they often have one favorite go-to question they like to ask. This typically reveals everything they need to know about a job …

Success

44 Favorite Books of High Achievers

Want to accomplish more? Try reaching for a good book.<p>The people who accomplish the most in life are serious about self-improvement, which often comes in the form of a good book. Here are several dozen excellent reads, recommended by high-achieving founders and executives.<p>1. <i>Crossing the Chasm</i> by …

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6 Steps to Go from Procrastinating to Productive

As an entrepreneur, practice saying to yourself, "I will not do the work of my smart, very talented and motivated team."<p>As entrepreneurs and business owners, we have tasks on our list that we'd rather not do. So, we keep moving the goal post farther down the field and do almost anything we can to …

Productivity

Princess Diana Celebrated in a PEOPLE Special Edition

At just 19 years old, an English nursery school teacher, Diana Spencer, stood before a television audience of 750 million, to marry …

Royal Family

Actually, we can buy happiness

The more you think about it, the stranger the distinction between spending on experiences and buying things begins to seem<p>‘You’ll be happier if you spend money on experiences rather than things!” This is the kind of insight you’d expect to see on Richard Branson’s Twitter feed, alongside a photo of …

Happiness

Under Review: Rethinking the Employee-Evaluation Process

If your company does employee reviews on a quarterly basis, you're going to need help keeping track of all those moving parts.<p>It's a rare personality that enjoys giving less-than-glowing feedback to an employee. In fact, when Zenger Folkman surveyed almost 8,000 managers, fully 44 percent said that …

Management

5 Good Reasons to Embrace Your Inner Amateur

Remember how passionate you were before you got paid the big bucks?<p>The word "amateur" usually has a bad connotation when you're describing people you work with. You may have heard someone angrily utter phrases like "Oh that's such an amateur move!" or "they're all a bunch of amateurs!" to describe …

Happiness

On Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island, Bitfury Hosts Third Annual Blockchain Summit

Eight-and-a-half years since its birth, Bitcoin has overcome countless obstacles.<p>The cryptocurrency has risen from obscurity to now become an asset more than twice as valuable as gold, with its price movement tracked by Goldman Sachs.<p>The technology that made it possible — blockchain — is being …

Bitcoin

6 reasons you’re not getting that promotion

In a world where social media can make it seem like everyone around you is living their dream, it’s sometimes be easy to feel as though you’re …

Steve Jobs

10 Ways to Move Forward After Suffering a Big Setback

Setbacks and obstacles are inevitable. How you respond can derail you or lead to growth.<p>We all experience setbacks or obstacles in our career and life journeys. You can’t find a parking spot at work on a day when you’re running behind, you get a new boss who micromanages everything you do, you …

Self-improvement

The Rich and Famous Reveal the Best Advice They Ever Received

What’s the best advice you ever received? Was it when Mom told you to wear sunscreen, or your sister the economics major explained the importance of …

Success

Business leaders should speak out and put society's good above money argues Richard Branson

by Michael Smith<p>Richard Branson looks tired, but only a little, as I flop down in the business class pod next to his. We are somewhere over the South …

Airlines

Failing as an Entrepreneur Won't Make You a Failure But It Might Make You Appreciate Having a Job

Entrepreneurship is not the only dream available.<p>There comes a time for many when being an entrepreneur just doesn’t work out. It becomes a choice of feeding your family or pursuing your dream. I’m here to tell you that family should always win. So, what do you do when it’s time to return to the …

Entrepreneurship

What Richard Branson Learned From His 7 Biggest Failures

The mark of a true entrepreneur is the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.<p>Billionaire Richard Branson owns so many businesses he’s said that he has a hard time keeping track of them all. Worth more than $5 billion, he’s been knighted by the British government for his services to …

Success

Richard Branson: Give Coal Miners Clean Energy Jobs

Despite President Donald Trump's promise to revive the coal mining industry, Sir Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group, has a different …

Climate

Driving home the good news about electric cars

Sir Richard Branson – showman, self-publicist and master of the media – could hardly have come up with a more symbolic setting if he tried.<p>Last weekend, his electric car racing team sped through New York City, clocking speeds of 150mph (240kmph) in cars built with technology he believes will make …

Formula Racing

This Guy Will Give You His First-Class Seat If You Spot Him On Your Flight

If flying business class at least once in your life is high on your bucket list, there’s one thing you can do to secure your bargain ticket; memorize …

Airlines

Digital Nomadic Entrepreneurship: 4 Ways to Work and Play Around the World

The whole world opens up to you when you can go to work without going to the office.<p>You’ve quit your boring job, deleted your boss from your digital life and decided to become a digital nomadic entrepreneur. You know you can do it. You have an intense passion for your newly found business idea. You …

Entrepreneurship

Spot This Man in the Airport and He’ll Give You His First Class Seat

One man is giving travelers the ultimate scavenger hunt: Find him in any airport and he’ll give you his first or business class seat.<p>Gilbert Ott, the …

Airlines

PODCAST: Richard Branson On Entrepreneurship, Mentorship, And Risk Taking

Listen to the full episode here:<p>In this special episode of <i>The Forbes Interview</i> podcast, we’re broadcasting a panel that took place in October at the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit in Boston, MA.<p>Randall Lane, editor of Forbes magazine, moderates a panel with Richard Branson, billionaire and founder …

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