Richard Branson

If you tax the rich, they won't leave: US data contradicts millionaires' threats

Does raising taxes on the rich really trigger their migration to more obliging states or countries? This study of every million-dollar earner in the US shows otherwise<p>In the classic Ayn Rand novel Atlas Shrugged, the rich go “on strike” – withdrawing their services and disappearing from society in …

Wealth

12 Fun Journaling Prompts to Transform Your Boring Gratitude Practice

You can only write down 'three things you're grateful for' so many times before it gets stale.<p>It's no secret that practicing gratitude is a key to success. Some of the world's most successful people swear by it:<p>Oprah says she kept a gratitude journal for ten years without fail during her ascent to …

Tim Ferriss

In Britain, billionaires can buy the silence of the judiciary

• <b>Last week, British news media were temporarily banned from reporting an unproven allegation of rape involving a well-known tech billionaire.</b>• <b><br>British courts frequently grant injunctions that censor stories and the individuals involved.</b>• <b><br>These injunctions hurt freedom of speech in the UK and arguably</b> …

U.S. Politics

The Queen is expected to become the world’s oldest Head of State within a matter of days

MIKEPAWS VIA PHOTOPIN CC<p>MIKEPAWS VIA PHOTOPIN CC<p>The Queen is on track to become the world’s oldest living Head of State within a matter of hours or …

Royal Family

The current laws surrounding cannabis as the campaign to legalise it grows

You could still face a maximum five years in jail for possessing cannabis – but a campaign to decriminalise the drug is gaining momentum and is being …

Cannabis

Breaking: King Harald admitted to hospital

Photo: Bohuslen via Wikimedia Commons.<p>Photo: Bohuslen via Wikimedia Commons.<p>The Norwegian Royal Court has announced that King Harald was admitted to …

Royal Family

The Prince of Wales visits Antigua and Barbuda and the British Virgin Islands to meet communities affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Show news and diary for:<p>The Prince of Wales<p>The Duchess of Cornwall<p>From:<p>To:<p>News and Diary<p>Storify<p>Speeches and Articles<p>Press releases<p>Our View<p>The Prince …

Royal Family

Making a R10k profit from firecrackers to the Forbes 30 under 30 list

Khethi Ngwenya shares his journey on making the Forbes 30 under 30 list, explaining how he started, making a R10 000 profit from selling firecrackers.

Entrepreneurship

This Is Richard Branson's Number One Piece of Advice

As famous for his death-defying stunts as for successfully running hundreds of companies over the past 50 years, Richard Branson has one of the best …

Leadership

The best low-cost airline in the world is taking on Amazon and international banking

• <b>AirAsia is the best low-cost airline in the world.</b>• <b><br>CEO Tony Fernandes wants to shift the airline's business towards e-commerce.</b>• <b><br>AirAsia has also launched a payments platform called BigPay.</b>• <b><br>Fernandes believes the first class cabin is going away within five years.</b><p>Sixteen years ago, Tony Fernandes, with …

Airlines

We finally have proof that visionary founders make the worst CEOs

Society tends to lionize individuals who guide their companies from the idea stage to multibillion valuations. But the likes of Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and other famous founder-CEOs is rare, and not only because of the scale of success their companies achieved.<p>New research from a …

Bill Gates

Prince Charles meets up with Sir Richard Branson while viewing hurricane damage

@ClarenceHouse/Twitter<p>@ClarenceHouse/Twitter<p>On Friday, Prince Charles started the second day of his whirlwind trip to the Caribbean to take in the …

Royal Family

Blind man forced to sit on Virgin train floor as no one gave up disabled seats

<b>A blind man claims he was made to sit on the floor for two-and-a-half hours on a Virgin train because passengers wouldn’t get out of the disabled</b> …

Boris Johnson

GoPro Shows What It’s Like to Put Your Head in a Particle Accelerator

It’s official. GoPro cameras deserve the moniker, Hero. They’ve been eaten by crocodiles, gone out on spacewalks, and been submerged in lava, and …

Science

How to Be Successful Bloggers: 6 Warning Signs That Your Mindset Needs Improving

0 Shares<p>6 Warning Signs that Your Blogging Mindset Needs Improving<p>by Ryan Biddulph<p>You may think I’m a nice guy.<p>But I’m a killer.<p>A blogging mindset …

Self-improvement

Tech Startup Arrivo Plans to Build a 200 MPH Hyperloop in Denver, Colorado

Tech guru Elon Musk has made some big claims about connecting large American cities with ultra-fast, vacuum-sealed transportation tubes called …

Elon Musk

Prince Charles describes hurricane devastation as 'utterly heartbreaking' in Caribbean visit

ES News Email<p>The Prince of Wales has described the devastation caused by hurricanes in the Caribbean as “utterly heartbreaking”.<p>Speaking after …

Royal Family

The difference between a strong leader and a weak leader

Virgin Orbit Richard Branson team<p>Richard Branson stern talking<p>Richard Branson Australia Team Champagne drink<p>Richard Branson and the Virgin Sport team …

Success

One of the rarest records in the world is going on sale this weekend

November 16, 2017 In News<p><b>Sex Pistols’ cancelled A&M Records ‘God Save the Queen’ 7″ is being auctioned.</b><p>Regularly included in lists of the rarest and …

Vinyl Records

Commentary: Why unlimited vacation means more time in the office

LONDON: Whenever I get an email from LinkedIn telling me about all the new jobs I can apply for, I usually click delete.<p>But last week, desperate to …

The Workplace

Tesla unveils electric truck with 500-mile range — and teases a new sports car

Elon Musk unveiled the new Tesla Semi on Thursday night — and surprised everybody with a working prototype of a new Roadster sports car whose …

Transportation

Train strikes: RMT union to stage walkout on Virgin rail services

Rail passengers on the UK’s leading long-distance network face disruption and cancellations after Virgin Trains staff belonging to the RMT union …

An Yves Saint Laurent museum has opened in Marrakech - and it's exquisite

Robert Bevan makes a stylistic pilgrimage...

The best business showdowns of 2017

Don’t deny it — we all secretly enjoy a public spat to break the monotony of overly scripted PR spiels.Conflict is an inevitable part of doing …

Mark Cuban

Kris Jenner Really Wants to Take 'KUWTK' out of This World, Plans on Filming in Space

She's really going for it! The Kardashians aren’t famed for keeping things low-key, but their next venture is quite literally out of this world.<p>And …

Celebrity News

Asia tech news roundup – Nov 17

Chinese internet giant Tencent continues its investment spree, while another one of China’s bike-sharing startups finds itself in hot</b> …

China

Richard Branson’s newest space venture just got hired by the Pentagon for a test launch

The Pentagon is hiring Richard Branson to launch satellites to orbit.<p>His Virgin Orbit space company announced Thursday it had won its first military contract: a demonstration flight that would carry “technology demonstration satellites” for the Air Force on its LauncherOne rocket by early 2019.<p>For …

Aerospace

The cryptocurrency craze – are digital coins on verge of going mainstream?

Legendary investor Warren Buffett once described it as a "mirage" to be avoided by any sensible investor.<p>JP Morgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon has famously described it as a "fraud" and last month warned that if "you're stupid enough to buy it, you'll pay the price for it one day."<p>Another …

Finance

Entrepreneurs: From Latvia to London... the journey of a woman who knows the value of money

IT takes a bout of hyperinflation to really understand the value of money.

Entrepreneurship

I don’t care if you love red: how to work with your UX team, not against them

Before I discovered technology, movies were my first love.<p>I remember sitting in a dark theatre, absorbed by the story on the screen, yet suddenly …

UX Design