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legendary leaders Out of the Box


Sir Richard Branson A


‘tie-loathing adventurer and thrill-seeker…’ is not exactly a description you’d expect pinned to one of Britain’s wealthiest and most well-known men. Yet this is how Richard


Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group, describes himself on his Twitter account. He is also labelled the ‘smiley man with a beard’ on the company’s website. Known by staff as ‘Dr Yes’, and a man who likes to turn ideas into reality, Richard is living proof that you don’t need to conform or be academically gifted to succeed - hard work and determination are equally important. Despite being dyslexic and performing poorly at school, he launched his first business – a magazine called The Student – from the crypt of a church. In it he advertised popular records and the business was an overnight success. Today he is the fourth wealthiest man in Britain, according to Forbes, and his name is synonymous with the Virgin brand. He is an avid supporter of humanitarian causes and has inspired many people not to give up.


“Records are made to be broken. It is


in man’s nature to continue to strive to do just that”


“I see life


almost like one long university education that I


never had – every day I’m learning something new”


“BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ARE LIKE BUSES, THERE’S ALWAYS ANOTHER ONE COMING”


“To be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the


ground running…have a good team around you and more than a fair share of luck...”


50 www.freshyoungmillionaire.com “Don’t


think about making money,


think about making a


difference...” “Screw it, let’s do it” “I AM PREPARED


TO TRY ANYTHING ONCE”


RESEARCH BY FU SHING LAU “You don’t learn to walk by


following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over”


“THROWING YOURSELF INTO A JOB YOU


ENJOY IS ONE OF LIFE’S GREATEST PLEASURES!”


use a service—it should be a fun place to be!”


think of your business as a place to buy a product or


“Customers shouldn’t just


fresh young millionaire


PHOTO: PHIL STAFFORD


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