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11 Quotes to Live By from Sir Richard Branson

by Erika Andersen | shared from Forbes |

I’ve always been a fan of Richard Branson.  I’m fascinated by serial entrepreneurs as a general rule – and Branson just continues to do the most amazing things with such elan, confidence and joy.  And it turns out that he says insightful and useful stuff in the process.  So, for your inspiration and delight:

“Some 80% of your life is spent working. You want to have fun at home; why shouldn’t you have fun at work?”

“Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things simple.”

“A company is people … employees want to know… am I being listened to or am I a cog in the wheel? People really need to feel wanted.”

“I don’t think of work as work and play as play. It’s all living.”

“Most necessary evils are far more necessary than evil.”

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

“You can never go too far wrong by thinking like a customer who’s new to the business.”

“You shouldn’t blindly accept a leader’s advice.  You’ve got to question leaders on occasion.

“I believe that drudgery and clock-watching are a terrible betrayal of that universal, inborn entrepreneurial spirit.”

“The time to go into a new business is when it’s badly run by others.”

“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.”

And then there’s my very favorite one of all – something that I actually say fairly often: “Screw it, let’s just do it.”

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Related Videos:

Branson on Entrepreneurship


A day in The Life of Richard Branson


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