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Every now and then I will feature some great quotes from some interesting people. Some of these folks are, or have been, extraordinary humans in one way or another; certainly big achievers. Hope you enjoy.
Sir Richard Charles
Born 18 July 1950
Good morning, Sir Richard!
His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. In 1970, he set up an audio-record mail-order business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records. Branson's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic Airways and expanded the Virgin Records music label. Sir Richard is considered to be the 4th richest citizen of the United Kingdom, with an estimated net worth of US $4.2 billion.
Branson was born in Blackheath, London, the son and eldest child of barrister Edward James Branson (10 March 1918 – 19 March 2011) and Eve Huntley Branson (née Flindt). His grandfather, the Right Honourable Sir George Arthur Harwin Branson, was a judge of the High Court of Justice and a Privy Councillor. Branson was educated at Scaitcliffe School (now Bishopsgate School) until the age of thirteen. He then attended Stowe School until the age of sixteen. Branson has dyslexia and had poor academic performance as a student, but later discovered his ability to connect with others.
"JUST DO IT!
Believe it can be done.
Help each other.
Have fun, work hard and money will come.
Don't waste time - grab your chances.
Have a positive outlook on life.
When it's not fun, move on.
Calculate the risks and take them.
Believe in yourself.
Chase your dreams and goals.
Have no regrets.
Keep your word.
Try new things.
STAND ON YOUR OWN FEET!
Rely on yourself.
Chase your dreams but live in the real world.
LIVE THE MOMENT!
Love life and live it to the full.
Enjoy the moment.
Reflect on your life.
Make every second count.
Don't have regrets.
VALUE FAMILY AND FRIENDS!
Put the family and the team first.
Face problems head on.
Money is for making things happen.
Pick the right people and reward talent.
Be polite and respectful.
Do the right thing.
Keep your good name.
Be fair in all your dealings.
HAVE FAITH IN YOURSELF.
THINK 'YES' NOT 'NO'.
LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL.
NEVER GIVE UP."
"Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won't make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa - and it's about getting a balance."
"My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I got hopelessly lost."
"I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I - if I'm not interested in something, I don't grasp it."
"My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had - every day I'm learning something new."
Clancy's comment: Mm ... thanks, Sir Richard.
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