Thursday, November 08, 2007

Losing My Virginity - Richard Branson

Richard Branson recounts how he went along the idea of having fun and as a by-product created the Virgin group. An extremely inspirational book, it documents how he started off with a vision of creating a national student magazine, stumbled into the music business, ventured into the music retail industry only because of a postal strike and then, one fine morning, thought of starting Virgin airways because, in his words, “it sounded like a lot of fun.”

The book gives a detailed insight into the fight that Virgin Atlantic got into with British Airways and the libel suit that Virgin ultimately won. It also shows how although Branson has this extremely colourful and playboy like image, the man has a smart business brain ticking all the time. His confession that he almost always carries a note-book with him in which he scribbles down ideas and to-do lists at a frightening pace shows how he always likes to be ‘in the game’.

All in all, a delightful read. I would give this book a rating of 4 out of 5.

2 comments:

trash-u said...

n all this while he was suffering from dyslexia...
.. luved the part whn he usewd to spiral up his current venture to a highwer step, or else it wud have spiralled inwards to "another venture on the road"...

Shekhar said...

trash-u: Oh absolutely.. this guy is a dude all right! Like he says, he never believes he can't do something.. he just moves on with his 'Screw it! Let's do it!' attitude.