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Losing my Virginity (Autobiography) : Written by Richard Branson
Book Category : Motivational / Entrepreneurship / Leadership / Biographical
Book Details : Publisher - Three Rivers Press / First published in 1999 / ISBN - 0812932293
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The flamboyant Virgin entrepreneur from the United Kingdom shares some of his business successes, world adventures, and personal background in his bubbly autobiography. "Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way" is a very appropriate title as it is exactly what the book is about.

Richard Branson keeps the book fast paced and interesting from start to finish, just like his life. Starting from his beginnings where he was a dyslexic student starting his own student magazine and a music mail order business, through to his ballooning adventures and sprawling global empire. Branson is humble enough to poke fun at himself and talk about his failures while being self confident enough to take on some of the most challenging industries in business.

While many business and finance biographies can become dry and uninteresting, Branson keeps the reader turning the pages like a novel. It's littered with celebrities, near death adventures, and multi-million dollar deals.

Losing My Virginity Book Quotes

  • "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."
  • "Three months of running a business or trying to set up a business and you will learn, I suspect, as much as you can learn in three years at a business school."
  • "A lot of chairmen of a lot of companies are terrified of the press. Our attitude is if CNN wants an interview you never say no, you always say yes, because we want to become the most respected brand in the world and we have to get out there and talk about what we are doing."
  • "A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts."

 


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  • Fast Paced Read - Book Review submitted by "Michael" of Australia - 3 star book review
    The Richard Branson autobiography was very entertaining. It's an exciting glimpse into the life of an entrepreneur, giving the reader an idea of how one man can become so excited about building new businesses. The Virgin founder is a marketing whiz that knows how to get plenty of free publicity. He shares how he mixes his mad passion for hot air ballooning and adventuring with the promotion of his Virgin brand.
    Losing my Virginity should be on the bookshelf of every budding entrepreneur. He may not share all his business secrets with you, but he will give you plenty of inspiration to get out there and start your own empire!.
  • Great Book! - Book Review submitted by "Ben Books" of USA - 4 star book review
    This is probably the most interest business biography I have ever read. Losing my Virginity is hard to put down once you start as there is always something happening or about to happen. It felt like a short novel even though it was the size of a brick.
    A lot of uptight old "fuddy duddy" CEOs and managers of big businesses could do much worse than reading Richard Branson's autobiography for some inspirational business ideas and ways of seeing business. Although there is a very serious side to Richard Branson, he handles his many multi-million dollar companies with fun and makes decisions with instinct (which I'm sure would be backed up by high paid accountants in suites!).
    I would give it five stars but the hot air ballooning adventures could of been made shorter (even though were well written and life threatening experiences, hot air balloons are uninteresting.. maybe I should have been on one before I read the book to appreciate his interest in them!).



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