Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson
Richard Branson is a “multi-faceted individual he has layered venture upon venture, going on from his initial success at marketing records by mail order to redefining the way music is marketed through Virgin Records and producing his own recording artists such edgy groups as The Sex Pistols and Culture Club.,” (Ferguson, 2010, p. A.7). He is an inspiration to me as he started his first venture when he was in his youth, per Heather Ferguson (2010), he was “a dyslexic student with poor performance in school, the 10 years-old Richard Branson embarked on his first business enterprise by thinking out of the box” (p. 1). He put action into his own innovations, ideas, he is an entrepreneurial visionary, a marketing guru, and has “become a “King Midas” of ideas” (Ferguson, 2010, p. 2). What personal characteristics (traits and behaviors made him successful
Richard Branson states in the article that, “my interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable changelings and trying to rise above them,” he says, “from the perspective of wanting to live life to the fullest, I felt I had to attempt it” (p. 2). “Richard Branson has created one of the most recognizable brands in the world. In Britain where he focuses much of his attention, Branson has managed to "Virginize" a very wide range of products and services. The variety of businesses he controls is as vast as the geographical coverage the brand has, with business located throughout The United Kingdom, the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Asian, Europe, and South Africa. Some of the businesses Branson has collected include:
Virgin Atlantic - An international airline flying to many major destinations. •
Virgin Megastores - Music Super-markets located in major locations in the UK, USA, and Australia. •
Virgin Books - Publisher and distributor of books.
Virgin Credit Card - Branson's attempt to provide credit card at a reasonable price. •...
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