Born: July 18, 1950
Birthplace: Blackheath, London, England, United Kingdom
Occupation: Business Magnate
Profile: Chairman and Founder of the Virgin Group. Knighted in 1999.
Number of Quotes: 6
Growth does not always lead a business to build on success. All too often it converts a highly successful business into a mediocre large business.
I believe in benevolent dictatorships, provided I am the dictator.
In a restless, creative business with an emphasis on experiment and development, ideas are the lifeblood.
No one has ever accused us of lagging behind. In fact, I am willing to turn an entire company upside down if it's time to do that. We're in perpetual evolution.
The kinds of people we employ are not afraid of taking risks. If someone mucks up, they don't get a bollocking from me. They know they've mucked up and they redouble their efforts.
We spend most of our lives working. So why do so few people have a good time doing it?