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1968 : His business career began at the age of 15 when he published the magasine called « Student »

He went on to set up a mail-order business in 1970 in the vinly record business which, in 1972, became a chain of record stores called Virgin Records, later known as virgin Megastores.

1984/ Virgin Atlantic takes off , boat and Ballon tour

1988 : Virgin Megastores opens new stores in Galasgow and Paris, followed by numerous other British, European, American and Pacific Basin cities.

1996 : Virgin Express airline takes off
Virgin Net launches as an internet service provider
Virgin Brides opens its doors

2000 : Virginmoney.com (supermarket financial services) virgin travelstore virgin energy (gas and electricity)
Virgin.Shop (a new retail concept replacing the price brand)
Mobil, cars, wines
Today, the group has 300 companies in 30 countries, with over 50,000 employees

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Lessons from Richard Branson

1 Listen more than you talk : To be a good leader you have to be a great listener. Brilliant ideas can spring from the most unlikely places, so you should always keep your ears open for some shrewd advice. Get out there, listen to people, draw people out and learn from them.
2. Keep it simple : Maintain a focus upon innovation, but don’t try to reinvent the wheel. A simple change for the better is far more effective than five complicated changes for the worse.
3. Take pride in your work : With so many different companies, nationalities and personalities represented under one roof, it was interesting to see what qualities they all have in common. Remember your staff are your biggest brand advocates, and focusing on helping them take pride will shine through in how they treat your customers.
4. Have fun, success will follow : If you aren’t having fun, you are doing it wrong.…...

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