Richard Branson is Man of Mystery #1, He is one crazy, stupid and one influential bastard.
I decided to write about him because I think he is my #1 role model and I was surprised to find out that people around me actually don’t know anything about this weirdo.
Many $$$ minded thinkers always look for Billionaires as their model. They would like to know their successful strategy, mind sets, what they eat, who do they sleep with, who do they worships and etc… when come to this, the iconic billionaires figures will be , or … (personally I think these are old-school people)
Very seldom people will pick Richard Branson as the subject to be reckoned as Billionaire model..
few months ago, I read his autobiography Richard Branson: Losing His Virginity
I’m not a big fan of books. But this 600 pages of autobiography was like sucking my brain. Reading his life experiences, business and ventures is like riding a rollercoaster.. crazy and fun!
Based on countless resources, Most of the billionaires and successful entrepreneurs didn’t finish their schools or complete their university achievements. But for Richard, He had extremely poor academic results. His Maths were poor and he had reading problems during his childhood.
The biography described him as naughty, playboy, sporty, crazy and above all, ADVENTUROUS and OUTSTANDING. Personally, I think he developed his ventures boldly and 100% using his own style.. In fact, all his crazy methodologies and stupidity resulted smashing breakthroughs.
The COMMODITY of KINGS
So, when people see … , they will remember this Crazy-white-beard. In fact, literary he is everywhere.. from coke, to plane , listen radio, condom , virgin train (my current working company is providing Virgin train) to Virgin Vodka .. to bride
Why I say he has all the commodities to become a king? basically he controls the way how most of us listen, see, feels, travel, use, dream and most importantly… to think
He is the modern Alexandra the Great and Genghis Khan.
His entrepreneurship is definitely one of the most interested kind to be modeled. Back to my home, the great Tony Fernandes is Richard’s best friend and mentor. It is obviously clear that both of them are
Nuts… they have the same sickness and style… they like to make people High by flying… (FYI, Branson owns 20% of Air Asia X)
In the book ” Richard Branson: Losing His Virginity“, Branson storied about his experience in aviation business. particularly the history regarding [ British Airways dirty tricks ] <— please click and read , how he battled the state airlines, I think (without proven facts) Branson set a strong example to all armature aviation entrepreneurs to battle with the gigantic airlines.
Branson has the reputation of participating his own advertisement and media… in a more colorful way
Such as my favorite, Virgin Atlantic, he and Pamela Anderson err… his clothing , How he symbolically enter American market (tank) and his recent participating in Brawn F1 .
now, the so-called flamboyant entrepreneur / billionaire…
the guys want to be HIM…
and the girls
want to be with HIM…