Sir Richard Branson


How are you?

For those of you who don’t know, I am very studious, which means I appreciate ANY opportunity to learn. So, when my younger sister, Helen, informed me about the Business 2012 Conference (and that Richard Branson would be making an appearance) I made damn sure I would attend.

On the evening of Sunday 18th March 2012, I was among a small group of people who got to interview Richard Branson. During this interview he revealed that the best way to get in contact with him is by getting his attention on twitter.

Richard Branson later addressed a wider audience where he spoke about how he started his brand, “Virgin” as well as his recent venture- space travel.

Throughout his talk, Richard was relaxed and came across as very personable. He had an aura of humility about him. He was jovial and worked the crowd. Well done Sir! I must admit, I wasn’t expecting that owing to how much money he has.

A word of advice: Don’t believe that money = evil. You will see why I say this later on in this blog post.

I digress slightly – back to Richard’s talk.

So, the more time Sir Richard Branson spent speaking, I picked up on why I think he is so successful…

You’re going to love this…

It’s a cracker…

He LOVES people.

Sorry, if you thought I was going to say something extraordinary like, “he has two brains” or “drinks a magic potion every night before bed”, but he doesn’t. He just genuinely loves people and this is what makes him a fine businessman.

Here are some examples:

  • His business ventures are about helping others have a better quality of life. He started Virgin Records to help musicians and now he is working on space travel to give ordinary people the opportunity to go into space.
  • He treats people with respect. When flying on a Virgin plane, he will go and speak to passengers to find out about their plane experience. Richard doesn’t just treat his customers with respect, but his staff also. He said that he mixes with his staff and listens to what they want.

I wish I had more time with him to find out more but he had to go *sad face*.

If anyone knows Sir Richard Branson then please get him to read my blog! I’d like to know what he thinks of my observation of him.

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Thanks for the support and I hope you enjoyed reading my blog.

Until next time.

Crystal Debrah


Author: Crystal Debrah

I empower young adults to transition successfully from school to the real world. WHY? It's needed! Just remember what it was like for you. HOW? Through inspirational self-help books , story telling and impactful workshops, seminars and conferences. WHO AM I: I'm the person who sees a need and creates a practical solution to solve it. I'm the first one in my family to have gone to university and found the "school to university" transition tough. I did terribly in my first year. Yet through asking questions, learning the ropes and pure determination I went from a 3rd class degree to a 2:1. This inspired my first award winning book, "What They Don't Tell You about University", (which got published when I was at Law School). The sequel, "What They Don't Tell You When You Graduate" followed and is packed with crucial advice for the new graduate! I've given advice to the masses through The Telegraph, BBC radio and London Live. My speaking engagements range from educational institutions to corporates to government departments. Book me: Join our community:

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