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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The New Autobiography by Richard Branson. Global business icon Richard Branson has written many books, but none have been more popular than his first memoir, ‘s Losing My Virginity. Now he’s finally publishing his second volume of memoirs, covering all of his fascinating ups and downs of the past two decades.
In the two decades since Richard Branson wrote Losing My Virginityhis life and company have changed Global business icon Richard Branson has written many books, but none have been more popular than his first memoir, ‘s Losing My Virginity. In the two decades since Richard Branson wrote Losing My Virginityhis life and company have changed significantly.
Now he brings his life story up to date, including all the successes and failures of ventures such as Virgin Galactic. He also shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the world’s ultimate entrepreneur, and his shift to focusing more and more on public service.
Virginity Regained shows how Branson created hundreds of different companies, going from a houseboat to his own private island. Join him as he juggles working life with raising his children, sustaining his marriage, and creating a unique company culture.
Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography
Discover how he created b new life on Necker Island, while continuing to grow the Virgin brand into all corners of the world. Go behind the scenes as Branson creates the world’s first commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic; handles the biggest crisis of his career; and makes world record attempts on land, sea and air.
He even discusses what it’s like for the original business hippy to become a doting “grand-dude” to his three grandchildren. Hardcoverpages. Published October 10th by Portfolio first published October 5th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Nov 21, Evan rated it did not like it Shelves: I received an advance reading copy of this book, for free, through Goodreads First Reads program in exchange for my honest review. He parachutes off the top of a Las Vegas casino. He stands atop a hot air balloon,10, feet in the air.
He goes kitesurfing with a naked woman on his back. Richard Branson is a legend in his own mind. He is most opinionated when it comes to American politics. Though he is not an Rifhard citizen, he opposes the death penalty and he does not support President Donald Trump.
Apparently, Branson tried to follow Trump into the world of reality television with an Apprentice -like knockoff, The Rebel Billionaire. Branson also has strong opinions regarding British politics; so strong, that following the Brexit vote, he left his homeland and moved to the British Virgin Islands. Just kidding, he moved to the British Virgin Islands many years b to escape paying taxes.
I flew Virgin Atlantic once. I was looking forward to reading Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography and learning about the man behind the Virgin Group. However, there is no inspirational, rags-to-riches story. There is no advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. It is just Branson telling the world, over and over again, how much fun it rifhard to be Branson. View all 5 comments. Oct 26, Nessy Dimitrova rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read this book thanks to Blinkist: The key message in this book: Since the fledgling days of Virgin Records in the s, Branson has continued to find ways of providing exceptional customer service and experiences.
Branson often reminds his colleagues that no one is above virginitg notes, and he is always stupefied at CEOs and executives who refuse to take out the old pen and paper to jot down ideas. He details his lucrative adventures, beginning with dropping out of school, founding a record label and crossing the Atlantic ocean on a speedboat. In essence, the book is about how cleverness, determination and an adventurous mindset played a role in the making of one virginitty the richest men on earth.
Interesting read but wasn’t my type of read overall. Jun 20, Kumar Raghavendra ebooi it it was amazing. Brxnson once in a while, I come across a book that makes me rethink some of my core principles and the way I’m living my life and want to make significant improvements. This is one of those books. The man has had a rich life full of adventure, and it is put together in an richarc way in this book. I found this more inspiring from a holistic life perspective than the biographies of Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Leonardo Da Vinci the other three biographies that really inspired me.
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Mar 09, Sana Vasli rated it it was amazing. This is a must read full of really important lessons on business, life and adventure. The most striking thing bransob this book is how Branson deals with adversity without compromising his values. Nov frree, Julia Doherty rated it it was amazing.
Love him or hate him, you can not deny the genius of this man. I was totally engrossed in his autobiography which was extremely well written. There was a mix of business, family and personal challenges. I loved the openness.
Losing My Virginity
He admitted to the embarrassing times when he got too drunk and tried chatting up Jenson Button’s other half, to his raw freee when it comes to his family and close friends. Yes, he name-dropped constantly, but hy was nice to hear the human side of people such as Obama, Ma Love him or hate him, you can not deny the genius of this man.
Yes, he name-dropped constantly, but it olsing nice to hear the human side of people such as Obama, Mandella and Kate Winslett. It was also amusing to hear the cheeky side of him and saw how he rose to a challenge. I admire his writing skills and the way he tells a good story. If you are in business then you will certainly learn a thing or two from reading this book. If anything, you will appreciate that sometimes you need to be sneaky to get results, but above all, family and health are always top of the list.
Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography by Richard Branson
If you struggle with work, life balance, then learn from the expert. Entertaining but repetitive as Sir Richard’s books usually are. Perhaps an interesting aspect is that is very up to date. Besides that, the book is more and more of the same light business and life philosophy and lots life anecdotes and lessons on corporate social responsibility and global action programs.
Seems to be written by a ghost writer, approved after revising and signed as another product of the Virgin corporation. In Finding my Virginity he describes the ups and downs that happened since the when the first part of his memoir Losing my Virginity was published.
Richard is a successful entrepreneur with his Virgin brand working across many industries, ranging even into space Virgin Galactic. But besides being an entrepreneur, he is also a loving family man and philanthropist.
In this book, he shares his views on business, family and current situation in the world. I loved Branson’s positive outlook on life which is so apparent from reading his memoir. Great for aspiring entrepreneurs, leaders who like to think differently and take risks. I am always reading more books at once and I only wanted to read a little bit of this book since I was reading more books at once, that I normally like.
But somehow after little time reading it, I found myself on page This book reads itself. It’s long but very interesting. With all the autobiographies and especially the ones from business leaders, one has to approach very critically to reading it. Branson mentions and admits his mistakes several times which I really appreciated but still, I would be careful and filter all the information. Sep 08, James McNamara rated it it was amazing.
Jan 09, Gareth Otton rated it really liked it Shelves: I thought that book detailed a life so well lived that it almost read like a fiction novel. It was fast-paced, fun, and filled with anecdotes that will make you smile. This book isn’t all that much different on the whole The first exception is natural considering where Richard Branson was in his life at the time of writing this biography. The first book was about starting the Virgin brand from nothing, taking massive risks, and turning it into the giant company it was at the turn of the century.
It was an unconventional rags-to-riches story which was a big part of its charm. However, this book was more focused on the dealings of someone who is already rich with a company that is already successful. That is by no means a bad thing, it is still very interesting, but I think that it is much harder to relate to Mr Branson’s story as he is that much further removed from his roots and the average reader.
The second exception was that this book focuses less on business and more on philanthropy and politics. Again, this isn’t a bad thing, it was even to be expected.