Talk:Richard Branson

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  • I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It's done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.
  • I think the most important thing is that in the last seven days we've just had the greatest adventure of our lifetimes.
  • What's the quickest way to become a millionaire? Borrow fivers off everyone you meet.
  • With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights.
  • I believe in a benevolent dictatorship - as long as I am the benevolent dictator.
    • when asked about management styles
  • The train was magnificent, it is built like a tank, and each carriage is built like a motor racing car with rolling bars.
  • One implication (being dyslesic) was that, right up until the age of 50 whilst running the largest private company in Europe, I still couldn’t grasp the difference between gross and net profit. It made board meetings quite bizarre. Eventually one of my directors drew me a picture – he drew an ocean showing a net with fish in it which we could take home, explaining that everything else, all the rest of the turnover, goes elsewhere.
    • interview to Peter Fisk