Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Losing my virginity

Secrets of Richard Branson's success in his aptly-named autobiography:

1. This entrepreneur and billionaire believes in thinking big and taking calculated risks. "My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable, challenges and trying to rise above them."

2. Being less stressed than others by uncertainty.

3. Trying to prove people wrong.

4. Having the simple belief that "you can do it".

Random fact: He is not a fast talker or great public speaker, and admits that it often takes him time to answer a question properly. "I hope that people will trust a slow, hesitant response than a rapid, glib one." (this is something that resonates with me, that is why I dread "live" interviews)

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