Insights from Sir Richard Branson’s ‘Business Stripped Bare’

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Everybody’s favourite billionaire gives advice on entrepreneurship in his book ‘Business Stripped Bare.’

In this third book, flamboyant Sir Richard Branson discusses everything from various business models (i.e. Chaebol/Keiretsu) to Branding and Customer satisfaction.

He breaks the book down into several chapters, with the title of each chapter an element that every entrepreneurs must try to inculcate:

  • Be Bold
  • Find Good People – and set them free!
  • Fly the flag of a Brand
  • Deliver Well
  • Learn from mistakes and setbacks – and move on
  • Innovate (power drive for business)
  • Inculcate an Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Have Social Responsibility!
Like his two earlier bestsellers – Losing My Virginity and Screw It, Let’s Do It, Branson encapsulates certain insights from his experiences throughout his whole life in business. Virgin Group is essentially a unique brand that unites a group of many companies backed by the group. He jokingly wrote that this is something that the reader will not learn from a standard business school!
He included his reflections and afterthoughts on his starting of Virgin Records, and even reflected on Virgin Cola’s war with Coca Cola. This heartwarming, easy-to-read book is a page turner for the aspiring entrepreneur or venture capitalist.
Some gems from the book:

“If you are a late entrant to a market, you need to be radically different to win over customers”

“The secret to success in any new sector is watchfulness, usually over a period of many years”

“Let people know exactly what they are paying for – and reward those who stay with us”

Catch his book to get more insights from the founder of the Virgin Group!

Rating: 3.5/5

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