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The Resource Finding my virginity : the new autobiography, Richard Branson

Finding my virginity : the new autobiography, Richard Branson

Label
Finding my virginity : the new autobiography
Title
Finding my virginity
Title remainder
the new autobiography
Statement of responsibility
Richard Branson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Global business icon Richard Branson has written many books, but none have been more popular than his first memoir, 1998'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
  • Fifty years after starting his first business, Branson shares the candid details of a lifetime of triumphs and failures and what he really thinks about his unique life and career. As he led Virgin into the new millennium, Branson expanded the brand into new categories, all while preserving its iconoclastic, scrappy spirit. Now he takes readers behind the scenes of the incredible brains, heart, and sacrifices that have gone into making private spaceflight an imminent reality
Review
A sequel to the business magnate's 1998 bestseller, <i>Losing My Virginity</i>.<br><br>Branson (<i>The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership</i>, 2014, etc.) describes his rise in the past two decades as a global entrepreneur whose Virgin Group brand now controls more than 400 companies in sectors ranging from media and entertainment to travel and financial services. His brisk narrative celebrates life as "one big adventure," offering vivid scenes of his personal life, his colorful, often irreverent business practices, and his wide-ranging philanthropy to advance health, help the environment, and stop the exploitation of children. "I do most things on emotion," he writes, allowing that his risks are calculated and managed by carefully selected staff. Much of the book details the deals behind his work in space flight and other areas, where he brings "passion, know-how and determination" to bear on his disruption of existing industries. A man who prizes humor, Branson recounts many of his publicity antics, from dangling from a crane in Times Square to hiding in overhead baggage compartments on Virgin aircraft, lowering himself to ask boarding passengers if he can be of service. He deems entrepreneurship, which he encourages in many forums, to be "our natural state…like playfulness," and his many stories of vetting new business ideas, learning the lay of the land, and acting decisively illustrate how he has been pursuing that life since founding <i>Student</i> magazine at age 16. His work with The Elders, a group of leaders working to solve global conflicts, begun by Branson, Nelson Mandela, and others, underscores his keen interest in humanitarian work. The author also provides revealing anecdotes about Paul Allen, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Kate Moss, Donald Trump, Al Gore, Rupert Murdoch, and others.<br><br>A welcome update from an irrepressible iconoclast who prides himself on "effervescence, cheekiness and great service."(Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2017)
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600922
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Branson, Richard
Dewey number
  • 338/.04092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HC252.5.B73
LC item number
A33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Branson, Richard
  • Virgin Group
  • Branson, Richard
  • Virgin Group
  • Businesspeople
  • Businesspeople
  • Great Britain
Label
Finding my virginity : the new autobiography, Richard Branson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- 1999 -- What you see is what you get -- Building a business from the back of a beer mat -- Let's get physical -- How to start a train company -- Answering Madiba's call -- "What do you call a Virgin employee with a tie? The defendant" -- The world turned upside down -- The elders -- "They're building a spaceship!" -- An Englishman in America -- The rebel billionaire -- Crossing the Channel -- Steve -- Four-play -- Holly and Sam -- The elders assemble -- Climate change -- Back on track -- Becoming a banker -- Planes and mergers -- Plain sailing -- "Somebody mentioned the word 'hurricane'" -- A lost night in Melbourne -- Shoes -- Revealing character -- Dad -- Like a rolling stone -- Necker -- Weddings -- Start-ups -- Calculated risks -- The accident -- Moving on -- Floating -- Audacious ideas -- Satellites -- Good morning, Vietnam, Good-bye, Madiba -- Brexit -- Traingate -- "We're free!" -- Grand-dude -- Epilogue
Control code
on1005353219
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 471 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735219427
Lccn
2017301131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005353219
Label
Finding my virginity : the new autobiography, Richard Branson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- 1999 -- What you see is what you get -- Building a business from the back of a beer mat -- Let's get physical -- How to start a train company -- Answering Madiba's call -- "What do you call a Virgin employee with a tie? The defendant" -- The world turned upside down -- The elders -- "They're building a spaceship!" -- An Englishman in America -- The rebel billionaire -- Crossing the Channel -- Steve -- Four-play -- Holly and Sam -- The elders assemble -- Climate change -- Back on track -- Becoming a banker -- Planes and mergers -- Plain sailing -- "Somebody mentioned the word 'hurricane'" -- A lost night in Melbourne -- Shoes -- Revealing character -- Dad -- Like a rolling stone -- Necker -- Weddings -- Start-ups -- Calculated risks -- The accident -- Moving on -- Floating -- Audacious ideas -- Satellites -- Good morning, Vietnam, Good-bye, Madiba -- Brexit -- Traingate -- "We're free!" -- Grand-dude -- Epilogue
Control code
on1005353219
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 471 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735219427
Lccn
2017301131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005353219

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