Recently I finished reading the book by Richard Branson (the owner of the Virgin) called The Virgin Way, which you can order here.
On the back side of the book there’s an interesting sentence that got my attention. “This is a book on leadership from someone who admits he has never read a book on leadership in his entire life“.
One thing I can say is that the book is definitely not a very typical leadership book, and I’ll explain why in this post.
The reason I would say this book is not very typical to all the other ones is because Richard Branson doesn’t just share the boring facts or the things you need to know about leadership. He is sharing the lessons that he learned by being in business for over 4 decades. Every single lesson is backed with his own experience.
It actually took me a while to go through the book, because I was taking lots of notes. But you can certainly read it within a few days or a week. I would say it’s an easy read. It’s written as if Richard is talking.
Another thing that I like about the book is at the end Richard Branson summarized the entire content in 10 short points. So if you’re someone who’s starting to read each book from it’s end, that’s for you!
1.Believe in Your Ideas
As always, everything starts from having belief. In yourself. In your ideas. In what you’re doing. Stop chasing the money and the profits. If you’re not passionate and not proud about what you’re doing, then you should do something else.
If you really like what you’re doing, the money will follow. Your passion has to be seen.
2.Delegate And Spend More Time With Your Family
If you’re running a business, there’s gonna be a LOT of different tasks. At some of them you’re good, at others you’re not. You have to delegate what you don’t like doing to other people who can do it better than you. For example, website design or graphics.
The more your business grows, the more responsibility you’re going to have. You clearly don’t want to be glued to your computer or office 24/7. As Richard Branson mentioned in The Virgin Way – “Hire your weaknesses“.
Quotes From The Virgin Way
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” (Click to Tweet)
“Listen – it makes you sound smarter” (Click to Tweet)
“In future just remember one thing: you’re guaranteed to miss every shot you don’t take” (Click to Tweet)
In the video below I shared 3 other takeaways from The Virgin Way book by Sir Richard Branson. One of the tips totally resonated with me, and I’ve already implemented it daily. If you do it, it may be of HUGE help for you and your business (and your memory too!).
The Virgin Way Book Review
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26 thoughts on “Book Review: The Virgin Way By Richard Branson”
Great blog post and review Jelena. Definitely buying the book for me. Thank you. I love the quote,”Listen, it makes you sound smarter”
Yeah, I love that quote too!
All the good guys never got a college degree. their degrees are from hard work and proven skills.
Yup, this is so true
Jelena the one thing I would suggest when doing a book review is a link to the book. Otbound links are good for seo….your friend Len
Oh man! I totally forgot about this! Thanks so much for the reminder Len! Fixing it now! 🙂
It sounds like a great book thank you for this book review !!~ much information and value loving your video !!~ ♥♥☺☺
It is a great book! 🙂
Wonderful… Your segue into the event was awesome. It kept me engage…thank you… I love the tips you shared, I agree that when an entrepreneur stop chasing money or even the lead and focus on providing the solution, everything will be added..
Thank you so much for the comment Kaaren!
Great review…will be lookiong for this book! Thanks Jelena! 🙂
You’re welcome Theresa!
Great post Jelena, love the quotes you included in today’s post. Sounds like a book I must add to my library.
That’s a great book for sure!
LOVE me some Richard Branson. Thanks for sharing this – I have it on my read list!
He is such a great example of a great leader!
It looks like a good book to read. Thanks for the recommendation.
Yeah, I loved it!
Great review, definitely gonna have to pick up this one!! I love Richard Branson’s attitude towards business.
Yeah, he’s so awesome!
Great book! I totally agree that this is not your typical type of a book. The best way to tackle things is to experience it first so if you’re going to preach about things, it will be more natural. Nice share!
Absolutely Mike! Thank you for commenting 🙂
I have another book for my reading list. Thanks for the indepth review.
You’re welcome Kenny 🙂
Going to have to get this book! Love the quote “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
I loved that book! Definitely worth reading!