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Branson, Richard

Works: 339 works in 995 publications in 20 languages and 20,191 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Autobiographies  Popular works  Environmental films  Case studies  Comedy films  Television news programs 
Roles: Author, Speaker, wpr, Narrator, Author of introduction, Commentator, Other, Interviewee, Editor, Honoree, pre, Contributor, Performer, win
Classifications: HC252.5.B73, 338.04092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Branson
Reach for the skies : ballooning, birdmen, and blasting into space by Richard Branson( Book )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Reach for the Skies, Sir Richard Branson examines the history of aviation over the last two hundred years, putting the spotlight on trailblazers such as Tony Jannus, who made the first ever commercial flight over Tampa Bay, Florida, in 1914, Leo Valentin, the "bird man" who jumped from 9,000 feet wearing a pair of wooden wings in the 1950s, and Steve Fossett, who broke 130 world records in planes, balloons, and airships. The pioneers of flight made it possible for any of us with the desire and the commitment to reach for the skies ourselves
Screw business as usual by Richard Branson( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A book written by Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin (mobile, air, etc) about changing the rules of business as an entrepreneur"--Provided by publisher
The Virgin way : everything I know about leadership by Richard Branson( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While building the Virgin Group over forty years, Richard Branson has never shied away from seemingly outlandish challenges that others (including his own colleagues on several occasions) considered sheer lunacy. He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters like Coca-Cola and lost. Now Branson gives an inside look at his strikingly different swashbuckling style of leadership. Learn how fun, family, passion, and the dying art of listening are key components to what his extended family of employees around the world have always dubbed (with a wink) the "Virgin Way." This unique perspective comes from a man who dropped out of school at sixteen, suffers from dyslexia, and has never worked for anyone but himself. He may be famous for thinking outside the box-an expression he despises-but Branson asserts that "you'll never have to think outside the box if you refuse to let anyone build one around you." This is a unique book on leadership from someone who readily admits he has never read a book on leadership in his life. So expect the unexpected"--
Carbo₂n nation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A documentary movie about climate change solutions. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don't buy it at all, this is still a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how solutions to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues"--Publisher website
The big picture : rethinking dyslexia( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced with the purpose of alleviating the stigma associated with dyslexia, The big picture features the testimony of individuals from various backgrounds diagnosed with dyslexia (including investment advisor Charles Schwab and billionaire Richard Branson) describing how they learned to live with and overcome their disability. Medical experts explain the neurological causes of the condition
Screw business as usual by Richard Branson( Recording )

35 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Branson argues it's time organizations end their rabid devotion to profit and start doing good. Instead of wrecking the planet with pollution while creating an ever-poorer lower class, businesses have an opportunity to create a more prosperous world for everyone. Using step-by-step examples and instructions, Branson shows how this new world is possible
The virgin way by Richard Branson( Recording )

21 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Named one of Forbes magazine's top ten greatest business leaders living today and voted by British workers as the person they would most like to have as their manager, Sir Richard Branson has built a business empire. His success is attributable not only to his famous drive, insight, and devil-may-care attitude but also to his ability to make the people working with him feel comfortable. Now Branson shares the leadership secrets accumulated during his more than forty years of experience as a businessman and as an inspiring pioneer of humanitarian projects. Featuring anecdotes from his own dealings, as well as observations of others who have inspired him, Branson reflects on the management qualities he feels are essential for success in today's world
Globalisation laid bare : lessons in international business( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does globalisation affect our economy and how did it cause the financial melt-down? This book shows twelve global thinkers and business people, including global entrepreneur Richard Branson, give their compelling views on the threats and opportunities that lie ahead
Losing my virginity : the autobiography by Richard Branson( Book )

59 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Much more than just a memoir, this is Richard Branson's own take on his extraordinary life so far - and a definitive business guide that reveals his unique philosophy on commerce, success and life."--Page 4 of cover
Arctic diary : surviving on thin ice by Sam Branson( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's hardly a surprise to discover that Sam Branson has a love of adventure and a real concern about our future in a world where the climate is changing rapidly. Journeying into the heart of the Arctic wilderness with his father and a film crew, Sam explores the changing landscape and the lives of the native Inuit people who have survived in a relentlessly inhospitable environment for 5000 years. Sleeping on frozen seas and encountering majestic polar bears, Sam and his father embark together on a winter expedition which Sam must ultimately complete on his own, finding new depths of resilience and courage in a formidable and breathtaking landscape
The Virgin way : how to listen, learn, laugh and lead by Richard Branson( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Branson shares and distils his secrets of leadership and success. Featuring anecdotes from his own business dealings, as well as his observations of many others who have inspired him - from politicians, business leaders, explorers, scientists and philanthropists - Richard reflects on the qualities he feels are essential for success in today's world
Velocity : the seven new laws for a world gone digital by Ajaz Ahmed( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Velocity is about optimism a positive force that gives you the mindset and tools to create a better future. Today, good things don't come to those who wait. But to those who move. This is Velocity. Enjoy the ride."--Cubierta trasera
Finding my virginity : the new autobiography by Richard Branson( Book )

15 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 years ago, Sir Richard Branson started his first business. In his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, the Virgin Founder shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the world's ultimate entrepreneur. In Finding My Virginity, Sir Richard Branson shares the secrets that have seen his family business grow from a student magazine into a global brand, his dreams of private citizens flying to space develop from a childhood fantasy to the brink of reality, and his focus shift from battling bigger rivals to changing business for good. Following on from where bestselling Losing My Virginity left off at the dawn of the new millennium, Finding My Virginity takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride with the enigmatic entrepreneur. Learn how Branson created 12 different billion dollar businesses and hundreds more companies across dozens of sectors, going from a houseboat to his own private island. But this book goes far beyond the numbers - it is a journey into the heart and mind of Britain's best-loved businessman. Join Sir Richard as he juggles working life with raising his children Holly and Sam, building a marriage with his wife Joan and creating a unique company culture. Discover how he created a new life on Necker Island, while continuing to grow the Virgin brand into all corners of the world. Get the real story behind adventures and run-ins with everyone from Bill Gates and Kate Moss to Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama. Go behind the scenes as Sir Richard Branson creates the world's first commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic, and handles the biggest crisis he has ever faced. Get under the skin of world record attempts on land, sea and air, and see how the original business hippy adapted to becoming a doting `grand-dude' to his four grandchildren, Eva-Deia, Etta, Artie and Bluey. This is the true account of how the Virgin Founder reinvented himself and his brand for the 21st Century, while continuing to push boundaries, break rules and reach for the stars in more ways than one. This is the story of the man behind the beard, the business, the bravado and the brand. Find out how the ultimate entrepreneur did it for the first time - all over again
Ending the war on drugs( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the last 50 years, drug prohibition laws have put the market for illegal drugs into the hands of organised criminals. Now, it's time to take control. Ending the failed war on drugs will reduce drug-related violence, tackle organised crime, end the needless criminalisation of millions, and will halt the drain on government funds and resources. In this book, global opinion-leaders on the frontline of the drug debate describe their experiences and perspectives on what needs to be done. Highlighting the pitfalls behind drug policy to-date and bringing to light new policies and approaches, which make a clear case for galvanizing governments to end the war on drugs - once and for all
The secret policeman's ball!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Amnesty International, the Secret Policeman's Ball was staged in the USA for the first time at New York₂s famous Radio City Music Hall. With a history dating back to 1979, the Secret Policeman's Ball has always gathered the best comedy and musical talent to use wit and humor to raise both funds and awareness for the vital work that Amnesty International does to prick the conscience of governments around the world
How to make a spaceship : a band of renegades, an epic race, and the birth of private space flight by Julian Guthrie( Recording )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How a historic race gave birth to private space flight. Alone in a Spartan black cockpit, test pilot Mike Melvill rocketed toward space. He had eighty seconds to exceed the speed of sound and begin the climb to a target no civilian pilot had ever reached. He might not make it back alive. If he did, he would make history as the world's first commercial astronaut. The spectacle defied reason, the result of a competition dreamed up by entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, whose vision for a new race to space required small teams to do what only the world's largest governments had done before. Peter Diamandis was the son of hardworking immigrants who wanted their science prodigy to make the family proud and become a doctor. But from the age of eight, when he watched Apollo 11 land on the Moon, his singular goal was to get to space. When he realized NASA was winding down manned space flight, Diamandis set out on one of the great entrepreneurial adventure stories of our time. If the government wouldn't send him to space, he would create a private space flight industry himself. In the 1990s, this idea was the stuff of science fiction. Undaunted, Diamandis found inspiration in an unlikely place: the golden age of aviation. He discovered that Charles Lindbergh made his transatlantic flight to win a $25,000 prize. The flight made Lindbergh the most famous man on earth and galvanized the airline industry. Why, Diamandis thought, couldn't the same be done for space flight? The story of the bullet-shaped SpaceShipOne, and the other teams in the hunt, is an extraordinary tale of making the impossible possible. It is driven by outsized characters--Burt Rutan, Richard Branson, John Carmack, Paul Allen--and obsessive pursuits. In the end, as Diamandis dreamed, the result wasn't just a victory for one team; it was the foundation for a new industry. Today, SpaceShipOne hangs in the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum, flanked by the Apollo 11 capsule and Lindbergh's The Spirit of St. Louis
Branson : the global economy is turning the corner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, discusses the global economic recovery on Bloomberg TV's Street Smart
A day in the world : a thousand photographs( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On May 15, 2012, people from around the world picked up their cameras to record their lives ... At work and school, at worship or play, this book examines daily lives from around the world: from underwater shots of an aerobics class to a zoology taxidermist on the job, window cleaners hanging stories high to a pug underneath the breakfast table."--Jacket
Branson : I'm determined to make my dreams come true( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Branson, chairman and founder of Virgin Group, talks with Bloomberg's Trish Regan about his bold choices in life and in business. They speak on Bloomberg Television's 'Street Smart.'
Africa's greatest entrepreneurs by Moky Makura( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs' comprises of a series of profiles on some of the most successful and dynamic businesspeople operating in Africa. Each chapter is dedicated to a single entrepreneur and focuses on the personality as well as the story of how they achieved their success in their field
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Reach for the skies : ballooning, birdmen, and blasting into space
Screw business as usualGlobalisation laid bare : lessons in international businessLosing my virginity : the autobiographyArctic diary : surviving on thin iceAfrica's greatest entrepreneursBusiness stripped bare : adventures of a global entrepreneurLosing my virginity : how I've survived, had fun, and made a fortune doing business my way
Alternative Names

Branson, Richard 1950-

Branson, Richard Charles Nicholas.

Branson, Richard Charles Nicholas 1950-

Bransonas Richardas

Brenson, Richard 1950-

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Ričards Brensons

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Richard Branson brita entreprenisto kaj balonveturisto

Richard Branson britischer Unternehmer und Ballonfahrer

Richard Branson Brits ondernemer

Richard Branson brittisk entreprenör och äventyrare

Richard Branson English business magnate, investor and philanthropist

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Ρίτσαρντ Μπράνσον

Брэнсон, Ричард 1950-

Ричард Брансон

Ричард Брансън

Ричард Бренсон

Ричард Брэнсон британский предприниматель

Річард Бренсон

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ريتشارد برانسون

رچرڈ برینسن

ریچارد برانسون

रिचर्ड ब्रान्सन

রিচার্ড ব্রানসন Business magnate

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