In 1966, Branson dropped out of high school to begin his first project, a youth magazine called Student. In 1969, he opened a record shop in London which wasn’t as successful as his magazine. Despite that, it provided him with the capital he needed to grow more businesses.
Branson’s business grew and expanded, adding the Voyage Group in 1980, Virgin Atlantic Airlines in 1984 and a series of Virgin Megastores.
“Learn from failure. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club.” ― Richard Branson
“When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly is hard to do.” ― Richard Branson
“Entrepreneurial business favors the open mind. It favors people whose optimism drives them to prepare for many possible futures, pretty much purely for the joy of doing so.” ― Richard Branson
“Please be polite. Nothing in life should erode the habit of saying thank you to people or praising them.” ― Richard Branson