The Virgin Way:

Everything I Know About Leadership

Leadership Book

Branson, R. (2014). The Virgin way: Everything I know about leadership. New York, New York: Penguin Group.

Important Points About Leadership:

  • Have fun!
  • Enjoy what you do.
  • Take care of your employees & customers.
  • People come first.
  • Listen to people.

Fun Facts About Sir Richard Branson

He quit school at 16. He has been an entrepreneur for 40 years. His companies and products almost always have the name Virgin in them. He once filed a lawsuit against the British government when Virgin Train lost a bid.

Book Summary

Mr. Branson writes of both his successes and failures over the last 40 years of business. His motto is, "Screw it, let's do it!" His attitude has led to major success, but it has not all been smooth sailing. Companies like Virgin Bride and products like Virgin Coke were failures. The four parts of the book talk about listening, learning, laughing, and leading.


Katie Lidgett