Working Wisdom: quote about business growth

Richard Branson once said: “You’ve got to take risks if you’re going to succeed. I would much rather ask forgiveness than permission.”

With more than 400 companies to his name, Richard Branson (born 1950) is a high-profile and successful entrepreneur with a net worth of US $5.3 billion. On Twitter he describes himself as a “tie-loathing adventurer, philanthropist & troublemaker, who believes in turning ideas into reality. Otherwise known as Dr Yes @virgin”. Following on from business ventures ranging from music and publishing to airlines and railways, some of his latest risk-taking initiatives include Virgin Galactic, Hyperloop One and Formula E (electric) motor racing.


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