Richard Branson has launched more than 100 Virgin companies since starting Virgin as a mail order record retailer in 1970. He’s the only person to build eight billion-dollar companies in eight different industries. Because of his success and enthusiasm, entrepreneurs can definitely learn a lot from Sir Richard.
And one of his greatest lessons is how he treats other members of the Virgin family.
According to Branson, “Many people think that an entrepreneur is someone who operates alone, overcoming challenges and bringing his idea to market through sheer force of personality. This is completely inaccurate. Few entrepreneurs --- scratch that, almost no one --- ever achieved anything worthwhile without help. To be successful in business, you need to connect and collaborate and delegate.”
There’s actually a lot of truth to that statement. Lennon had McCartney. Jobs had Wozniak. Jordan had Pippen.
So, if you’re looking to follow in the footsteps of Sir Richard Branson, then make sure that you never do the following 8 things. He wouldn’t.