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Finding My Virginity

The New Autobiography
Auteur(s): Richard Branson
Narrateur(s): Steve West
Durée: 17 h et 55 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (116 évaluations)

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Fifty 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 best-selling Losing My Virginity left off at the dawn of the new millennium, Finding My Virginity takes the listener on a roller-coaster 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.

©2017 Richard Branson (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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Boring book

A terribly boring story about him and there is no business insights. All about how gentleman or wild stuntman he was. Not inspiring.

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A great listen from start to finish!

Brilliantly performed, well written, and a great addition to any library. Can't wait for the next installment!

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EXCELLENT - A Must Listen!!

This is an excellent publication, and the audiobook was such a breeze to listen to - from the storyline to the narration by Steve West (who actually does such a great job you'd think it was Sir Richard Branson reading this himself). There's a lot to learn about living a great life and achieving great success (a lot of facts to list, so please grab a copy and listen).
I am now ready to go out into the world and live a more fulfilling life!

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Not good for entrepreneurial tips or business insight

Very little business insights in this book. Most autobiographies from successful entrepreneurs provide good insight into unique business strategies. This book is more focused on his personal life and family.

If you are hoping to learn something new I wouldn't recommend.


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Incredibly entertaining.

This title was incredibly entertaining offering vivid story recounts while leaving us with wise advice and wishing the book was even longer. Time well invested! Thanks a million Ritchie!

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Great motivation and drive!

This listen is for the driven and motivated full of exciting tails and near death misses. One of mankind's true elders is Sir Richard Brandon !!

The only downside would be that it seemed to Trail off in the last few chapters sounding more like a letter to his family than a how to become successful and find your own mark in the world.

All in all a good listen!

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Exceptional book, what a whirlwind adventure t<br />

An exceptional read to one of the world's most fascinating men. He inspires me to be a better entrepreneur and contribute to the world in a new way and new vigour. To take on bold challenges in the funnest ways and to live live with passion and drive.

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Amazing Book!

Great book! I assumed it would be a business book but was mistaken. It was a book on life and how to live it, mixed with how he has been so successful in business.

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Smack average

Found the book to be rather dry and mostly just Branson bragging on what he has achieved and the adventures he's had as an billionaire. Great life to have lived but really all I can make from the book is he got lucky taking all the risks he took and mad a bucket load of money because he was first to a lot of tasks and in many ways ended up being a great marketer more than anything else. Did not learn much from Branson's life. #Audible1

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Interesting but not Exceptional

I found a lot of male bravado interlaced with how much of a gentleman Richard can be. I was hoping for more and to glean some insight instead I found that it was really just a story about Richards circles, necker island and his general antics and how they help make him who he is but also get him into trouble. Don’t get me wrong fun at times but not exactly what I personally had come for. #Audible1

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  • randell carlson
  • 2018-05-31

More than a story of money.

Loved the story, the ambitions and behind the scenes background of events and struggles of the Branson family. it's not a story of money, but a relay of motivation, the why and how and the caring that accompanies the actual newlines!

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  • Alex
  • 2017-10-18

Fantastic Book!

Well written and compelling coupled with a great narrator and message. I'm very picky about audio books and I recommend this one highly.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-05-26

Phenomenal in every possible way.

Phenomenal in every possible way. Do not think twice before picking this up. The wisdom this genuinely good and honest man shares in his book is beyond words. Reading this book is like living and absorbing the wisdom of an entire lifetime, if not more... and the performance by Steve West is equally exceptional. 5 stars does no justice.

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  • Trent
  • 2017-10-22

Wow!

What a life! Very inspiring book! Shows how anything is possible and one person can help change the world for the better!

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  • A. E.
  • 2017-11-10

Screw it, let’s do it!

I have never heard of anyone doing 2 autobiographies so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Well, it did not disappoint. Richard Branson is definitely the most interesting man in the world and should start Virgin Beer just so he can make those commercials.
Highly recommend and can’t wait for the third installment of the trilogy that is his life.

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  • Dalton
  • 2017-10-12

Inspiration would be an understatement

Richard Branson is a passionate man you cannot reasonably disagree with on core principles which he graciously shares in this epic book. Will definitely listen to this gem multiple times, and hope others will be inspired as much as I have by his brace and audacious attempts to change society and humanity for the better.

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  • Stephanie
  • 2018-01-20

Way too long!

Overall, interesting auto-biography, but over 15 hours?! Whew. The great narration helped get me through this book, but it's extremely long and detailed.

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  • KB
  • 2019-11-14

Upside: Great story. Downside: Somewhat political

I like how Richard pulled this together. Great success that deserves notice. Maybe a touch to much I in the story. Also, he mentions staying away from political affiliations in business, although clear in the story that they play a big part. Overall great.

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  • Teshowme
  • 2019-10-27

Richard Branson is Amazing!!!

Richard Branson's story and the rise of his company Virgin is amazing!!! I never knew that his company was so diverse and that Richard was such a great person. His story is amazing and has inspired me to do so much more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-10-20

Good read... Not the best...

Where do I begin? Ultimately, I begin the book with optimizmism and ended with insight. After reading the book, it was a reminder that real success, takes time, risk, and patience. I would. recommend Thai book