A critical thing is not to waste a minute of life. Throw yourself whole-heartedly into it. Don't waste a minute and try to make a positive difference in as many other people's lives as possible.- Sir Richard Branson
Sir Richard Branson
Sir Richard is the founder of the Virgin Group and the only person to ever create eight separate billion dollar companies each in a different sector.
If today were my last day on Earth and I could share 500 words of brilliance with the world, here are the important things I'd want to pass along to others...
Today's Brilliance is a bit different from other days. I had the honor of spending a few hours with Sir Richard Branson at his home on Necker Island, in the British Virgin Islands.
As I walked into his home, I found him lying in a hammock in an alcove of the great room, open to the warm tropical breezes, overlooking the multi-colored turquoise Caribbean Sea. Bliss.
Barefoot and dressed in swim shorts and a tee shirt, he looked more like a Jimmy Buffett fan rather than the founder of the Virgin Group, best known as the only person in the world to have created eight separate billion-dollar companies from scratch, each in a different sector. He currently holds the rank of #261 on the Forbes List of Billionaires.
Since my return, the number one question I've been asked is, "What did you learn from Richard Branson?" I have extracted excerpts from our interview and compiled them into Today's Brilliance. I hope you enjoy it.