The Virgin Group of companies is in the testing with “every employee can take a vacation anytime and for any amount of time”

The followers of my blog knows that Richard Branson is my favourite entrepreneur and he continue to amaze me with what he is building around the Virgin brand. In fact, two of my goals are: 1. to share the stage with him and second to spend a week with my family on Necker Island. And, currently I have more that 30 goals to accomplish in the next period.

Richard Branson in his Hammock on Necker Island
Richard Branson in his Hammock on Necker Island

In the past few years, Netflix has become the runaway market leader in the streaming video sector.

One clue as to how they intend to remain there this time comes from a very well-advised and downright courageous initiative they adopted that rewrote the book – or to be more precise, threw it away – on something very near and dear to the hearts of most workers around the world: their annual vacation day entitlement. Continue reading “The Virgin Group of companies is in the testing with “every employee can take a vacation anytime and for any amount of time””

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Richard Branson: ‘There’s No Shortcut or Magic Recipe to Success’

Richard Branson shares his business wisdom through Entrepreneur.com: “Unfortunately there’s no shortcut or magic recipe to success — or if there is, I haven’t found it yet. Continue reading Richard Branson: ‘There’s No Shortcut or Magic Recipe to Success’

The Sun sends to Earth in one hour the amount of energy which can fill the necessities of our society for a full year

This weekend I’ve started to read Richard Branson’s Like a Virgin and as I reached the chapter about the green energies my eyes were caught by a weird idea concluded from the research made by one of the entities within Virgin group: The Sun sends to Earth in as little as one hour the amount of energy we all humans consume in one year. This idea proved one again the huge business potential which is hidden in the industry of renewable energies. Of course, some may say that there are still territories where the electricity doesn’t exist but this is … Continue reading The Sun sends to Earth in one hour the amount of energy which can fill the necessities of our society for a full year

5 Business Lessons of Sporting Success by Richard Branson

Richard Branson is for sure one of my role model when it comes to business and how he communicate about what he is doing. Recently, Richard published an article about the lessons any business owner can learn from sporting success. The main keywords of the article are: 1. Teamwork is paramount 2. Mentorship matters 3. Be resilient and determined 4. Have pride and purpose 5. Delegate wherever possible Enjoy the full article here. Continue reading 5 Business Lessons of Sporting Success by Richard Branson

Losing my Virginity by Richard Branson on Soundcloud

The other days I’ve just started my Soundcloud account – the purpose being to upload some audio books, interviews and … mixes. The first uploads were some recordings I have from a friend in UK containing pieces of Losing My Virginity read by Richard Branson. I find Mr. Branson the most inspiring entrepreneur ever and I usually read his books, follow the news about him. Maybe this means that I am a fan. Yes, why not? Here are the recordings: Epidode one: http://soundcloud.com/adiniculescu/losing-my-virginity-episode-1 Episode two: http://soundcloud.com/adiniculescu/losing-my-virginity-episode-2 Episode three: http://soundcloud.com/adiniculescu/losing-my-virginity-episode-3 Episode four: http://soundcloud.com/adiniculescu/losing-my-virginity-episode-4 Everybody has obstacles and Richard points out that … Continue reading Losing my Virginity by Richard Branson on Soundcloud