Nobody’s ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there’s some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway.
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The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically gaurantee hit records.
I really believe that being in the moment is the key to happiness and success, and being constantly glued to your phone can have a big impact on your relationship.
If you’re bringing up kids, you just want to smother them with love and praise and enthusiasm. So I don’t think you can mollycoddle your kids too much really.
We, we – as I say, we go in and shake up other industries and I think, you know, we do it differently and I think that industries are not quite the same as a result of Virgin attacking the market.
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I think everybody thought I was crazy that I quit my job and started a management company in which I was managing one client – Laura Nyro.
Our modern industrialism, changed to motives of public service, will provide means to remove every injustice that gives soil for prejudice.
Chris and I came from nothing. We’re selfmade. We started with nothing, so we have nothing to lose. And we have everything to gain.
When most people ask about a business growing, what they really mean is growing revenue, not just growing the number of people using a service. Traditional businesses would view people using your service that you don’t make money from as a cost.
The union organizers are asking us to sit still while it sells our men the jobs that have always been free.
There are good examples of companies – Coca-Cola is one – that invested before there was a huge market in countries, and I think that ended up playing out to their benefit for decades to come.
We decided not to show One Hyde Park til we were 100% ready. A lot of people open the doors too early.
A manufacturer is not through with his customer when a sale is completed. He has then only started with his customer. In the case of an automobile the sale of the machine is only something in the nature of an introduction. If the machine does not give service, then it is better for the manufacturer if he never had the introduction, for he will have the worst of all advertisements-a dissatisfied customer.
An imitation may be quite successful in its own way, but imitation can never be Success. Success is a first-hand creation.