It is only by being bold that you get anywhere. If you are a risk-taker, then the art is to protect the downside.
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So I’ve seen life as one long learning process. And if I see – you know, if I fly on somebody else’s airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn’t in – 21 years ago, then I’d think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I’d like to fly on.
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 never aspired to be a public figure. I have always been interested primarily in real business and the development of business strategies.
If you need a machine and don’t buy it, then you will ultimately find that you have paid for it and don’t have it.
Our modern industrialism, changed to motives of public service, will provide means to remove every injustice that gives soil for prejudice.
Building a mission and building a business go hand in hand. The primary thing that excites me is the mission. But we have always had a healthy understanding that we need to do both.
Should I give up my career at this point in my life and put all my marbles in Laura’s [Nyro] basket?
The epiphany for me at William Morris was realizing, ‘They bullshit on the phone! I can bullshit on the phone too!’
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.
Although Mr. Edison was called ‘The Wizard’ of the electrical world and everyone thought that electricity was the coming thing, he actually encouraged me to go with my second car.
I was never involved in arms trading. In the Russian Federation, arms trading is the prerogative of the state.