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This Elusive Thing Called Branding And Why It's So Hard To Get

Timothi Jane Graham | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Timothi Jane Graham

Everywhere you look these days everyone's talking branding. It's in every magazine, it's everywhere you look online. It's taught in a zillion online webinars, seminars and programs, addressed in numerous boardrooms and spoken about in deep reverential tones over business luncheons and after work cocktails.

Sheryl Sandberg: 'As A Woman Gets More Successful.. She Is Less Liked'

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business

“For men, likability and success is correlated. As they get more successful, more powerful, they’re better liked."

What I Learned From Richard Branson

Stephen H. Dinan | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
Stephen H. Dinan

In April of 2015, I joined a group of 25 entrepreneurs from Maverick1000 for a week on Necker Island, Richard Branson's legendary private island and an idyllic place to cook up bold ideas while meeting in the same room as leaders like Nelson Mandela once have.

British Businesses Must Disclose How They Fight Slave Labor Under New Law

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact

LONDON, April 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson has defended a new British law designed to stamp out modern...

Meet Sir Richard Branson, Human Bowling Ball

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.16.2015 | Sports

Meet the world's most valuable bowling ball. Billionaire businessman and noted thrill-seeker Richard Branson became a human bowling ball on Wednes...

Sharpening the Saw: Why Productive People Always Have Time for Exercise

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business
Tyler Tervooren

Sven and Jack are two hearty loggers. One day, Jack challenges Sven: who can hand cut the most trees in a single day? Sven, sure of himself, accepts the challenge.

Important Reasons You Need a Vacation Now

Kristi Ling | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristi Ling

Allow yourself space in your life for vacations and down time. Take it without apology. Live. Make this a priority and your life will reach new levels of joy, peace, and success. The busyness can wait.

Virgin Produced Launches Loyola Marymount University Student's Music Career into the Air

Mylen Fe Yamamoto | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Mylen Fe Yamamoto

Virgin Produced, the film, television, and entertainment division of the British Virgin Group recently collaborated with the Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship at Loyola Marymount University for the Hilton Distinguished Entrepreneur Lecture Series held at their West Los Angeles campus on March 19th.

6 Savvy Life Hacks From The World's Most Successful Leaders

| Zoe Henry | Posted 03.31.2015 | Small Business

While it's true that everyone works differently, the world's most successful leaders often have one thing in common: Their days are marked by certain ...

Richard Branson Wants To Take On Tesla

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 03.20.2015 | Business

Elon Musk would probably welcome it.

Richard Branson: Invite Your Enemies to Lunch

Joe De Sena | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

Life is too short. We are entitled to be human. Sometimes we make mistakes and rub people the wrong way. What defines us is not those who are able to avoid confrontation, but those who are able to deal with it.

On International Women's Day, Business Leaders Call for Action

Richard Branson | Posted 03.06.2015 | Impact
Richard Branson

Business leaders call for action against all forms of violence and discrimination faced by women and encourage business to build companies that truly value diversity

Carly Schwartz

Top Brits Call On The U.K. To Decriminalize Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 03.05.2015 | World

British businessman Richard Branson and U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg have advocated for drug policy reform in the past. But experts say their...

How to Raise Children Who Choose Peace

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Molly Alexander Darden

We are very much involved in a global culture war in which the stakes are our children and young adults, who are key to continuing a peaceful or violent world; we, the media and parents can strongly influence how they respond to propaganda.

Being a Leader of One

Val Jon Farris | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business
Val Jon Farris

I was recently asked during an interview what I thought the most important leadership principle and practice might be. My reply was, "being a leader of one." This translates to recognizing that leadership is an "inside job."

Will Your Company Survive the Paradigm Shift?

Karin Volo | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Karin Volo

The purpose driven companies with high levels of employee engagement are the ones that will survive and thrive. They are the ones that will get the best talent and stay ahead with innovation, creativity, execution, customer service, time to market, and be the most sustainable, the most profitable, and making the biggest positive impact.

An Open Letter to World Leaders

Malala Yousafzai | Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact
Malala Yousafzai

If this does not change, we fear you and your fellow leaders could be sleep-walking the world towards one of the greatest failures of recent history. It's not too late to rise to the occasion.

Why You Are Smarter Than You Think

Jake Ducey | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Jake Ducey

Belief in yourself is enough to get you beyond your excuses. Don't think rationally about any of this. Don't try to justify why you're not ready to take that step in your life. You'll never feel ready enough. Just start now.

Common Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Jose Costa | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Jose Costa

To launch your own business, you have to take risks. Period. I learned this first-hand when I started my own marketing agency a few years ago. The hardest step was letting go of the known and taking the first leap of faith, but every second of the journey was worth it.

Orion: On Our Way to Mars Again?

Marco Cáceres | Posted 02.08.2015 | Science
Marco Cáceres

In the midst of a series of technical glitches that delayed the planned launch of the Orion capsule by a Delta IV rocket on Thursday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is reported to have told NBC News, "We're now on the way to Mars, and that's what's most important." Uh, no.

Empowering Widows Across the World

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Kristin Meekhof

Lord Loomba, CBE, receiving his lifetime achievement award from Abid Qureshi, President, UNA-NY Photography by Melanie Quinn Photography; Used with...

Crisis and Context for Virgin Galactic

Eric Dezenhall | Posted 01.15.2015 | Business
Eric Dezenhall

Richard Branson had it right when he complained about people who knew nothing about the crash of SpaceShipTwo diving in front of cameras to analyze what must have gone wrong in the Mojave Desert.

Robert Plant Makes Statement About Led Zeppelin Reunion Rumors

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant shut down rumors that Plant tore up an $800 million contract that would ha...

Branson Pickle: Billionaire's 'Space'-Adventure Folly

William J. Furney | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
William J. Furney

In the end, it is Branson, propelled by an overarching sense of boyhood adventure, or desperate folly, and rocketing to establish himself in the pantheon of brave travel pioneers, who has become entangled in a Gordian knot of his own vainglorious making and from which he does not know how to untie himself.

How Bill Gates And Mark Zuckerberg Conquer Fear To Succeed

| Kevin Duam | Posted 11.07.2014 | Small Business

This country has a great admiration for entrepreneurs. Many people hold up leaders like Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Mark Zuckerberg as heroes, ma...