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Richard Branson: 'There Is No Such Thing as Failure'

The European Magazine | Posted 07.09.2013 | Business
The European Magazine

"A game-changing idea is something that really stands out: It is not easy to start a company and to survive and thrive in the modern world. In fact, you've got to do something radically different to make a mark today."

Small Business on the Grow in the Big Easy

Kevin Price | Posted 06.10.2013 | Small Business
Kevin Price

According to the Small Business Administration more than 65 percent of all jobs are created by small businesses. With that, it should be no surprise that there are events designed to celebrate and contribute to their success.

Tycoon's 'Spaceship' Passes Major Milestone

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 06.29.2013 | Science

MOJAVE, Calif. — Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo made its first powered flight Monday, breaking the sound barrier in a test over the Mojave Deser...

China's CCTV Falls For April Fool's Joke

AP | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

BEIJING -- When Virgin founder Richard Branson made an April Fool's Day announcement about starting a glass-bottomed plane service, at least one major...

13 Successful People Reveal The One Thing They Take Everywhere

Posted 04.02.2013 | Small Business

This post is by LinkedIn and originally appeared on LinkedIn Influencers. Wondering what secret weapon could take your productivity to the next lev...

How to Become a Billionaire: Lessons Learned From Meeting Richard Branson

James Clear | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business
James Clear

If you want to summarize the habits of successful people into one phrase, it's this: successful people start before they feel ready.

The Power of Women

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 05.22.2013 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

Let's take a look at some of the facts and figures involved in the story of women in 2013, while not forgetting that this is no reason to rest on our laurels -- there's still plenty of work to be done.

Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness: "Trends" That Could Change Everything

Flynn Coleman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Flynn Coleman

It was only during my sometimes-very-stressful years as a law student and a big-firm lawyer that I came to understand the incredible power of yoga and meditation to transform and improve virtually every aspect of my life. With time, I saw that this power also offered remarkable benefits for my professional life.

23 Successful People Share The Best Advice They Ever Received

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.10.2013 | Small Business

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark was an engineer at IBM in Detroit and had just ticked off his co-workers with what he acknowledges was basically an a...

Nate C. Hindman

Ex-Yahoo Employees Come Out In Support Of Company's New Work-From-Home Ban | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s recent decision to not allow employees to work remotely set off a chorus of criticism over the weekend and on Monday. Outs...

Tough Words For Yahoo

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

Yahoo's decision to suspend employees' ability to work from home has met with significant backlash on Twitter, and now that criticism is heating up. ...

Gates, Buffett Get Branson To Pledge Half Of Wealth To Charity

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact

Richard Branson, ever the pacesetter, is piloting something new -- but it has nothing to do with travel. The founder of Virgin Group and his wife, ...

A Radically New Ideas Machine: Kickstarting an X PRIZE for Everything

XPRIZE | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology

By Jonny Miller Jonny Miller is Co-Founder at Maptia, a TechStars company building the most inspirational map in the world. Has our great ideas mach...

The Top 7 Time Management Secrets of Billionaires

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 04.07.2013 | Small Business
Carolyn Anderson

If you use discipline and determination it will guide you to success. These strategies are what are followed by many of the most successful people in the world and can help you be successful as well.

The First Art Gallery At 35,000 Ft?

Posted 01.23.2013 | Arts

Virgin Atlantic, the travel empire of UK billionaire Richard Branson, has recently launched what it calls "Gallery in the Air," the first art gallery ...

The Perks Of Flying Virgin Galactic

Pam Grout | Posted 03.17.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

I'm on rutted, dirt roads in the Jornada del Muerto desert of southern New Mexico headed to Spaceport America, the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport. It's adjacent to White Sands Missile Range where, for 70 some years, assorted rockets, nuclear bombs and other WMDs have been tested.

What a Green 2013 Means for the Planet

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
Kristi York Wooten

Did you know that just $100 can fund a water-quality test in a stream or river and $500 can provide an inner-city school with plants and tools for an organic vegetable garden? Even smaller amounts can be very meaningful to local recycling or cleanup projects in your community.

Is Delta About To Get A Lot Sexier?

John Nicholson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
John Nicholson

Even if Delta retains its corporatist image and mediocre product quality, though, the prospect of being able to accrue, redeem and enjoy benefits on Virgin Atlantic makes Delta's frequent flyer program, SkyMiles, and its alliance network, SkyTeam, much more attractive for transatlantic fliers.

Richard Branson: 'Commitment Is Not Letting People Down'

Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Excerpt from ORIGIN's January issue, interview with Richard Branson Interviewers: Editors: Maranda Pleasant, Gina G. Murdock Maranda Pleasant: W...

What Role Will Your Company Play in Disruptive Video?

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

Sam Branson, son of Richard, announced this week that anyone in the world can view his documentary for free for one month, not in movie theatres, but on his production company's branded YouTube channel.

Delta Bought a Stake in Virgin Atlantic for the 'Cool' Factor

Skift | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business

Beyond $120 million in annual synergies, an expanded presence at Heathrow and a bulked-up network, a relatively stodgy Delta Air Lines views its new 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic as an investment in British and Richard-Branson-cool.

The Real Reason Delta Paid $360 Million For A Stake In Virgin

Skift | Posted 02.10.2013 | Travel

Virgin Atlantic doesn't belong to any of the big three airline alliances and the airline commands a coveted 304 slots at Heathrow.

Delta Buys 49% Stake In Virgin Atlantic

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business

Delta Air Lines is grabbing a bigger share of the world's most important travel route: New York to London. The airline is paying $360 million for alm...

Should Companies Care If Hurricane Sandy Was "Caused" By Climate Change?

Andrew Winston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

The scene around my Connecticut home is not pretty, with downed trees and power lines everywhere. It's a serious time, and a time for some serious questions. Why did this happen?

Costa Rica to Take a Bite Out of Global Shark Finning

Leila Monroe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Leila Monroe

Costa Rica is often applauded for its progressive environmental policies and peaceful democracy. I know it as a Mecca of sustainable tourism and perfect surf breaks. Yet the brutal, enormously profitable shark fin trade has prospered in Costa Rica's waters and ports since the late-1990's, making this tropical Central American country a key outpost in the global shark fin trade.