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Sir Richard Branson

Empowering Widows Across the World

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Kristin Meekhof

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

Rumor Robert Plant Ripped Up $800 Million Contract Debunked

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment

A rumor that Robert Plant ripped up an $800 million contract offer to reunite Led Zeppelin has been called "rubbish" by Plant's publicist. As repor...

Sir Richard Branson Named Mentor in Shopify's Entrepreneurship Competition

Courtney Symons | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business
Courtney Symons

Sir Richard Branson is opening up his private island to five intrepid entrepreneurs as part of the Build A Business Competition. Five winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Necker Island, the home of Virgin Group's Sir Richard Branson.

Richard Branson: Yes, I Would Invest in Pot Industry

Blaise Zerega | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Blaise Zerega

Sir Richard Branson has never been afraid to tackle big, thorny business problems or large, complex social issues. One of his latest challenges: Ending the war on drugs, combines both of them.

Making Work More Productive

Richard Branson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Richard Branson

All of these innovations could be replicated by many companies all over the world and there's good reason to do so -- it's good for business.

A Compassionate and Holistic Economy, Where Local Is Global

Thierry Dufay | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Thierry Dufay

What if we swap minimum wage with minimum existence? The essence should be a good and beautiful life. For people and for planet.

Peace Signs Created Including Nuclear Stainless Core Metal From Decommissioned Nuclear Missiles

Lin Evola | Posted 12.21.2013 | Arts
Lin Evola

Artist: Lin Evola Managing Principal, Rêverie Arts Gallery: Derek Cabaniss Photo credit: Reagan D. Pufall ""1962 No. 2" | 30" x 22" | wat...

Envision Your World

Kristin Duquette | Posted 12.10.2013 | Impact
Kristin Duquette

I never thought I could feel so empowered and inspired on a 16-hour flight to the United States. From the time I entered the car on my way to O.R. Tambo International Airport, I began typing my thoughts and ideas about social change on my iPhone while taking occasional breaks to look up at the beautiful South African sunset.

Good Business = Well-Being of People and Planet?

Jules Peck | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Jules Peck

When you see the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Paul Polman, Ratan Tata, Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Francois-Henri Pinault, Professor Muhammad Yunus and Jochen Zeitz call for a refocus of business towards well-being you know that change is afoot.

Amazon Art - reverie arts - Peace Angels Project

Lin Evola | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts
Lin Evola

The Peace Angels Project is a work of Art. At its core it is a contemporary implementation of swords to plough shares. Using art, state of the art technology and media, the Peace Angels Project brings forward the concept of choice, to go to war or to create.

Branson, McCartney, Other Big Names Unite On New Social Good Platform

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact

The best prizes at nonprofit auctions typically go to the biggest bidders. A recently launched fundraising platform, however, is democratizing the sys...

Business Leaders Aim To Build A Better Version Of Capitalism

Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact

Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group, and Jochen Zeitz, chairman of Puma, launched a nonprofit group called The B Team on Thursda...

Q&A With Sir Richard Branson: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

"It started with a phone call from Al Gore while I was in the bath. He wanted to show me An Inconvenient Truth, and his poignant and elegant reduction of these issues really struck a chord with myself as an interested non-expert."

What Richard Branson Told Me About Goal-Getting (And Creating a Life You Adore)

Robin Sharma | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Robin Sharma

Goal-getting matters. And writing down the brave acts and bold dreams you intend to accomplish will provide the spark to get them done. It works for Richard Branson. And my highest wish is that it works for you too.

Prominent Public Leaders and Entertainers Write Pres. Obama Urging Criminal Justice Reform

Matthew Albracht | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Matthew Albracht

Over one hundred prominent public leaders, entertainers and civil rights icons have signed a letter to President Obama urging him to support extensive criminal justice reform for our youth.  And, specifically, they are calling for his support of the Youth PROMISE Act.

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.

Why I'm Afraid to Fly

Mary K. Moore | Posted 03.31.2013 | Travel
Mary K. Moore

In fact, if you gave me the choice between a plane crash and being attacked by a shark, I'll take the shark every time. I can punch a shark. He might spit me out.

Kate Winslet Receives Trip To Space From Richard Branson

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 12.28.2012 | Celebrity

We're not sure whether newlyweds Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll registered for a $200,000 ticket to space, but the generous gift has been bestowed on ...

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...

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...

Climate Advice to New York City: Act Like an Island

Alexia Parks | Posted 02.02.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

With billions of federal dollars flowing toward the shores of New York and New Jersey, isn't it about time for politicians and civic leaders to sit down with the new kid on the block and come to an understanding of who is really in charge here?

Coming To NYC?

www.nypost.com | Posted 10.22.2012 | Travel

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is close to launching its four-star Virgin Hotel brand in New York and is actively scouring the city for location...

Women in the Boardroom: Will Quotas Work?

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Marilyn Nagel

Let's face it -- the number of women on boards is a problem, and everyone knows it. Even old-school companies with homogenous leadership understand the business case for increasing the number of women on boards.

Happy Birthday, Richard Branson!

Posted 07.18.2012 | Travel

Sir Richard Branson, the godfather of pretty much all that is cool in the world, celebrates his 62nd birthday on July 18. And he's not slowing down. ...