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Living Fully and Doing Business Differently With Richard Branson

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

All day today at my apartment, I've been hosting a meeting of the B Team, which Richard Branson co-founded last year to change the values that drive businesses, to prioritize people and planet alongside profit, and to move beyond our obsession with quarterly earnings and short-term growth. And before we started the day, I interviewed Richard at AOL's Brand Camp leadership meeting, which reminded me of a conversation he and I had in 2009, on board Virgin America's inaugural flight from San Francisco to Orange County, covering everything from space travel and global warming to marijuana and the music business.

More Than Money: Put People And The Planet Alongside Profits

Richard Branson | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Richard Branson

To finally break the fossil fuel cycle that leads to warming and war, new and disruptive energy technologies (from advanced renewable fuels, to electric cars that leave their petrol-powered rivals behind, to more efficient, lower-cost solar cells and intelligent ways of heating and cooling buildings) need adequate financial backing.

Jessica Prois

Richard Branson Might Shoot Justin Bieber Into Space ... And Other Good Deeds

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 10.04.2013 | Impact

Updated Fri., Oct. 4, 2013 6:18 p.m. EST Mention Richard Branson and these days, you immediately think space travel. But he's got a lot more than t...

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."

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, ...

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.

Rod Kurtz

What Does It Take To Screw Business As Usual?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 12.20.2011 | Small Business

Richard Branson is the world's consummate entrepreneur for good reason. Sure, he represents the pinnacle of self-made success and the accompanying joi...

Richard Branson To Make Charity Splash By Swimming Irish Sea

Tonic | Rachel Rossitto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson keeps finding ways to innovate, from civilian space travel to incubating African businesses to getting an adr...

A Better Voice for Environmentalism: Sir Richard Branson (VIDEO)

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

2010-12-08-branson.jpgToo often solving climate change is framed as sacrifice, as "cutting pollution," implying a lower quality of life. Branson's message is the opposite.

Rod Kurtz

With 'Project,' Richard Branson Sets His Sights On The Publishing World

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.12.2011 | Small Business

Over the years, Sir Richard Branson has made a habit of bringing unconventional wisdom to very conventional industries -- from music to airlines to sp...

Janean Chun

Sir Richard Branson Takes To The Skies To Help Young Entrepreneurs

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 08.11.2011 | Small Business

To help celebrate Virgin America's first international service, Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson will host a star-studded event at 35,000 feet...

The Top Ten Things I Learned From Sir Richard Branson

Gail Lynne Goodwin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gail Lynne Goodwin

I had the honor of spending a few hours with Sir Richard Branson at his home in the British Virgin Islands. Since my return, the one question I've been asked is, "What Did You Learn From Richard Branson?"

Virgin's Green Investment Fund Gets First $199 Million

Financial Times | Chris Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Wolverhampton City Council and Calpers, the influential Californian pension fund, have emerged as some of the maiden investors in Virgin Group's first...

Branson's Virgin Group Picked To Save Northern Rock

Reuters | Steve Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A consortium led by Richard Branson's Virgin Group has been picked as the preferred bidder to rescue Northern Rock and plans to repay 11 billion pound...