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Entrepreneur Hero: Richard Branson

Answer the following questions about the TedTalk on Richard Branson:

  1. What skills/qualities does Branson talk about being important for business?
  2. Why did Branson trade records for airlines?
  3. What does Branson consider to be important for starting a business?
  4. Name some of Branson’s failures.
  5. Branson says “All you have is your reputation” (21:30). Explain this in a business context.
  6. Explain the meaning of ‘capitalist philanthropy’.
  7. Explain Richard Branson’s personal qualities (this includes his high-risk adventures) and how this contributed to his success