“The most important thing about running a company is to remember all the time what a company is – the company is simply a group of people. As a leader of people you have to be a great listener, a great motivator, and be very good at praising people”

“Virgin does work very well without me… I also learned an art of delegation… I have a fantastic team of people who run the Virgin companies as if they would run their own company… I give them freedom to make mistakes… when my balloon bursts, Virgin will continue to flourish… and live on healthily without me.”