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    Download Book Best Sellers in PDF format amazing how Screw Business Kindle - I keep coming across the same message, from bustling global cities to the townships of South Africa to small villages in India to G climate conferences It s no coincidence that so many people are talking about the same thing There s a real buzz in the air Change is happening People often associate me with challenges, with trying to break records while sailing the Atlantic or flying in a jet stream in a balloon or going into space with Virgin Galactic But this book isn t just about fun and adventure and exceeding one s wildest dreams It s a different kind of business book It s about revolution My message is a simple one business as usual isn t working In fact, business as usual is wrecking this planet Resources are being used up the air, the sea, the land are all heavily polluted The poor are getting poorer Many are dying of starvation or because they can t afford a dollar a day for lifesaving medicine But my message is not all doom and gloom I will describe how I think business can help fix things and create a prosperous world for everyone I happen to believe in business because I believe that business is a force for good By that I mean that doing good is good for business Doing the right thing can be profitable I will show how this works step by step in the following pages It s the core message of this book I often say, Have fun and the money will come I still believe that, but now I am saying, Do good, have fun and the money will come."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 372 pages
  • Screw Business as Usual
  • Richard Branson
  • English
  • 03 January 2019
  • 1591844347

10 thoughts on “Screw Business as Usual

  1. Kim Pallister Kim Pallister says:

    I m a big Richard Branson fan boy, and really liked his first book, Losing My Virginity which I highly recommend Since then, I ve given a few of his other books a try I gave Screw Business as Usual a try this week It was very quick to get through so I thought I d post a short review The book is about the idea that capitalism can, in addition to pursuing the goal of making money, attempt to do good On the plus side, it covers a number of interesting cases, some of which are Virgin enterpri I m a big Richard Branson fan boy, and really liked his first book, Losing My Virginity which I highly recommend Since then, I ve given a few of his other books a try I gave Screw Business as Usual a try this week It was very quick to get through so I thought I d post a short review The book is about the idea that capitalism can, in addition to pursuing the goal of making money, attempt to do good On the plus side, it covers a number of interesting cases, some of which are Virgin enterprises, others just ones Branson has come across It s a wide enough variety to give some creative food for thought, but little is provided in the way of detail if someone wanted to do some analysis of real cost benefit, or map to their business to see how it differs, etc Still, they are inspirational stories.Another negative is that a number of his examples consist of things akin to I saw a problem I called up Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and Bill Gates and we got together and decided to start a foundation Some have complained that this is name dropping I don t think that s the case, so much as it s just the circles he travels in However, the few examples that are along these lines aren t really helpful for anyone looking to do good with their business.In any case, it s a good read with some unique perspectives that some will get value from Start with Losing My Virginity though, as I think it s a better read


  2. Cathy Allen Cathy Allen says:

    So now comes Sir Richard with a critique of modern business practices that only he could produce In exhorting readers to Screw Business as Usual Branson is calling upon us to reinvent capitalism in aethical,just, and less destructive way His primary theme here is that Capitalism 24902 named for the number of miles in our globe s circumference must serve the world and not deplete it Doing good is good for business he says over and over and then he proves his case He tells So now comes Sir Richard with a critique of modern business practices that only he could produce In exhorting readers to Screw Business as Usual Branson is calling upon us to reinvent capitalism in aethical,just, and less destructive way His primary theme here is that Capitalism 24902 named for the number of miles in our globe s circumference must serve the world and not deplete it Doing good is good for business he says over and over and then he proves his case He tells dozens of stories of business leaders who break the model, screw business as usual, and go on to greater wealth and influence than they could have done with traditional methods And he uses himself as a case in point to great effect With his example, we learn how a great leader like Branson thinks and makes decisions and then it all seemsattainable somehow Screw Business as Usual is a call to action that is truly motivating While reading, I made some new personal commitments in terms of how I organize my little one woman consulting firm Not much in the grand scheme of things, but it is my bit to do and I will do it It amuses me that my financial adviser is always surprised when he is telling me that the socially responsible mutual funds I insist on using seem to be outperforming the market If I had had four and a half stars to give, I would have, and I nearly went with a five Though the book was a bit slow in the beginning, once I got to Chapter 3 or so it became a real page turner and I enjoyed the reading immensely I have scribbledwows, far outs, and yeses into the margins of this book than I have done since those college days when every idea was new and exciting If that ain t a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon I don t know what is I admit it I love Richard Branson Always have His fresh approach to everything is inspiring His courage, ability to overcome odds, masterful entrepreneurship, and team building skill earned him billions He seems to move through life like a chess grand master moves across his board Except that Branson is havingfun


  3. Julian Ware-Lane Julian Ware-Lane says:

    Total and utter pompous tosh avoid


  4. Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell says:

    This made me very cynical There s nothing worse than reading about rich white guys extolling business ethics to reach untapped markets, no matter how positive a spin is placed on it.FYI the fact that you can access a Coca Cola in even the poorest of the poor or third world locations is NOT a marvel, when pharma extort the masses.Capitalism doesn t need turning upside down It needs honest people running honest business, not rich do gooders running around exploiting untapped third world markets This made me very cynical There s nothing worse than reading about rich white guys extolling business ethics to reach untapped markets, no matter how positive a spin is placed on it.FYI the fact that you can access a Coca Cola in even the poorest of the poor or third world locations is NOT a marvel, when pharma extort the masses.Capitalism doesn t need turning upside down It needs honest people running honest business, not rich do gooders running around exploiting untapped third world markets, because their payback ratios are higher than the first world.Whilst the call to shift our values from profit are indeed a must, the concept of embarking on new ventures solving world wide problems is not new, and yet somehow promoting this process still seems dishonorable coming from the likes of Branson Virgin.Still, I recommend following the process It s been 2 years since this was written, there needs to bedone to change the motives of corporate business.New business isn t necessarily going to be the answer


  5. Sealove Sealove says:

    Excellent Bravo Richard It is these type of ideas that truly bring about change But not just change for the sake of it Real change and real passion to see a different tomorrow than the one we are experiencing today The idea of the elders and the business leaders is one who s time has come And if each of us will take one step, we will all move closer to reality that includes us all Not just the ones were well off, and not just the ones who can speak with the loudest voices This book is abo Excellent Bravo Richard It is these type of ideas that truly bring about change But not just change for the sake of it Real change and real passion to see a different tomorrow than the one we are experiencing today The idea of the elders and the business leaders is one who s time has come And if each of us will take one step, we will all move closer to reality that includes us all Not just the ones were well off, and not just the ones who can speak with the loudest voices This book is about what we can do today and tomorrow to screw business as usual and move in a direction that our hearts and our minds have always known as not just human, butanddivine Read this book, and then connect in Check out what they re doing on Facebook, twitter and all around the globe And then take your first step today That is the way Step one And the rest will be the history that we speak of with joy and humility in the decades to come


  6. Blake Kanewischer Blake Kanewischer says:

    This lightweight screed reflects the holistic attitude towards business that Richard Branson supposedly has Not having had the opportunity to experience Virgin service myself, I can t judge that claim The supreme irony in the book for me is that Branson inadvertently pops his own bubblethan once with casual references to his private island or to the people who populate his world It s a breezy read, but don t expect much from it.


  7. Keshan Keshan says:

    i like Richard Branson very much but This is the third time i try to finished this book sorry but i cant this book full with facts about author and his colleagues trying make a better world But another way this is look like Virgin s ANNUAL REPORT social activities..BLAH.BLAHblah. lot of names..lot of brands.but just one massage..try to make a better world with your business OKI got it.NOfurther


  8. Dana Berglund Dana Berglund says:

    2.5 stars.Full disclosure I read this to fulfill a specific reading goal, as this isn t my typical genre The whole point of reading challenges, really Reading this did improve my impression of Richard Branson I do believe that he really is trying to change the soul of business and improve life on our planet I was impressed by many of the initiatives he discusses in the book, which cover a really wide range of social and environmental issues Anyone trying to reduce the carbon footprint of 2.5 stars.Full disclosure I read this to fulfill a specific reading goal, as this isn t my typical genre The whole point of reading challenges, really Reading this did improve my impression of Richard Branson I do believe that he really is trying to change the soul of business and improve life on our planet I was impressed by many of the initiatives he discusses in the book, which cover a really wide range of social and environmental issues Anyone trying to reduce the carbon footprint of multinational businesses deserves some credit.My first problem with the book is not actually his fault, but mine in reading it now it is already 8 years old It made me want to fact check So, this company had this really impressive plan in 2011did they follow through Did they meet their goals, reduce or increase their whatever by 201X If they didn t, the whole vignette loses its power, and during the entire reading I was aware of the follow up rabbit holes I could get lost in doing research.My second issue, however, was of style and ego The book was one huge name drop and pat on the back after another Here s the template I was talking to my good friend Celebrity A while we were on my private island, and he said this thing that inspired me I said, You know what Let s do it Screw business as usual, and let s make this organization initiative company conference press release to make the world better Celebrity A totally agreed with me, and we worked together on this project Insert details and story about project This other time, I was at a conference where I talked with World Leader B who I call Buddy because that s his family nickname and we re such close buds and Business Leader C They were talking about the important issue X One of my amazing staff members happened to know someone who has a start up dealing with this same issue Insert side story about how I met amazing staff member and recognized their genius We got together and helped the start up in these detailed ways Now they re very impressive insert details and page long quote from either World Leader B or Start Up Entrepreneur Repeat.Do you see how that can start to grate a little Some of the stories were truly inspiring, but there was such an odd tone of self aggrandizing and also trying to use really casual language at the same time I m not sure who the real audience for this book was Small business owners Fortune 500 CEOs People who want to be awed by celebrity and feel like they re doing some social good I m not really sure It didn t inspire me to readbusiness books, that s for sure


  9. Sabina Kelly Sabina Kelly says:

    this was the abridged version


  10. Daniel Taylor Daniel Taylor says:

    In the old days, it was enough for entrepreneurs to spend half their life making money and the other half giving it away But the business game has changed Now, to succeed, you need to make a profit as you do good.Richard Branson introduces the idea of Capitalism 24902 the distance in miles of the circumference of the earth and tells story after story of businesses that have at their heart the concept of doing good You need to accept the global reality of business and thus the need for leade In the old days, it was enough for entrepreneurs to spend half their life making money and the other half giving it away But the business game has changed Now, to succeed, you need to make a profit as you do good.Richard Branson introduces the idea of Capitalism 24902 the distance in miles of the circumference of the earth and tells story after story of businesses that have at their heart the concept of doing good You need to accept the global reality of business and thus the need for leadership without borders The old charity model is as out of date as the old way of doing business, success is doing good at a profit.Over the past five or so years in business literature, longer in the real world, there s been a shift to social entrepreneurship Branson s book takes that work as a foundation and moves it ahead Branson s insights are not theoretical but are based on the work he s doing through his own do good organisation, Virgin Unite.If you re in business or you have a jaded view of the power of business, read this book to understand all the good business can achieve


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Screw Business as Usual[KINDLE] ✾ Screw Business as Usual Author Richard Branson – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk RICHARD BRANSON, one of the world s most famous and admired business leaders, argues that it s time to turn capitalism upside down to shift our values from an exclusive focus on profit to also caring RICHARD BRANSON, one of the world s most famous and admired business leaders, argues that it s time to turn capitalism upside down to shift our values from an exclusive focus on profit to also caring for people, communities and the planetAs he writes It s a vibrant and definite sea change from the way business was always done, when financial profit was a driving force Today, people aren t afraid to say, Screw Business as Usualand show they mean it It s amazing how Screw Business Kindle - I keep coming across the same message, from bustling global cities to the townships of South Africa to small villages in India to G climate conferences It s no coincidence that so many people are talking about the same thing There s a real buzz in the air Change is happening People often associate me with challenges, with trying to break records while sailing the Atlantic or flying in a jet stream in a balloon or going into space with Virgin Galactic But this book isn t just about fun and adventure and exceeding one s wildest dreams It s a different kind of business book It s about revolution My message is a simple one business as usual isn t working In fact, business as usual is wrecking this planet Resources are being used up the air, the sea, the land are all heavily polluted The poor are getting poorer Many are dying of starvation or because they can t afford a dollar a day for lifesaving medicine But my message is not all doom and gloom I will describe how I think business can help fix things and create a prosperous world for everyone I happen to believe in business because I believe that business is a force for good By that I mean that doing good is good for business Doing the right thing can be profitable I will show how this works step by step in the following pages It s the core message of this book I often say, Have fun and the money will come I still believe that, but now I am saying, Do good, have fun and the money will come.


About the Author: Richard Branson

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English business magnate, best known for his Virgin brand of over companies Branson s first successful business venture was at age , when he published a magazine called Student He then set up a record mail order business in In , he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores and rebranded as zavvi in late With his flamboyant and competitive style, Branson s Virgin brand grew rapidly during the Screw Business Kindle - s as he set up Virgin Atlantic Airways and expanded the Virgin Records music label Richard Branson is the th richest person according to Forbes list of billionaires as he has an estimated net worth of approximately billion USD.