Start reading Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons In Life (Quick Reads) on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons In Life (Quick Reads) [Kindle Edition]

Richard Branson
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)

Digital List Price: $5.08 What's this?
Kindle Price: $3.91
You Save: $1.17 (23%)

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $3.91  
Paperback --  
Audible Audio Edition, Unabridged $19.95 or Free with Audible 30-day free trial
Preloaded Digital Audio Player $61.34  
Kindle Daily Deals
Kindle Delivers: Daily Deals
Subscribe to find out about each day's Kindle Daily Deals for adults and young readers. Learn more (U.S. customers only)

Book Description

Throughout my life I have achieved many remarkable things. In Screw It, Let's Do It, I will share with you my ideas and the secrets of my success, but not simply because I hope they'll help you achieve your individual goals.

Today we are increasingly aware of the effects of our actions on the environment, and I strongly believe that we each have a responsibility, as individuals and organisations, to do no harm. I will draw on Gaia Capitalism to explain why we need to take stock of how we may be damaging the environment, and why it is up to big companies like Virgin to lead the way in a more holistic approach to business.

In Screw It, Let's Do It I'll be looking forwards to the future. A lot has changed since I founded Virgin in 1968, and I'll explain how I intend to take my business and my ideas to the next level and the new and exciting areas - such as launching Virgin Fuels - into which Virgin is currently moving.

But I have also brought together all the important lessons, good advice and inspirational adages that have helped me along the road to success.

Ironically, I have never been one to do things by the book, but I have been inspired and influenced by many remarkable people. I hope that you too might find a little inspiration between these pages.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Sir Richard Branson is a hugely successful international entrepreneur, icon, and chairman of the Virgin Group. His autobiography Losing My Virginity has been a number one international bestseller.

Product Details

  • File Size: 210 KB
  • Print Length: 130 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0753510995
  • Publisher: Virgin Digital; Quick Reads edition edition (August 4, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005F3GK92
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,225 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
102 of 104 people found the following review helpful
I started with Branson's first book, "Losing My Virginity", and was absolutely hooked. That book is compelling, insightful, exciting, inspirational, and well-written. "Screw it, Let's Do It" on the other hand, is none of those things, and feels like a cheap re-hashing of "Losing My Virginity", but without any of the real substance. The writing is poor (leading me to wonder if Branson had a lot of help in writing "Losing My Virginity") and he rushes through anecdotes that he explains in detail in "Losing My Virginity". The whole book feels very cursory and surface-deep, and doesn't do justice to Branson's incredible persona. Don't waste your time, get "Losing My Virginity" instead.
Was this review helpful to you?
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sir Richard's Wonderful Philosophy January 2, 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Richard Branson made his fortune because he's a shrewd business person, and also because he's been lucky at times. He's successful, however, because of his personality and attitude -- his personal philosophy -- and that's what this book is about. There is nothing earth shattering in his philosophy, except perhaps that it takes an extraordinary person to truly live up to it.

I don't think that Branson was looking to make money on the book, but rather to share some ideas that, for good reason, he truly believes in. He's not one to overcomplicate things, and in this case shorter is better. He keeps it simple because to him it is simple. As other reviewers have noted, it's a small book and it can be read in one sitting. It seems like it was dictated and indeed could benefit from some editing, but perhaps that's what makes the book real and is part of its charm. If you're looking for more then buy his book "Losing My Virginity" which contains some details about his various ventures. Otherwise, Screw It, it's a good read so just buy the book.

Steven K. Gold
Author, Entrepreneur's Notebook: Practical Advice for Starting a New Business Venture
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Book July 11, 2006
Definitely one of the more useful motivational books I've read. Sir Richard talks about having fun, being bold, challenging yourself, standing on your own feet, valuing the family and doing good.

Without being preachy, Sir Richard pulls out stories from his life to illustrate some of his beliefs, principles and practices. Not having read his other books, I'm quite astounded by some of his life experiences, especially his harrowing escapes from a faulty flying machine and his role in Iraq where he helped secure the release of British hostages.

Short, sweet and simple, it's an excellent read.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL ! April 22, 2008
I have read hundreds of business biographies, how-to-do and business books. This is one of the best and I recommend it, because it inspired me like no other business book. The most interesting suggestions are:
- Have fun, work hard and money will come.
- When it's not fun, move on.
- Be bold, aim high.
- Try new things, always try.
- Challenge yourself.
- Money is for making things happen.
- Always think what you can do to help.
My preferite is:"Live life to the full". I recommend this book to every busines student, worker and manager, to reconnect their humanity with their business role.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous! But you should buy and read his others March 30, 2008
I read the author's "Losing My Virginity" in 2005, rated it a five star with the title "Entertaining, fun, motivatonal, inspiring, simply irresistable!" In fact, I described it as the best biography in my Listmania List. Though I did know this one is just a short update to that, I couldnt help but read it, and still found it very fascinating. Upon writing this review, I just found that there is an 256 page Expanded Edition which is double the size of this. I strongly recommend any potential reader to buy either "Losing My Virginity" or the "Expanded Edition" (which explains the four star here). You will thank me for that.

p.s. Below please find some of my favorite passages for your reference.

A journey of a thousand miles starts with that first step. If you look ahead to th end, and all the weary miles between, with all the dangers you might face, you might never take that first step. And whatever it is you want to achieve in life, if you dont make the effort, you wont reach your goal. So take that first step. There will be many challenges. You might get knocked back - but in the end, you will make it. Good luck!

As soon as something stops being fun, I think it's time to move on. Life is too short to be unhappy. Waking up stressed and miserable is not a good way to live. pg 22

If you do still have to work for a boss at a job you dont like, as almost everyone does at some point, dont moan about it. Have a positive outlook on life and just get on with it. Work hard and earn your pay. Enjoy the people you come into contact with through your job. And if you are still unhappy, make it instead your goal to divide your private life from your work life. Have fun in your own time, you will feel happier and you'll enjoy your life and your job more.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Branson condensed! November 2, 2006
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Screw It, Let's Do It is a great, quick read.

I bought this book at my departing airport on a recent trip abroad, and it was a great read on the plane.

The chapters are all fairly short and Branson moves through his life from early childhood to business mogul at a rapid pace. He does a good job illustrating his business lessons through his own experiences.

His lessons are fairly simple: know what you want, work hard at it, don't give up until you get it... all stuff that we claim to already know, but so seldom apply to our own lives.

The most important point that I took from the book is the notion that his success is available to anybody who is willing to put in the same amount of work as he clearly did.

After this book I was hooked on Branson and needed to know more. So I bought his earlier book Losing My Virginity, which is a far more detailed story of his life.

This man is just amazing! I highly recommend this book!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly simple to read...
It's short, it's crisp, and it makes sense! One can even make notes from the book, and simply remind himself to follow those!

I am so sure I will read this again soon!
Published 11 days ago by Prashant Bhardwaj
4.0 out of 5 stars nice book!
Extremely helpful book by an entrepreneur and very helpful. He implies mentioned " just do it, if u wanna be rich."
Published 14 days ago by Juli
5.0 out of 5 stars How could it be anything less than 5 Stars?
A short, easy-to-read but EXTREMELY inspirational book by an inspirational man. What I have learned from this is to stop procrastinating, have a vision with a plan, believe in... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Niki Bullas
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
delivered as promised
Published 16 days ago by Suzanne Conklin
5.0 out of 5 stars pick this up
Excellent books. This should be required reading by all in school. Branson is real and honest in here, just do it ;)
Published 18 days ago by Kenneth Moore
4.0 out of 5 stars how richard branson thinks
Seems to give a very good insight to how he thinks and how he works at everything.
Published 1 month ago by Alan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Richard Branson gives some interesting principles for running business.
Published 1 month ago by Milan Remikovic
5.0 out of 5 stars By a good man.
A fast, fun, good read. Does not belabor the point. Well presented with heart.
Published 1 month ago by krasi
5.0 out of 5 stars easy to read, very interesting
It's easy to read and very interesting.
His life is in deed crazy and dangerous but it seems like he has lots of fun.

Learning how to have fun through him is great!
Published 2 months ago by Hiroshi Wada
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by t
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category