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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Rich and Intense, still it Reads like a Breeze, May 1, 2000
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This review is from: Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way (Hardcover)
The book was, to my delight, a very interesting read. "Losing My Virginty" reads like a novel and I would say that it was as interesting as both "Memoirs or a Geisha" and the "Harry Potter" series. Yet the book was full of lessons in a variety of business fields; entrepreneurship and risk-taking being at the forefront of those fields. In its value as a business book, I would compare it to "Lessons from the Top" and "The Millionnaire Next Door", both of which were a much less gripping read. However, "Losing my Virginity" is different from those two books in that it is primarily about "World Class Entrepreneurship".
Branson takes the reader on a trip back to the 60's and 70's when Virgin took off and gradually leads you into the "jetstream" of his turbulant life. You will enjoy the ride.
This is definitely a book that I thoroughly enjoyed and earnestly recommend to anyone, not necessarily to businessmen, just to anyone who wants to make the most of his/her life.
Richard Branson used the book well on many occasions to tell his side of the story and to clarify to the public certain events that may have not been fully disclosed in that way during the time of their occurance.
He also talks freely about matters, which a conventionial bussinessman would find out of place, beyong the point or even downright embarrassing. Those "personal" moments are actually the essence of what this book is all about. The book is about Branson's life and Virgin Group is just that, a very large chunk of Branson's life.
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Initial post: Dec 7, 2008 1:02:31 AM PST
Tim says:
Nice review. I agree.

Posted on Oct 15, 2009 11:27:10 AM PDT
A. khan says:
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Posted on Oct 23, 2010 1:46:07 PM PDT
Wonderful review indeed!

"... it is primarily about "World Class Entrepreneurship."
Well said!
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