The Virgin Way |“If it’s not fun, it’s not worth doing.”

Book Review – The Virgin Way, a book on leadership with great sense of humour, written by Richard Branson.

Picking up this book from the business section shelves in the bookstore was easy this time. My goal was to get a book that will inspire, entertain and teach me skills that I have not mastered yet. (Which I know is quite a long list.) The bright red cover of The Virgin Way book with Richard Branson wearing pink shorts caught my attention right away.  I immediately told myself, this will for sure be a good fun read and… It was!
At the beginning of this book, we learn about Richard Branson and his dyslexia. We learn that he had to find a way around it in early childhood and that it was one of the triggers of his later success.
Branson talks about his parents and the way how they taught him the leadership skills during the time when he was a child.

“Leadership Lessons Begin at Home, We need to say less and contribute more.”

According to Branson, one of the most important lessons his parents taught him was the ability to listen. He believes “The Importance of being able to listen is dying”. Many of us struggle with listening more and talking less, including myself.
Considering many books written on business tend to get boring, repetitive and can be hard to finish. I have to say this one felt different, Branson’s April fool’s pranks and other life stories are well written and amusing.
Lastly, I found this book was both fun to read and insightful. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a book on business that stands out.
The Virgin Way by Richard Branson can be found in the business section at bookstores everywhere or on amazon.