A while ago I wrote about Richard Branson's book, Business Stripped Bare. I didn't make good on my promise to share parts of the book as I encountered them. However, two months, 328 pages (and two other books) later - I will at least sum up what I learned.
The book is not your average business motivation/self-help book. The vast majority is dedicated to accounts of Virgin's successes and failures, and the events that led up to them. If you are looking for yet another business how-to book, this is not for you. However, through the stories, the ideology behind the entrepreneur becomes clear. A highlighted quote now and then delivers the punchline.
Business Stripped Bare is not the most gripping book I've read (and, admittedly, I took a detour to read a fiction book sometime in the middle). Its free-flowing narrative may leave your attention straying. It does, however, offer a unique insight into the mind and work of one of Britain's most fascinating entrepreneurs.
I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes from the book: