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How have you sustained Virgin’s success the company’s energy and what makes it different over 40 years? Does it all come down to creating a different corporate environment?
In this column, I often write about Virgin’s early days, to help readers get a sense of how my friends and I laid the foundation for success more than 40 years ago as we launched our early ventures.
Back when I was a teenager, I thought that with the right bunch of people anything was possible, and that turned out to be the case. It was the people I surrounded myself with who made the difference: If you treat your employees right, they will treat your customers right, and sustained profits will follow.
It is interesting that there are so many similarities between our first Virgin businesses and those we manage today, considering that we’ve created more than 400 since then. But those launches are in themselves an important factor. Our approach to creating a new business sets us apart and has helped us to sustain our momentum.
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