The Virgin Way – Insights Into Richard Branson’s BRAVE Leadership

While Richard Branson’s new book, “The Virgin Way” is “about listening, learning, laughing and leading”, applying the BRAVE leadership framework to the book’s ten summary ideas yields highly applicable insights.

C2-MTL – Exploring the relationship between creativity and commerce

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hugely varied experience from global success stories and thinkers to old friends to new friends with a hard-copy magazine in Missoula Montana (Mamalode) to arromatics to ubiquitous geo-location intelligent sensor networks

Innovation Tips From Richard Branson, John Mackey, Bobbi Brown And Others

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The holy grail of innovation is the Eureka moment – the sudden breakthrough. Those moments don’t happen in vacuums. They have preludes and second acts. So prepare in advance, focus on solving problems, and follow through.

Innovation Follow Through – Richard Branson

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Richard Branson has achieved remarkable success taking the Virgin brand into industries “out of frustration” with existing record, airline, and telecommunication companies and the like.

Innovation Follow Through – Diane von Furstenberg

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DVF’s ongoing success is directly related to Von Furstenberg’s drive to succeed on her own (at first), prove she was not a one-shot wonder (later), and leave a strong brand as her legacy (now).