The New Autobiography
The follow-up to the 2 million-copy-selling autobiography Losing My Virginity, documenting the incredible truth of the last twenty years in Sir Richard Branson's life.
Never lose the thrill of trying something for the first time.
Fifty years ago, Sir Richard Branson started his first business. In his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, the Virgin Founder shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the world’s ultimate entrepreneur.
Following on from where bestselling Losing My Virginity left off at the dawn of the new millennium, Finding My Virginity reveals how Branson created 12 different billion dollar businesses and hundreds more companies across dozens of sectors, whilst breaking world records on land, sea and air. It takes us behind the scenes as Sir Richard Branson creates the world's first commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic, and handles the biggest crisis he has ever faced.
Join Sir Richard as he juggles working life with raising his children Holly and Sam, building a marriage with his wife Joan and creating a unique company culture. Discover how he created a new life on Necker Island, while continuing to grow the Virgin brand into all corners of the world. Get the real story behind adventures and run-ins with everyone from Bill Gates and Kate Moss to Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama.
This is the true account of how the Virgin Founder reinvented himself and his brand for the 21st century, while continuing to push boundaries, break rules and reach for the stars in more ways than one. This is the story of the man behind the beard, the business, the bravado and the brand. Find out how the ultimate entrepreneur did it for the first time – all over again.
“A welcome update from an irrepressible iconoclast”
“A fantastic book ... offers valuable guidance and inspiration to anyone looking to become a leader, chase a dream or try something new ... and reminds us to embrace original thinking and innovation.”
“A terrific read”
“Shares the candid details of a lifetime of triumphs and failures, and provides an intimate look at [Branson's] never-ending quest to push boundaries, break rules, and seek new frontiers.”
“This is a fascinating book ... a real page turner”
Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show
“Where others would struggle to fill five pages, Richard's incredible wealth of experience from living boldly every minute of every day speaks volumes ... his book will inspire you to push the envelope, break the mould and be the best version of yourself. I highly recommend it.”
Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia