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The follow-up to the 2 million-copy-selling Losing My Virginity, documenting the incredible last twenty years in Sir Richard Branson's life.


PAPERBACK EDITION FULLY UPDATED WITH TWO NEW CHAPTERS

After creating 12 different billion-dollar businesses and breaking dozens of world records, wouldn’t you think you’d done it all?

Not Sir Richard Branson. Having brought the Virgin brand to all corners of the globe, he’s now reaching out to the stars as he prepares to launch commercial space travel with Virgin Galactic.

In this non-stop memoir, Richard takes you inside his whirlwind life: from reinventing his companies in the midst of the financial crisis and devastating personal losses, to tackling the planet’s biggest challenges, to the joys of becoming a ‘grand-dude’ at 64.Discover the irrepressible spirit, ingenious vision and relentless drive that has made Richard the ultimate entrepreneur.

The iconoclastic Virgin founder is still changing the world. Next comes outer space.

Reviews

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.

Sheryl Sandberg

A terrific read

Bill Gates

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.

Tim Ferriss

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

A welcome update from an irrepressible iconoclast

Kirkus Review

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780753556139

    July 16, 2018

    Virgin Books

    544 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780753556122

    October 16, 2017

    Virgin Books

    512 pages

    RRP $35.00

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    • Amazon
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  • Hardback

    9780753556115

    October 15, 2017

    Virgin Books

    512 pages

    RRP $59.99

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9780753551080

    October 5, 2017

    Virgin Digital

    544 pages

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Extract

Necker Island, New Year’s Eve, 1998. I was in my bedroom, trying to make an urgent to-do list. As I stared at the blank piece of paper in front of me, across a sandy path a song Prince released in 1982 was booming around the Great House on repeat. It was a song that let everyone know 1998 was nearly over and the ball was about to drop on the last year of the millennium: 1999.

The New Year’s festivities were in full swing. My daughter Holly was leading the celebrations with our family and friends. I could hear the clink of glasses as my wife Joan toasted with friends while our fourteen-year-old son Sam ran around getting under her feet. They were the familiar sounds of family life and ones that I was grateful to hear after my adventures of the previous weeks.

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