Virgin Group Founder Recommends these Books to Succeed

Virgin Group Founder Recommends these Books to Succeed

If you aim to succeed professionally there are some books you need to read according to Richard Branson. Keep reading this article and find out all the details. Read on!

If you aim to succeed professionally there are some books you need to read according to Richard Branson. Keep reading this article and find out all the details. Read on!

Richard Branson, billionaire founder of the Virgin Group, is an avowed fan of reading who has even created his own literary club. "I've always loved reading. It's a great way to open your mind, spark your imagination, and land in a new place on the turn of a page," he says.

In his latest post on LinkedIn, in response to a user, Richard Branson has shared the 3 books that he recommends anyone read at least once in life (and yes, 2 of them are autobiographies).

"There is an almost endless list of enlightening, enduring, and impossibly brilliant books to recommend, but here are the ones that immediately spring to mind," he introduces:

Richard Branson, billionaire founder of the Virgin Group, is an avowed fan of reading who has even created his own literary club.

1984, by George Orwell

In 1984, written almost 40 years earlier, George Orwell presents a politically critical dystopian fiction in which the Thought Police control people's lives in a London of the future.

"I may not be the first person to recommend 1984, but perhaps that makes it even more important. When I first read the novel in the early 1980s, I was so moved that I decided to turn it into a movie," begins by recalling Richard Branson, about the project that spawned a self-titled classic and featuring "incredible performances" by John Hurt and Richard Burton.

"Although the book is fictional and was written more than 70 years ago, it is disturbing to see how relevant it is today," says Branson.

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Just Kids, is the novel by Patti Smith that Richard Branson presents as one of his 3 recommended books for everyone.

This award-winning book, with critics praising the prose of "the godmother of punk," collects the artist's memories from her early days in New York and her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

"It's one of the loveliest books I've ever read. (...) Beyond the star-studded plot and Patti's beautiful prose, Just Kids' lingering influence is that life is enriched by the people you love. surrounds and that, regardless of the direction you take, you can always come back to yourself ", highlights the founder of Virgin Group.

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption is a book by attorney Bryan Stevenson that has been adapted for film into a movie starring Michael B. Jordan.

"Just Mercy perfectly expresses how cruel and flawed the death penalty is, but it is also a story of hope and a reminder that everyone deserves a second chance," discusses Richard Branson in his LinkedIn post on his favorite books.

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