SCREW IT, LET’S DO IT – Lessons in
Life by Richard Branson.
Rags to Riches story of a born entrepreneur who doesn’t know the meaning of the word “can’t”. Enter Sir Richard Branson.
Founder of Virgin Airlines, Virgin Music, Virgin Gyms. Dyslexic RB has chutzpah, guts, a gambling streak and heart to spare.
This short book is published by Virgin Books : of course it is, RB never misses a trick. Big print, very short, 111 pages,
including the index. Apart from outlining his life-story, the most notable
thing for me was RB’s Golden List:
1. Just do it
2.Think ‘yes’ not ‘no’
6.Make a difference ( = charity work)
7.Stand on your own feet
8.Be loyal (=friends and family)
9.Live life to the full.
Now isn’t this the most sensible thing you’ve read in a long time? See what I mean about heart and guts?
I’m sure I saw him in the roof parking area of Canal Walk, sitting in a huge black 4×4, glued to his cellphone; if only I’d had the guts to go up and say ‘hello!’ ….
I should have taken his advice, said to myself Screw it, let’s do it! Walked up to him and said Hi, Sir Richard – I’m a great fan.