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Not his best,
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This review is from: Business Stripped Bare: Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur (Kindle Edition)
Having read other books both by Richard Branson and other major business owners, I had high hopes for this book, unfortunately, I was slightly disappointed in this book.
A lot of it was focused on passing the buck and I got the feeling that he was trying to clear his name for various Virgin things that had gone wrong, especially with Virgin trains. There was also a lot of descriptions of various publicity stunts that Mr Branson has done, prior to reading this I had always thought of Richard Branson as very down to Earth with a good sense of humour. I think the way this has been written misrepresents him and I now sort of think of him as a bit seedy which is causing a conflict in my head as it's so different to previous experiences of Richard Branson.
Other reviewers have stated that there is quite a bit of "look at me, haven't I done well" and yes, there is a lot of that but if they were to be honest, that's the whole reason why anyone is reading this book - because he's done so well in business and everyone wants to know how.
It's a good book, which is worth reading but don't put it to the top of your reading list, maybe look at his other books first.