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- Listening Length: 10 hours and 19 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 2 Aug. 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008RZNH2S
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Screw Business as Usual Audio Download – Unabridged
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Also until I read Screw Business I hadn't realised that the Virgin Money Giving site was around and also about two thirds less expensive than the competition, Richard Branson has long been an inspiration to me in business but this new book is just so in tune - I like the way he has turned Virgin's focus to the huge problems we face today. The elders, Virgin Unite, Virgin Green Fund, the carbon war room and the prize for finding a geo-engineering solution to finding a way of extracting carbon from the planet are all detailed in here.
Why! If you can get past the self PR, the message that the book puts over is very real. The message is clear and the concept that business needs to change for the better well put. We need to think less of what we do with profits we make or earn as employees and see that we can create a better society all round. Greed is endemic and rampant and our unfortunately titled 'political leaders' (which ever of the top three you are affiliated or have leanings towards) are more interested in the next vote instead of doing something about the way we live and do business. The same can be said for many business leaders and companies where there is the drive to maximise obscene profits.
But you can see shoots of the new movements for responsible business like Innocent Smoothies, John Lewis and the like. I bet you can come up with your own list. There is a ground swell for more responsible leaders who actually do something for society instead of playing lip service to the idea.
As Bob Dylon wrote 'You're going to have to serve someone, it may be the devil, It may be the Lord, but you're going to have to serve someone'.
Today there is ground swell to serve and support community. Its flegling and new but it is growing. There is a ground swell to serve our society or community.
This book illustrates issues and actions that are happening. If you can get past certain aspects that may grate with certain people. Not everyone likes Mr Branson.Read more ›
Until i read this book i never realised what efforts the virgin team make to approach things differently and offer help to those who need it most but are sometimes to proud to ask.
The Branson 'haters' (BA staff) may talk this book down and give it bad reviews as they don't like his style - but you cannot deny the points that he raises and how we all need to look at business from a new angle
In my opinion this book isn't just for business owners it should be read by everyone on the planet.
Book kicked off ok, then slides into a 372 page promo for Virgin Unite, or least feels like it. Indeed, at the end of each chapter is the Virgin Unite website address, twitter and facebook links.
I am sure the book was written with good intent, and I can see where he is coming from, but Richard Branson is the consumate PR man, and sadly, in this book, he didn't leave that behind.
Sadly, the book is now off to a charity shop in Winchester. I think Richard would approve!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good condition. Advice from sir Richard Branson. Nice read with lots of ideas and knowledgePublished 1 month ago by Rostislav
100% of the value of this book is contained within the first 10-15 pages. After that, it repeats the same message with different celebrity names dropped in at convenient points. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tubes63
Great read, changed my perspective on what a business should be quite heavily. I have aleady borrowed this book to two friends and they loved it.Published 7 months ago by Martybur
Loved most of it. Wish these mindsets had started earlier in entrepreneurs careers - our gens responsibilityPublished 9 months ago by B. G. Keene
Picked up so many fab tips for the future.
My daughter has loved it too.
Most uninteresting book. Very repetitious. A good idea wasted.Published 16 months ago by Brian Kearney