- Publisher: Portfolio (8 Dec. 2011)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A7KK0O4
- Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 3.3 x 21.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,659,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Screw Business as Usual [ SCREW BUSINESS AS USUAL ] by Branson, Richard (Author ) on Dec-08-2011 Hardcover Hardcover – 8 Dec 2011
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Screw Business as Usual "A book written by Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin (mobile, air, etc) about changing the rules of business as an entrepreneur"--
Top Customer Reviews
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.
I have been becoming more and more interested in the topics of social enterprise and international development and why we should 'screw business as usual', and I realised I knew very little about Richard Branson or his career, so I thought this book would educate me on both of those fronts.
However, as a few others have said, beyond the foreword this book descends into one big, repetitive ego trip (I found the first chapter interesting but beyond that my interest diminished as it was the same message over and over - I really couldn't distinguish between the topics of any of the chapters!).
Impressive stories and great results achieved no doubt (I don't think anyone could question that), but I feel that I can't relate to this book or his efforts in any way, let alone feel that replicating these adventures is an attainable goal. RB is simply moving in circles way beyond those of probably 99.999% of the population. I was hoping for a few simple, practical tips that the 'typical' person (in relative terms) on the street could apply to their attitude or in their workplace or life to at least get them started on their own journey of 'screwing business as usual' and creating some positive change in the world.
Sadly, with about 60 pages to go (I'm struggling but determined to finish now) I don't feel any more equipped to create some positive social, business change than I did before I picked the book up. And in some ways I feel further away.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm huge Richard branson fan but this book is not like the other ones he wrote, he prolonged loads of un necessary stories which I dont feel it was important to be made as book,ny... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Moe
Very good condition. Advice from sir Richard Branson. Nice read with lots of ideas and knowledgePublished 12 months ago by Rostislav
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 18 months ago by Martybur
Loved most of it. Wish these mindsets had started earlier in entrepreneurs careers - our gens responsibilityPublished 20 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 on 20 Mar. 2015 by Brian Kearney