Branson: "Friendship can be lost in situations like these."
Inc. Magazine - almost 4 years
In an exclusive Inc. interview, Sir Richard discusses one of the most painful moments in his entrepreneurial career. Video Transcript 00:12 Eric Schurenberg: You've led a charmed life, if I could say so. Did... 00:17 Richard Branson: Well, if you say so it's true. Yeah, completely. [chuckle] 00:18 Schurenberg: But every entrepreneur faces some dark days and you are no exception to that rule. What would you say were the worst days? So let me put it this way. Let me ask you about two things that must been very hard in the course of your career, and I'd like to get your reaction to them, how they played out, and what you learned from them. One is breaking up with Nik Powell, a co-founder and friend. 00:46 Branson: Yeah. I mean Nik was a tremendous partner at Virgin and I'd known him since I was two or three years old. We used to play together growing up. And I think there just came a time where the company had moved into areas which were not really of his interests. So the music wor
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