Essay on People: Richard Branson and Virgin Records

Submitted By moneyessa
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People don't read and think for themselves anymore. Maybe this is an age-old problem, maybe not. Regardless, I hope that asking this question will spur people on to think about what interests them, what makes them curious, and to go and actively pursue knowledge on that subject.

To help people read, think and speak for themselves again -- that should be a goal of every human capable of thought.
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies.[3]
His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16.[4] In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Branson's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic and expanded the Virgin Records music label.
Branson is the 4th richest citizen of the United Kingdom, according to the Forbes 2012 list of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of US$4.6 billion.[1]
Let’s define our terms. A dictionary definition of curiosity that I like a lot: “an eagerness to know or learn more; a strong desire for learning; inquisitiveness.” So, incuriosity would mean the quality of not being eager to know or learn more; not having a strong desire for learning; not being inquisitor.
Great leaders are, without exception, actively curious; eager to understand and learn,…