Book Reviews: Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography
September 2, 2019
By Richard Branson
Reviewer: Sadie-Jane Nunis
Branson’s Latest is Inspirational
I have to admit that I have always been in awe of Sir Richard Branson. A few years ago when he came to Singapore for an event as a keynote speaker, I could barely contain my excitement. To me, he is the perfect mix of entrepreneur/genius/humanitarian with the right amount of charisma, devil-may-care attitude, mixed with a hint of humility. Is this review a tad bias? I’m afraid so because as it is, I hero-worship the man a little, can you tell?
I pored through this book whenever I had some free time, bouncing between hard copy, E-book, and audiobook as in all honesty (fan girl squeals aside), he is a good writer and I could not stop the desire to continue the book.
The words flew off the page and I kept turning them page after page or buying myself another five minutes on the audiobook before my next meeting.
His stories are based on his various experiences, his trials and tribulations, and successes, and they are poured out into this book. The pages that made my jaw drop more than the rest was when he listed down his various accidents (and I thought I was accident prone!). I sincerely hope that he has started writing his third book and I wait in anticipation.
This book is not just for those who are intrigued by Sir Branson, but also for those who need a pick-me-up as they venture into entrepreneurship. Never give up on what you believe in, failures will come as successes do is my key takeaway.
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Issue 3, 2019