Book Reviews: Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography

Interested in Becoming a Member?

An SIM Membership like no other, provides you with an abundance of tools, resources and opportunities to help you achieve your professional and personal success at every step of the way! Be part of our learning community of more than 34,000 corporate and individual members.

For more information about membership, please click here »

Member Login

If u are a subscriber, please use ur subscriber login.
If you are a SIM Member, please use your SIM Membership login.

Forgot your password?

Member Login

Forgot your password?
login  Cancel

Sign Up

If you wish to sign up for a SIM Membership, please click here


If you wish to subscribe to Today's Manager, please click here

If you wish to subscribe to Singapore Management Review, please click here

Website maintenance notice: Website will not be accessible from 27 June (11 pm) to 28 June (9 am) due to scheduled maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Home > Articles > Book Reviews: Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography

 Book Reviews: Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography

Today's Manager
September 2, 2019

By Richard Branson
Virgin Books
Reviewer: Sadie-Jane Nunis

Branson’s Latest is

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.


Copyright © 2019 Singapore Institute of Management

Article Found In

Today's Manager Issue 3, 2019

View Issue

Browse Articles

By Topic
By Industry
By Geography