Richard Branson

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Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, Kt (born 18 July 1950) is an English businessman and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies.

At the age of sixteen his first business venture was a magazine called Student. 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.

Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin was born January 17, 1706 into a large and poor family. His father had 17 children by 2 different wives. Benjamin was brought up in the family business of candle making and his brother’s printing shop. Whenever he could Benjamin would take the opportunity to read and learn about a wide range of subjects, from Sophocles to modern science. Whilst co workers would take a leisurely lunch break, Benjamin Franklin would pour over books from the bookshop munching on some raisins.

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Gordon Ramsay Inspiration

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Gordon Ramsay...love him...loath him...Gordon may well have a reputation for displaying an aggressive style in the kitchen...however it is his drive and passion that have made him this success he is today. Gordon clearly has passion of perfection which is what makes his food rank amongst the best in the world...he also has an enviable reputation for being able to maintain quality and service whilst turning a profit. It is this skill that he demonstrates time and time again in the hit TV series 'Kitchen Nightmares' a show that is watched world over! However Gordon has come from humble beginnings and has had his fair share of failures...it is his ability to get up, dust himself down and learn from failure that is one of his most admirable of attributes!