October 16, 2017
Authors@Wharton Speaker Series presents
Sir Richard Branson
in conversation with Professor Adam Grant on his new book
Finding My Virginity
Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, is one of the world’s most recognized and respected business leaders. His 1998 memoir, Losing My Virginity, shared the outrageous tale of how he built Virgin from a student magazine into one of the greatest brands in history.
Now, twenty years after his iconic memoir, Branson shares the candid details of a lifetime of triumphs and failures and what he really thinks about his unique life and career. Finding My Virginity is an intimate look at his never-ending quest to push boundaries, break rules, and seek new frontiers—even after launching a dozen billion-dollar businesses and hundreds of other companies.
But this book is much more than a series of business adventures. It’s also the story of Branson’s evolution from hotshot entrepreneur to passionate philanthropist and public servant, via Virgin Unite’s environmental and health initiatives and through the Elders, a council of influential global leaders. And it’s the story of his personal quest to become a better son, husband, father, and “grand-dude” to his four grandchildren.
Featuring a supporting cast that includes everyone from Bill Gates to Kate Moss, Nelson Mandela to Barack Obama, this is the gripping account of a man who will never stop reaching for the stars, in more ways than one. Find out how Branson did it for the first time—all over again.