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If I ruled the world

We should be in the business of business

By Richard Branson   July 2013

Richard Branson: “instead of seeing entrepreneurship in opposition to formal education, the two should complement each other”

Education is the key to creating the companies of the future, making business a force for good and providing opportunities around the globe. So if I ruled the world, I would introduce some major changes into the way we perceive education. I’d want more focus on real-life learning, listening and mentoring. There would be less emphasis on memorising dates and textbooks, which are of little practical use.

I didn’t like school and…

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