Despite Richard Branson’s celebrity-like status in the world of business and entrepreneurship, it might shock some people to find out his nightly routine is probably pretty similar to everyone else’s, business-minded or not. There’s no meditating, going for “brisk walks”, or planning the day ahead. Rather, the billionaire‘s routine mainly involves two things quintessentially British: a good meal and a cup of tea. “While I’m known for being predictably unpredictable – I’m always up for an adventure and love a calculated risk – I do, however, have a morning and nightly routine. I find structure to start and finish the day helps me to focus, and achieve the things I need to,” Branson recently wrote on his blog. The start of Branson’s nightly routine involves a sit-down dinner, which he uses as a way to drum up conversation and laughter with whoever his dinner guests are. This can include his family and his wife, or even a couple of local thought leaders (as you do). “Whenever I’m travelling, I like to invite local thought leaders and change-makers to dinner, so that I can learn more about the social and cultural landscape of the countries in which Virgin is operating,” Branson says. Read more here…

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