The Value of Ignorance

As an entrepreneur, Richard Branson has started an airline, a record label, a cellular provider, a car company, and another that builds rocket ships (among many, many more).

He has never piloted a jumbo jet or spaceship. He doesn’t bust out his toolbox and start building cars and cell towers, and I’d bet he doesn’t know the first thing about sound mixers.

He reportedly chose the Virgin name because, in every industry he enters, Richard Branson revels in being an outsider with a fresh perspective.

Ignorance can be valuable if you know how to use it.

Photo: “Sir Richard Branson – WE Day Vancouver 2011” (c) 2013 Kris Krüg, from Flickr. See License.