Richard Branson in Virgin's Manhattan office on Bleecker Street, where we taped the recording. Carlo Allegri/For The Washington Post

LISTEN: A conversation with Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group

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This week we talk with Richard Branson, the British entrepreneur and founder of Virgin Group, who recently published a leadership guide called The Virgin Way. In this podcast conversation, Branson shares stories of how his dyslexia and shyness growing up translated into some unexpected advantages for him later on in business. He also reflects on some of the other traits, both inborn and practiced, that he thinks have fundamentally shaped who he is.

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We also just published a profile of Richard Branson, which is right here!

Richard Branson: Virgin's stunt man

Also in the podcast series:

A podcast on leadership with David Sedaris

A podcast on leadership with Christine Lagarde