Richard Branson took to his blog, where he often posts articles, to share a lesson on January 22 he learned while chatting with a taxi driver in Morocco. “You made money, the money didn’t make you.” the man said.
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) January 22, 2018
Although uttered by a complete stranger, these words resonated with the business man on a deeper level. “Humbled, I thought he also made a really interesting point. I have never chased money for money’s sake and I don’t think it is the most important thing when starting a business,” said the wealthy businessman.
“I have always believed that if you go into business to improve a product or a service and have a positive impact on people’s lives then success and money will follow,” the 67-year-old wrote. “It is purpose, passion and drive that will take you over the finish line, not bundles of money.”
Richard Branson owns a luxury resort, Kasbah Tamadot, just 55 kilometers away from the city of Marrakech which he visits ” as often as he can “, considering the ” special ” meaning that this place holds for all his family and friends.