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Entrepreneurial Wisdom From Sir Richard Bransons Private Island

As some of you may know, my father, Barry Dunlop recently got to spend 6 days on Necker Island with a small group of amazing entrepreneurs and Sir Richard Branson the Billionaire Founder of the Virgin Group.

The stories and feedback I have had from not only my father but many of the other entrepreneurs has quite literally blown my socks off!

Fortunately for me and my readers, my father recorded some of the brainstorming on video and fortunately several of the entrepreneurs also recorded exclusive videos just me.

Below are three of the videos:
1) Matt Mullenweg the founding developer of WordPress, the blogging software that runs this website (WOW!)
2) Tellman Knudson of
3) Adam Schran of

By the way – while there, this remarkable group of entrepreneurs also presented Sir Richard Branson with a $447,000 Cheque for the Virgin Unite Charity.

A core belief at Virgin Unite is that…

“Business has the capacity to improve the human condition – the same visionary thinking and problem-solving skills that make entrepreneurs successful can be channeled into solving the world’s social and environmental crises.”

Video 1: Matt Mullenweg speaking to Barry Dunlop in Necker Island — Sir Richard Branson’s private Island

In this video Matt Mullenweg delivers some essential advice for young entrepreneurs everywhere — like, don’t get really attached to your idea and honestly the idea is probably the least valuable thing you’ll have. Revolutionary advice from the new breed of young entrepreneurs?

Video 2:Tellman Knudson speaking to Barry Dunlop in Necker Island

Tellman Knudson Quote:

When your life is over, when everything is done, do you just want to have made some money, or do you want to have made something happen?

Video 3: Adam Schran speaking to Barry Dunlop in Necker Island

Adam Schran Quote:

“Entrepreneurs get paid, in my opinion, to bust through and do the things that cause you discomfort. Everyone can do ten out of fifteen things that is easy and is in their comfort zone, but to do the difficult stuff, it’s annoying and it’s tough. Your brain will try to talk you out it and trick you out of it, but that’s what you get paid to do.

PS: Check Out: — Coast to coast Run — barefoot for charity!



  1. Scott :: says:

    Wow, your father is a very lucky man, one of the perks that comes with success I suppose. 😀

  2. Awesome man! Cant belive your dad hung out with Richard Branson!

  3. Gerrid Smith says:

    Awesome post!! Thanks for putting this together.


  4. maybe some of your subscribers should read Branson by Tom Bower for a slightly different view of “Sir” Richard

  5. Pyjammez says:

    God damn I’ve love to goto Necker Island

  6. Scottie332 says:

    Currently at Work, but can’t wait to get home and check this out later.

    Great job Michael and Barry 🙂

  7. So cool, great interviews, keep up the good work!

  8. awesome.. great post.

    I gotta get myself to that island and meet R.Branson…

  9. Nick Tart says:

    That’s pretty cool. Did Richard Branson just pick a bunch of entrepreneurs and invite them to his island?

  10. Those were really awesome video interviews. Matt, Tellman and Adam made pretty very interesting points. I like the part where Adam said ” Bulldog your way throught it”. It makes a lot of sense to think that one of the things that help us achieve our success is actually getting out of our comfort zone and just do what we love to do. Thank you for the the pointers.

  11. a_usman says:

    Matt is still young, I thought he’s now an old man……

  12. Nikolai says:

    Thanks Mike for getting these videos and putting them online for us all to see!

    There is some really solid advice in there, like “Bulldog your way through it” and “Don’t study business – study something you are passionate about”.

    Well done!

  13. What an absolutely amazing opportunity your dad had! Definitely a man with favor!

    I loved Tellman’s interview. He’s so ‘un-stuffy” about his success and how to make it online. An inspiration to know that anyone can start from any point in their life and overcome anything. 🙂

  14. Great interviews, they’re all very inspiring. I loved all the advice–from all of them. I’m really trying to take it to heart.

  15. Stuart Wooster says:

    Great videos that I will come back to again and again just to hammer home all their points.

    So when are you flying out there Michael?

    And hello to all the new people commenting, this site is really picking up pace! 🙂

  16. Shauna Harper says:

    Thank you for an awesome article Michael.

    How do these power people get chosen to “meet” with Branson?

  17. Sam Diener says:

    Awesome videos!

  18. freecreditreport says:

    Your are rock man. Unbelivable your father met Branson.

  19. Very great interviews. Also a great VDO. Do you get a free lift-time ticket? 😉

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