Huntley Ritter, the CEO of interactive advertising firm USeek, used to work with Richard Branson at Virgin Group between 2011 to 2016.
Speaking to Business Insider about his experiences with the British billionaire, Ritter explained why Branson never allowed sit-down group meetings.
Branson, who Ritter says was “very big on challenging the status quo,” would want people standing so they would cut to the chase.
He’s not the only billionaire to despise big meetings. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos also have rules about large groups of colleagues congregating.
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A former colleague of Richard Branson has revealed why the Virgin Group founder insisted on everyone standing during large meetings.
Huntley Ritter was president of branded entertainment at Virgin Produced, Virgin Group’s TV and entertainment arm, between 2011 and 2016.
Speaking to Business Insider about his experience of Branson, Ritter — a former Hollywood actor who is now CEO of interactive advertising firm USeek — said he always focused on maximizing efficiency. This included getting the most out of big meetings.
“He wasn’t a big fan of meetings,” Ritter said. “He did not like meetings; he did not like conference rooms. His thing was that if he was going to be …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Tech