•  Photo: Carlos Chavez | Getty Images


Photo: Carlos Chavez | Getty Images


Photo: Carlos Chavez | Getty Images

Sir Richard Branson is no stranger to adventure. His entrepreneurial ventures include a record label, a number of highly successful transportation lines, a comic and animation company, a health bank, and more. During his free time he’s the opposite of idle; Branson is a skilled kitesurfer, skydiver and sailor. For Branson, there’s always a world record to break.

You can be a David versus a Goliath, if you do it right. – Sir Richard Branson

Of course, the most suspenseful of Branson’s adventures involves a precarious flight across the Atlantic in a balloon. In an effort to share his story, Branson has teamed up with Sundog Pictures and acclaimed director Daniel Gordon to create the documentary Don’t Look Down. The film not only perfectly captures Branson’s experience, but also outlines how he’s used his “daredevil” side to his advantage to succeed in the business world.