Tappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 44 Posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2069 times:
I met Richard Branson today at the opening of The Virgin Records store in Boston. I asked him if he had ever gone to airliners.net site. He had never heard of us, unfortunately. I told him I had some nice pictures of some of his 747's....
Anyway, he was a nice guy and he said he will check out a.net...
Tappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 44 Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1952 times:
I was there for my job. I photographed him for tommorrow's Boston Herald. Seemed like areally nice guy. Of course I wanted him to say something like, "oh yeah I know a.net and I love your photos Of my planes
Parra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1886 times:
When I lived in London I knew a couple of people who worked in various businesses owned by him. Every year he has a party at his country house and all his staff are invited and if they want to stay over they are welcome to pitch a tent on his lawn. He sometimes gets major music acts to perform.
LMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6 Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1827 times:
I have read his autobio "Losing my Virginity". There are other versions (or should I say virgins !!) of this book which I suppose are just as good. He is a jolly, fun loving fellow. But also a shrewd businessman. I talked to the crew of a Virgin 747 and they all said the same.
C-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 39 Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1650 times:
Sir Richard is quite an impressive man. I would love the opportunity just to shake his hand and congratulate him on such a successful career, not only with his airlines, but with everything else he has done. He is a leader in the world of capitalism that is for sure, and on top of his successes, I've heard he is quite a genuine man who welcomes to opportunity to hear what his customers have to say.
On a side note, Virgin Megastore is opening in Toronto later this year, and my readings into things tell me that Sir Richard wants to restart a VS Toronto service within the year.
Way to go Sir Richard and Virgin, one great brand with one great leader/innovator.
C-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 39 Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1552 times:
I'll try to find it, but I would still love to personally congratulate him one day, his accomplishments in this world are extraordinary and probably legendary. I doubt many people could ever do what he has done, but I will try to find the book.