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I Met Richard Branson Today  
User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Posted (12 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2317 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...
Mark Garfinkel

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User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

Heh cool Mark.

On an unrelated note, did you check prices of cds there? At Virgin in like LA cds are $18-20. It would be a shame if the discs are those kinds of prices here in Boston.


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Awesome!

User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1020 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

lol, Richard might be reading this right now.  Big thumbs up


Another Day, Another Dollar.... Young Jeezy
User currently offlineTappan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1538 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2200 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  Smile
Mark Garfinkel


User currently offlineParra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2134 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.

User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2075 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.

User currently offlineSam the Lab From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2034 times:

Allowed guests to pitch in a tent in his lawn. He is so generous to his guests!

User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

There is a Virgin Records where I live, do you know what the price range for their cds are? I can't stand paying an arm for a cd at Borders. Wherehouse Music is a little better, but not by much.

So far the cheapest I know of is Amazon.com, but when you figure in the price of shipping and handling it ends up being about the same.

Anyway, why doesn't he just build a big guest house? It's not like he doesn't have the money  Big grin
It is nice of him to let his guests pitch a tent on his lawn though.

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineC-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1898 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.

Jeremy



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User currently offlineVS11 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

I was there too!!!

I took lots of pictures with him. I had a picture taken while I was talking to him, and I had also a picture with those very nice FAs from VS


regards,

VS11


User currently offlineIslander From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

Anyone who thinks Richard Branson is a 'really nice guy' or 'quite a genuine man' please read a book 'Branson' by Tom Bower.

User currently offlineC-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 36
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

Islander,
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.

Thanks

Jeremy



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User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1793 times:

Lucky. I think it would be quite an experience to meet him. And the fact that you actually spoke to him. Incredible.

Mike
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