Airworthy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1730 times:
Virgin gets a ton of press all of the time, but is it really a great company? Since it's privately owned you can't look at their financial situation, but in your view is it one of the best companies around?
They really haven't tried to enter the American market, but Virgin Mobile is doing well in the USA.
PerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1689 times:
Branson appeals to "ordinary" people and they want him to succeed.
Back in the '90s when all the so-called leaders of business and industry were shirking their responsibilities to customers and employers and saying that first consideration in all decisions must be the best interests of shareholders I read an interview with him in Airline magazine (I think) where he was quoted as saying something along the lines of:
Employees are always the most important consideration in business decisions. Do the right thing by your employees and they will look after your customers - and satisfied customers mean that shareholders will prosper.
This is what people want to hear - in Australia Dick Smith, former electronics chain store owner (now owned by Woolworths but still bears his name), former RTW helicopter pilot, former Chairman of the Australian Civil Aviation Authority and currently marketer of Australian owned and manufactured of food products, holds a similar position in people's minds.
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6459 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1632 times:
The only part of the Virgin group I'll ever have something to do with, is the Virgin Megastore, since it have a lot of Clubbing/compilation CD's - I managed to find all 22 CD's from Global Underground (the best DJ series IMHO) in the Megastore in NY. Normally, they're incredibly hard to come by (especially CD 1 to 10).