tappan
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I Met Richard Branson Today

Sat Feb 16, 2002 12:29 pm

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
 
jared
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RE: I Met Richard Branson Today

Sat Feb 16, 2002 12:30 pm

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.
 
ILS
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RE: I Met Richard Branson Today

Sat Feb 16, 2002 12:32 pm

Awesome!
 
777-200
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RE: I Met Richard Branson Today

Sat Feb 16, 2002 12:34 pm

lol, Richard might be reading this right now.  Big thumbs up
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tappan
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RE: I Met Richard Branson Today

Sat Feb 16, 2002 12:40 pm

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
 
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RE: I Met Richard Branson Today

Sat Feb 16, 2002 2:49 pm

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
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RE: I Met Richard Branson Today

Sat Feb 16, 2002 5:16 pm

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.
 
Sam the Lab
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RE: I Met Richard Branson Today

Sat Feb 16, 2002 7:13 pm

Allowed guests to pitch in a tent in his lawn. He is so generous to his guests!
 
blink182
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RE: I Met Richard Branson Today

Sun Feb 17, 2002 2:52 am

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
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C-GRYK
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RE: I Met Richard Branson Today

Sun Feb 17, 2002 3:35 am

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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VS11
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RE: I Met Richard Branson Today

Sun Feb 17, 2002 4:24 am

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
 
Islander
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RE: I Met Richard Branson Today

Sun Feb 17, 2002 8:31 am

Anyone who thinks Richard Branson is a 'really nice guy' or 'quite a genuine man' please read a book 'Branson' by Tom Bower.
 
C-GRYK
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RE: I Met Richard Branson Today

Sun Feb 17, 2002 8:45 am

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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RE: I Met Richard Branson Today

Sun Feb 17, 2002 8:51 am

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

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