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  1. In print, charisma fails to take off

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... And I mean everyone. The hack (me), the photographer, his flunkies, the Virgin airlines staff at Chek Lap Kok airport. Rival British Airways staff, too. By the time the interview was over, I was so awed by his charisma and charm that I contemplated asking Branson for a job with the Virgin Group then and there. Unfortunately, the magic of Branson does not translate well onto the printed ...

  2. Screw It, Let's Do It- Lessons in Life

    Posted Jul 09th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb Screw It, Let's Do It- Lessons in Life by Richard Branson Virgin Books, $45 If you've read Losing My Virginity- The Autobiography, then you know what ... of a telephone box, losing his virginity, getting arrested for smuggling. Branson was about to launch Virgin Atlantic. Analysts considered it bold. Brash and foolish, some said. He'd be taking his ...

  3. Playful Branson makes a splash

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong Virgin Atlantic boss Sir Richard Branson jumped off the deep end yesterday when he grabbed a flight attendant and threw her into a hotel pool during a press briefing. 'I kind of feel like throwing her in the pool,' said Sir Richard, in Hong Kong to promote Virgin's first daily non-stop service between the city and Sydney. Egged on by photographers, ...

  4. Six degrees

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dave Bannister British billionaire Richard Branson's first world record was set 25 years ago this week. In 1986, he and his 72-foot powerboat Virgin Atlantic Challenger took two hours ... using a fortune he amassed with Virgin Records, which first hit the shelves in 1973 with Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield... Oldfield's annoyingly catchy debut instrumental album sold ...

  5. Screw It, Let's Do It (Expanded)

    Posted May 20th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Screw It, Let's Do It (Expanded) by Richard Branson Virgin Books, HK$132 Random House recently concluded a deal with Richard Branson to acquire 90 per cent of Virgin Books, ... chapters on 'Gaia Capitalism', 'Sex Appeal' and 'Think Young'. Virgin turns 40 this year and Branson's forward-looking take on life is a nice way to mark ...

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    Film review: Skyfall

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... embedded in terrorist groups- making this the biggest security leak in MI6's history. The search leads Bond to the blond-haired Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem), an unhinged cyber-terrorist ...

  7. Turning the tables

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that I've tried tend to be simple yet reliable, even if they can cost a small fortune in extra virgin olive oil. The idea that because of this I might start sliding down bannisters or driving ...

  8. Six degrees

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... would spend a day working as cabin staff on the winner's airline- dressed in women's clothes. The loser of this challenge was someone whose record label, Virgin Records, Fernandes himself once worked for: Richard Branson... Although his Virgin Racing team had a somewhat unenviable F1 record, setting a record for 38 Grand Prix starts without scoring a point, Branson has done ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    British woman tourist is murdered on houseboat in Srinagar, India

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 04:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Srinagar Fellow tourist, a Dutchman, arrested for killing of 24-year-old Briton while trying to flee region A young British woman on holiday in Indian Kashmir ... The young lady had multiple stab wounds." The attacker smashed the latch on the cabin door of the houseboat in which the 24-year-old British tourist had been staying on Dal Lake in the Indian ...

  10. Stagecraft as statecraft

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... in the case of Nixon and Mao, who were notoriously bad at small talk. Naturally, it helps if the leaders manage to hit it off as, for example, was the case with US president Ronald Reagan and British ... that US president Franklin D. Roosevelt harboured considerable suspicion and some personal animosity towards the British prime minister, Winston Churchill, when it came to America's decision ...




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