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Richard Branson Full Interview February 25, Richard Branson left school at 15 and founded what would grow to become the multinational Virgin Group. Hello this is Stephen Dubner. Is that Richard Branson? Nice to talk to you. Thank you so much for making the time.
But anyway, nice to talk to you. If you would just literally say your name and what you do. My name is Richard Branson and what do I do? I do everything Virgin. How would you describe yourself to them — at least your professional self?
Well, I am an entrepreneur, I suppose you would also categorize me as an adventurer, and, hopefully, a philanthropist. So those are sort of my three main areas of occupation these days. A tangential and very small question but one that I am curious to know.
The Virgin logo is one of the most recognizable in the world, and I would argue one of the most elegant, as well. But can you just talk for a moment about the logo itself, and what it means to you, I guess?
I mean, I was 16 when I started off in business.
So I was a virgin at business. And we were either going to call the company Slipped Disc records or Virgin Records. And fortunately we went Virgin, because Slipped Disc Airlines would not have been a great success, I think.
And we started with a fairly, sort of hippie-based looking logo by Roger Dean. And then when we signed the Sex Pistols, we felt the logo was not going to be appropriate. And so we got somebody into the office, and we talked at great lengths about what we wanted. And I stood up to go to the loo, and I walked past him and he just scribbled on a napkin the Virgin logo.
We have our logo. Was it in red originally? But anyway, it became red from day one. And we were fortunate to get that bold, bold, bold, color and the bold logo. I mean, it can be used tiny. It can be used large.
And it works, really, whatever size. But Virgin has come to mean almost Branson. Well, I still pinch myself.Nov 23, · Virgin Atlantic, the carrier part-owned by Sir Richard Branson, is in talks about a surprise takeover bid for Flybe, the regional airline that last week bowed to growing financial pressure and put itself up for sale.
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