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Offline thaiga

I will fly my airline to Thailand soon
« on: September 14, 2015, 02:15:56 PM »
Branson's Virgin has eyes on Thai skies

Sir Richard Branson, founder of British multinational conglomerate Virgin Group, is looking to invest in airline business in Thailand in the near future after having two radio and fitness ventures here.

"I will fly my airline to Thailand soon," he said in Bangkok yesterday.

full article: Bangkokpost

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Online Taman Tun

Re: I will fly my airline to Thailand soon
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 08:19:41 PM »
I wonder if he will be funding this venture from all the $250,000 contributions that each of 700 people have made for seats on his Virgin Galactic Ponzi scheme?  I really despair when people like Branson are held up to be fine examples of British entrepreneurialism.  His first money making scheme was a VAT fraud caurosel involving the export and import of records into the UK.  His mother had to remortgage her house in order to pay the fine to save him from going to prison.  Whilst I am on this rant I might as well mention Alan Sugar.  Without a doubt he is a very successful barrow boy and there is nothing wrong with that.  But he is nowhere in the same league as the  boys at Google and Apple.  For some inexplicable reason Branson  and Sugar are held out to be wonderful British businessmen. 
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Offline sowhat

Re: I will fly my airline to Thailand soon
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2015, 02:38:21 PM »
good luck to him i hope he is successful in his new venture
 

Offline dawn

Re: I will fly my airline to Thailand soon
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2015, 03:56:46 PM »
didn't he do well,a dropout at high school to a self made billionare
what mother wouldn't help their son against the taxman,he's had the last laugh,worth around $5 billion.

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Online Taman Tun

Re: I will fly my airline to Thailand soon
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2015, 08:49:48 PM »
Dawn, it is not a good idea to rely too much on Branson's undoubtedly excellent PR department.  For example, the failing Virgin Galactic project is a good example of how he operates.  A Middle East investment fund put up 500 million USD for the development of the spaceship.  Unlikely they will ever see any return on that "investment".  Then there is the case of the impoverished state of New Mexico which laid out 150 million USD to build a futuristic spaceport for the use of Virgin Galactic.  This spaceport should have been handling passengers and earning money several years ago but is still awaiting the arrival of Branson's space ship.  For someone who is supposedly worth 5 billion you might have thought that 650 million would be small change that he could find from his own pocket.

BTW can anyone give a good reference to convince me that Branson is worth 5 billion?
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Offline dawn

Re: I will fly my airline to Thailand soon
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2015, 12:02:30 AM »
i think he has done well,but a lot of people do not like to see others succeed. nitey nite  :rclxs0

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Re: I will fly my airline to Thailand soon
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2015, 09:57:18 AM »
My two penneth - of course Branson has done well - just look at Virgin airlines. Most impressive.
He could do well with Virgin Thailand or indeed, Virgin Asia !
But some of Branson's ventures do not succeed and TT is right IMO when he alludes to the wider point that RB is a relentless egoist and publicity seeker and in the case of Virgin Galactic, it looks that he has lost a lot of people a lot of money !
Branson is pretty good but not as TT says, in the class the boys at Google or Apple.
As for Alan Sugar, he made a lot of money selling cr*p from the cutting edge. Just an opportunist and one of the most objectionable people I have ever come across.

 
 

Offline dawn

Re: I will fly my airline to Thailand soon
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2015, 01:25:36 PM »
good post roger and fairly accurate.

the people who paid rb were people who had money and should have known better,and i believe the deal was non returnable.

no of course he's not in the league of google,who said he was,the same as some people are not in the league of human beings and hope they fail on there venture,just because they don't like them. :salute
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