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Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Richard Branson's Losing My Virginity

Recently laid my hands on this autobiography, and had a fantastic time reading it. Some interesting trivia facts were like The origin of the name 'Virgin' :

While still at the crypt, when the small team of Student was considering a new name for their fledgling mail-order records business, they wanted an eye-catching name, that could stand alone and not just appeal to the students. One favorite suggestion was "Slipped Disc". Then one of the girls suggested:

"What about 'Virgin'? We're complete virgins at business."

"And there aren't many virgins left around here," laughed one of the other girls. "It would be nice to have one here in name if nothing else."

"Great," Richard Branson decided on the spot. "It's Virgin."

I have put this and many more notes, trivia, and excerpts from the biography here.

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