In an interview with this great entrepreneur in the Observer newspaper, Richard Branson explained how Virgin Airlines came about.
He tells the story of how, in his twenties, his flight from Puerto Rico to the Virgin Islands was cancelled by the airline because there weren’t enough passengers. He immediately looked for a charter company, chartered a plane. He then borrowed a blackboard and displayed a sign stating: Virgin Airlines, $39 to BVI (British Virgin Islands).
Now, THAT’s the way to come up with an idea, and put it into action! Take Inspiration from this, who don’t you! Me, I lost my chances long ago – time and opportunity have passed me by in the last 70 years! And I only have myself to blame along with my obvious risk aversion not to mention the entrepreneurial imagination and all those other entrepreneurial skills and attributes! … But, if YOU have what…
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