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#1 10-06-11 09:50:50

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Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

Apparently, Richard Branson was on the radio saying that instructors need to bring their prices down to get more work. I picked this up on FB and don't know the actual source. Anybody know anything of this?

The start of Virgin's own ADI company perhaps - who knows?   roll

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#2 10-06-11 10:25:14

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

It was on Radio 1 newsbeat.
There was a feature about young peoples pay and how to survive the reccession etc.
Richard Branson was in the studio answering listners questions on the phone when a young female ADI phoned in and asked his advice about getting more learners.
His reply was that she should lower her prices to become more competitive and then put them back up when she has gained a reputation.
He the went on to say that youngsters are always looking for everthing as cheap as poss and thats how he started Virgin during a similar economic climate by selling cheap records.

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#3 10-06-11 10:31:24

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

I have heard stories about R.B.'s level of service in the past and I vehemently hope that people do not relate to my business in the same light.

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#4 10-06-11 18:40:40

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

The only difference between selling records or any material product is that you can normally get as much as you want, but there are only so many hours in the day...he obviously knows nothing of this business...or he knows and stays well clear  wink


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#5 19-06-11 21:14:27

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

smile   And never be fooled by the myth that Richard Branson is a working class hero.  Many people think he is.
        He was a public school boy, his father was a barrister, his grandfather a top judge.
        After failing academically, his father financially started him off with a very very generous handout, that only a rich kid could dream of.
        Check Wiki pedia for details.
        While he gambled business wise to the top, he was never going to be anything less than very well off if all failed.
         Not the kind of chap to advise us in our cottage industry.
         Phil..

        Ps,  the only true rags to riches story is that of Alan Sugar,  although many well off from birth claim they started with nothing.
       

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#6 20-06-11 07:22:37

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

One wonders if he's interested in becoming the driving school hero. Doubtless another savior to rescue the public  from the inferior service they've had to endure for so long...watch this space.    roll

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#7 20-06-11 14:54:23

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Any cheaper and they would be free.

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#8 20-06-11 15:04:07

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

I did ask him to justify his comment.  :evil:

Still no reply.   roll


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#9 20-06-11 16:57:59

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

I did ask him to justify his comment.  :evil:

Still no reply.   roll

Really? You'll let us know if you do won't you?

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#10 20-06-11 17:41:53

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

smile  Another one very few know about Mr Branson, is that for many years his Virgin flights on their return leg back to the UK, were always out or almost out of beer,wines etc that were a freebie on the outbound flight.
      The cabin crews would always say that the drinks were all consumed by the passengers on the way out, so none left.
       Ok, so why were the bars not re stocked at the US Airports?
      Fact... Richard Branson had a criminal record from his younger days, and was refused time and time again  by the US Authorities a Drinks selling licence.
     So his Virgin flights back to the UK were "dry".
     Phil..
     

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#11 20-06-11 17:53:42

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

smile  Another one very few know about Mr Branson, is that for many years his Virgin flights on their return leg back to the UK, were always out or almost out of beer,wines etc that were a freebie on the outbound flight.
      The cabin crews would always say that the drinks were all consumed by the passengers on the way out, so none left.
       Ok, so why were the bars not re stocked at the US Airports?
      Fact... Richard Branson had a criminal record from his younger days, and was refused time and time again  by the US Authorities a Drinks selling licence.
     So his Virgin flights back to the UK were "dry".
     Phil..

This is all most interesting Phil. Do you know anything specifically about this criminal record?
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#12 20-06-11 18:03:59

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

Veteran Phil, where do you get your information from? Because is very much inaccurate and and to be honest untrue. As if someone very jealous was sh(i)t  stirring.


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#13 20-06-11 18:29:59

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

gavin b wrote:

I did ask him to justify his comment.  :evil:

Still no reply.   roll

Really? You'll let us know if you do won't you?

Hilary

Will do ,not holding my breathe though.


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#14 20-06-11 18:45:12

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

:)It is true,  he was found guilty of "poaching" as a youngster, and this was taken seriously by the US Authorities when he applied for a drinks licence to stock his flights up in the USA in the early days of Virgin flights to America circa 1984/85. They refused several times to allow him to purchase alcohol for re sale.
   This info was in his flight magazines, for passengers to read a few years later, thats where i got the info!  Its no big secret!
   I have no bones to pick with Mr Branson, in fact he has done considerably well for a failed public school boy, whose father gave him a very very large sum of money on his 18th birthday and said, son see what you can do with that.
   The sum of money given, was enough to purchase his first shop on Oxford Circus London W1, and from there he went on.
   Hes done very well indeed from those early days, and i do take my hat off to him.
   But he was never a working class lad come good, as many believe.
   The handout he got from his father back in the mid 60s, would in todays value be around a million pounds.   And i think most sensible people would these days be able to do something with a handout like that.
So yes Richard Branson has done extremely well, but he was never the factory worker come good that many believe he is.  All the best Phil.

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#15 20-06-11 18:53:10

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

I recently read one of his books, it's very interesting. It describes how he has a record for not paying tax when he was young.

There are lots on here running him down but I wish I was a successful as he is. Perhaps those running him down will give him some pointers about where he is going wrong!

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#16 20-06-11 19:06:18

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

smile   While on the subject,  the only true rags to riches story is that of Alan Sugar.
        On his TV docu last year, told how his parents held his bat mitzvah in the family council flat in East London, and guests were asked to bring their own food and drink!
        Just a slight difference, from Mr Bransons upbringing!
        Phil.

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#17 20-06-11 19:45:38

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

Lots of people have made there millions from scratch Alan Sugar, Ducan Valentine and many more, but as far as I know none of them are Driving Instructors unless someone on here can prove me wrong? Some how I dont think so lol.

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#18 20-06-11 20:05:28

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

The story about Branson is very much the sign of the times. His father didn't want to be a barrister, it was a family tradition...but he wanted he's son to become who he wanted to become. There were no large payouts by the farther to get any shops on Oxford Street, barristers are not that rich!. Read the "Business stripped bare" or his biography to know the truth. Branson is dyslexic too.

Somehow I don't like Alan Sugar and like Branson. Sorry but arrogance because of money does not do it for me.

In September 2010 I flew Virgin to LA and they have run out of booze 3h into the flight. Why? people were drinking too much. I had an American, the very macho and arrogant type, next to me on double whiskies and Heineken simultaneously, whinging that the booze had ran out.


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#19 20-06-11 20:18:47

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

smile I suppose we would all like our sons and daughters to grow up wanting to be what they wanted.  And our parents would of wanted the same for us.
      But one slight problem.   Money!
       Phil.

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#20 20-06-11 20:21:42

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

He does seem to have a reputation for the tax evasion thing - I don't think that is anything to be proud of at all.

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#21 20-06-11 20:31:42

la.monikita
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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

smile I suppose we would all like our sons and daughters to grow up wanting to be what they wanted.  And our parents would of wanted the same for us.
      But one slight problem.   Money!
       Phil.

Phil, following your dreams has nothing to do with having or not having money. If you tell yourself that you'll be poor this is what you are going to get. If you moan all the time about everything that's exactly what will be coming your way. See all the people who "made it", they don't moan they get on with it.

Hilary, what tax evasion thing? Read his book and you'll see what's happened he's very open about it.


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#22 20-06-11 20:45:22

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

smile Love your reply, so fiddle the tax man and reap the benefits from coming from a very well off background, and let people think you started with nothing!  Local Hero!
     Phil.

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#23 20-06-11 20:58:37

la.monikita
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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

smile Love your reply, so fiddle the tax man and reap the benefits from coming from a very well off background, and let people think you started with nothing!  Local Hero!
     Phil.

Phil give me the tax fiddle facts plus when did Branson said that he's background was well off no well off?  He's parents were not that wealthy, so lets define rich?
One of my students is a solicitor who travels to see me from Central London, her husband is a Barrister, they have a Porsche and a Jag, house with a mortgage, are they rich?


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#24 20-06-11 21:37:13

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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

smile I never mentioned his tax accusations until another poster mentioned it.  Maybe you have let this one go off thread, and maybe we all have!
       It started with Mr Branson advising a lady ADI to lower her prices on a radio interview.  I thought it wise to highlight a fact that Mr Branson is not the working class hero that many for some reason assume he is, and in my opinion he was not the right person to advise the caller on an area of business that he knows nothing about. Bearing in mind the lady ADI may of already been charging a non cost effective price, to lower it again would be financial suicide.
     And re your pupil,  if one of mine had the cars you say, i would assume they could afford to run them, and pay their mortgage.
     They in turn would be in very well paid jobs, and would be considered by many including myself to be rich, assuming they own the items. Whether you do or not depends on your own personal circumstances, they may be poor by your standards i dont know.  We all have different circumstances.
     All the best, Phil.
     
   

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#25 20-06-11 21:51:32

la.monikita
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Re: Richard Branson putting his foot in it?

That's exactly that Phil, to someone who never had anything having a Porsche and a Jag maybe rich. Read Branson biography and get inspired... wink


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