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O Magazine Richard Branson

O Magazine Interview

1 Dec, 2007

Branson gives his thoughts on founding Virgin Airlines:

I was young and inexperienced. At first I wasn’t even allowed to register the business name because the word virgin was thought to be rude. I had to sit down and, in my best 15-year-old penmanship, write a letter to the registry office that began, Surely the word virginĀ is anything but rude; it’s the opposite of rude. They eventually relented.