Feb 25, Vitalijus Sostak rated it it was ok. Visit our adblocking instructions page. The second half takes a different tone but that reflects his change in age, his children growing up and his businesses maturing. His totally unique take on life which overflows into his business about only doing things that are fun or injecting fun into otherwise staid affairs resonates throughout the book. You may flinch at accounts of his early business days as an unwashed, unshod hippy magazine publisher living en famille with his staff in the crypt of a West London church.
Branson is the most amazing character, highly focussed but with a vast range of interests, a James Bond in a jumper.
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For me, the first half of the book was incredibly fascinating as he charmingly charted his rise from the basement of his friend's parents' London house into a tomb where he briefly parted ways with his partner. Really enjoyed the first autobiography but really disappointed with this. Prepare to be enthralled by the life and times of a walking publicity machine. Read more Read less. Virgin Atlantic's deal to sell a 31 per cent stake to Air France-KLM has been billed by the Virgin Group as "a strategic partnership" which will offer customers "access to the most comprehensive transatlantic route network via an extensive joint venture.